Academia Liberti is honored to present its Patron, Dr Hiltrud Strasser, a true pioneer researcher in the area of horse natural health. In this article we introduce our readers to the essence of Dr Strasser's researches and their results, which brought to an existence an approach in horse hoof care called 'Dr Strasser's Knowledge'.
Article focuses on the importance of species appropriate feeding/eating behaviour of equines.
Heat in the horse's body is continuously generated as a by-product of metabolism, and a healthy animal has significant internal sources of heat from the metabolic processes (Bicego at al., 2007). To control internal heat loss during the cold time of year, the horse is provided by Nature with complicated and extremely efficient anatomical, physiological and behavioral thermoregulatory mechanisms. In order that the mechanisms are used in the most efficient way, or at all, the horse requires conditions equaling species appropriate lifestyle environments...
Grass grazing — essential for the horse
Shoeing — a case for animal protection? In the horseworld there are so many popular and vital errors existing, it is very difficult for the horse owner, who searches for the truth to find it. This begins with the intention to get the correct picture about the hooves of your horse to be able to judge their condition. What is the first thing an average rider does for the hoofcare of his horse? He calls a farrier. But does the farrier have the necessary knowledge to understand and treat the hoof at all? This is doubtful.