Manual of Equine Nutrition and Feeding Management


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<p>In the&nbsp;<i>Manual of Equi</i><i>ne Nutrition and Feeding Management</i>,&nbsp;a team of equine nutritionists and educators&nbsp;delivers&nbsp;a comprehensive manual&nbsp;perfect for us in an applied laboratory setting. This book explores&nbsp;critical&nbsp;ideas&nbsp;in equine nutrition, from plant identification to&nbsp;determining the cost of feeding.&nbsp;</p> <p>The laboratory concepts and assignments contained within&nbsp;this book&nbsp;combine the practical aspects of feeds and feeding with the technical aspects of equine nutrition.&nbsp;Each chapter is organized to include an&nbsp;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&nbsp;an instructor key with answers to the lab activities and assignments available to instructors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The book also includes:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to&nbsp;the equine digestive system, including the primary and secondary organs of digestion&nbsp;</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of plant identification, pasture, hay, and concentrates for horses&nbsp;</li> <li>Practical discussions of by-product feeds and additives, including explanations of the concepts of &ldquo;as sampled&rdquo; and &ldquo;dry matter&rdquo;&nbsp;</li> <li>In-depth examinations of how to determine the nutrient content of feeds and the use of feeding standards and English-metric conversions&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Ideal for&nbsp;pre-veterinary and equine studies students,&nbsp;the&nbsp;<i>Manual of Equine Nutrition and&nbsp;Feeding Management</i>&nbsp;is also an indispensable resource for veterinary medicine and veterinary technician students, equine nutritionists, and the owners and breeders of horses.&nbsp;</p>