Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition E-Book: Health, Welfare and Performance

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 31, 2013 - Medical - 592 pages

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a comprehensive text resource on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. Over 20 experts from around the world share their wisdom on a topic of central relevance to all equine practitioners and the equine community generally. Both basic and applied (including healthy and diseased animals) nutrition and feeding management of horses and other equids (i.e. ponies, donkeys, wild equids) are covered. The book will appeal to a wide audienc: undergraduate and post-graduate students in equine science and veterinary medicine, veterinarians, equine nutritionists, horse trainers and owners. The clinical component will strengthen the appeal for equine veterinarians. Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition will be a "must have" for anyone involved in the care of horses, ponies and other equids.

The book is divided into 3 parts:

  • Basic or core nutrition in this context refers to digestive physiology of the horse and the principles of nutrition.
  • Applied nutrition deals with the particular types of foods, and how to maintain an optimum diet through various life stages of the horse. You might characterize this aspect as prevention of disease through diet.
  • Clinical nutrition covers various diseases induced by poor diet, and their dietary treatment and management. It also looks at specific feeding regimes useful in cases disease not specifically induced by diet.
  • Authoritative, international contributions
  • Strong coverage of clinical aspects either omitted from or only sparsely dealt with elsewhere
  • Full colour throughout
  • The only clinical equine nutrition book
 

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Contents

A Nutritional Foundations
1
B Nutrition for Lifestage Type or Function
229
C Applied Nutrition Feeds
317
D Applied Nutrition
391
E Clinical Nutrition
467
Nutritional requirements recommendations and example diets
639
Glossary
659
Index
661
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