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Four Oaks Equine Nutrition

Reach Out to Dr. Martha Faraday for an Equine Health Consultation

If you need a tailored nutritional protocol for your horse that targets his/her specific issues then please contact Dr. Martha Faraday through her website ( or by email (

Dr. Faraday offers Thorne Bottom clients 20% off the regular consultation fee.

Dr. Martha M. Faraday (Ph.D.) a scientist and holistic equine nutritionist.

Dr. Martha M. Faraday (Ph.D.) a scientist and holistic equine nutritionist.

Dr. Martha M. Faraday (Ph.D.) is a scientist and holistic equine nutritionist whose mission is to alleviate suffering and promote vibrant health in horses of all ages.  Prior to her work with horses, Dr. Faraday spent nearly two decades developing evidence-based medical treatment protocols for physicians to optimize care of human patients. After struggling to manage her own horses’ complex conditions – insulin resistance, founder, neurological issues, allergies — she was inspired to turn her attention to a deeper understanding of how to use food and nutraceuticals to support the body in healing itself.  “Food is the foundation” became her mantra.  She brings her scientific training, intuition, and empathy to the issues of every horse in order to design effective, tailored protocols.  She continues her training with tutorials from expert practitioners and formulators.  Her practice includes horses in all stages of life and work, from horses in intensive competition to retired elders. Her specialties include:

  • Ulcers, colic, other gut issues (chronic diarrhea, fecal water syndrome)
  • Recovery from EPM, Lyme, other infections
  • Recovery and rehabilitation from injuries, including stall rest protocols
  • Neurologic issues (post-EPM, from injuries, “kissing spine”)
  • Heaves, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Respiratory and skin allergies
  • Other immune dysfunction (e.g., cancers)
  • Chronic pain from arthritis, injuries
  • Foot health (poor hoof quality, abscesses, white line disease, chronic thrush)
  • Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD)
  • Insulin resistance, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing’s), laminitis, founder
  • Polysaccharide storage myopathies (PSSM1 and PSSM2)
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Anxiety, lack of confidence, unpredictable or explosive behavior
  • Wellness and performance
  • Health pregnancy
  • Healthy aging