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Download The Horse Nutrition Bible: The Comprehensive Guide to the Feeding of Your Horse epub

by Ruth Bishop

A comprehensive book on feeding horses and ponies, this guide makes choosing the correct diet easy with simple advice on how to assess a horse's needs. Detailed nutrition advice on offer from leading expert, Ruth Bishop which makes problem solving quick and simple. Containing advice on everything from different climates to correctly storing food, The Horse Nutrition Bible is a comprehensive survey of the equine diet.
Download The Horse Nutrition Bible: The Comprehensive Guide to the Feeding of Your Horse epub
ISBN: 0715313681
ISBN13: 978-0715313688
Category: Home
Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
Author: Ruth Bishop
Language: English
Publisher: David & Charles (April 30, 2003)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1134 kb
FB2 size: 1582 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 995
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This is not a bad book, and if you have never really thought about what to feed your horse(s) it's a reasonable place to start, but I do have some issues w/ this book: 1.) while it does distinguish between different types of feed (i.e. hay, straight hard feed, etc.) it doesn't help you determine a feeding program beyond basic common sense (don't feed 'hot' horses lots of grain, offer lots of good pasture or hay, always have water available), and 2.) it does not tell you how to evaluate premade grain mixes, supplements, etc. to determine quality other than "buy from a reputable source".

As I said it's a great book if you're just getting into equine nutrition, and there are some truly helpful parts of the book like a chart explaining what is considered "light", "moderate", and "heavy" work for horses, which is great because when you're looking at a feed bag trying to figure out what they mean by those terms it can be confusing! it was also refreshing to see that someone that understands the evolution of equines and what that means for their feeding and digestion, and that it makes clear that every horse is an individual and should be fed as such, though it would have been nice to have a few types of feed or supplements recommended as good for general health, or for certain age groups (i.e. aged). also it was great to see a book that treated pony nutrition as separate from the full sized equine.
Here it is in great detail. Want to know what the breakdown is of nutrients? Caring for or rehabilitating an overweight or emaciated horse? This book is top shelf for me.
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This book had more NEW info about our horses and gave us a new perspective on what a horse needs.
Good information
wonderful guide and technical info book. a real keeper and must have.
more than 5 stars, shirl
I really like this book. It gives above average info on horse nutrition and feeding. What makes it special is the British perspective. Different customs lead to somewhat different feeding practices, which may be equally as valid. Bagged hay (silage) being fed to horses is one difference.