Interchem Ireland Ltd hosted a CPD equine seminar titled "Equine nutrition: needs must, but feeds mightn't!’’ on the 5th December at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. This CPD seminar focused on the rational inclusion of veterinary nutritional supplementation to optimize reproduction efficiency and athletic performance in Irish horses. Topics included the role of supplementation to assist in breeding, performance horses and nursery stock/youngstock.
Speakers included Dr. Stephanie Chapman BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Technical Advisor in Europe for Audevard Laboratoires and Sinnéad Oakes MVB MRCVS MPH Cert ESM, Veterinary Technical Advisor for Interchem.
Dr. Chapman concluded her presentation with a study* on decreased performance in racehorses:
• 275 horses evaluated for poor performance
• 84% diagnosed with a combination of multi-organ problems
• Not only orthopaedic
– New research to show that nutritional supplementation can have beneficial and synergistic effects.
*Clinical evaluation of poor performance in the racehorse: the results of 275 evaluations ELISABETH A. MORRISH. J. SEEHERMAN (1991)