My name is Eira Ney and I work as a equine nutritionist, welfare educator & the founder of Edison´s Equine Nutrition. I have graduated from the University of Helsinki, Finland and hold both Bachelor´s and Master´s degree in Animal Nutrition from the department of Animal Sciences. I have deepened my knowledge on equines doing additional studies in Netherlands, at the University of Wageningen and in United States, at University of California, Davis.
"Currently I live in Norther California with my husband and our 1,5 year old son. Edison the dog, thoroughbred gelding Goose & quarter mare Jazzy are also of course a big part of our family"
Horses have fascinated me my whole life. Whether it was cleaning stalls in -40 degree Fahrenheit or listening to a fascinating lecture about equine nutrition and having those famous Heureka -moments. Even though some days I feel overwhelmed by the amount of information, my goal is to persistently stay on this road, to learn more each day and promote horse welfare & optimal feeding!
After working with animal feed industry I found nutritional services in more wider range needed and nutritional education essential for everyone who works with horses. The subject of equine nutrition is very complex to comprehend if we don´t understand the basics.
"If I can positively influence on horses health, performance and on the owners mindset towards feeding, we have already done a lot!"
The impact of nutritional research and more information being available is making feeding more complex than ever.
We love science and it is very delightful to see feed industry taking drastic changes on developing and manufacturing more safer and "equine" - designed feeds based on research. None the less, there is still a lot of products out there, that owners need guidance on how and when to use. Also we should remember that when it comes to horses, we need to look at them as individuals. This means that some roughage types and feeds will suit one, but wont work on the other.
With horses all over the world, kept in different environments, used for different purposes and maintained very differently we manage to compete, perform and thrive with them; sometimes even next to each other at the same start line. I am eager to learn and to understand the endless flexibility of the horse when it comes to different methods of maintenance.
My goal is to activate horse owners to think outside the box and learn together about this fascinating subject of equine nutrition.
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Eira & Edison