Dr Peter Huntington
Horse health / Care
Dr. Peter Huntington is a well-known and highly regarded equine nutritional veterinarian. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne in 1981 and then worked in equine practice in Berwick, Victoria.
He joined the Department of Agriculture (Victoria) as the horse specialist veterinary officer. While with the Department of Agriculture, he conducted research and investigation into the nutrition of horses. Dr. Huntington is an external lecturer and examiner at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Science program and holds numerous other appointments in the horse industry. He is a past president and editor of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association and has been a Trustee of the Australian Horse Industry Council for a number of years. Since 1999, Dr Huntington has been the Director of Nutrition at Kentucky Equine Research Australasia, the leading global authority on equine nutrition and exercise physiology research.
Dr. Huntington travels widely to consult with horse owners, breeding farms, and managers on equine nutrition and to lecture on the subject. Dr. Huntington is the author of the popular book ‘Horse Sense’ The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand (2nd edition published in 2005) and is a respected author of many articles and papers on a variety of topics relating to equine nutrition.
Visit Dr Peter Huntington at the following sessions
Thursday November 11th
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Digestive Health is the key to good health
Digestive health can impact so many factors of our horse’s health and wellbeing, including performance, behaviour, immunity, coat condition, and body weight.
Understanding the difference between common gastrointestinal disorders such as gastric ulcers, inappetence, colic, hindgut ulcers and acidosis is important to ensure optimal dietary management. We will explore the difference between certain gastrointestinal symptoms, conditions, feeding and management strategies.
With the explosion of gastric supplements on the market, we will examine the key ingredients available and dig through the marketing claims to help horse owners make informed choices for their horses.