Workshop PFC de veetelers and VHIVER

On the initiative of students from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht and students from the Animal Sciences program at Wageningen University, Equilin, together with them, organized a day excursion on the importance of proper horse nutrition and management.

“On February 29, 2024, we, as Animal Sciences students from Wageningen, had a workshop on horse nutrition by Drs. Annette van Weezel Errens at the HIT-Aktiv stable of Tjeerd and Karin Schraa, which served as a beautiful location. At a HIT-Aktiv stable, horses are kept in an environment that supports their natural behavior. The horses spend the entire day outdoors in groups or, if they prefer, indoors. They can access roughage and concentrate feed multiple times a day via special feeding stations using a special collar, allowing for individualized feeding. We organized this day excursion in collaboration with VHIVER students from Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University because we noticed that horse nutrition is rarely addressed in both studies. However, horse nutrition is actually a very diverse and interesting topic!

Annette took us through the entire concept of ‘The New Feeding’, starting with basic background information on horse anatomy and digestion, and ending with an explanation of how her products work. The importance of providing quality roughage was emphasized, and we had the opportunity to practice with real roughage analyses and the corresponding hay samples. Finally, Annette presented many examples of real horses that had visibly improved after receiving her products in combination with sufficient roughage. It was very inspiring to see! It was a successful day for us.”

We are delighted to be at the forefront of the new generation at Equilin. We hope to continue working together with them and future passionate groups of young professionals.

Check out the website of Vhiver en PFC de veetelers.