Nothing is missed in this book - it is comprehensive, thorough and contains cutting edge material on diet, feed and therapeutic nutrition. Learn about the underlying cause and successful treatment programs for colic, cribbing, digestive problems, parasites, weight loss, weight gain, leaky gut, skin conditions, insect sensitivities, allergies, heaves, head shaking, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, fatigue and immune problems. There is extensive information on Marijke's expertise with laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome and the health programs necessary to reverse these conditions.The Therapeutic Reference Guide has natural treatment programs for all health conditions and is one you will refer to many times over. This 2nd edition is up-dated with new information, current nutritional knowledge, organ function and physiology, and much, much more. A new chapter outlines all of the organ and body systems, as well common health problems, and includes their most common nutrient deficiencies, vitamins, minerals, beneficial supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies. Read about hoof nutrition, slow feeders, fats and oils, hay types, growing hay, grass, fibre, protein, sugars, starches, beet pulp, probiotics, health foods for horses, herbs, homeopathy, supplements, exercise and natural horse-keeping. Marijke van de Water has written an extraordinary horse health book based on two decades of experience as a gifted and compassionate healer. The book is rife with fascinating case studies and sets a new standard for horse health care. Marike is no longer a well-kept secret - her reputation as a healer and educator is now world-wide. This book is a must read!