ONE-ON-ONE NUTRITION SUPPORT

NEED HELP WITH A TRICKY NUTRITION CASE? OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM CAN PROVIDE PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE

Our nutrition and customer support team is happy to offer one-one-one support to help you with sorting out the nutrition for your horse.

If you have a horse that…

  • Has laminitis
  • Ties up
  • Has Gastric ulcers
  • Won’t gain weight
  • Won’t lose weight
  • Is hyperactive
  • Has or is at risk of bighead disease
  • Has something going on with his health that you can’t put your finger on.
  • Has any problem you think might be related to nutrition

Or if you are just plain confused with all the options and opinions and information

We can help!

And while we are helping with nutrition, we can also show you how to use all of the features of FeedXL!  Sound good?

Let’s get started!

(Note: You must be an active member of FeedXL to access this service. Not a member? Click here to join right now!)

How This Works

  1. Submit the form above to let us know who you would like to work with and how many sessions you would like.
  2. We will send you a PayPal invoice.
  3. On payment of the invoice, you will receive a calendar invite to choose a time that works for you for the consult.
  4. We will also send you a ‘background information’ sheet for you to fill in to give us as much detail as possible so we can make best use of our time. This also lets our team discuss any particularly difficult cases. This is not essential, but it is recommended.
  5. At the time of your consult, we will contact you via your chosen method (we recommend choosing Zoom).
  6. During the consult we will log-in to your own FeedXL account and make any diet changes directly in your account. We will rely on you to take notes during our session as we can’t offer follow up reporting at this stage.
  7. If you need additional assistance, we will ask you to book another consult session.

MEET OUR NUTRITIONISTS

WE’RE ON A MISSION TO HELP YOU FEED YOUR HORSE BETTER. SAFER. SMARTER.

Eira Ney MSC

Eira graduated from the University of Helsinki, Finland and holds both Bachelor ́s and Master ́s degree in Animal Nutrition from the department of Animal Sciences. She has deepened her knowledge on equines doing additional studies in Netherlands, at the University of Wageningen and in the United States, at the University of California, Davis. She wrote her Master’s Thesis on how horses diets starch concentration, starch intake and NDF concentrations effects on hindgut fermentation (Meta-analysis, 2016). Currently she lives in Northern California with her husband and 1.5-year-old son Jasper.

Eira grew up on a small Finnish dairy farm that also had senior horses. Working dailyon the farm and with the horses gradually led her to her passion for equine nutrition. She is fascinated by the function and mechanisms of this amazing hindgutfermenting system that we are trying to comprehend.

“As we have domesticated horses, we have taken them to an environment that doesn’t necessarily support their natural eating behavior hence it doesn’t stimulate the gastrointestinal tract in the designed way. Luckily, as we learn more and gain knowledge, we have been able to change our management styles and design ways for horses to be more comfortable and stimulate those natural eating habits.”

If you were to ask Eira what are her favorite aspects in equine nutrition, she would definitely say gastrointestinal structure and function as well as feeding management

Samantha Potter MSC

Sam’s passion is to support and educate horse owners in all areas of equine nutrition through independent nutritional advice. Sam’s background lends her to have a scientific yet practical approach to equine nutrition.

In 2009, Sam completed a Bachelor of Equine Studies and it was during this time she developed an interest in equine nutrition. Pursuing this passion, Sam went on to complete her Honours followed by her Masters degree in equine nutrition at The University of Melbourne. Both these research-based degrees focused on methods for measuring obesity in horses and ponies, development of novel methods for measuring obesity and identifying the incidence of obesity in Australian pleasure horses.

To compliment her studies, Sam has a number of year’s practical experience in the equine industry competing at pony club and EA events, working at racing stables, thoroughbred studs and with equine veterinarians. Since 2015, Sam has worked as an independent nutritionist and enjoys helping horse owners manage their horse’s nutrition through her role with FeedXL.

When Sam’s not focused on equine nutrition, you’ll find her juggling being a Mum to little Dulcie or working on the family’s sheep property.

Jessica Otten MSC

Jessica grew up on a farm in Illinois, where she developed a love for animals from a young age. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Following that, she pursued her Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from Illinois State University, further deepening her knowledge in this area.

In addition to her studies, Jessica has over a decade of hands-on experience in animal nutrition, working with horses and other species. She has advised in both the dairy and beef industries, focusing on the health and productivity of cattle. She has also provided nutritional guidance for cats and dogs, ensuring they thrive with a balanced diet.

Jessica got her first horse at age 13 and has loved riding and caring for them ever since, especially trail riding. She currently resides in Texas and enjoys spending quality time with her horses and family at home, cherishing her moments with both.

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