Equine Management Consulting

Northeast Pennsylvania Equine Clinic is at your service to help you with management recommendations that have a direct bearing upon equine health, including:

  • Comfortable, protective housing with healthy air quality
  • Safe pasturing and fencing
  • Avoidance of stress and overcrowding
  • Prevention of disease
  • Infectious disease control
  • Introduction of new arrivals to your herd
  • Environmental management for effective parasite control
  • Broodmare and stallion management
  • Good feeding practices and proper nutrition (Described Below)

Nutritional Consulting

NPEC is very interested in assisting horse owners and farm managers in providing healthy, balanced diets for their horses and in avoiding feeding problems. You may simply have a few questions about sound feeding practices such as how to reduce the risk of colic, choke and heaves. You might like a professional opinion on the quality of your hay or other feedstuffs. You may be interested in a complete ration analysis or have a horse with special needs. Contact us and we will do our best to help you.

The majority of horse owners feed commercially prepared concentrates from reputable feed companies which provide feed specially formulated for the horse on the basis of the NRC (National Research Council) Nutrient Requirements of Horses. Those feeds, along with good quality, proper type of hay and/or pasture, plenty of water, iodized salt, sunlight and a well managed feeding system, would meet the needs of most horses. However, not all horses are provided with the above and the following are examples of good reasons for complete diet evaluation.

  • To assure optimal diets, especially for high performance horses, growing animals, breeding stock, pregnant and nursing mares
  • To help avoid dietary excesses which may be harmful and frequently add to the cost
  • To help avoid developmental orthopedic diseases, such as contracted tendons, epiphysitis and OCD (osteochondrosis dissecans) and prevent or manage other diseases with important nutritional considerations such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Equine Cushing's Disease, Equine Motor Neuron Disease, Tying Up, Kidney Disease, Vitamin E and Selenium-Responsive Myopathies (muscle disease) and PSSM (Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy)
  • To determine if feed supplements would be desirable
  • To economize, selecting least-cost, readily-available feedstuffs which would meet your horse's needs
  • To help the novice horseman decide what and how much to feed

Horses of differing sizes, weights, ages, sex and performance levels have varying nutritional requirements. A nutritional analysis begins with determining the individual horse's needs and comparing those requirements with the provisions of the currently used feedstuffs. A complete ration analysis begins with a forage analysis of hay and pasture samples. After dietary excesses and insufficiencies are identified, specific corrections can be recommended. For your convenience, complete and return our Nutritional Evaluation Worksheet to get started. The cost of nutritional consultations will vary depending upon the depth and complexity of the analysis and consultation requested by the client. Cost estimates will gladly be provided upon reviewing your worksheet and discussing your objectives with you.


Northeast Pennsylvania Equine Clinic, LLC.

4326 State Route 1001, Thompson, PA 18465
Office: 570.727.2868 Fax: 570.727.2935
Office Hours: M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm, F 8am-4:30pm, Sat by appointment

A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB)