‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ Doctors used to swear this oath to Hippocrates, the founder of Western medicine.
We can put this into practise when we start feeding our horses and ponies according to their natural minimum roughage requirements. Far fewer problems will occur. If we zoom in on nutrition even further, the health and behaviour of the horse will show to be influenced even more by an inappropriate diet.
Drs. Annette van Weezel Errens graduated in 2004 with a free field of study in veterinary medicine. At that point, she was already well aware that her focus of interest would be preventative medicine, a field that most closely meets the animal’s natural needs. But she also wanted her work to take into consideration nature and durable, sustainable agriculture.
‘The New Feeding Concept’, a practical handbook for improving horse welfare. Your guide of choice if you also care about:
- Better nutritional management
- Improving horse welfare
- Sustainable agriculture