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.
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.
*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