Founded by Dr. Joe Pagan Ph.D. in 1988, Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is an international equine nutrition, research and consultation company serving horse owners and the feed industry. The aim at KER is to enhance the understanding of equine nutrition and exercise physiology, apply this knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses, and support the nutritional care of all horses throughout their life.

From its headquarters in Kentucky, KER conducts extensive research, and each research trial is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of horses by targeting specific problems, and finding nutritional solutions.

Dr Pagan realised that information generated by research wasn’t reaching the individuals who needed it the most: feed manufacturers and horse owners. Filling that void has been a priority for KER since the company began. Serving as a consultant to feed manufacturers, KER nutritionists work with mill owners and managers on six continents to formulate top-quality feeds that complement local forages.