Nettie Liburt, PhD, MS

Nettie Liburt, PhD, MS, 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

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

Obsessed with Salt

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