2009 Horse Breeders & Owners Conference
Intensive training, frequent competition, and resuming exercise too quickly after a winter lay-up can all have a negative impact on the horse’s ability to fight disease and infection. Proper nutrition is critical for maintaining the immune system. This session will discuss key nutrients, including fatty acids, amino acids, minerals and vitamins, that have potential to enhance immunity in performance horses.
Author - Dr. Lori Warren
Dr. Lori Warren is an equine nutritionist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the faculty in Florida, Dr. Warren served as the Equine Extension Specialist at Colorado State University and as the Provincial Horse Specialist in Alberta. She is currently serving on an NRC committee to evaluate the safety of dietary supplements for horses. Dr. Warren received an MS and PhD in equine nutrition and exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky.