Nia O'Malley, BSc. Eq. Science.

Nia O'Malley - equine nutritionist
Nia is an essential member of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Technical Support Team. She graduated from the University of Limerick in Equine Science, and since then, she has followed the path of equine nutrition and exercise physiology.

Her interests include nutrition for the broodmare and growing stock, feeding the performance horse, and digestive related health issues.

Her work entails being on the road visiting yards, stud farms and training centres, preparing diet plans. Nia also gives nutritional advice and offers informative talks in the areas of anatomy & physiology and equine nutrition.

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