This webinar will reveal some interesting facts about secondary plant compounds (toxins), in particular what makes them beneficial and when are they harmful.
Understanding that pasture is more than a horse’s dining room, its a pharmacy too; “where horses can be taught to select their own medicine” This so called self-supplementation happens in natural system but it not widely acknowledged in domestic management. Increasing our knowledge on how plants use toxins will help us improve our understanding of grazing behaviour, pasture management and what supplementary feeds we should give to our horses.
Mariette has recently finished a PhD in equine behaviour and nutrition. A registered animal nutritionist, Mariette is also a Certified Permaculture Designer. Through her business, MB Equine Services, Mariette provides professional and practical information about horse behaviour, nutrition, management, (forage) enrichment and slow feeding and property design.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
“This project is jointly funded through Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources
Management Board levy, HorseSA (www.horsesa.asn.au) and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme” http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/land/landholder-services