Thursday, November 12th HHA Meeting & Special Presentation
GUEST SPEAKER: Shelagh Niblock, P.A.S., Equine Nutritionist
Topic: Practical Guidelines for Successfully Feeding your Horse in the Winter
Duration: 1.5 hours; start time approximately 7pm
Members will receive the Zoom meeting link via email, along with the precise start time.
Successful winter feeding for your horse in our wet west coast environment can be easy if you have some basic understanding of why we feed our horses the way we do. Learn about some basics of equine nutrition and how to apply them to the feeding program in your barn this winter.
About Shelagh Niblock, Professional Animal Scientist
Shelagh Niblock, P.A.S., is an equine nutritionist with an extensive background in both ruminant nutrition and forage science as it relates to both horses and ruminants. She has spent more than 35 years in the feed industry in British Columbia and her lengthy experience working initially as a dairy nutritionist piqued her interest in the nutritional contribution made by forages to the diets of our horses. Her work in ruminant nutrition has given her some unique insights into equine hind gut health and its impact on equine performance and health. Shelagh currently practices as an equine nutritional consultant offering advice on the successful feeding and husbandry of horses. Shelagh also teaches Equine Production as well as Ruminant Health at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Shelagh is also a horse owner herself and an enthusiastic pleasure rider who is especially interested in the disciplines of mountain trail, dressage and three-day eventing.
A 4H horse leader for many years, Shelagh is still active as a volunteer in the 4H program in BC, as well as BC Pony Club. She is a member of the Equine Science Society, the American Dairy Science Association, American Society of Animal Science and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.