Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS

Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS, is an equine nutritionist based in Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied equine exercise physiology and nutrition. Liburt worked for a commercial feed company for nearly four years and currently runs Liburt Equine Nutrition as an independent consultant.

Articles by Nettie Liburt

Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more. Read More

Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider. Read More

Carbohydrates Defined

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power. Read More

Fat in the Equine Diet

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source. Read More

Three Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Subfertile Mares

Vets can use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, oocyte transfer, and cloning to help subfertile mares produce foals. Read More

What is Protein?

Take a look at protein and its role in the equine diet. Read More

What To Do About the Itchy Horse

Managing itchy horses can be a perplexing and frustrating challenge. Veterinarians share ideas on how to help. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Molybdenum

Molybdenum isn't usually a topic of conversation, but this mineral is an important part of your horse's diet. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Manganese

In some areas, water sources can contain substantial amounts of Mn, which can affect dietary needs. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Iron

Iron plays a key role in oxygen transport and immune function in the horse. Read More

Dipyrone Might Be Effective for Reducing Fever in Horses

Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA to control fever in horses. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Cobalt

Cobalt is required in very small amounts in the equine diet. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Iodine

Find out how iodine plays an important role in equine metabolism, growth and development, and overall health. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Zinc and Copper

Learn more about these trace minerals that are vital to horse health. Read More

Trace Mineral Basics: Selenium

Selenium is required in very small amounts in the equine diet, but it has an important role in maintaining horse health. Read More

Tips for Refeeding Malnourished Horses

Time, patience, and care are critical because full rehabilitation can take weeks, months, or even longer. Read More

Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition. Read More

Horses Eating Thistle

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks. Read More

How to Feed Senior Horses

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse. Read More

Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors. Read More

How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others. Read More

Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise. Read More

Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds. Read More

Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth, Reduce DOD

A forage-based, total mixed-ration cube fed free choice supported weanling growth rates without increasing DOD cases. Read More

Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses. Read More