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Equine Nutrition

A nutritionist's job is to tailor a horse’s diet to their individual requirements. 

Responsibilities include:
• Identifying the different supplements and whole foods to suit the horse’s individual lifestyle, breed and age 
• Identify health problems
• Calculate precise nutritional requirements and diet plans
• Troubleshooting and offering advice if diets do not work.

Necessary qualifications/experience

The best way to enter into the world of horse nutrition is through a relevant bachelor's degree, preferably in equine or animal science. An application onto one of these degrees is will be highly helped by BHS Stage exams, preferably Care up to Level 4, which includes detailed nutrition analysis.

Jobs are limited in this sector so to give you the best chance of success, experience is vital. Try to get work experience alongside a freelance nutritionist or with a feed company.

Personal specification

You should have a love of horses with a genuine concern for their health. You should also be comfortable working with numbers and have excellent communication skills. 

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