Dr. Peter Huntington received a veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne in 1981 and then worked in equine vet practice in Berwick, Victoria. He joined the Department of Agriculture (Victoria) as the horse specialist veterinary officer.
While with the Department of Agriculture, he conducted research and investigation into the nutrition of horses. Dr. Huntington is an external lecturer and examiner at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Science program and holds numerous other appointments in the horse industry. He is a past president and editor of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association and has been a Trustee of the Australian Horse Industry Council for a number of years. In 1993 he joined Rhone-Poulenc Animal Nutrition (RPAN) as Director of Equine Nutrition to spearhead their horse nutrition division. This commenced a relationship with Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and in 1999, KER established an Australasian operation with Dr. Huntington as Director of Equine Nutrition.
Dr Huntington has visited NZ many times in the last 20 years to consult and lecture about aspects related to horse nutrition and feeding. Dr. Huntington travels widely in Australia and Asia to consult with horse owners and managers on equine nutrition and to lecture on the subject. He is the author of the popular book Horse Sense – The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand 2nd edition and is a respected author of many articles and papers on a variety of topics relating to equine nutrition and feeding