- Module code
- Module leader
- Jo Charles
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 50 hours
- Teaching period
- Wednesday mornings
Alternative sources of nutrition. Recent nutritional research and developments. Biotechnology and additives. GIT microbial activity. Nutrition of conserved and fresh forage. Advanced characterisation of horse feeds. Appropriate feeding of the performance horse incorporating consideration of physiological needs. Energy partition, systems and diet formulation procedure. Nutrition/health interactions.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the biochemical properties of horse feeds.
- Conduct a critical appraisal of analytical techniques in the laboratory.
- Relate feed characteristics to the physiological and dietary requirements of the performance horse.
- Identify nutrition/health interactions and formulate feeding strategies to prevent and rectify health disorders.
|Coursework||1 x applied nutrition exercise||100%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Ellis, A.D. and Hill, J. (2005). Nutritional Physiology of the Horse. Nottingham University Press.
- Frape, D. (2010). Equine Nutrition and Feeding. (4th edition). Wiley-Blackwell.
- Geor, R.J., Harris, P.A. and Coenen, M. (eds.) (2013) Equine applied and clinical nutrition; health, welfare and performance [E-book]. Available here. Saunders. (Accessed: 11 July 2014).
- NRC (2007). Nutrient Requirements of Horses. Bulletin No. 6 (revised). The National Academies Press, Washington, USA.
- Pagan, J.D. (ed.) (2009). Advances in Equine Nutrition IV. Kentucky Equine Research Inc. (Annual). Nottingham University Press.
- Context and EWING, W.N. (2002) Feeds directory: branded products guide [Reference material]. Context.
- Ellis, A.D., Longland, A.C., Coenen, M. and Miraglia, N. (Eds.) (2010). The Impact of Nutrition on the Health and Welfare of Horses. EAAP Scientific Series no. 128. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
- Equine NUtrition and TRAining COnference and Lindner, A. (ed.) (2013) Applied equine nutrition and training; Equine NUtrition and TRAining COnference (ENUTRACO) 2013 [E-book]. Available here. Wageningen Academic. (Accessed: 11 July 2014).Garnsworthy, P.C. and Wiseman, J. (2006). Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition. Annual Publication. Nottingham University Press.
- Harris, P.A. (2005). Equine Nutrition for All: the lst BEVA and WALTHAM nutrition symposia, Harrogate, September 2005. British Equine Veterinary Association.
- Lindner, A. (2007). Applied Equine Nutrition and Training: Equine Nutrition Conference (ENUCO) 2007. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
- Lindner, A. (2005). Applied Equine Nutrition: Applied Equine Nutrition Conference (ENUCO). Wageningen Press.
- McDonald, P. (2011). Animal Nutrition. (7th edition). Prentice Hall.
- Moughan, P.J., Vestegen, M.W.A. and Visser-Reyneveld, M.I. (2000). Feed Evaluation: Principles and Practice. Wageningen Pers.
- Saastamoinen, M., Fradinho, M.J., Santos, A.S. and Miraglia, N. (ed.) (2012). Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition. Wageningen Academic. (EAAP Publication, 132).
- Saastamooinen, M.T. and Martin-Rosset, W. (2008). Nutrition of the Exercising Horse. (EAAP Publication; 125). Wageningen Academic Publishers.