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Equine Nutrition Workshop with Carol Layton

September 23rd 2023

One Day - $135 p/person

Morning Tea and Lunch provided

Morning: 9am -12pm (check-in from 8:30am)

Covering general feeding information.

Lunch (12pm-1pm)

Afternoon: 1pm - 3.30pm

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 -

  • Equine digestion

  • 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

  • Understanding labels

  • Common feed fads and myths

  • Event located at Avoca Park Equestrian

    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).