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Spillers specialist supports equine vets with nutrition CPD

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SPILLERS Equine Clinical Nutrition Specialist Pat Harris is continuing to share her considerable knowledge and expertise with equine vets around the world this year, via a practical series of CPD courses, book publications and discussions on equine nutrition.

Dr Harris MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (Equine) is an internationally renowned authority on equine nutrition from both veterinary and academic perspective. She is head of the Equine Studies Group at Waltham Petcare Science Institute, which underpins the science behind the Spillers brand. This Group is dedicated to advancing the science of horse nutrition and provides the scientific support for Mars Horsecare globally. By collaborating with key research institutes and universities around the world, its work remains at the forefront of equine nutritional science.

The courses, book publications and webinars are aimed at providing practising equine vets with the latest knowledge and essential know-how on equine nutrition, whether for performance horses, leisure animals or the retired family pony.

Earlier this month, Pat was one of several high-profile speakers at the British Equine Veterinary Association’s CPD course: From superfoods to supplements: How to know more than the owner. The course, which delivered a total of seven CPD hours, saw Dr Harris outline what every vet needs to know when it comes to the basics of equine nutrition. She went on to discuss the microbiome and then clinical nutrition in sickness and in health in the old horse.

Earlier this year saw the publication of the Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice: Nutrition book for which Pat was the co-editor and co-author of two chapters: 1) What would be good for all veterinarians to know about equine nutrition, and 2) Nutritional considerations when dealing with an obese adult equine.

Next month, Dr Harris will not only be chairing and hosting a panel discussion on Nutritional Management of the Competitive Equine Athlete for Vets globally through VetPD, but also presenting a webinar to Vets in Argentina on an Introduction to equine nutrition.

In the Autumn, she will be one of several leading speakers at the Mars Equestrian™ Equine Veterinary Continuing Education Series focusing on senior, obese and laminitic horses.

“Spillers is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from the considerable nutrition knowledge and expertise that Pat provides in her role as head of the Waltham™ Equine Studies Group,” said Clare Barfoot RNutr, Marketing and Research and Development Director at Mars Horsecare UK, home of the Spillers brand.

“Pat is always very reticent about attention being drawn to her internationally lauded achievements in equine nutrition, but all of us at Spillers feel extremely proud and privileged to have her as a part of the team.”

This year, Spillers has been celebrating its credentials as a leading researcher on nutrition led studies: earlier this year, via Waltham™ Equine Studies Group they hit the publication of their 100th research paper relating to obesity, laminitis, equine metabolic syndrome EMS and weight management.

To find out more, visit www.spillers-feeds.com

Bree Rutledgehttp://www.farmweek.com

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