Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition, Second Edition

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An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. BEYOND THE HAY DAYS covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activity, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you'll read and refer to again and again.

CONTENTS
Foreword by Cherry Hill
Prologue
Author's Note
Chapter 1 The Art of Nutrition
Chapter 2 Feeding as a Function of Design
PART I - Nutrients that Supply Energy and the Horse's Needs
Chapter 3 Energy: Fuel for the Equine Engine
Chapter 4 Nutrients that Supply Energy
Chapter 5 Putting Things into Perspective
Chapter 6 The Fundamentals: Energy & Protein Requirements
- Maintenance Horses
- Older Horses
- Performance Horses
- Stallions
- Broodmares
- Nursing Foals
- Weanlings, Yearlings & Beyond
Part II: Nutrients that Don't Supply Energy
Chapter 7 Enzymes: Catalysts of Life
Chapter 8 Minerals: Elemental Necessities
- Macrominerals
- Trace Minerals
Chapter 9 Vitamins: The Missing Puzzle Pieces
- Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Water Soluble Vitamins
Part III: The Extras and The Basics
Chapter 10 Exotic Nutrients
- MSM
- DMG
- Chondroitin Sulfates & Glucosamine
- Bromelain
Chapter 11 Closing Considerations: The Basics
- Teeth & Parasites
- Wood, Sand and Sundries
- Feeding Tips
- Forages
- Grains, Fats and Extra Protein
- Basics of a Successful Feeding Program
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Guide to Supplemental Feeding
Appendix B: Helpful Formulas & Conversion Factors

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Rex A. Ewing grew up in northeastern Colorado's Platte valley, where he spent most of his time looking after the family's herds of Charolais cattle and Thoroughbred horses. He learned early about the importance of proper feeding since, in addition to the purebred stock, the Ewing Ranch operated an experimental feedlot for horses, cattle and sheep, where his father, John, tested the efficacy of different feeds and additives. Following college, Rex returned to life on the ranch, managing the horse operation and assisting his father in the family's horse nutrition business. When John Ewing died in 1990, Rex became president and CEO of the John Ewing Company, a world-renowned producer of horse nutrition products. Combining his years of common-sense experience with the scientific particulars of horse nutrition, he formulated a number successful products, wrote regularly for horse publications, and talked to thousands of horse owners about their nutrition related problems.

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Ewing doesn't strike me as a man who's in love with calculators and analytical chemistry. He's a horse lover. He speaks our language and he's a practical man. On matters of equine nutrition, he cuts to the chase....Ewing hands it to you on a silver platter and makes it downright palatable. I particularly liked the chapter on minerals, which, in my opinion, is the biggest black hole in the average horseman's nutritional knowledge.... Buy this book, and read it. --Horse & Rider magazine

This gem of a paperback is a treasure trove of facts about what every horse-keeper needs to know about feeding horses. Years as CEO of an equine feed company gave him the fodder to write this handy little reference book, suitable for greenhorns and weathered trail hands alike -- healthy doses of common sense interspersed with science make it very palatable and easy to digest. --In & Around Horse Country

Practical and easy to understand, this helpful book has a new edition with more information and the latest details on equine nutrition. Supplementation has become an art, and Ewing brings you up-to-date with the latest on glucosamine, fatty acids and many other natural supplements. If your feed room looks like a health food store, this book might help you make better use of some of that inventory. The new edition lives up to my opinion of the original version: 'This fascinating and folksy book takes a very dry subject and makes it interesting. For those not seeking a doctorate in equine nutrition, this book pretty well covers what we need to know.' The book has a tremendous amount information to offer. --Horse Illustrated magazine

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