Back to basics in Equine nutrition
In this presentation Antoinette takes horse owners, trainers and breeders back to where it all began, to where and how the horse evolved and what went wrong. What changes, if any have occurred to the anatomy and physiology of horse during its evolution. We ask questions about the Stock Feed Industry and what types of ingredients are being used in horse feeds. You will gain a great understanding of what is important when it comes to Nutrition for your horse individually. We probe into how horse feeds are formulated and what constitutes a balanced diet, what are the most important nutrients your horse requires every day to survive. You will come away with the knowledge and the tools to make an informed decision when it comes to feeding your horse. Feeding horses is not rocket science it is actually very simple and believe it or not quite cost effective. Nutrition is extraordinarily powerful!
Saturday 5.15pm - 6.00pm Classroom Royal Block
The Guts of the Matter
The equine digestive system can easily be impaired by many common management mistakes. In this educational and entertaining presentation, I look at what improves digestive health in horses, from correct dental maintenance, to what you feed your horses, how often and even at what height that feed is located from the ground. Given the prevalence of colic, ulcers and other digestive conditions in modern horses, the key to their overall health is often contained in their gut. I also discuss the impact an unhealthy Gut Microbiome can have on your horse and what steps you can take to bring the Microbiome back to a healthy status. A brand new dynamic presentation with up-to-the-minute science.
Friday 3.15pm - 4.00pm Classroom Royal Block