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Larissa Bilston

Horse health / Care

Larissa grew up in regional Victoria and has a lifetime passion for horses, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and dairy cows. After the freedom of riding ponies through the local pine forests and at pony club, as an older teenager, she fell in love with the discipline of dressage.

Larissa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree and began her career working in animal nutrition in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of NSW. She moved to Brisbane some years later, and acclimatised her Victorian horses into a subtropical climate with high oxalate grasses – a big learning curve! Larissa has travelled throughout Australia and internationally as both a science communicator and equine nutritionist.

She is a founding partner of Farmalogic Pty Ltd, for whom she developed a comprehensive range of vitamins, minerals and supportive nutritional supplements for horses of all ages, breeds and disciplines. An aspect of work that Larissa continues to thrive on is helping horse owners find diets that optimise their horse’s health and performance. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and younger two children and still maintains a menagerie of pets!

Visit Larissa Bilston at the following sessions

Details

Friday November 15th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

Feeding the Easy Keeper

Equine Nutrition for all Disciplines

Larissa will discuss the what, why, when and how of feeding for weight and laminitis risk management covering:
* How much food does a horse actually need?
* Body condition scoring
* Choosing safe forage
* Do I need to hard feed?
* Which supplements are really necessary?
* Safe weight loss
* Managing body condition at pasture

Details

Sunday November 17th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

Coping with QLD Itch: Strategies to use

Coping with QLD Itch: Nutritional, Chemical and Physical strategies.  Horse Health and Management for all Disciplines

Larissa, as an equine nutritionist, will discuss what she’s learnt during 20+ years of itchy horse ownership covering:
* what nutrition can contribute to skin health and immune system modulation
* which insecticides actually work
* the balancing act of managing skin moisture to mitigate the risk of infection
* scientifically-based, practical management tips to keep itchy horses more comfortable.

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