Morning Tea and Lunch provided
Covering general feeding information.
Covered in the two sessions:
The Art and Science of Feeding
The Smart Way to Feed Horses
Feeding Laminitic Prone Horses/PPID/Common Feeding Myths
Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed (Balanced Equine) is an independent equine nutritionist with a science and technology background with an interest in the optimal feeding of horses, in Australia and overseas.
Carol lectures in equine nutrition for the nationally recognised Certificate of Equine Hoof Care course in Tasmania and is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge of equine nutrition.
She explains the myths, fads and marketing ploys, and advocates simple, holistic and cost-effective feeding plans for all horses including high performance horses, and growing, pregnant and lactating horses.
Carol's expertise in equine nutrition is not simply about what to feed but also how to best support horses along the lines of timing of feeding, what to feed before and after work and electrolyzing.
Specialised feeding advice is provided for veterinary diagnosed issues such as tying up, EPSM/PSSM, ulcers, diarrhoea, Cushings/PPID, sugar sensitivity/insulin resistance and those predisposed to laminitis. As an independent equine nutritionist, Carol is not employed by any feed or supplement company and therefore can recommend products that are in the best interests of the horse and owner, rather than a company.
The aim is to make feeding as simple and cost effective as it can be, optimise mineral ratios and prevent nutrient deficiencies.
She will spend the day explaining how horses digest feed and what is optimal for their health and immune system, and what is not
The topics covered will be -
The Australian feed industry : An independent evaluation
Why fibre matters
Nutrients – protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins & electrolytes
Who are the NRC
Limitations of soil, blood and hair testing
Feeding the performance horse
PPID / Cushings horses
Common feed fads and myths
The hoof of a thoroughbred, whos only change in diet was being put onto Carol Layton’s (Balanced Equine) Best Guess mix (copper, zinc, iodine).