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Equine Nutrition and Feeding, 3rd Edition

Equine Nutrition and Feeding, 3rd Edition

David Frape

ISBN: 978-0-470-75105-3 November 2007 Wiley-Blackwell 664 Pages


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.
Introduction to the Third Edition.


List of Abbreviations.

1 The Digestive System.

2 Utilization of the Products of Dietary Energy and Protein.

3 The Roles of Major Minerals and Trace Elements.

4 Vitamin and Water Requirements.

5 Ingredients of Horse Feeds.

6 Estimating Nutrient Requirements.

7 Feeding the Breeding Mare, Foal and Stallion.

8 Growth.

9 Feeding for Performance and the Metabolism of Nutrients During Exercise.

10 Grassland and Pasture Management.

11 Pests and Ailments Related to Grazing Area, Diet and Housing.

12 Laboratory Methods for Assessing Nutritional Status and Some Dietary Options.

Appendix A: Example Calculation of Dietary Composition Required for a 400kg Mare in the Fourth Month of Lactation.

Appendix B: Common Dietary Errors in Studs and Racing Stables.

Appendic C: Chemical Composition of Feedstuffs Used for Horses.

Appendix D: Estimates of Base Excess of a Diet and of Blood Plasma.


References and bibliography.



*Considers the dietary problems in breeding and working horses, drawing on case histories incorporated in the text

*Provides a comprehensive toxicology of grazing horses and gives an up to date account of the causes and control of many common ailments

*Presents procedures for management of horse pastures

*Includes numerous tables, diagrams and plates, giving the nutritional characteristics of numerous feedstuffs suitable for horses

*Discusses nutritional requirements for each class of stock

*Presents revised systems for protein and energy needs, including an historical and current account of methods used in measuring energy consumption.

*Describes how food is digested and nutrients are used in growth, reproduction and work

*Describes how nutrients are used for sprint and long distance work