Having an understanding of equine nutrition as it pertains to a specific horse’s needs at its various stages of life is vital for the horse to survive and thrive. This course has been formulated by Jane Myers MSc (Equine) who is Co-author of the well-known Australian book “Horse Sense” (2nd edition) and is the sole author of “Managing horses on Small Properties” and ”Horse Safe”. Jane has completed much research on Equine behaviour and is passionate about the care and welfare of horses.
Subjects covered in the certificate are;
- Principles of feeding horses
- How horses digest food
- Major nutrients in horse feeds
- Nutrient requirements of horses
- Formulating ratios for horses
- Feeds for horses
- Anti nutritional factors in horse feed
- Poisonous plants
- Nutrient composition
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