With temperatures dropping rapidly over the past week on Delmarva, horse owners should pay extra attention to the care of their horses during the winter season. Often caretakers have a tendency to spend less time in the barn during the winter but there are some special considerations to keep in mind for winter horse care. This is a recorded webinar so it can be viewed at any time. Topics include forage quality and forage alternatives, changes in exercise routines, and clipping and blanketing.
About the Presenter: Nettie Liburt grew up on eastern Long Island, NY and has been a life-long horseperson. She spent 11 years as a 4-H member of the East End Equestrians, and consequently is a strong advocate of horsemanship, proper horse care and animal welfare. Nettie received her Master of Science degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University in 2005, and earned her PhD in January, 2011 (Equine Exercise Physiology & Nutrition). Her research focused on the effects of age and exercise training on endocrine control of the cortisol response and insulin resistance. She worked as a Technical Equine Nutritionist for the Kent Nutrition Group/Blue Seal Feeds for 3 1/2 years, and is now an independent consultant on equine nutrition, exercise physiology and equine product development.