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Since 1990, Antoinette has provided nutrition and integrative health programs to the equine industry. Her approach blends a nutrition and herbal medicine background with the natural, science -based therapies of progressive Functional Medicine.  ‘Treating each horse as an individual is paramount, we must pay attention to many aspects of the horses’ temperament as well as work demands and most importantly diet. What is most important in this process is what horse owners are feeding their horses. Feeding a horse, a nutritious diet has an impact on their mental and physical state and will have a long-term positive effect. In my time as a practitioner I have seen dramatic changes in the long-term health of thousands of horses’.

Antoinette studied nutrition at Adelaide University, and over the years has expanded her knowledge studying herbal medicine, Equine Nutrition, nutritional therapy, nutritional therapy and genetics, qualified Nutrigenomics practitioner and an approved service provider with IICT. She has begun research work into the connection between diet, the gut microbiome and ulcers in horses with Smart DNA and has recently teamed up with Charles Sturt University to begin valuable research work. Antoinette writes regularly for publications such as Hoofbeats magazine, the Horse Report, Chaff Chat and has had several articles published internationally. She has also been a regular speaker at many events both in Australia and internationally. On a recent trip to the UK she was invited to speak at a veterinarian seminar on nutrition. She is also the author of the successful book ‘Eat Like a Horse’ and is currently part way through penning her second book.

Antoinette is a member of Nutrition Australia, Nutrition Society UK, American Society of Animal Science, IICT and The College of Integrative Therapies. I have a passion for research and learning ‘The more I know the more excited I become about the ability to share that knowledge with my clients’.

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