Horse Pasture Management


Available for Pre-order. Due February 2023.
Horse Pasture Management Editor: Paul H. Sharpe Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Elsevier Science & Technology
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Pages: 450 Language: English ISBN: 9780323950848 Categories: , ,

Horse Pasture Management, Second Edition provides updated coverage on strategies for managing behavior, grouping, environments and feeding needs of grazing horses. Sections cover the structure, function and identification of forages, continuing into nutritional value of pasture plants. Management of soil, the function of a pasture ecosystem and management of plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by forage yield determination, horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Advantages of grazing more than one species of animal are described. Management of hay and silage are included since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. Several chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment, including climate and weather and other living things. The book also covers strategies for managing manure, erosion, and water quality. It is ideal for researchers, scientists and students involved in animal science, specifically equine studies. Agriculturists, equine managers and veterinarians will also find this book useful.

Weight1.3771296 kg


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Author Biography

Lecturer, researcher, program coordinator, associate director of academic programs Retired from University of Guelph Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, University of Saskatchewan M.Sc. in fertility of cattle in a tropical environment, University of Guelph B. Sc. Ag. In Animal Science, University of Manitoba B. Sc. in Zoology and Botany, Brandon University Conducted research into animal reproduction, forage systems, alternative forages and grazing management Taught 22 different courses in Biology and Animal Science Studied and worked in Australia, Jamaica and three Canadian provinces. Developed and taught Pasture Management course for Equine Management degree program Dr. Paul Sharpe is a lecturer, researcher, program coordinator, and the retired Associate Director of Academic Programs at the University of Guelph. He received his PhD in reproductive physiology from University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Sharpe has conducted research into animal reproduction, forage systems, alternative forages, and grazing management. He has studied and worked in Australia, Jamaica and three Canadian provinces. He also developed and taught the Pasture Management course for the Equine Management degree program at the University of Guelph.