Equine Nutrition and Feeding / Edition 4

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Equine Nutrition and Feeding has become the standard work on the subject, covering every aspect of the nutrition of breeding, growing and working horses, describing the basis upon which scientifically derived conclusions for nutrition and dietary requirements are reached. Following the last edition in 1998, the book has been extensively updated, revised and rewritten with reference to well over 400 papers that have been published since 1998 on equine science. It has been made more practical by setting out the implications of new research for feeding programmes and it includes a full account of the toxicology and metabolic and other diseases, related to diet. Their causes and control are discussed and comprehensive lists of definitions of the terms and abbreviations used are given.

"The second edition covers virtually every aspect of nutrition needed by breeding, growing, and working horses."

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405195461
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/19/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 853,524
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Frape PhD (Iowa), Dip Agric (Cantab), CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath, RNutr, has published numerous papers and articles. He is also a scientific consultant and member of the Editorial Board of Equine Veterinary Journal.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
List of Abbreviations
1 The Digestive System 1
2 Utilization of the Products of Dietary Energy and Protein 26
3 The Roles of Major Minerals and Trace Elements 43
4 Vitamin and Water Requirements 72
5 Ingredients of Horse Feeds 96
6 Estimating Nutrient Requirements 157
7 Feeding the Breeding Mare, Foal and Stallion 210
8 Growth 240
9 Feeding for Performance and the Metabolism of Nutrients During Exercise 259
10 Grassland and Pasture Management 319
11 Pests and Ailments Related to Grazing Area, Diet and Housing 371
12 Laboratory Methods for Assessing Nutritional Status and Some Dietary Options 427
App. A Example Calculation of Dietary Composition Required for a 400-kg Mare in the Fourth Month of Lactation 445
App. B Common Dietary Errors in Studs and Racing Stables 449
App. C Chemical Composition of Feedstuffs Used for Horses 453
App. D Estimates of Base Excess of a Diet and of Blood Plasma 461
Glossary 463
References and Bibliography 501
Conclusion 549
Index 550
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2005

    Tiresome reading.

    I bought this book hoping it would give me a complete understanding of every aspect of equine nutrition. As of now, I haven't managed to get through the first chapter. This because of the way the author formulates his sentences and builds up his paragraphs and chapters. There seems to be a lack of logical build-up. All in all, although this book may contain all the scientific information one could need, it certainly isn't a book one easily reads.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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