Feeding horses requires knowledge of equine nutrition and animal husbandry. The aim of this lecture is to provide equine practitioners with the necessary background knowledge of equine nutrition in order for them to provide practical advice to clients on feeding horses and ponies in health and disease. The lecture will begin with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the equine digestive system. Basic nutritional requirements for equids and composition of feedstuffs will be then be discussed, with emphasis placed on the health and welfare issues surrounding the inclusion of these nutrients in common types of feedstuffs used in equine diets. There will also be information on how these common feedstuffs are evaluated. The lecture will conclude with a discussion on ration formulation and clinical nutrition, with a focus on feeding strategies for the management and prevention of some common nutrition-related disorders seen in equine practice.
Chair: Mr Andy Fiske-Jackson, BVSc MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery, Royal Veterinary College
Speaker: Dr Michael Hewetson, BSc BVSc PhD FHEA DipECEIM MRCVS, Senior lecturer Equine Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College
Presented at London Vet Show 2021
RVC Equine Theatre 1
Thursday, November 11th 11:40 AM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.