Kathryn Watts has over 25 years experience in agricultural research and her web site has helped many people understand how to better manage horses and ponies prone to grass founder.
For those of us who want to know all the facts, so we can make better decisions in the day to day management of our horses, this CD set has valuable information in the 2 + hours of presentation which featured at the recent Laminitis Forum held in Kentucky, USA.
Kathryn’s research has discovered that excess non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) may exaccerbate laminitis along with EPSM, colic, tying up and developmental orthopedic disease.
The NSC content of grasses and hay may range from 1-35% which is a huge range when you discover that most horses can only tolerate around 10% NSC.
Understanding the factors that affect the carbohydrate content of forage is vital to successfully manage horses with these conditions.
Although some of the information is available on Kathryn’s web site www.safergrass.org , the point form presentation style and verbal explanation on the CD’s make it easier to understand and refer to.
This information is relevant to all horse owners as all horses are prone to laminitis or serious cases of founder.
These CD’s contain important information that will enable you to manage your horses so that laminitis and founder is avoided or minimised. It will even help you grow and harvest better hay for horses which have needs quite different from that grown for cattle.
The CD’s are available from the Natural Horse World Store
Proceeds from their sale go towards further research into grasses suitable for horses.