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

Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs. Read More

Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis

The incidence of Lyme NB appears low, but this could be, in part, due to the lack of a gold-standard ante-mortem test. Read More

Levalbuterol Tested as Heaves Treatment

Levalbuterol is an effective bronchodilator but has a relatively short duration of action, researchers found. Read More

Researchers Investigate Leg Bandage Pressure

The team tested how much pressure compression and standing wraps exert--and with what consistency--on horses' legs. Read More

Obsessed with Salt

My filly is licking and biting her salt block obsessively. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt? 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

What is Protein?

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

A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. Read More

Supplement Use in Performance Horses

Take a look at some commonly fed supplements and the theories behind their use. Read More

Tips for Managing Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses

Up to 93% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers. Is yours one of them? Here's how to manage the condition. Read More

Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. Read More

Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health. Read More

Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found. Read More

Sugar and Hyper Horses

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way? Read More

Horses Eating Thistle

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

Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. Read More

Possible Reasons Why Horses Eat Dirt

My horses eat dirt, even with mineral and salt blocks available to them. Why do they do this? Read More