Simon Daniels is a lecturer in Equine Nutrition and Parasitology at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Simon read Equine Science as an undergraduate and worked as an equine nutritionist for one of the main feed companies before returning to academia. In 2010 Simon started a two year project working for the University of Liverpool as part of the school of veterinary medicine on a commercial project with an industry partner focussing on sustainable equine parasite control. At this point he also embarked on a PhD within the field of equine parasitology. On completion of the commercial project Simon took a lectureship within equine and animal science and continues within this area today. Simon’s main research area is anthelmintic resistance in cyathostomins but has an interest in broader parasitology and equine nutrition. As an SQP, especially those of you working in organisations that sell anthelmintics and feed, you may regularly be asked questions such as “what is the best feed for condition without fizz?” or “what should I be worming for now?” by your clients. Answering these questions can be tricky with little knowledge of the horse in question and quite often the customer will already have an idea of the product they want anyway. This is especially difficult when considering worming programmes trying to promote a sustainable approach to treatment use. While these may appear two different subjects the two both sit side by side when considering the health and wellbeing of the equine gastrointestinal tract. This webinar will investigate the anatomical makeup and physiological function of the horses gastrointestinal tract. We will consider the horses basic dietary requirements and the absorption of key nutrients and how these can be gained in the diet of the domesticated horse. Moving on from this we will consider the most common intestinal parasites of the horse and where you would find these within the gastrointestinal tract. We will consider how the presence of these parasites may alter the process of digestion. From here we can consider sustainable approaches to parasite control and common scenarios to help you answer your customer’s questions.
This webinar is worth 8 AMTRA points.