Learn Why Horse Digestion is “Just Plain Different”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — FEB. 4, 2013 — Are you feeding your horse like a cow? Like a dog? Or perhaps… like yourself? Whoa! Here are some “just plain different” facts to consider when you’re feeding your horse:

  • Horses eat hay. Cows eat hay. Dogs don't.
  • Cows have a large fermentation vat filled with microbes that can digest hay. Horses have a smaller vat. Dogs have a tiny, virtually non-functional one.
  • Cows are ruminants. Dogs are not. Horses are not.
  • Cows "chew their cud" constantly digesting, bringing it back into their mouths, to re-chew. Horses do not. Dogs do not.
  • Dogs can comfortably go for hours without anything to eat. Cows cannot. Horses cannot.

Understanding how the horse’s sensitive digestive system works makes it abundantly clear why feeding your horse like a horse—and only like a horse--is critically important. Join Dr. Juliet Getty on Thursday, March 28, 2013 for a 90 minute teleseminar on “Horse Digestion - Just Plain Different!”

She'll review many areas, such as:

  • Horses are known as non-ruminant herbivores. What does that mean, and why is it important?
  • In a natural environment, horses don't develop stomach ulcers. Why is that?
  • Colic affects many horses but rarely occurs in a wild setting. Why is that?
  • What happens at each stage of digestion, and why do you need to know?

Take a journey inside your horse's body and learn how your horse digests food. You may be surprised! Your new knowledge will give you the freedom to feed your horse the way he was intended to be fed.

The details:

  • Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (7 pm Central; 6 pm Mountain; 5 pm Pacific)
  • Cost: $15 (your long distance charges may apply); $27 for teleseminar plus audio CD

Register at www.gettyequinenutrition.com. All registrants will be able attend the live event and later listen to and/or download the recording. Registrants receive a confirming email (during business hours) that provides the phone number and conference code for the option to call in for the live event. The day following the event, registrants receive the website link to the recording, which can be heard through the computer or downloaded to a computer or mp3 player. If the teleseminar date/time is not convenient for any reason, the registrant will still receive access information on how to listen/download the recording.

Dr. Getty will answer questions during the teleseminar; questions and answers are included in the recording. Pre-submitted questions are welcome but they are not necessary, nor is active participation in the seminar; participants may simply listen in. Email specific concerns no later than Thursday morning of the event date to: gettyequinenutrition@gmail.com .