Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition / Edition 2

Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition / Edition 2

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by Rex A. Ewing
     
 

Overview

An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. BEYOND THE HAY DAYS covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics, to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages

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Overview

Overview

An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. BEYOND THE HAY DAYS covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics, to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activity, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you'll read and refer to again and again.

Reviews of the 1st Edition

"If you'd like to get a handle on equine nutrition, but the subject tends to make your eyes glaze over, add BEYOND THE HAY DAYS to your horse library...Ewing will answer most, if not all of your questions." - HORSE & RIDER magazine

"This fascinating and folksy book takes a very dry subject and makes it interesting. For those of us not seeking a doctorate in equine nutrition, this book pretty well covers what we need to know." - THE QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL

"....this pleasant little primer contains an impressive amount of science and a healthy dose of common sense from a man who's been raising and feeding horses successfully for years." - EQUUS

"This thin, easy-to-read book uses common sense as its guiding force and knits in those complicated equations so the readers learns - and enjoys while doing so. It's lively, full of fun and gets the information to the reader in a hurry....I highly recommend this book as an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-swallow guide for experienced and green horsemen. For those of us who hate science and complicated dissertations, this is the book of choice." - NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY

About the Author
Rex A. Ewing spent several years as CEO of the John Ewing Company, a well-respected equine nutrition firm for over 50 years. He has been published by several equine publications, and has formulated and marketing numerous nutrition products for horses worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965809849
Publisher:
Pixyjack Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prologuexi
Author's Note to 2nd Editionxiii
1The Art of Nutrition15
2Feeding as a Function of Design20
Part INutrients That Supply Energy and The Horse's Needs
3Energy: Fuel for the Equine Engine24
4Nutrients That Supply Energy28
5Putting Things Into Perspective37
6The Fundamentals: Energy & Protein Requirements41
Maintenance Horses43
Older Horses46
Performance Horses47
Stallions50
Broodmares52
Nursing Foals53
Weanlings, Yearlings & Beyond57
Part IINutrients That Don't Supply Energy
7Enzymes: Catalysts of Life62
8Minerals: Elemental Necessities65
Macrominerals68
Trace Minerals84
Chart of Daily Requirements99
9Vitamins: The Missing Puzzle Pieces101
Fat Soluble Vitamins103
Water Soluble Vitamins110
Part IIIThe Extras and The Basics
10Exotic Nutrients124
MSM126
DMG128
Chondroitin Sulfates & Glucosamine129
Bromelain132
11Closing Considerations: The Basics134
Teeth and Parasites135
Wood, Sand and Sundries136
Feeding Tips138
Forages139
Grains, Fats and Extra Protein141
Basics of a Successful Feeding Program143
Acknowledgments144
Appendices
AGuide to Supplemental Feeding145
BHelpful Formulas & Conversion Factors148
Percent to Milligrams per Day149
Percent to Grams per Day150
PPM to Milligrams per Day151
Total Protein in a Ration152
Suggested Reading153
List of Tables, Charts & Summaries154
Index155
About the Author159

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