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Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition

Health, Welfare and Performance

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a landmark text that provides a comprehensive source of information on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. In this authoritative and accessible account, experts from around the world provide a global perspective while the editors tackle key controversial areas. Topics covered include the basic foundations of equine nutrition (digestive and metabolic physiology, nutrient functions and requirements), nutritional management by life stage or function, the assessment of feedstuffs and feeding programs, and clinical nutrition. Also included is discussion on feed hygiene and the role of manufacturers in feed quality and safety. The book contains abundant practical nutritional advice for the treatment of clinical conditions seen by veterinarians in their daily practice, together with the fundamental information needed to make recommendations for the nutritional management of healthy horses.

 

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition provides the most substantial overview currently available of the nutritional management of key equine clinical conditions. It further presents the up-to-date scientific background needed to underpin recommendations. It will be of core relevance to equine veterinarians and nutritionists, and a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as lay horsemen and women who wish to be better informed about their horses’ nutritional needs.

Audience

All equine practitioners

Hardbound, 696 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3422-0

Contents

  • SECTION 1: CORE NUTRITION

    Digestive physiology

    Metabolic physiology

    Feeding behaviour

    Research techniques in equine nutrition

    Energy

    Amino acids and protein

    Fats and fatty acids

    Carbohydrates

    Vitamins

    Minerals

    Water

    SECTION 2: APPLIED NUTRITION AND FEEDING MANAGEMENT

    A. General considerations

    Feedstuffs for horses

    Pastures and pasture management

    Supplements and nutraceuticals (including ergogenics)

    Ration evaluation and formulation (with discussion on feed manufacturing practices)

    International feeding practices

    B. Feeding through the lifestages

    Broodmare and stallion

    Growing animals

    Mature horses

    Old horses

    Athletic horses (possibly several chapters under this heading - a basic core chapter, then a group of small chapters that deals with different disciplines e.g. racehorses, endurance, 3-day event)

    C. Special considerations

    Ponies, donkeys, miniature horses

    Wild equids

    Orphan foals

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    SECTION 3: CLINICAL NUTRITION

    Clinical assessment of nutritional status

    Muscle disorders

    Laminitis

    Obesity

    Thin and starved horses

    Endocrine diseases (equine metabolic syndrome; equine Cushing’s disease)

    Developmental orthopaedic disease

    Osteoarthritis

    Gastrointestinal diseases (gastric ulcers, colic, diarrhea)

    Allergic and inflammatory airway diseases

    Renal and hepatic

    Skin diseases/atopy

    Central nervous system diseases (e.g. equine motor neuron disease; grass sickness)

    Behavioural abnormalities (stereotypies)  

    Assisted enteral and parenteral feeding

    Feed-related toxicities

     

    APPENDICES

    Nutrient requirements

    Nutrient composition of feeds

    Reference ranges for blood metabolites, minerals and vitamins

    Milk composition

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