Equine Nutrition and Feeding

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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In its second edition, Equine Nutrition and Feeding, has been extensively updated, revised, and rewritten. It is now more practical by setting out the implications of new research or feeding programs. As before, the book covers every aspect of nutrition needed by breeding, growing, and working horses. It details how food is digested, how nutrients are utilized, and the basis for scientifically derived nutrient and dietary requirements. Not only does the book cover pasture management procedures, case studies illustrating dietary problems, and a comprehensive toxicology of grazing horses, but it discusses nutritional requirements for each class of stock, including revised systems for energy and protein requirements, as well. Helpful tables, diagrams, and illustrations show nutrient characteristics of many common feeds.

Author Biography

David Frape PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath has published numerous scientific papers and articles. He is also a scientific consultant and member of the Editorial Board of Equine Veterinary Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
The Digestive Systemp. 1
Utilization of the Products of Dietary Energy and Proteinp. 26
The Roles of Major Minerals and Trace Elementsp. 43
Vitamin and Water Requirementsp. 72
Ingredients of Horse Feedsp. 96
Estimating Nutrient Requirementsp. 157
Feeding the Breeding Mare, Foal and Stallionp. 210
Growthp. 240
Feeding for Performance and the Metabolism of Nutrients During Exercisep. 259
Grassland and Pasture Managementp. 319
Pests and Ailments Related to Grazing Area, Diet and Housingp. 371
Laboratory Methods for Assessing Nutritional Status and Some Dietary Optionsp. 427
Example Calculation of Dietary Composition Required for a 400-kg Mare in the Fourth Month of Lactationp. 445
Common Dietary Errors in Studs and Racing Stablesp. 449
Chemical Composition of Feedstuffs Used for Horsesp. 453
Estimates of Base Excess of a Diet and of Blood Plasmap. 461
Glossaryp. 463
References and Bibliographyp. 501
Conclusionp. 549
Indexp. 550
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