'Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition' PowerPoint Lecture Available


Authored and narrated by Kathryn Watts, BS, a Power Point lecture on CD entitled "Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition" is now available for horse owners interested in equine health and hoof care. The science behind mineral nutrition in grass and hay is presented in an hour-long lecture, using plain language and simple analogies.

The CD provides information for horse owners and veterinarians dealing with such issues as dull coats, poor hoof texture, suboptimal performance, slow metabolism, weak immune system, weak bones, and growth abnormalities in young stock, Watts said.

Blending soil science and nutrition, this narrated PowerPoint lecture is for anyone needing to optimize the health of animals that graze or eat hay. Listeners can discover how their regional climate and soil type affect the availability of specific minerals, as well as how they might be able to maximize their horse's nutrition through use of fertilizer or other soil amendments. They can also can learn how to supplement their horses to prevent mineral deficiency and will have a better understanding of how minerals interact with one another to exacerbate or create mineral deficiency. Watts also reviews the clinical signs of mineral deficiency in the horse.


As a professional agricultural contract researcher, consultant, and driving force behind Rocky Mountain Research & Consulting in Center, Colo., Watts' reviewed research has been published in Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, among others.


"Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition" is available at www.safergrass.org.  

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