University of Edinburgh’s online equine nutrition course

This is the open-source course material that accompanied the University of Edinburgh’s equine nutrition course in January and February 2013. I have tried to arrange it in a way that is clear.

The course was five weeks in length. Each week’s material includes video files, PDFs provided by the school and notes typed by me. I would call the notes transcripts, but I did some rewriting.

INTRO

Video: Introduction to the course
Slides: Introduction to Equine Nutrition
List: Abbreviations used in videos

WEEK 1

Video: Week 1 Digestive Tract Part 1
Video: Week 1: Digestive Tract Part 2
Notes: Week 1
Slides: Week 1

WEEK 2

Video: Week 2: Nutrient Digestion Part 1
Video: Week 2: Nutrient Digestion Part 2
Notes: Week 2
Slides: Week 2

WEEK 3

Video: Week 3: Nutrient Sources Part 1
Video: Week 3: Nutrient Sources Part 2
Video: Week 3: Nutrient Sources Part 3
Notes: Week 3
Slides: Week 3

WEEK 4

Video: Week 4: Diet Part 1
Video: Week 4: Diet Part 2
Video: Week 4: Diet Part 3
Notes: Week 4
Slides: Week 4
Slides Full Page: Week 4

WEEK 5

Video: Week 5: Clinical Nutrition Part 1
Video: Week 5 Clinical Nutrition Part 2
Notes: Week 5
Slides: Week 5
Slides Full Page: Week 5

Latest posts

Check hay, feed for high iron levels when treating laminitis in horses

Your horse’s diet may be full of excess iron, which studies have linked to insulin resistance.

Is laminitis linked to rising temperatures?

Researchers from The Netherlands have published a study tying human diabetes to increased outdoor temperatures.

Filtering water stops laminitis in horses; water tests indicated iron level was safe

Both geldings have seen huge improvement in their feet, even though they are eating grass around the clock.

Iron overload likely caused my horses’ laminitis

In “Clue” like fashion, I’m declaring the cause of my six horses’ laminitis over the last 18 years as an excess intake of iron from weeds, trace mineral blocks and well water, leading to insulin resistance and the insulin form of laminitis.

Feed more hay to laminitic horse, equine nutritionist says

We’ve created the insulin resistant horse by doing all the wrong things in the name of helping, according to Juliet Getty, Ph.D.

Vet examines why some laminitic feet return to soundness

Some horses recovering from laminitis and coffin bone rotation become sound even though the hoof wall no longer is parallel to the bone. Dr. Debra Taylor, DVM, looks at possible explanations for this occurrence in a video posted on thehorse.com.

What is the link between laminitis and horse smegma?

Horse smegma is not a topic that gets a lot of press. I’ve been on a mission to find the definitive study on smegma and laminitis, and I don’t think it exists.