Gastric Ulcers – Nutritional Management
Will discuss what we know about current gastric ulcers and feeding practices, what studies tell us about gastric ulcers, and nutritional management practices for gastric ulcers which translates to forgotten feeding fundamentals.
Digestive health is a popular topic in human nutrition. Are there any similarities in digestive health for horses vs humans? Will discuss what an owner needs to know for best feeding practices that promotes digestive health; and for horse owners to think about what’s in the feed bucket.
Falsehoods in Horse Nutrition
Will address some of the most asked questions and concerns with feeds and feeding. Topics includes what’s important when evaluating sugars and starches; the when, if and type of fat supplement; are owners over soaking the feed and hay, feeding hay pellet instead of baled hay, and Dr. Bray’s feeding Never Evers!
Dr. Bray is a professor, scientist, and lifelong horseman. His passion for equine nutrition led him to formulating the Integrity line of horse feeds in 2004. Dr. Bray is Professor Emeritus in Animal & Veterinary Sciences of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Maryland and conducted his Ph.D. research at US Department of Agriculture. He began working with horses in his early teens. In addition to his professorial and consulting work, he has managed horse farms, bred, raised and shown horses, tracked and conducted research with wild horses, and packed with horses in the High Sierras. Dr. Bray is well published in the sciences for horses and zoo animals, frequently an invited speaker, and has written three manuals on equine care and nutritional management. He has served on several animal industry boards including research advisor to the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.