European Association for Animal Production

Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

Editors: Saastamoinen, M., Fradinho, M.J., Santos, A.S., Miraglia, N. (Eds.)

  • Highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition
  • Gathers information about related topics
  • Provides an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production
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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.

Table of contents (69 chapters)

  • Grass physiology and its relation to nutritive value in feeding horses

    Virkajärvi, P. (et al.)

    Pages 17-43

  • Changes in chemical composition of different grass species and -mixtures in equine pasture during grazing season

    Särkijärvi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 45-48

  • Phytoestrogen coumestrol and its metabolite in mares’ plasma after clover mixed pasture and alfalfa pellets ingestion

    Botelho, M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-53

  • Fermentation parameters and total gas production of equine caecal and faecal inocula

    Santos, A. S. (et al.)

    Pages 55-58

  • White clover (Trifolium repens L.): do non-structural carbohydrates account?

    Almeida, J. P. F.

    Pages 59-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forages and grazing in horse nutrition
Editors
  • Markku Saastamoinen
  • Maria João Fradinho
  • Ana Sofia Santos
  • Nicoletta Miraglia
Series Title
European Association for Animal Production
Series Volume
132
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-755-4
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-755-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Illustrations and Tables
116 b/w illustrations
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