The Michigan-based online horse management program My Horse University and its extension, HorseQuest, are offering a free, live webcast series on equine nutrition.
The series will start on September 25 at 7pm (EDT) with a live presentation from Carey Williams, Rutgers University equine Extension specialist. “Digestive Anatomy: Why We Feed Horses the Way We Do” will give participants a tour through the horse’s digestive tract, focusing on the system’s features and problems that can occur.
On October 23, Holly Spooner, assistant professor and Extension equine specialist at West Virginia University, will continue the series with a presentation on “Protein Requirements for Horses”, and Dennis Sigler, professor and Extension horse specialist at Texas A&M University, will complete the series with “Equine Energetics” on November 27.
Sigler’s presentation will help participants understand a horse’s caloric needs, how dietary energy is used and stored, and how these are connected to a horse’s performance. Both webcasts will be at 7pm (EDT).
Participants can register online for the webcasts. For those who are unable to watch the live presentations, webcasts are also recorded and available for viewing online at no cost.
My Horse University is a national online horse management program for horse enthusiasts. It is based at Michigan State University.