Manual of Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management

Manual of Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management

By Carol Z. Buckhout and Barbara E. Lindberg

Manual of Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management PDF delivers a comprehensive manual perfect for use in an applied laboratory setting. This book explores critical ideas in equine nutrition, from plant identification to determining the cost of feeding.

The laboratory concepts and assignments contained within this book combine the practical aspects of feeds and feeding with the technical aspects of equine nutrition. Each chapter is organized to include an introduction, objectives, and questions for further study; and is supplemented with additional activities to aid in the retention of the presented material. A companion website provides worksheets, with an instructor key with answers to the lab activities and assignments available to instructors.

The book also includes:

  • A thorough introduction to the equine digestive system, including the primary and secondary organs of digestion
  • Comprehensive explorations of plant identification, pasture, hay, and concentrates for horses
  • Practical discussions of by-product feeds and additives, including explanations of the concepts of “as sampled” and “dry matter”
  • In-depth examinations of how to determine the nutrient content of feeds and the use of feeding standards and English-metric conversions

Ideal for pre-veterinary and equine studies students, the Manual of Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management is also an indispensable resource for veterinary medicine and veterinary technician students, equine nutritionists, and the owners and breeders of horses.

Table of Contents

Laboratory 1 THE EQUINE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 1

Laboratory 2 PLANT IDENTIFICATION 23

Laboratory 3 FORAGE 1: PASTURE 45

Laboratory 4 FORAGE 2: HAY FOR HORSES 57

Laboratory 5 CONCENTRATES FOR HORSES 73

Laboratory 6 BY-PRODUCT FEEDS AND ADDITIVES THE CONCEPTS OF “AS SAMPLED” AND “DRY MATTER” 89

Laboratory 7 DETERMINING THE NUTRIENT CONTENT OF FEEDS 103

Laboratory 8 THE USE OF FEEDING STANDARDS ENGLISH-METRIC CONVERSIONS 113

Laboratory 9 RATION EVALUATION PART I 127

Laboratory 10 RATION EVALUATION PART II 137

Laboratory 11 THE PEARSON SQUARE 147

Laboratory 12 CORRECTING DEFICIENCIES IN A RATION 159

Laboratory 13 DETERMINING THE COST OF FEEDING 171

INDEX 183

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