Department of Animal Science
Free webcast series discusses the what, when, how and why of feeding your horse.
EAST LANSING, Mich - School is back in session, and morning shows and blogs are full of ideas for packing a healthy school lunch that will give kids the energy they need for the day. Horses, too, have specific nutritional requirements and require a carefully planned feeding strategy. Join My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest for a free live webcast series on equine nutrition and get expert advice on the what, when, how and why of feeding your horse.
The series will kick off on September 25 at 7PM EDT with a live presentation from Dr. Carey Williams, the Equine Extension Specialist at Rutgers University. Digestive Anatomy: Why We Feed Horses the Way We Do, will give participants a tour through the horse's digestive tract, learning about the uniquenesses and problems that could occur throughout. Watch this short video to find out more:
On October 23, 2012, Dr. Holly Spooner will continue the series with a presentation on Protein Requirements for Horses, and Dr. Dennis Sigler of Texas A&M University will complete the series with Equine Energetics on November 27. Dr. Sigler’s presentation will help participants understand a horse’s calorie needs, how dietary energy is used and stored, and how these are connected to a horse’s performance. Both webcasts will be at 7PM ET.
Participants can register online for the webcasts. For those who are unable to attend the live presentations, webcasts are also recorded and available for viewing online at no cost. Other resources offered by My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest include a free monthly e-newsletter and social networks on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
My Horse University is a national online horse management program for horse enthusiasts. It’s based at MSU, one of the top U.S. universities in equine science and management. Founded by the MSU Department of Animal Science, MSU Extension and MSU Global, this program offers equine education courses and resources that can be tailored to achieve horse management goals. For more information, visit http://www.myhorseuniversity.com.
eXtension HorseQuest is an interactive learning environment delivering the most-researched knowledge from land-grant universities across America. eXtension connects people who need information with those who can best provide it — experts who know their subject matter inside and out. Get online answers your equine-related questions, locate horse events in your area, watch instructional videos, take short courses and participate in webcasts with equine experts across the nation. For more information, visit http://www.extension.org/horses.