Erin Venable | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Erin Venable

Assistant Professor, Animal Science Food and Nutrition

Erin Venable

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1358
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 131

Special Interests

Areas of interest include Equine Nutrition, Metagenomics, Probiotics, Canine Nutrition, and Working Animal Performance.


  • ANS 219 - Introductory Horse Management
  • ANS 409 - Equine Science
  • ANS 419 - Stable Management
  • ANS 429 - Equine Enterprise Management


  • B.S. Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.S. University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Ph.D. University of Missouri - Columbia

Recent Publications and Awards

  • "Assessment of equine fecal microbial profiles during and after a colic episode using pyrosequencing." Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume 33, Issue 5, Pages 347-348, May 2013,
  • E. Venable, Discepolo, D., Powell, E. and Liang, S., 2017. An evaluation of current working canine decontamination procedures and methods for improvement. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 21:53:58
  • E. Perry, N. Gulson, T.-W. Liu, and K. S. Swanson. 2017.  Physiological effects of stress related to helicopter travel in FEMA search and rescue canines. Journal of Nutritional Sciences.  6:e28
  • S. Bland, E. Venable, J. McPherson, R. Atkinson.  2017.  Effects of turmeric, curcumin and liposomal-curcumin on bacterial populations found in the equine hindgut – preliminary study.  Journal of Animal Science and Technology 59, 15.
  • E. Venable, K. Fenton, V. Braner, C. Reddington, M. Halpin, S. Heitz, J. Francis, N. Gulson, C. Goyer, S. Bland, T-W. Liu, H. Holscher, and K. Swanson.  Effects of meal size and frequency on the equine cecal microbiota.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 49:113-121
  • E. Venable, S. Bland, H. Holscher, and K. Swanson.  2016. Effects of air travel stress on the canine microbiome:  a pilot study.  International Journal of Veterinary Health and Science 4(6) 132-139.
  • E. Venable, S. Bland, J. McPherson, and J. Francis.  2016. Role of the gut microbiota in equine health and disease.  Animal Frontiers.  6(3) 43-49
  • E. Venable, S. Bland, V. Braner, N. Gulson, and M. Halpin.  2015.  Effect of grazing muzzles on the rate of pelleted feed intake in horses.  Journal of Veterinary Behavior:  Clinical Applications and Research.  Volume 11.  P 56-59.
  • E. Venable, J. Kraemer, S. Sparks, and C. Goyer.  2015.  Effect of crumb rubber made from recycled tires on air quality in an indoor riding arena:  a pilot study.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.  Volume 36.  P 97-100.
  • R. L. Kallenbach, E. B. Venable, M. S. Kerley, N.J. Bailey. 2010.  Beef Production on Silvopastures with Stockpiled Tall Fescue. Agroforestry Systems. 80:379-384.