Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Nikita Stowers

Horse health / Care

Nikita Stowers is a Masters qualified Equine Nutritionist with over 15 years on the ground experience. She works collaboratively with Veterinarians to deliver an all inclusive, holistic approach to horse wellness. Nikita has worked with companies and horse owners all over the world and is excited to chat to horse owners at EQUITANA 2024 in Melbourne. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the fields of gut health, performance horse nutrition, disease management and growth and development. In 2023, Nikita relocated from New Zealand to sunny Queensland and has loved being able to help more Australian horse owners with their horses diets!

Nikita obtained her Masters and undergraduate qualifications at Massey University in New Zealand and has spent a significant amount of time conducting research in the areas of gut health, pasture based nutrition, performance and growth and development.

Nikita has a particular interest in helping horse owners feed simply and sustainably, getting the best out of their horses and doing the best by their horses health.

She consults to horse owners and companies all over the world and cannot wait to chat to horse owners at EQUITANA 2024 in Melbourne!

Visit Nikita Stowers at the following sessions

Details

Friday November 15th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

Feeding the Modern Performance Horse

Feeding the modern performance horse. What we’ve learnt to do and not to do. Some confronting topics including Stress, Gastric ulceration, Hindgut imbalance, Leaky gut, Laminitis and other lifestyle diseases.

This talk will focus on how we as horse owners can ensure we are doing the best by our four legged friends and share some basic tips and tricks for getting it right in the feed bowl.

I will also cover practical feeding tips for feeding the performance horse. Including: energy requirements, feeding on work and rest days, the importance of recovery and feeding whilst you’re away competing.

Details

Saturday November 16th

EQUITANA Classroom (Royal Block)

You Are What You Eat!

You are what you eat! The importance of gut health in horses. We have learnt so much in the last 10 years about the importance of gut health and the role the gut plays in all aspects of equine health. This talk will focus on:

  • How to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract
  • Feeding for different disease conditions
  • What is leaky gut
  • Gastric ulceration revisited

As a nutritionist in the field, one of the most common problems I deal with for horse owners is poor gut health and diseases like gastric ulceration. The prevalence and reoccurrence of these problems is too high and I strive to help educate people on how to successfully prevent, treat and manage these conditions so that they don’t keep reoccurring.

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