This module aims to evaluate nutrition of the performance horse and the effect it has on a range of disciplines. It specifically relates the impact of chemical analysis of feeds on digestion and the type of energy provided for speed and endurance. It investigates the metabolic profiles of the competition horse (eg. Sweat analysis) in relation to feeding electrolytes and other performance enhancers. It will equip students with knowledge of the possible effects of nutritional supplements (such as ergogenic aids) and the use of drugs as performance enhancers.
- Module leader: Rosa Verwijs