Staff profile

Briony  Witherow

Briony Witherow

BSc. MSc. FHEA. RNutr. (Animal)


Lecturer in Equine Science


I have been working at WUC since 2017, lecturing in Equine and Canine Nutrition, Grassland Management, Equine Health Management, Young Horse Production and Conception to Competition.

Prior to this I worked in industry as an Equine Nutritionist and was Senior Nutritionist and Team Manager at Baileys Horse Feeds. I am a registered nutritionist (animal specialism) under the Association for Nutrition and have my own equine nutrition consultancy which I run alongside teaching. This allows me to maintain strong industry links and share this practical experience.


2021 First Aid at Work
2020 FEMAS Participant Training (KIWA)
2020 Collection & Assessment of Equine Semen (Stallion AI)
2019 Awarded Best Dissertation Supervisor for 2018 at Writtle University College
2019 BETA NOPS technical training day
2018-2019 University of Essex: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, Teaching and Learning
2017-2018 University of Essex: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2010-2011 Royal Agricultural College Cirencester: MSc Equine Science
2007-2010 The University of Aberystwyth: BSc Equine and Human Sports Science
2015 onwards Association for Nutrition: Registered Nutritionist (Animal Specialism)
BHS Stage 3 Care and Riding

Subject Areas

Grassland Management
Preparation of the young horse for sales or backing and management of breeding stock


Witherow B. 2021. The role of nutrition and feeding in equine weight management. UK-Vet Equine, 5 (6): 241-246

Anderson I, Witherow B. 2021. Thesis: Owner satisfaction with rehabilitation practices for chronic sacroiliac pain in equines in the UK since the year 2000.BETA Thesis of the Year.

Current research areas include the effectiveness of slow feeders (forage and concentrate). Management strategies for the good doer. Chew rates on different forage types and grazing systems.

Written articles for Horse & Rider; Horse; Pony Magazine; Horse & Hound; EQ Life; Over the Counter; Equi-Ads; Practical Poultry. Regular articles for Equine Health Magazine; The Horse Hub and Haygain. Review articles (currently under peer review) for UK-Vet Equine.