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

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

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