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Nutrition and Feeding of the Broodmare - Eaap 120

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Nutrition and Feeding of the Broodmare - Eaap 120

N. Miraglia and W. Martin-Rosset

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Author(s): N. Miraglia and W. Martin-Rosset

About The Book

This publication deals with the broodmare, which is the key animal in the Equine chain. In the new competitive context of Equine Industry, the mare should foal a healthy offspring yearly at an optimum cost. The foal should be born and weaned at the accurate months of the year to fit the particular goals of production, i.e. races, sports or leisure horses. The improvement of knowledge of the biology of pregnancy and lactation on the one hand and of the nutrition and the interaction between nutrition and physiology of reproduction on the other hand is of major concern to the equine industry.

The book is divided in six parts:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • The foal
  • Feeding practices and pasture management
  • Nutrition and reproductive performances
  • Advances in reproductive biotechnologies

Each part contains peer-reviewed contributions by well known experts.

These materials are the second step of further discussion on the evaluation and prediction of the requirements of the different types of horses covered in the scope of the working group of the Horse commission of the European Association for Animal Production.

All those concerned with husbandry and feeding systems in the equine industry will find this book a valuable resource. It serves as a reference point for scientists, veterinarians, adviser officers, and practioneers in the equine industry, as well as for teachers and students in equine science.

Additional Information

Author N. Miraglia and W. Martin-Rosset
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 415 Pages
ISBN 9789086860142
Publication date 2006
Book Type Hardcover



Part A – Pregnancy

  • Energy and protein requirements and recommended allowances in pregnant mares
  • Apparent digestibility of two diets in the Amiata breed of donkey in late pregnancy

Part B – Lactation

  • Physiology of lactation in the mare
  • Milk yield of nursing and dairy mares
  • Mare milk composition: recent findings about protein fractions and mineral content
  • Fat content and composition of mare’s milk
  • Energy and protein requirements and recommended allowances in lactating mares
  • Asses: milk yield and composition
  • Other utilisation of mare’s and ass’s milk
  • The lactation curve in Lusitano mares - a preliminary study
  • A novel restrictive grazing approach to enhance leptin sensitivity in obese pony mares*
  • A weigh-suckle-weigh approach for estimating milk yield in the Arabian mare
  • Different fibre sources in dairy ass’s diet: effects on body condition and plasma leptin level
  • Nutritional status of lactating asses fed two different dietary fibre sources
  • Values on serum metabolites in lactating jennies of Martina Franca breed
  • Different fibre sources in dairy ass’s diet. I. Effects on milk fatty acid composition
  • Different fibre sources in dairy ass’s diet. II. Effects on plasma fatty acid profile
  • Ass’ s milk nitrogen distribution: effects of different dietary fibre source
  • Machine milking of dairy asses as related to milk production and body condition
  • Behaviour and milk yield of Murgese mares subjected to machine or hand milking

Part C – The foal

  • Physiology and metabolism in the newborn foal with reference to orphaned or sick foals
  • Equine colostrum production and utilisation: basic and applied aspects
  • Energy and protein requirements and feeding of the suckling foal
  • Body weight and condition of Kentucky Thoroughbred mares and their foals as influenced by month of foaling, season, and gender
  • The utilisation of morphometric measurements to estimate horse body weight: Application to the Lusitano breed
  • Passive immunity transfer forecast in different horse breeds
  • TAHITIAN NONI™ Equine Essentials™ Regulates LPS-Induced COX-2 and cytokine expression in equine neonatal monocytes: A preliminary study

Part D – Feeding practices and pastures management

  • Overview practices in the field in Europe: rationing and prevention of nutritional related problems in the mares
  • Role of pasture in mares and foals management in Europe
  • Relationships between the management and health of pastures and mares and foals: A U.S. perspective

Part E – Nutrition and reproductive performances

  • Effects of nutrition level in mares’ ovarian activity and in equines’ puberty
  • Nutrition and equine fertility
  • Intrauterine nutrition: Effect on subsequent health

Part F - Advances in reproductive biotechnologies

  • The new biotechnologies of reproduction in horses: recent progresses and applications
  • Management strategy of the broodmare: The case of trotter mares in Italy

Author index

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