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GVDS Program
Equine Nutrition: It's More Than A Meal

Jan 24, 6:30 PM


Have you ever been confused by the hype on feed and supplements and struggled with what is considered proper nutrition for your equine companion? Here is your opportunity to get your questions answered by an equine nutrition specialist who is not representing a feed or supplement company.  This was a popular survey topic selected by the GVDS members and hope everyone takes advantage of this unique opportunity.

On Monday January 24 at 6:30pm, Dr. Tanya Hess will lead a discussion of equine nutrition via Zoom.  In 1990 Dr. Hess became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Federal Fluminense University, Brazil.  After working some years as a private practitioner, she received her Master of Science in Equine Clinics from Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and then her Doctorate in Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Hess has spent over 15 years working in veterinary medicine and equine nutrition research. While pursuing her PhD in Virginia, Hess received the Pratt Fellow honors from 2003 to 2005. She has written over 20 publications and been involved in research such as potassium-free electrolytes and calcium supplementation, insulin resistance, inheritance and pre-laminitic metabolic syndrome.  She is currently researching the Effects of Omega-3 High and Saturated Fatty Acids on Insulin Sensitivity and Inflammation.

In her personal time, Hess enjoys practicing endurance riding.

Please have your questions ready and join this highly informative discussion!


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