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Clair Thunes, PhD


Clair Thunes, PhD, is an equine nutritionist who owns Clarity Equine Nutrition, based in Gilbert, Arizona. She works as a consultant with owners/trainers and veterinarians across the United States and globally to take the guesswork out of feeding horses and provides services to select companies. As a nutritionist she works with all equids, from WEG competitors to Miniature donkeys and everything in between. Born in England, she earned her undergraduate degree at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and her master’s and doctorate in nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Growing up, she competed in a wide array of disciplines and was an active member of the U.K. Pony Club. Today, she serves as the district commissioner for the Salt River Pony Club.

Articles by Clair Thunes, PhD

Can I Feed My Horse an Acid-Buffering Supplement Long-Term?

Born to forage all day, horses constantly secrete stomach acid. Acid-buffers can help meal-fed horses, but will they create future problems? Find out from our equine nutrition expert.

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