Key Features

      • Comprehensive coverage of key topics in equine nutrition, both from a scientific and applied perspective
      • Practical advice with clear take-home messages
      • Accessible text with many summary boxes, illustrations and graphics to emphasize important concepts and recommendations
      • Likely to become the standard reference for practical nutrition in the equine field

Table of 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)

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054181
Print ISBN:
9780702034220

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