European College of Equine Internal Medicine

Applied nutrition

  1. The resident needs to understand the basic nutritional requirements of healthy adult horses and foals and how this may change in response to disease and injury.
  2. The resident needs to be familiar with the different management strategies for sick adult horses and neonates, how to evaluate food quality, how to implement a re-feeding nutritional plan for a starved horse, how to manipulate the diet to prevent and/or manage certain diseases in adult horses and foals.