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Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition


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SECTION 1: CORE NUTRITION Digestive physiology Metabolic physiology Feeding behaviour Research techniques in equine nutrition Energy Amino acids and protein Fats and fatty acids Carbohydrates Vitamins Minerals Water SECTION 2: APPLIED NUTRITION AND FEEDING MANAGEMENT A. General considerations Feedstuffs for horses Pastures and pasture management Supplements and nutraceuticals (including ergogenics) Ration evaluation and formulation (with discussion on feed manufacturing practices) International feeding practices B. Feeding through the lifestages Broodmare and stallion Growing animals Mature horses Old horses Athletic horses (possibly several chapters under this heading - a basic core chapter, then a group of small chapters that deals with different disciplines e.g. racehorses, endurance, 3-day event) C. Special considerations Ponies, donkeys, miniature horses Wild equids Orphan foals . SECTION 3: CLINICAL NUTRITION Clinical assessment of nutritional status Muscle disorders Laminitis Obesity Thin and starved horses Endocrine diseases (equine metabolic syndrome; equine Cushing's disease) Developmental orthopaedic disease Osteoarthritis Gastrointestinal diseases (gastric ulcers, colic, diarrhea) Allergic and inflammatory airway diseases Renal and hepatic Skin diseases/atopy Central nervous system diseases (e.g. equine motor neuron disease; grass sickness) Behavioural abnormalities (stereotypies) Assisted enteral and parenteral feeding Feed-related toxicities APPENDICES Nutrient requirements Nutrient composition of feeds Reference ranges for blood metabolites, minerals and vitamins Milk composition

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