Equine Innovators: Feeding Horses With Dr. Laurie Lawrence

Dr. Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky describes recent equine nutrition research from her lab, from deciphering forage composition to monitoring obesity. She also shares common misconceptions about feeding horses.
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Equine Innovators: Feeding Horses With Dr. Laurie Lawrence
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Dr. Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, describes recent equine nutrition research from her lab, covering everything from deciphering forage composition‚Äîand an easier-to-interpret hay analysis that’s coming‚Äîto accurately monitoring obesity in our horses. She also tells us about some common misconceptions about feeding horses.

This podcast is the sixth episode in our ‚’Equine Innovators’ podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis. You can find the Equine Innovators podcast on TheHorse.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcast.

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About the Researcher:

Laurie Lawrence

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, MS, is an equine programs professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Her research interests include nutrient requirements of broodmares and foals, nutrient requirements of exercising horses, equine digestive physiology, pasture and forage utilization, and equine exercise physiology.‚Äã

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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