This is the fourth volume in a series of books combining the latest research papers tabled at the most recent Kentucky Equine Research Equine Nutrition Conference.
Edited by Joe Pagan, a leading light in equine nutrition who has written or co-authored several of the research papers included here, this latest offering includes sections covering nutrition generally, that of the performance horse, broodmares, growing horses, and feeding for different conditions. This includes the absolute latest on metabolic disorders, laminitis, colic, gastric and colonic ulcers, insulin resistance, EIPH (exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage), parasite control, and sick foals.
In all, there are 39 specific studies into many aspects of equine management and care.
Included is an in-depth study on bone disease by New Zealand veterinarian Wayne McIlwraith, from Colorado State University. His paper looks at the impact of skeletal disease on athletic performance in the horse, focusing on OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans) in several joints in the horse.
Nutrient Requirements: Applying the Science
Making Nutrient Composition Tables Relevant
Forages: The Foundation for Equine Gastrointestinal Health
Grazing Preferences of Horses for Different Cool-Season Grasses
Carbohydrates in Forage
Assessing Energy Balance
Beta-Carotene: An Essential Nutrient for Horses?
Vitamin E: An Essential Nutrient for Horses?
Equine Behavior: A Nutritional Link?
Nutrition and management of the performance horse
The Efficiency of Utilization of Digestible Energy During Submaximal Exercise
Efficacy of a Herbal Feed Supplement in Reducing Exercise-Related Stress in Horses
Update on Bone Disease
Nutrition and management of the broodmare
The New NRC: Updated Requirements for Pregnancy and Growth
Oral Water-Soluble Vitamin E Supplementation of the Mare in late Gestation, Its Effects on Serum Vitamin E Levels in the Pre- and Postpartum Mare and the Neonate
Body Weight and Condition of Kentucky Thoroughbred Mares and Their Foals as Influenced by Month of Foaling, Season, and Gender
The Effect of Dietary Calcium on Indicators of Bone Turnover in Broodmares
Nutrition of the Dam Influences Growth and Development of the Foal
Nutrition and management of the growing horse
Nutrition of the Young Equine Athlete
Development of the Equine Gastrointestinal Tract
Skeletal Adaptation During Growth and Development
Muscle Adaptation During Growth and Early Training
The Balancing Act of Growing a Sound, Athletic Horse
Body Weight, Wither Height and Growth Rates in Thoroughbreds
Size Matters at the Sale
Managing Growth to Produce a Sound, Athletic Horse
Feeding the Atypical Horse
Nutritional Management of Metabolic Disorders
Pathology of Metabolic-Related Conditions
Recent Research into Laminitis
Colic Prevalence, Risk Factors and Prevention
Colic Treatment and Post-Colic Nutrition
Overview of Gastric and Colonic Ulcers
Insulin Resistance-What Is It and How Do We Measure It?
Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
Food Allergy in the Horse-A Dermatologist's View
Beyond the X-Ray: The Latest Methods to Detect and Predict Skeletal Damage
Managing the Sick Foal to Product a Sound Athlete
Rational Approaches to Equine Parasite Control
About the author:
Dr Pagan received his B.S.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in animal nutrition and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. He formed Kentucky Equine Research (KER) in 1988 to be an international research, consulting and product development firm dealing in the areas of equine nutrition and sports medicine. KER served as equine nutrition consultants for the last four Olympic Games and is the official equine nutritionist of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Dr Pagan received the 2005 American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Award in Equine Nutrition Research. This award recognizes excellence in equine nutrition research and the contributions of an individual to equine feeding management practices and the equine feed industry.