Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS

Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS, is an equine nutritionist based on Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she studied equine exercise physiology and nutrition. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society and is currently senior equine nutrition manager for Mars Horsecare US/Buckeye Nutrition.

Articles by Nettie Liburt

Working With An Equine Nutritionist

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns. 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

The Probiotic and Prebiotic Puzzle

Here's what we know and don't know about these equine digestive health products. Read More

Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease. Read More

Exploring Equine Seasonal Allergies

Allergies are common in horses. Here's a look at how veterinarians and owners can identify the causes. Read More

Sorting out GI-Support Supplements

Several ingredients claim to help equine gastric ulcers, but only a few have research behind them. Read More

Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses. Read More

My Horse Has Glaucoma?

Contributor Nettie Liburt's gelding presented with glaucoma and was finally diagnosed with intraocular hypertension. Read More

Interpreting Endocrine Diagnostics for Subfertile Mares

Hormone concentrations can help diagnose reproductive problems, determine pregnancy status, and more. Read More

An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. Read More

Comparing SAA Levels in Horses With Respiratory Diseases

Horses with noninfectious respiratory disease had much lower SAA concentrations than horses with infectious disease. Read More

Physiology of Equine Aging

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know. Read More

Tips for Evaluating the Subfertile Mare

One veterinarian describes how to use endometrial culture, cytology, and biopsy to evaluate subbertile mares. Read More

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