Over the past 20 years,
veterinarian John Kohnke has become one of Australia’s most experienced
and sought after seminar presenters on feeding and problems of racing and
performance horses, with over 1000 equine seminars presented around the
world. John gained his early professional experience with horses as a
veterinarian on the late Colin Hayes’ Lindsay Park Stud in South
Australia, which was followed by 19 years as Technical Director of
Vetsearch International, Australia’s leading manufacturer of supplements
and pharmaceuticals for horses.
In 1998, John completed a
new book on Feeding and Nutrition of Horses, published by Vetsearch
International, the third, updated and enlarged edition of his earlier
popular booklet on feeding horses. It provides hundreds of practical hints
and interesting "Did You Knows", as well as ration guidelines on
feeding all types of horses.
During 1999, John was the
major author of a 260 page book written for the Rural Industries Research
and Development Corporation (RIRDC) entitled "Feeding Horses in
Australia, A Guide for Owners and Managers", published by RIRDC. The
book provides practical guidelines on feeding horses under Australian
conditions on Australian pastures and feeds.
In 1998, John formed his
own consultancy and consults to industry and leading trainers, breeders
and owners, both in Australia and overseas, on feeding, rations and