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From The CriticsReviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This complete guide to equine nutrition includes feeding for horses with special needs and toxicology. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nutrition information to horse keepers around the world.
Audience: Although the book is targeted at well-informed horse owners, it also would be a good reference for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students
Features: It nicely covers some basic gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology, requirements of various types of horses, types of feed, how to formulate a nutrition plan, and pasture management. The sections on trace minerals are presented in the context of deficiency/toxicity, a good way to cover this. The sections on feeding particular types of horses (mares/foals/athletes) are also particularly well done. The book has a nice glossary with lots of detail.
Assessment: This update is justified by the amount of research interest in this area in recent years. Although there are many other books on nutrition (such as Feeding Horses and Ponies: Overcoming Common Feeding Problems, McBane (David & Charles Publishers, 1996)), the parts of this book that focus on pasture management and nutrition-related diseases provide broader coverage of topics than others available in this area.