A free hour-long webinar looking at the role of flavinoids for laminitic horses is being hosted by Poseidon Animal Health.
Flavonoids are naturally occurring compounds found in plants and berries that used to be eaten regularly by wild horses.
Today’s modern world has horses being fed on high grain diets and less access to a natural variety of forage and fibre, meaning that naturally occurring compounds that help to process sugar are simply not found in modern diets.
Sugar intolerance is dangerous for horses, and high-sugar diets cause glucose to remain in the bloodstream and contribute to insulin dysregulation. This can lead to issues including obesity and fatty deposits, chronic inflammation, and laminitis.
In the webinar on November 22, equine veterinarian Dr Erin Roddy, Nobel Prize nominee Dr Joe Ahrens, and Poseidon Animal Health founder Linda Goldspink-Lord will talk about how owners can help their horses manage and process sugar, and the role of flavonoids.
“These compounds offer great hope in metabolizing sugar more effectively and stopping the cycle of inflammation,” said Goldspink-Lord.
» Register for New Hope for Laminitic Horses, on November 22 at 12 noon (AEDT)
Dr Joe Ahrens (BS Animap Physiology, PhD Plant Physiology) is the founder of ATM Metabolics, has been involved in food, nutrition, and agribusiness projects for over 30 years. ATM Metabolics develops natural supplements based on plants, with solutions for metabolic issues. twice nominated to receive the Nobel Prize, Ahrens coined the term Flavonoid Deficiency Syndrome. He has made several products which address the underlying issue of inflammation and the expression of high blood sugar, pressure, weight management, psoriasis, asthma, arthritis and even neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
Dr Erin Roddy graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2010 and has worked as a horse trainer and riding coach since the age of 16. She grew up working in a professional stable and currently has a team of show jumpers competing up to Grand Prix level. She runs her own boutique agistment and Rehabilitation Center, Spring Oak Rehabilitation.
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