A compilation of papers from past Kentucky Equine Research conferences. Covering a broad range of topics and containing a wealth of information related to equine nutrition, veterinary medicine and exercise physiology. Included is a mixture of original research and review material as well as a great deal of practical information about how to feed and manage all types of horses. This fully indexed text should prove to be an essential reference for anyone interested in the latest developments in equine nutrition.
GENERAL NUTRITION * The digestive tract of the horse - practical considerations * Forages for horses: more than just filler * Carbohydrates in equine nutrition * Protein requirements and digestibility: a review * Mineral requirements in the horse: a historical perspective * Cereal grains and byproducts: what's in them and how are they processed? * Measuring the digestible energy content of horse feeds * Nutrient digestibility in horses * Effect of feeding frequency on digestion in ponies * Effects of meal feeding frequency and roughage on behaviors of stabled horses * Responses of blood glucose, lactate and insulin in horses fed equal amounts of grain with or without added soybean oil * Selenium supplementation for horse feed * What does your horse weigh? * Computing horse nutrition: how to properly conduct an equine nutrition evaluation * THE PERFORMANCE HORSE * Choke points: what factors limit performance in the equine athlete? * Form follows function? how does conformation affect the performance horse? * Energy and the performance horse * The gut during exercise * Protein requirements of equine athletes * Blood analysis and its relationship to feeding the performance horse * Skeletal muscle function and metabolism * The use of nutritional ergogenic aids in horses * Electrolytes and the performance horse * Trace minerals for the performance horse: known biochemical roles and estimates of requirements * Fat soluble vitamins and the performance horse * Testing for drugs, medications and other substances in racing horses * Recent developments in equine nutrition research * The effect of pre-exercise b-vitamin supplementation on metabolic response to exercise in thoroughbred horses * Effect of dietary vitamin E supplementation on the exercising horse * The effect of chromium supplementation on metabolic response to exercise in Thoroughbred horses * The effects of niacin supplementation on niacin status and exercise metabolism in horses * The influence of trimethylglycine on the untrained and trained horse exercising to fatigue * The effect of feeding restricted diets on thyroid hormone concentrations and metabolic responses in the exercising horse * The long-term effects of feeding fat to two year old thoroughbreds in training * The influence of time of feeding on exercise response in Thoroughbreds fed a fat supplemented or high carbohydrate diet * The effect of feeding after exercise on glucose and glycogen responses in the horse effect of diet on weight loss and plasma variables in endurance exercised horses * Effect of exercise conditioning and type on serum creatine kinase and aspartate amino-transferase activity * The effect of warming-up on response to exercise * FEEDING MANAGEMENT * Myths and wives' tales of feeding horses: "some truth, some fiction" * Feeding the three-day event and dressage horse * Feeding practices in Australia and New Zealand * Some aspects of feeding the endurance horse * Feeding the endurance horse * Feeding and fitting: the halter and sales horse * Feeding the western performance horse * GROWTH AND BROODMARE NUTRITION * The equine skeleton: how does bone grow and how do abnormalities in the developmental process affect soundness? * Protein and energy requirements of growing horses * Energy requirements of lactating mares and suckling foals * Delivering essential nutrients to young, growing horses * Growth management of young horses to achieve different commercial endpoints * Effects of yeast culture supplementation on growth of thoroughbred foals at weaning * A summary of growth rates of thoroughbreds in Kentucky * The effect of weaning age on foal growth and bone density * Investigation of farm wide incidence of bone formation problems in the horse * The incidence of developmental orthopedic disease (dod) on a Kentucky thoroughbred farm * PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS * Nutrition related pathological conditions of the performance horse * Colic * Nutrition and productivity practical problems related to nutrition * Exertional rhabdomyolysis in the horse * Tied up with electrolytes - or not? * Mycotoxins: a nationwide problem * Implications of mycotoxins * Small airway disease and equine respiratory health
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