Dr. Nerida Richards

Dr. Richards joins us from Australia to share tips on Equine Nutrition.  She is delightful, listen in…


Dr Nerida Richards is Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Equilize Horse Nutrition Pty Ltd, a company that specializes in providing independent, professional advice in all areas of equine nutrition. Within her role, Dr Richards provides high-level technical support to numerous national and international feed and supplement companies, as well as on the ground advice and technical support to breeding and training establishments. Dr Richards also designed, developed and commercialized the Equilize Feeding Management Software which has been more recently upgraded to the FeedXL nutrition software that is now used by breeders, trainers and fellow nutritionists throughout Australia, New Zealand, The USA, Canada and parts of South East Asia.

Nerida is a keen horsewoman and a passionate scientist. Nerida grew up on a beef cattle property south of Tamworth NSW, Australia. This rural upbringing gave Nerida a strong practical grounding in livestock production, livestock health and horsemanship. It also sparked a keen interest in Australia’s Agricultural Industries. In 1999, Nerida completed a Bachelors Degree in Rural Science with first class Honours through the University of New England, during which time she was awarded the John Nivison Epworth prize for excellence in animal nutrition. Nerida followed this Degree with a Doctorates Degree in Equine Nutrition. Her PhD focused on the digestion and fermentation of cereal grains in the gastrointestinal tract of horses. In 2003, Dr Richards founded Equilize Horse Nutrition Pty Ltd when she identified a need for professional, scientific and independent advice in the area of equine nutrition in Australia.

Nerida is currently scientific editor for the Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition in Australia Conference. She is a published author, has been an invited speaker at national and international symposiums and is currently a contributing writer to several websites and equine magazines. With a sound combination of formal education, on-ground experience and commercial understanding, Nerida is considered by many to be Australia’s leader in equine nutrition.

Dr Richards provides professional, independent services that assist her clients to enhance their productivity and commercial success through her scientific and practical approach.

Type of Tips:

Equine Nutrition

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You can see visit her website at www.feedxl.com.