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marenostrum 08-23-2012 06:26 PM

Free online equine nutrition course by academician
 
Hi,

Nowadays there are many online collage classes out there. A couple of days ago I happened to realize this one: Equine Nutrition by Dr Jo-Anne Murray of The University of Edinburgh. Details can be seen on its page. coursera.org is one of the leading organisations in the field of online education. I'll be taking a computer class from them this fall.

Anyway... I just wanted you hear that equine nutrition course. Hope, this info might be useful for some members of the forum.

JMims 08-24-2012 09:37 PM

Very cool. Thanks for this post!

katbalu 08-24-2012 09:56 PM

I'm in!! Thank you, that's Awesome!
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Foxhunter 08-25-2012 07:20 AM

I have not got a degree in equine nutrition - come to it I do not have a degree in any nutrition but looking at her picture and her qualifications I would say that all her knowledge is theoretical and that she has had little experience in actually working with a large stable of horses that all have different feeding needs.

I am old enough to have been taught feeding regimes that did not consist of mixes and prepared feeds designed by nutritionalists. I have tried them as it made life easier but, soon disliked the results and returned to 'straights'

More telling is dry dog and cat foods - again designed by the modern nutritionalists, majority, not all, are totally incorrect for our pets. Experience has told me this.
I feed my dogs raw meat and that only. My dogs have all made an average age of 13 years, this was lowered with one dog I took on that had lymphatic cancer and died at three years and another rescue that also had cancer and was only four years. The oldest was 18.5 years.

katbalu 08-25-2012 09:29 AM

Im okay with theoretical knowledge.
And I feed my dogs dog food.

Allison Finch 08-25-2012 10:29 AM

Is this course registration coming from Turkey, where you are located?

FaydesMom 08-25-2012 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katbalu (Post 1659287)
Im okay with theoretical knowledge.
And I feed my dogs dog food.

Without taking it as far as real world application, how do you know your "theory" is correct??

And most "dog food" out there is absolutely the worst thing you can feed your poor dog. Even Science Diet, which is pushed by most vets, is one of the worst...full of corn byproducts and gluten meal. Don't even get me started on crap like "old roy" or Sunshine brands...:evil:

TristaJean 08-25-2012 04:59 PM

Thanks for sharing this! I signed up! :)
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katbalu 08-25-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FaydesMom (Post 1659612)
Without taking it as far as real world application, how do you know your "theory" is correct??

And most "dog food" out there is absolutely the worst thing you can feed your poor dog. Even Science Diet, which is pushed by most vets, is one of the worst...full of corn byproducts and gluten meal. Don't even get me started on crap like "old roy" or Sunshine brands...:evil:

I'm not getting you started on anything, and I didn't say any theories were/are correct. Im not starting an argument, and I'm not joining in one either.

Please don't worry yourself about my 'poor' dog.

loosie 08-27-2012 03:11 AM

Thanks marenostrum. And to foxhunter & others, I do appreciate that a lot of 'premixed' feeds are crap, and as for 'modern nutritionists', I think it's more about feed companies & business - they employ nutritionists these days, to say nice things & work out good compromises considering the ingredients. That's one reason I like feedXL - they're independent, not paid by some feed co to promote some feed.


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