Archive for July 2015

Feeding for Health and Performance

Dr Jo-Anne Murray PhD, MSc, PgDip, PgCert, BSc(Hons), BHSII, RNutr, FHEA University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK Horses have evolved to browse and graze, are well suited to high-fibre, low-starch diets and spend 16-18 hours per day grazing (Frape 2004, Harris 2005, Henderson 2007, Hill 2007 & Benhajali et al. 2009). Wild horses rarely fast for read more…

Shin Splints – A Lesson Learned From Horses

Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., PAS, Dpl. ACAN Equine Exercise Physiologist Department of Animal Science Michigan State University About 10 years ago, a colleague of mine at Michigan State University was preparing for a 10-mile race.  She was not a runner but she prepared diligently.  Unfortunately, during her training, she developed shin splints – the painful read more…