Nutrition of the Exercising horse by edited by M. Saastamoinen and W. Martin-Rosset  - click for bigger image

Nutrition of the Exercising horse
by edited by M. Saastamoinen and W. Martin-Rosset


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About this book

The exercising horse competes at various levels in different disciplines and is also increasingly used for leisure riding and driving as well as hobby farming and agritourism. This varied use of the horse of today creates challenges for those who are responsible for the feeding of horses, as well as to feed producers and manufacturers.

This book provides an outstanding synthesis of knowledge in physiology and metabolism, nutritional requirements and feeding strategies. Use of performance aids and the question of feed contaminants and doping are explained and discussed according to EU legislation on the marketing and use of animal feeds and doping rules in horse sports.

The improved knowledge and understanding of the background of the horse's performance and nutritional physiology helps to meet the nutritional requirements of working (or exercising) horses such that their genetic potential can be used properly.


  • nutrients and tissue metabolism;
  • adaptations;
  • energy requirements;
  • protein requirements;
  • mineral, electrolytes and vitamins requirements and function;
  • feeding strategies;
  • performance aids and feed contaminants and doping.

This book is the fourth step of further discussion on the evaluation and prediction of the requirements of different types of horses covered in the scope of the working group Nutrition of the Horse commission at European Association of Animal Production (EAAP).

Ideal for teachers and students in equine science, scientists, veterinarians, advisers and practioneers in the equine industry. Also those concerned with feeding in the racing and riding community.


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9789086860715
Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
Language: English
Published: 2008

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