Bridgett J. McIntosh, PhD

University of Tennessee
Assistant Professor, Horse Extension Specialist
Department of Animal Science
5201 Marchant Drive
Nashville, TN 37211-5112
Fax: (615) 832-0043

Short Biography

Dr. McIntosh is the Extension Horse Specialist for the University of Tennessee, headquartered at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Her main role is to develop and implement adult and youth equine educational programs throughout Tennessee. Bridgett received her Ph.D. (2005) in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Bridgett was awarded the John Lee Pratt Fellowship in Animal Nutrition to study carbohydrate profiles in feeds and forages, and the avoidance of equine laminitis. She graduated with her M.S. (2003) in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine, also from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she studied alkanes as markers to determine feed intake and digestibility in horses. Her B.A. in Biology is from Hollins College (1997) where she was a member of the I.H.S.A. team, and also showed hunter/jumpers in local and ‘A’ rated shows. Bridgett has been involved with several aspects of the horse industry. She grew up on a horse farm in upstate New York where she began showing ponies at age 7, and continued riding and showing horses through college. She currently competes in the hunter/jumpers, and also enjoys foxhunting. Bridgett is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Equine Science Society and the American Society of Animal Science.