Introduction to Horse Nutrition

  • ID: 2222558
  • Book
  • 248 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A must for all equine science/studies students, and a great book for the professional as well as general horse owner. Dr Mina Davies Morel
BSc PhD, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University

If you are studying horse nutrition at an introductory level, then this is the ideal book for you. It covers the current syllabuses set out by equine science and management courses, and is particularly suitable for those who lack background knowledge in science. 

Nutrition has long been recognised as a vital part of horse care. It is important for optimal horse health, reproduction, sustained performance and general well being.  This book is invaluable for horse owners, trainers and breeders.


  • Student friendly, with key summary points at the end of each chapter and lots of helpful tables and images.
  • Covers the fundamentals of horse nutrition including daily nutrient requirements (using the latest National Research Council data).
  • Information on nutraceuticals and the nutritional management of health–related problems, such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Laminitis and PPID (Cushing s syndrome).

 About the author:

Zoe Davies is a consultant equine nutritionist, a former lecturer in equine science, an author, columnist, and external examiner for higher education courses. She is one of the few registered Equine Nutritionists in the UK, and has substantial experience in equine management.

An important addition to the shelves of all students and horse owners I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Mark Tabachnik BSc BVM&S Cert EP BAEDT MRCVS, Wright & Morten Veterinary Hospital

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A Reader s Perspective.


1 The Horse as a Herbivore.

2 Structure and Function of the Equine Digestive System.

3 Food and Biological Molecules.

4 Vitamins.

5 Minerals.

6 Energy Fuel for Life.

7 Forage for Horses.

8 Feedstuffs.

9 Feed Supplements, Additives and Nutraceuticals.

10 Formulating a Ration.

11 Feeding Different Types of Horses.

12 Diet Related Problems.

Appendix 1 Nutritional Requirements Tables.

Appendix 2 Nutrient Composition of Feedstuffs.

Appendix 3 Modern Rules of Feeding.

Appendix 4 Conversion Factors.

Further Reading.



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Zoe Davies
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