Vet School Launching Horse Feed Survey
A research team from the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is appealing for horse riders and owners to come forward to take part in a unique new study into equine nutritional supplements, in the hope of improving understanding of key health and performance issues.
The survey also aims to discover what supplements are currently used, what riders and owners would like to see available and the best ways of passing on information about them.
The study is being supervised by Dr Sarah Freeman, Associate Professor and European Specialist in Large Animal Surgery at the university.
She said: "Nutritional supplements are commonly used for health and performance in horses and there are a large range of them available on the market. Despite their widespread use, these is little information available about which supplements are used and why."
Riders and owners are being asked to fill in an online survey. The researchers will then follow up with selected volunteers who will be interviewed to explore some of the issues in greater depth.
To access the survey, click here.