The diets of the Olympic sprinter and the long-distance runner vary because each athlete requires the nutritional intake to compete in different levels of sport. According to Veronique Julliand, an equine researcher at Agrosup Dijon in France, this logic also holds true for performance horses. In fact, the equine health industry is moving toward more targeted nutrition for specific levels of athleticism and activity, from the high-speed Thoroughbred to the persevering endurance Arabian.
Dr. Julliand and other researchers at Agrosup Dijon are making strides in equine gastrointestinal health as part of a research alliance with Alltech. She presented her findings during the equine sessions at GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Alltech International Symposium, May 19-22, in Lexington, Ky.