MARS EQUESTRIAN™ presents their third free Equine Veterinary Continuing Education Series.

The Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands and services is focused on whole horse wellness and is backed by research, diagnostics and nutrition expertise.

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MARS 2023 Morning Session Replay

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Meet Your Speakers:

Below are the key leaders from the Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands that have come together for this webinar series. 

Pat Harris, MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS & RCVS specialist Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (equine)
Director of Science, Mars Horsecare and Head of WALTHAMTM Equine Studies Group, Waltham Petcare Science Institute

After qualifying from Cambridge University, Pat completed her Ph.D. at the Animal Health Trust into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (now Waltham Petcare Science Institute) in 1995. As Director of Science for MARS Horsecare and Head of Equine Studies Group at Waltham, she is responsible for their equine research conducted in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities globally. This provides the science behind the SPILLERS™, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, and WINERGY™ brands.  She is also a scientific advisor to MARS Equestrian™. Pat is a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition, an RCVS recognized specialist in veterinary clinical nutrition (equine), and a British Equine Veterinary Association Past-President. She is also a member of several international society and charity boards and holds, or has held, a number of academic posts within various institutions around the world.  Pat lectures internationally on nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behavior, and performance of the horse. She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters with recent emphasis on obesity, laminitis, and senior horse nutrition.

Amy Polkes DVM, DACVIM
Equine Internal Medicine Specialist, Antech Equine Diagnostic Division; Owner, Equine Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Services
Dr. Amy Polkes received her veterinary degree from Purdue University and then completed a residency and board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Polkes currently resides in Maryland with her husband (a small animal internal medicine specialist), 2 children and 3 dogs. She has a mobile Equine Internal Medicine practice servicing many surrounding states in the Northeast. Dr. Polkes has been with Antech since 2002 starting as an Equine consultant. Her current role with Antech Diagnostics is to support Equine veterinarians with pertinent diagnostic testing capabilities, Equine education and consultation support.
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Nettie Liburt, Ph.D, PAS
Previous Sr. Equine Nutrition Manager at BUCKEYE, moved to Sr. Raw Material Development Scientist, Mars Pet Nutrition North America


Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at Mars Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition where she helps develop new products, trains associates in equine nutrition, provides veterinary continuing education, and works with the company’s UK-based team at the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition on developing and implementing research protocols. She holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Animal Science (Equine Nutrition & Exercise Physiology) from Rutgers University and studied under Dr.’s Kenneth McKeever and Karyn Malinowski. Dr. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society, is a registered Professional Animal Scientist (PAS), and has an Appendix gelding named “ET” that she occasionally competes in the hunter and equitation divisions.

Brazos Valley Equine Hospital

Dr. Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies; Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Ben is one of the very few people in the world to be board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Critical Care.

Ben joined BVEH Navasota in 2005, where he works alongside his father, T-Bone. He is also active in community outreach by speaking at meetings and events around the world regarding equine care.

Sarah Nelson
Product Manager, SPILLERS™ Horse Feeds

SPILLERS™ nutritionist, Sarah Nelson is responsible for the technical management of all SPILLERS™ products, including feed formulation. Sarah joined the SPILLERS™ team in 2009 and has advised horse owners, riders and vets on all aspects of practical nutrition. Her current role involves translating key scientific messages into practical advice for owners, as well as providing nutritional consultations for clinical cases.  

Watch Previous Recordings: 

MARS EQUESTRIAN™ presents the inaugural Equine Veterinary Continuing Education series offering a total of six Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)-CE credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

2022 Recorded Series

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Topic: Keeping The Performance Horse Mobile And Active


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