Beyond the Hay Days, 1st Edition: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Effective Horse Nutrition

Beyond the Hay Days, 1st Edition: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Effective Horse Nutrition

by Rex A. Ewing

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$14.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780965809801
Publisher: PixyJack Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Prologuev
Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: The Art of Nutrition9
Chapter 1Feeding as a Function of Design13
Part 1Energy-The Nutrients That Supply It and The Horse's Needs
Chapter 2Energy-Fuel for the Equine Engine19
Chapter 3The Nutrients That Supply Energy
Carbohydrates23
Fat24
Protein-The Stuff Your Horse Is Made Of25
Chapter 4Putting Things Into Perspective29
Chapter 5The Fundamentals: Energy and Protein Requirements33
Maintenance Horses34
Performance Horses37
Stallions40
Broodmares41
Nursing Foals43
Weanlings & Yearlings47
Part IINutrients That Don't Supply Energy
Chapter 6Enzymes: Catalysts53
Chapter 7Minerals: Elemental Necessities55
Chapter 8Macrominerals
Calcium and Phosphorus57
Magnesium64
Sulfur65
Potassium67
Salt68
Quick Summary69
Chapter 9Trace Minerals71
Organic vs. Inorganic73
Cobalt76
Copper76
Iodine77
Iron78
Manganese80
Zinc81
Selenium82
Quick Summary84
Chart of Daily Mineral Requirements85
Chapter 10Vitamins87
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin A88
Vitamin D90
Vitamin E92
Vitamin K94
Water Soluble Vitamins
Thiamin (B[subscript 1])94
Riboflavin (B[subscript 2])96
Niacin96
Pantothenic Acid97
Pyridoxine (B[subscript 6])97
Folic Acid98
Choline99
Vitamin B[subscript 12]99
Ascorbic Acid100
Biotin101
Quick Summary103
Chapter 11Guide to Supplemental Feeding105
Chapter 12Exotic Nutrients109
MSM110
DMG112
Chondroitin Sulfates113
Chapter 13Closing Considerations--The Basics115
Teeth and Parasites115
Forages116
Grains, Fats and Extra Protein118
AppendixHelpful Formulas & Conversion Factors121
Suggested Reading & General Bibliography127

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