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Nutrient Requirements of Horses:: Sixth Revised Edition / Edition 6

Nutrient Requirements of Horses:: Sixth Revised Edition / Edition 6


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Proper formulation of diets for horses depends on adequate knowledge of their nutrient requirements. These requirements depend on the breed and age of the horse and whether it is exercising, pregnant, or lactating.

A great deal of new information has been accumulated since the publication 17 years ago of the last edition of Nutrient Requirements of Horses. This new edition features a detailed review of scientific literature, summarizing all the latest information, and provides a new set of requirements based on revised data. Also included is updated information on the composition of feeds, feed additives, and other compounds routinely fed to horses. The effects of physiological factors, such as exercise, and environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity, are covered, as well. Nutrient Requirements of Horses also contains information on several nutritional and metabolic diseases that horses often have.

Designed primarily as a reference, both practical and technical, Nutrient Requirements of Horses is intended to ensure that the diets of horses and other equids contain adequate amounts of nutrients and that the intakes of certain nutrients are not so excessive that they inhibit performance or impair health. This book is primarily intended for animal nutritionists, veterinarians, and other scientists; however, individual horse owners and managers will also find some of this material useful. Professors who teach graduate courses in animal nutrition will find Nutrient Requirements of Horses beneficial as a textbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780309102124
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 03/13/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Summary     1
Energy     3
Carbohydrates     34
Fats and Fatty Acids     44
Proteins and Amino Acids     54
Minerals     69
Vitamins     109
Water and Water Quality     128
Feeds and Feed Processing     141
Feed Additives     183
Feed Analysis     203
Feeding Behavior and General Considerations for Feeding Management     211
Unique Aspects of Equine Nutrition     235
Donkeys and Other Equids     268
Ration Formulation and Evaluation     280
Computer Model to Estimate Requirements     285
Tables     293
Nutrient Requirement Tables     294
Feed Composition Tables     304
Composition of Mare's Milk Tables     311
Table of Conversions     315
Committee Statement of Task     317
Abbreviations and Acronyms     319
Committee Member Biographies     323
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications     325
Index     327

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