Horse Pasture Management

Author: Paul H. Sharpe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128129204

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Horse Pasture Management begins with coverage of the structure, function and nutritional value of plants, continuing into identification of pasture plants. Management of soil and plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Management of hay and silage are included, since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. A number of chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment and other living things. As an aid in good pasture management, one chapter explains construction and use of fencing and watering systems. Contributions are rounded out with a chapter explaining how the University of Kentucky helps horse farm managers develop their pasture management programs. The purpose of the book is to help people provide a better life for horses. Provides the basic principles of pasture management for those involved in equine-related fields and study. Covers a variety of strategies for managing the behavior, grouping, environmental, and feeding needs of grazing horses to ensure high levels of welfare and health. Includes information on environmental best practices, plant and soil assessment, and wildlife concerns. Explains pasture-related diseases and toxic plants to be avoided. Includes links to useful resources and existing extension programs.

The Pony Club Guide to Pasture Management

Author: Elizabeth O'Beirne-Ranelagh,Pony Club

Publisher: Pony Club

ISBN: 9781907279072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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This title is devoted specifically to the subject of grassland when used for grazing by horses and ponies. Topics covered in detail include the equine digestive system, nutritional needs, different types of grass and their suitability for horses, and good management practices.

Field Management for Horses and Ponies

Author: Sian Evans

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318189

Category: Pets

Page: 23

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Grassland management can be complicated and frustrating. Even with a small paddock there is either too much grass or too much ragwort. Field Management for Horses and Ponies shows you how to analyse your existing pasture in order to maximize the quantity and quality of your grazing. It gives practical advice on soil analysis, fertilizing, harrowing and ploughing, land drainage, fencing, and problems such as weed infestation and poisonous plants. Anyone who wishes to improve their grazing and get the most out of their land--from the owner of one horse or pony who is kept on a small area of rented land to the riding school proprietor--will find the easy-to-understand advice given in this book invaluable.

Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition

Author: Markku Saastamoinen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086862004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 511

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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

Author: Norman Edward Robinson,Kim A. Sprayberry

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416054758

Category: Medical

Page: 1066

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Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!

Equine Nutrition and Feeding

Author: David Frape

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111827931X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding waspublished in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject.It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equinenutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidencedtextbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used ingrowing, working and breeding horses. It also explains thescientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirementsin an understandable manner, and shows you how to do thesecalculations. Special attention is also given to grassland andpasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: References to the most up-to-date information, including“Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, from the NationalResearch Council (2007). Case histories to provide practical examples. Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you torevise. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reportsand papers being incorporated. Extensively revised to make navigation easier. A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of thefoal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate andpostgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinarymedicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It isalso used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.

Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction - E-Book

Author: Tim Mair,Sandy Love,James Schumacher,Roger K. W. Smith,Grant Frazer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052027

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The new edition of this introductory-level textbook continues to offer a concise and approachable bridge between student lecture notes and more detailed clinical reference works. All aspects of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction are covered in a single, convenient volume. The second edition has been subject to an extensive revision, with each chapter updated and new chapters added to cover wound management, critical care, anaesthesia and sedation, and diagnostic imaging. While offering key information in an easily and quickly digested format for clinical veterinary students and practising veterinary surgeons, this second edition of Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction will also be relevant to students undertaking equine science degrees, and to professional horse owners and trainers. The wide range of international contributors, highly experienced and all experts in their fields, ensures that the new edition of this popular all-in-one resource remains as indispensable as ever. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction Easy-to-use format Completely revised since the first edition with new chapters added Now with over 100 new illustrations including colour photographs Includes diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as descriptions of commonly employed clinical techniques Includes lists of important differential diagnoses for common clinical signs

Grazing management

the principles and practice of grazing, for profit and environmental gain, within temperate grassland systems : proceedings of the British Grassland Society Conference held at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, 29 February-2 March, 2000

Author: British Grassland Society. Conference,A. J. Rook,P. D. Penning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmentally sensitive areas

Page: 270

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Advances in Laminitis, Part II, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice - E-Book

Author: Christopher C. Pollitt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700762

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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This issue is the second half of the topic on laminitis, one of the most challenging diseases for the equine clinician to treat. Articles include endocrinopathic metabolism, equine metabolic syndrome, hyperinsulinemic laminitis, pasture associated laminitis, corticosteroid associated laminitis, supporting limb laminitis, pharmacological basis for the treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis, pain management of chronic laminitis, chronic laminitis: larval therapy, chronic laminitis foot support: support shoes, pasture management, diet and exercise, herd management, and much more!

Equine Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Stephen M. Reed,Warwick M. Bayly,Debra C. Sellon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437708854

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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Develop an essential understanding of the principles of equine disease with this one-of-a-kind, problem-based resource! Extensively revised and updated with contributions from an international team of experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition reflects the latest clinical research in equine medicine and focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases to help you confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you’ll encounter in practice. Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material. Extensive content updates help you improve patient care with up-to-date research and clinical evidence across the full spectrum of equine practice, including: New sections on biofilm ahesins, resistance to phagocytosis, and host substrate utilization New information on changes in body weight Recent findings on fibrocoxib and diclofenac Expanded and reorganized coverage of critical care New material on inborn errors of metabolism and acquired myopathies Detailed treatment information on various disorders of the reproductive tract A new section on toxicoses causing signs related to liver disease or dysfunction Bound-in companion DVD includes more than 120 high-quality video clips that guide you through procedures related to the cardiovascular and neurologic systems.