New podcast episode from Morris Animal Foundation highlights the equine obesity epidemic – EQUUS Magazine


Posted: November 22, 2020 at 1:58 am

DENVER Nutrition and obesity in horses is the topic of the latest episode of Morris Animal Foundations Fresh Scoop podcast. Host Dr. Kelly Diehl, the Foundations Senior Director of Science and Communications, speaks with Dr. Patricia Harris, a specialist in veterinary and comparative nutrition.

In the episode, Dr. Harris discusses the equine obesity epidemic and how to determine a horses body condition. She also offers advice for owners on how to help their horse lose weight as well as strategies to prevent obesity.

The lastest episode of the "Fresh Scoop" pocast focuses on the equine obesity epidemic.

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Obesity is a globally recognized welfare issue in horses, impacting about a third of the equine population. It is associated with an increased risk of health issues including laminitis and colic, and carries direct negative consequences on horses skeletal and immune systems.

Dr. Harris is the Director of Science for Mars Horsecare UK Ltd., and Head of the Equine Studies Group at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute. She also is on the board of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.

Fresh Scoop is Morris Animal Foundations monthly veterinary science podcast designed to appeal to practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians or students, as well as animal-loving science geeks. Episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and Stitcher, as well as the Foundations podcast page.

Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $136 million in studies across a broad range of species.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundations mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.

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