Equine Nutritionist, McCauley's
Dr. John Lew was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He received his undergraduate degree in agricultural science from the University of Tasmania and his Ph.D. in equine nutrition from the University of Kentucky. Prior to completing his doctoral work, he served as a research fellow at U.K., where his studies focused on animal science and pharmacology.
Since 1989, Lew has been the director of nutrition for McCauley Bros., Inc. He is responsible for the formulation of feed products, quality assurance, ingredient specifications and nutritional consultation around the world.
Lew’s expertise in equine nutrition is supplemented by practical, hands-on horse experience. While living in Australia, he successfully competed in combined training, steeple chasing and show jumping, and during his time at U.K., he managed the university’s horse farm. Lew spends much of his spare time as a certified riding instructor for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a successful riding program for the handicapped that is located at the Kentucky Horse Park. He also enjoys foxhunting and is a member of the Woodford Hounds.
In his years at McCauley’s, Lew has served as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading Thoroughbred farms. Over the past few years, Lew has been responsible for maintaining the formulations and ingredient selection that set McCauley’s apart. He continuously reviews scientific research and investigates potential ingredients to ensure that McCauley’s maintains an edge in supplying the best possible nutrition to all horses.
Lew was responsible for the creation of the first low-starch, low-sugar equine product, Alam, which was first marketed in 1992 — years ahead of other companies. He was also instrumental in obtaining a patent for Biotime, the highly regarded hoof supplement.