Michigan State University offers an online course covering horse nutrition basics such as nutritional requirements, diseases affecting nutrition, feeding management, evaluating and balancing a ration and how horse behavior factors into feeding. The course, offered at www.myhorseuniversity.com, is estimated to take 8-10 hours to complete and costs $200. The book, Nutrient Requirements of Horses, is a supplement to the course. It consists of information compiled by the Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses and the National Research Council. It can be purchased separately from MSU for $99, or as part of a package included with the cost of the course at $280.

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