Dr. Pagan received his B.S.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in animal nutrition and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. He formed Kentucky Equine Research (KER) in 1988 to be an international research, consulting and product development firm dealing in the areas of equine nutrition and sports medicine. KER served as equine nutrition consultants for the last four Olympic Games and is the official equine nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Dr. Pagan received the 2005 American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Award in Equine Nutrition Research. This award recognizes excellence in equine nutrition research and the contributions of an individual to equine feeding management practices and the equine feed industry.