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Common Plants Causing Toxicity to Horses in Virginia

Evaluating Hay Quality

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I: Making the Equine Digestive Tract Model

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part II: Equine Digestive Anatomy and Physiology

Trimming the Fat: Weight Loss Strategies for the Overweight Horse




Trimming the Fat: Weight Loss Strategies for the Overweight Horse


Finding Your Horse's Weight


 Parasite Resistance: It's a Numbers Game! 



Maximizing Your Horse's Nutrition for Optimal Health and Performance

Amy Burk, Associate Professor and Equine Extension Specialist 
University of Maryland, College Park

With so many brands and varieties of horse feeds, how do you know which to choose? Learn about the unique features of the horse's digestive tract and how it relates to proper feeding management. Dietary strategies that reduce the incidence of metabolic dysfunction and digestive upsets will also be discussed.


Educational Events

Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference (formerly the Maryland Nutrition Conference) is recognized as a premier educational event for the animal nutrition industry. Local, national, and international nutritionists share new, innovative, and practical research being conducted at universities, in industry and at government institutions. Regulatory issues and future opportunities are discussed. The program is focused on poultry, dairy, and equine nutrition.

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