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post #1 of 7 Old 12-27-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Any Good Horse Nutrition Resources?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any good, credible books about horse nutrition. I'm looking to learn some more about the subject. I'm just not too sure if certain titles and authors are better than others. Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-27-2011, 01:32 PM
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Feed your horse like a horse by Getty isn't a bad place to start. It gets a little thin in spots and can be redundant but it's a good comprehensive look at equine nutrition. NRC's Nutrient requirements of horses is a standard textbook but it can get a little bogged down with research data. Someone needs to write a book that's inbetween these two. A super website is
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-27-2011, 03:13 PM
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Also, if you Google "equine nutrition", any of the .edu sites would be good sources.

Horse Nutrition, Bulletin 762-00 for example
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-27-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much you guys! I'll check them out
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-29-2011, 07:34 PM
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I second 'feed your horse like a horse'. Also Dr Elanor Kellon's site/program is really good, depending how much you want to get into it. is a good site, with links elsewhere. has some info & links about nutrition & diet. is a great service/program for diet/nutrition balancing & info. Plenty more books, sites, etc that I think are good, but they're the ones that come to mind...
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-30-2011, 11:44 AM
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Horse Nutrition Explained

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-07-2012, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are awesome! Thanks so much, they've really helped! I've always been curious about nutrition in general and I knew some of the basics surrounding feeding horses, but never really knew where to go for more information. This has been great!!
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