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Horse Nutrition Handbook

ISBN-10: 1603425411
ISBN-13: 9781603425414
Edition: 2010
Authors: Melyni Worth
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 5/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Melyni Worth, Ph.D., is a consultant and writer in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. She has trained horses and riders for 28 years. Her company, Foxden Equine, specializes in products that assist horses and riders to attain and maintain athletic performance.

Preface
Basics of Equine Digestion
Nature's Plan for Feeding Horses
Carbohydrate ABCs
Domestication Brought Drastic Changes
How the Horse Digests His Food
The Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
All about Nutrients
Water
Energy
Carbohydrates
Fats
Producing Energy for Muscles
Protein Basics
Minerals
Electrolytes 101
Microminerals: Less Is Best
Vitamins
What to Feed and Why
Forage Feeds
Hay is for Horses
Silage and Haylage
Chopped-Hay Options
All about Concentrates
Other Sources of Fiber
Commercial Blends
Protein: What and Why
Sources of Fat
Supplementation for Specialized Diets
Designing a Balanced Feeding Program
Feed Analysis
Calculating Rations: The Basics
Practical Applications: Dobbin and Smokey Joe
General Feeding Advice
Basic Feeding and Management Guidelines
Feeding for a Lifetime
Equine Body Condition Scoring System
Life-Stage Requirements
Feed Storage and Feeding Tips
Storing Grain
Storing Hay
Feeding Grain and Hay
Feeding Tips
Feeding Checklist
Pasture Management
Identifying Good Pasture
Turnout for Exercise and Grazing
Hay Pasture
Pasture Plants
Diets for Common Equine Disorders
Anhydrosis
Choke
Colic
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cribbing
Cushing's Disease/PPID
Equine Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)
Hypokalemic Diaphragmatic Shudder (Thumps)
Joint Disease
Laminitis and Founder
Metabolic Bone Disease
Misbehavior
Excess Weight
Pigment Loss
Toxins in Feed
Tying-up Syndrome
Ulcers
Thinness
Appendixes
Weight/Unit Volume
Conversions
Nutrition Contained in Feed
Feed Requirements for Horses
Seasonal Management Calendar
Horse Anatomy
Glossary
Resources
Recommended Reading
Periodicals
Commercial Laboratories
Products & Services
Web Sites & Other Sources
Index

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