Dr Teresa Hollands

Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Nutrition)
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, RNutr, FHEA
+44 (0)1483 689163
01 VSM 02


Areas of specialism

Animal nutrition; Client-vet communication; Equid wearable devices; Nutrition in preventative medicine (dogs and horses)

University roles and responsibilities

  • Academic Integrity Officer (2014-2019)
  • Senior Lecturer Veterinary Nutrition
  • Joint Programme Director for BSc (Hons) Veterinary Biosciences (2015-2022)

    Business, industry and community links

    Team GB
    Teresa led the nutrition team that provided equine nutritional support to Team GB in the run up to and after London 2012.


    Research interests

    Research collaborations


    Postgraduate research supervision



    Hollands, T. and Cuddeford, D. (1992). () Effect of Supplementary Soya Oil on the Digestibility of Nutrients Contained in a 40:60 Roughage/Concentrate Diet Fed to Horses,

    p128-13, Europaische Konferenz uber die Ernahrung des Pferdes

    Ellis, J.M. and Hollands,T. (1998) Accuracy of different methods for estimating the weight of horses, 143, p335-336, Veterinary Record
    Mclean, B.M.L., Hyslop, J.J., Longland, A.C.,Cuddeford, D. and Hollands,T. (2000) Physical processing of barley and its effects on intra-caecal fermentation patterns in ponies. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 85, pp 79-87
    Ellis, J.M. and Hollands,T. (2002) Use of height specific weigh tape can provide a more accurate estimate of equine bodyweight. 150, pp632-634, Veterinary Record
    Ellis, J. M., Hollands,T. and Allen,D (2002) Effect of forage intake on bodyweight and performance. 34, pp66-70; Equine Vet. J., Suppl. 6, Equine Exercise Physiology
    Neville,R.F., Hollands,T. Collins,S.N and Keyte,F.V (2004) Evaluation of urinary TBARS in normal and chronic laminitic ponies. EVJ, 36, (3), p292
    Smith, D. G., Mayes, R.W., Hollands, T., Cuddeford D., Yule, H.H. and Malo Ladrero, C. M. (2007) Validating the alkane pair technique to estimate dry matter intake in equids. Journal of Agricultural Science 145, pp1-10.
    Vervuert,I., Voit,K., Hollands, T., Cuddeford,D. and.Coenen, M (2008) Effects of processing barley on its digestion by horses. The Veterinary Record, 162 pp684-688
    Vervuert,I., Voit,K., Hollands, T., Cuddeford,D. and.Coenen (2009) Effect of feeding increasing quantities of starch on glycaemic and insulinaemic responses in healthy horses. The Veterinary Journal, 182, Issue 1, pp67-72
    Agar, C., Gemmill, R., Hollands, T., Freeman, SL (2016) The use of nutritional supplements in dressage and eventing horses Veterinary Record Open 3: e000154. doi: 10.1136/vetreco-2015-000154
    Gemmill, R., Agar, C., Freeman, SL., Hollands, T (2016) Factors affecting owners’ choice of nutritional supplements for use in dressage and eventing horses Veterinary Record Open 3: e000155. doi: 10.1136/vetreco-2015-000155
    Lyndon, J., Ogden J. and Hollands T (2018) Contracting for care – the construction of the farrier role in supporting horse owners to prevent laminitis. Equine Veterinary Journal 50 (5) 658-666
    Ellis, J. and Hollands, T. (1997) Optimal bodyweight correlates with performance but how do we establish optimal bodyweight? International Conference Sports Horse, Cambridge
    Hyslop, J.J., Mclean,B.M.L., Moore-Colyer, M.J.S., Longland, A.C. ,Cuddeford D and Hollands,T (1999) Measurement of caecal outflow rate in ponies using chromium- mordanted feeds. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, p141
    Mclean, B.M.J., Hyslop, J.J, Longland, A.C., Cuddeford, D. and Hollands T (1999) In vivo apparent digestibility in ponies given rolled, micronised or extruded barley. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science.p133
    Mclean, B.M.J., Hyslop, J.J.,.Longland, A.C., Cuddeford, D. and Hollands, T (1999) Development of the mobile bag technique to determine the degradation of kinetics of purified starch sources in the pre-ceacal segment of the equine digestive tract. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, p138
    Hollands,T. (2000) Dietary Support of the Laminitic, Proceedings of the 39th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, pp192-193.
    Ellis, J.M. and Hollands,T (2000) An improved estimator of equine bodyweight. Abstract, 39th British Equine Veterinary Congress,p201
    Ellis, J.M. and Hollands, T. (2001) A preliminary investigation into the use of weightapes for the detection of dehydration in the performance horse. Abstract 40th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, p221
    Hollands, T. (2001) A Practical approach to Clinical Nutrition and Gut Function, Proceedings of the 40th British Equine Veterinary Association, p66-68
    Lowe.J.A, Hollands,T., Gordon,C., Jones, L. and Ellis J.E (2004) The effect of changes in bulk density of compound feed on the consumption and chewing rates in the horse. Proceedings of 43rd BEVA Congress, p189
    Coenen,M., Vervuert,I., Cuddeford, D and Hollands , T. (2005) Recent advances in equine nutrition the horse´s response to feeding different carbohydrate sources. Fifth International Conference on Feeding Horses
    Jones, L., Lax ,J. and Hollands, T (2005) Analysis of the mineral content of spring summer grazing used for thoroughbred breeding stock in the UK, Proceedings of 44th BEVA Congress
    Jones, L. and Hollands, T. (2005) Estimation of Growth rates in UK Thoroughbreds, Short communication ENUCO, Hanover
    Jones, L., Lax, J. and Hollands, T (2005) The mineral content of spring and summer pasture grazed by young growing thoroughbreds in the UK, Short communication ENUCO, Hanover
    Jones, L. and Hollands, T (2005) Estimation of Growth rates in UK Thoroughbreds, Proceedings of 44th BEVA Congress