Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

  • Markku Saastamoinen
  • Maria João Fradinho
  • Ana Sofia Santos
  • Nicoletta Miraglia

Part of the Forages and grazing in horse nutrition book series (EAAP, volume 132)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
  2. Plant physiology and its relation to feeding value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 14-14
    2. P. Virkajärvi, K. Saarijärvi, M. Rinne, M. Saastamoinen
      Pages 17-43
    3. S. Särkijärvi, O. Niemeläinen, R. Sormunen-Cristian, M. Saastamoinen
      Pages 45-48
    4. M. Botelho, M. R. Rebordão, A. M. Galvão, P. Pinto Bravo, K. Piotrowska-Tomala, A. Z. Szóstek et al.
      Pages 49-53
    5. A. S. Santos, A. D. Cabo, S. M. Lima, L. M. Ferreira, M. A. M. Rodrigues
      Pages 55-58
  3. Nutritional assessment of forage quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. A. C. Longland
      Pages 65-82
    3. W. Martin-Rosset, J. Andrieu, M. Jestin, D. Macheboeuf, D. Andueza
      Pages 83-95
    4. A. C. Longland, J. C. Ince, M. J. S. Moore-Colyer, P. A. Harris
      Pages 107-108
    5. W. Martin-Rosset, D. Macheboeuf, C. Poncet, M. Jestin
      Pages 109-120
    6. F. J. W. C. Schaafstra, D. A. van Doorn, J. T. Schonewille, M. M. J. van Riet, P. Visser, W. H. Hendriks
      Pages 121-123
  4. Grazing / Ingesting behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. K. Osoro, L. M. M. Ferreira, U. García, R. Rosa García, A. Martínez, R. Celaya
      Pages 137-146
    3. G. Fleurance, N. Edouard, C. Collas, P. Duncan, A. Farruggia, R. Baumont et al.
      Pages 147-161
    4. S. J. Wood, D. G. Smith, C. J. Morriss, D. Cuddeford
      Pages 163-176
    5. A. D. Ellis, M. Fell, K. Luck, L. Gill, A. Gregory, P. Harris
      Pages 181-183
    6. J. Monot, N. Priymenko, B. Hampson
      Pages 191-194
  5. Grazing and pasture management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. R. Smith, K. Cotten, R. Allman, R. Watson, K. Sena, T. Keene
      Pages 197-208
    3. G. Bigot, G. Brétière, L. Viel, A. Célié, E. Perret, N. Turpin
      Pages 209-212
    4. F. McKenna, S. Kavanagh, M. O’Donovan, B. Younge
      Pages 213-218
    5. R. Celaya, L. M. M. Ferreira, U. García, R. Rosa García, K. Osoro
      Pages 219-226
    6. L. M. M. Ferreira, R. Celaya, A. S. Santos, U. García, R. Rosa García, M. A. M. Rodrigues et al.
      Pages 227-230
  6. Impact of harvest, preservation and storage conditions on forage quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. T. Stickdorn, A. D. Ellis, E. Kienzle
      Pages 255-262
    3. A. G. Goachet, C. Berger, V. Julliand
      Pages 263-266
    4. A. Schulz, S. Döll, S. Dänicke, M. Coenen, I. Vervuert
      Pages 267-270
    5. A. S. C. Rezende, R. M. Maurício, W. T. V. Carvallho, L. F. Moraes, J. M. Santiago, L. M. A. Ponciano et al.
      Pages 271-274
    6. A. S. C. Rezende, G. P. Freitas, M. L. L. Costa, M. G. Fonseca, J. Lage, H. V. Leal Jr
      Pages 275-277
    7. A. S. C. Rezende, M. L. L. Costa, V. P. Ferraz, G. R. Moreira, R. Silva de Moura, V. P. Silva et al.
      Pages 279-286
  7. Forage feeding systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. A. Jansson, M. Saastamoinen, J. E. Lindberg
      Pages 289-303
    3. M. T. Saastamoinen, M. Hellämäki
      Pages 305-314
    4. M. J. Fradinho, M. J. Correia, F. Beja, A. Rosa, F. Perestrello, R. J. B. Bessa et al.
      Pages 315-318
    5. S. Hallam, E. P. Campbell, M. Qazamel, H. Owen, A. D. Ellis
      Pages 319-321
    6. R. B. Jensen, D. Austbø, A.-H. Tauson
      Pages 327-330
    7. R. Uotila, T. Thuneberg, M. Saastamoinen
      Pages 331-334
    8. C. Brøkner, D. Austbø, J. A. Næsset, K. E. Bach Knudsen, A. H. Tauson
      Pages 335-339

About this book


Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Editors and affiliations

  • Markku Saastamoinen
    • 1
  • Maria João Fradinho
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ana Sofia Santos
    • 4
    • 5
  • Nicoletta Miraglia
    • 6
  1. 1.MTT Agrifood Research FinlandFinland
  2. 2.CIISA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Research in Animal Health - FMV-UTLPortugal
  3. 3.DGAV – Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial PlanningPortugal
  4. 4.Universitary School Vasco da GamaCoimbraPortugal
  5. 5.University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  6. 6.Molise UniversityItaly

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