Horse health / Care
David Nash has been an equine nutrition professional for over 24 years. In that time he has held positions as a Research Scientist, Nutritionist, Director of Nutrition and GM of Nutrition and Quality and is currently a Director of Nutrition Technology for Kentucky Equine Research.
David has formulated and developed feeds and supplements for many of Australia’s leading equine nutrition companies. He has also developed and managed nutrition and quality teams which ensure the efficacy and safety of the feeds that are fed to horses across the world. During his 24 years in the industry, David has travelled globally, providing advice on how to feed and manage horses from all disciplines, as well as deliver lectures and publish papers on his work. David is a regular contributor to numerous media articles of feeding and management of horses.
David’s involvement in the equine industry is not just as an Equine Nutritionist but as an avid breeder and competitor. He has competed in numerous disciplines over the years but is currently breeding and competing Australian Stock Horses at a competitive level. He is also an accredited judge and chair of the Victorian Management Council of the Australian Stock Horse Society. He has also held Director positions for several national Breed Societies.
Visit David Nash at the following sessions
Saturday November 13th
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Ariat Pavillion Theatrette
Should my horse quit sugar? Dymystifying the sugar and carb craze
Recently there has been an explosion of low starch feeds and low sugar forages on the market, and horse owners are bombarded with a ‘lower is better’ message. We will help demystify the starch/sugar message and provide examples of how much sugar is in common feed stuffs (ie comparing lucerne to grass hay, oats to barley etc).
We will also outline the common physical and health issues that may require limiting sugar including obesity, insulin resistance, laminitis, fizzy behaviour, and muscle issues such as PSSM and tying up. We aim to provide some clarity on the ‘carbohydrate situation’ so horse owners can avoid the hype and make an educated and research-supported decision for their horse.