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Emura
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Emura asked in PetsHorses · 8 years ago

Good, updated, books on equine nutrition?

I was reading 'Feeding To Win' (actually I did finish it) to learn more about equine nutrition, but according to some people it is way outdated and should not be read (though I'm curious as to why, they didn't say). So any good, updated, books on equine nutrition?

The reason I read the other one is because it was what was available at my schools library. I didn't check the publication date on it.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    The advances in equine nutrition since the 70s (first edition), and even the 90s (revised), has been extensive. Even very recently, within the last ten years, there has been a LOT of new ground covered. As with human nutrition, we're learning new things everyday so it's a good idea to keep as up to date on these kinds of things as possible. The best way to do that is by subscribing to a frequent publication or science journal because books are just way too quickly outdated (even some websites get outdated pretty quickly because it's singular articles, not a continuous publication which keeps readers up to snuff). Or, most of the time, anyway.

    This is a book. It is the revised edition:

    http://www.exclusivelyequine.com/ViewProduct.aspx?...

    It is very teeny. It doesn't say loads. But it's a fair basis to begin nutrition studies. I really like it. It's pretty concise, doesn't get too funky with terms, kind of like nutrition for dummies.

    I would soooo suggest getting a subscription to both The Horse magazine and The Horse Journal. Equus occasionally has good nutrition and medical articles as well.

    The Horse magazine is VERY cheap. $8 for a year sub. DO ITTT. Everyone should. (Because online articles can sometimes get fuzzy, the computer screen isn't good for the eyes. I prefer print to computer, personally, so I had to have the magazine.) They do post all of their articles online and there are LOADS of nutrition-related articles.

    Have. A. BLAST. I love this place so much.

    http://www.thehorse.com/

    All you have to do is make an account. There's no fee for accessing the site. Some articles are even free for viewing if you're not a member but they're kinda sparse. Here's the direct link to their nutrition categories:

    http://www.thehorse.com/TopicSearch/Default.aspx?n...

    The Horse Journal, however, is kind of expensive. But I think it's worth it. (But I'm a magazine addict so, of course I would.)

    http://www.horse-journal.com/

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  • Azeri
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Yes, "Feeding to Win" is now outdated, as are the 6 or 7 other books I have on nutrition! Information available on nutrition is changing so rapidly now, that I think the best thing to do is to go online to REPUTABLE websites and read the information there, or to subscribe to magazines that provide that sort of information.

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  • cinda
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    properly, the technological information and nutrition technologies adjustments in basic terms about on a daily basis as scientists and equine nutritionists study further and extra about horses. i might want to bypass first to Amazon and word what the hot revealed thoughts is. The comments are an outstanding thanks to understand what books to purchase.

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