David Marlin

A Pure Feed nutritional consultant, David is a world-renowned equine scientist who has published more than 200 papers. Some of the notable studies, projects and events that David has run or been professionally involved with include the Atlanta Olympics 1996; consulting for the British Racing industry on horse welfare; consulting for the FEI on horse welfare; the Beijing Olympics 2008; being a consultant to British Teams 1994-2011; being a member of the BEF World Class Performance Scientific Advisory Group 2006-2011; and being a consultant to WHW on watering advice for horses. David holds the academic position of Professor in Physiology at Oklahoma State University. He is past chair of the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP) and editor of scientific journal Comparative Exercise Physiology. He is also the author of Equine Exercise Physiology (Blackwell) and of the Pony Club book All Systems Go! Read David's articles on The Pure Feed blog:
A look at Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

A look at Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

It seems that many horses today are affected by gastric ulcers (ulcers in the stomach). However, it’s only really in the past 20 years that long endoscopes have become common in equine veterinary practice and the true prevalence of equine gastric ulcer syndrome has...
How and what to feed your horse this Winter

How and what to feed your horse this Winter

Energy As the temperature drops, many horses will require a little extra energy as they use up more to keep warm. This obviously depends on many factors such as breed, age, body condition, size and health status for instance. But if a horse is going to lose condition,...
Does my horse need electrolytes?

Does my horse need electrolytes?

Electrolytes are required for almost all bodily functions including nerve function, digestion and muscle contraction. Electrolytes such as calcium also play a central role in ensuring adequate bone strength. It is very common for horses not to be receiving enough...
Treating and managing Equine Gastric Ulcers

Treating and managing Equine Gastric Ulcers

Last month in my Pure Feed article I looked at EGUS, discussed how it is common and looked at some of the factors that may increase the risk of a horse developing EGUS. I also listed many of the signs that could indicate that a horse may have EGUS, concluding that...