Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding waspublished in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject.It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equinenutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidencedtextbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used ingrowing, working and breeding horses. It also explains thescientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirementsin an understandable manner, and shows you how to do thesecalculations. Special attention is also given to grassland andpasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases.
Additional, student-friendly features include:
* References to the most up-to-date information, including"Nutrient Requirements of Horses", from the NationalResearch Council (2007).
* Case histories to provide practical examples.
* Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you torevise.
* A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations.
Changes to this fourth edition:
* Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reportsand papers being incorporated.
* Extensively revised to make navigation easier.
* A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of thefoal.
This book is the essential text for any undergraduate andpostgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinarymedicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It isalso used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.