Horse health / Care
Camilla Whishaw BHSc (Nat) is a highly respected and sought after Equine Naturopath, consulting both nationally and globally. She is an experienced Equestrian and has had an active lifelong involvement in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Camilla is a graduate of the Darley (now Godolphin) Flying start program and graduated with a high distinction in her draft year.
Camilla is passionate about solving challenging equine health conditions, through holistically evaluating horses and employing nutrition, supplementation, western herbal medicine and management practices. She specialises in all equine health conditions including fertility of both stallions and mares, immune and gut health challenges and rehabilitation and soundness issues of both race horses and sport horses. She has had great success using her holistic integrated approach, often working alongside some of the worlds most respected veterinarians.
Camilla has most recently presented in Australia, USA and NZ and is a regular guest on podcasts such as Horse Chats, and a contributor to publications including Horse Deals and ABCRA. The significance of her groundbreaking work in the equine world is recognised beyond the horse industry: she was recently awarded runner up at Natrapreneur X factor awards in the Innovation of the year category. She was invited to be a presenter at the 2020 World Animal energy conference in the UK.
Visit Camilla Whishaw at the following sessions
Friday November 12th
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Ariat Pavillion Theatrette
Gut health in the horse: the important roles of the gut & promoting good gut health
The term ‘gut health’ is commonly used in equine circles, with many horse people appreciating the importance of good gut health, yet not fully understanding exactly what gut health is. In this presentation we explore exactly what ‘gut health’ is; why gut health is so important; the role of the gut in immune health, temperament, behaviour and inflammatory conditions; factors which influence gut health; what owners and riders can do to promote optimal gut health. The respective roles which feed type and feeding patterns, medications, stress, supplements, and daily management practices have in relation to gut health are all explored.
Sunday November 14th
12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
The role of supplements: are they necessary? What to choose?
The equine market is saturated with a myriad of dietary, nutritional and herbal supplements- all promising to yield amazing benefits to the horse. Even the most well educated owners find confusion in knowing exactly what (if any) supplement(s) their horse should be given.
In this presentation we cover the appropriate use of supplementation, clear indications for the use of supplements, benefits of common supplements, when supplements shouldn’t be used, how to determine a good quality supplement, pitfalls of supplementation, why supplements may not ‘work’, appropriate dosing of supplements, and cautions that need to be exercised in supplement use.