The Genetics of the Horse

Author: Ann T. Bowling,Anatoly Ruvinsky

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999258

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 8267

The theory and application of mammalian genetics have been evolving rapidly over the past two decades. This has given scientists fresh insight into the biological processes which affect the functions of the animal in question. This is the latest title in our successful series of genetics books. Reference book providing a comprehensive review of the current research in horse geneticsChapters written by international experts in the field Of worldwide relevance

The Horse

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asses

Page: 432

View: 3043


Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

Author: Gina M. Dorré

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 3283

The ubiquity of horses in literary texts, visual media, and other cultural documents indicates a vibrant cult of the horse during the Victorian Period. Treating the novels of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Braddon, Anna Sewell, and George Moore, Gina M. Dorr

The Horse

Author: James Warren Evans

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716718116

Category: Pets

Page: 844

View: 441

For undergraduate/graduate animal science or equine studies courses at the levels, The Horse, 2/e provides in-depth discussions of equine biology, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, health, and management--with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology, and the care of legs and feet, that will help students assess injuries.

Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse

Author: Gary England

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470750413

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6023

Following on from the successful format of the previous editions, Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse 3e is a practical and user-friendly guide to equine reproduction. From explaining the anatomy of the mare’s reproductive tract to detailing problems encountered during pregnancy, it covers all the major areas of concern as well as including the latest developments in diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques. Fully updated to take into account new developments and research; An ideal rapid reference for veterinary practitioners and veterinary students, as well as a crucial source of information and advice for those in the breeding business; New material includes expanded sections on the stallion endometritis and embryo transfer technologies, alternative methods of fertilization and insemination techniques.

Points of the Horse

Author: M. Horace Hayes

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: 9781593330002

Category: Nature

Page: 516

View: 923

This is an in-depth analysis on equine conformation with over 200 sketches and illustrations written by Captain Hayes, a soldier, certified veterinarian, traveler, and successful rider, whose library of books include subjects on veterinary science, riding, breaking, training, and stable management. (Pets/Animals)

Evolution of the Horse Brain

Author: Tilly Edinger

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813710251

Category: Brain

Page: 177

View: 2884


The Horse

With a Treatise on Draught

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horses

Page: 472

View: 2294


Anatomy of the Horse

An Illustrated Text

Author: Klaus-Dieter Budras,W. O. Sack,Sabine Rock

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3899930037

Category: Medical

Page: 135

View: 6264

This atlas is superbly illustrated with colour drawings, photographs, and radiographs providing the reader with detailed information on the structure, function, and clinical relevance of all equine body systems and their interaction in the live animal. An essential resource for learning and revision, this fourth edition will be a valuable reference for veterinary practitioners and for those who own and work with horses.

The Horse in the Ancient World

From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome

Author: Carolyn Willekes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786720094

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7099

The domestication of the horse in the fourth millennium BC altered the course of mankind’s future. Formerly a source only of meat, horses now became the prime mode of fast transport as well as a versatile weapon of war. Carolyn Willekes traces the early history of the horse through a combination of equine iconography, literary representations, fieldwork and archaeological theory. She explores the ways in which horses were used in the ancient world, whether in regular cavalry formations, harnessed to chariots, as a means of reconnaissance, in swift and deadly skirmishing (such as by Scythian archers) or as the key mode of mobility. Establishing a regional typology of ancient horses – Mediterranean, Central Asian and Near Eastern – the author discerns within these categories several distinct sub-types. Explaining how the physical characteristics of each type influenced its use on the battlefield – through grand strategy, singular tactics and general deployment – she focuses on Egypt, Persia and the Hittites, as well as Greece and Rome. This is the most comprehensive treatment yet written of the horse in antiquity.

Soldier of the Horse

Author: Robert W. Mackay

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926741242

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 7077

Winner of the Gold Medal for Military/Wartime Fiction at the 2012 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards Winnipeg, 1914. Tom Macrae is working on his law degree and enjoying the company of his sweetheart, Ellen. When the call to arms comes, both Tom and Ellen are torn from their secure, settled lives in the prairie city. Tom finds himself hunched in the trenches, amid the mud and horror of the Great War, while Ellen faces an uncertain future in Tom's absence. His prospects bleak, Tom serves with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, in the thick of the stalemated struggles on the Western Front. In addition to the soldiers' comradeship, Tom discovers the strong bonds of trust between the soldiers and their horses. With his own horse as his closest companion, he dodges a hurricane of shells, machine guns and swords, and in the clamour, faces his finest hour. Inspired by his own father's story and letters about fighting in Picardy, France, Robert W. Mackay has written a novel that brings to life the great military history and traditions of the Canadian Cavalry.

The horse

its origin and development combined with stable practice

Author: Richard Frederick Meysey-Thompson

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 436

View: 499


Im Schatten das Licht

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644498210

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3894

Sarah und ihren Großvater verbindet die Liebe zu Pferden. Einst war Henri ein gefeierter Dressurreiter, bis das Schicksal seine Karriere beendete. Täglich trainiert er die Vierzehnjährige und ihr Pferd. Seit dem Tod von Mutter und Großmutter haben die beiden nur einander. Und als Henri einen Schlaganfall erleidet, bleibt seine Enkelin allein zurück. Natasha und ihren Mann Mac verbindet nur noch wenig. Ihre Ehe ist gescheitert, doch bis das gemeinsame Haus verkauft ist, müssen sie sich arrangieren. Für Natasha nicht leicht, denn ihre Gefühle für den Mann, der einmal die Liebe ihres Lebens war, sind alles andere als lauwarm. Als zufällig Sarah in ihr Leben tritt, nehmen die beiden das verschlossene Mädchen bei sich auf. Das Zusammenleben ist schwierig. Gibt es überhaupt etwas, was die drei miteinander verbindet? Plötzlich ist Sarah verschwunden. Und Natasha und Mac machen sich widerstrebend gemeinsam auf die Suche. Ein turbulenter Roadtrip durch England und Frankreich beginnt ...

1966 the Year of the Horse

Author: Robert K. Powers

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608442020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 9452

1966 THE YEAR OF THE HORSE is the author's autobiography of his Vietnam military experience from his induction to his honorable discharge from the Army. It is his story and the story of the men that he served with. It is descriptive of the hardships and horrors that they endured in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. It was 1966, the Chinese Year of the Horse, and the horse was the symbol of the 1st Air Cavalry Division. The time line includes Operation Thayer I, Irving, Thayer II, and Pershing. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bob Powers is a native Chicagoan, raised on the Southside in the Brainerd Neighborhood. He is a journeyman electrician and a longtime member of I.B.E.W. Local 134. Inducted into the Army in March of 1966, he received his training at Tigerland, Ft. Polk, Louisiana and was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. After nine months in combat, he was severely wounded near Duc Pho in Quang Ngai Province. Discharged in 1968, he returned to his trade. He is married and has four grown children. He and his wife, Lynne, reside in Mokena, Illinois.

The Horse in the City

Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Clay McShane,Joel Tarr

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886003

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 3373

Clay McShane and Joel A. Tarr reveal the critical role that the horse played in the growing nineteenth-century metropolis. They explore how the horses were housed and fed, and how equine workers bred, trained, marketed, and employed their four-legged assets.

The Behaviour and Welfare of the Horse

Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936299

Category: Pets

Page: 255

View: 5318

Rev. ed. of: The behaviour of the horse / Andrew F. Fraser. c1992.

Prehistoric Steppe Adaptation and the Horse

Author: Marsha Ann Levine,Colin Renfrew,Katherine V. Boyle,McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological


Category: History

Page: 428

View: 8631

The domestication of the horse was one of the most significant events in the development of many human societies, ushering in new modes of transport and warfare and generating social and political change. This volume examines the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism - especially nomadic pastoralism - in the Eurasian steppe. It brings together archaeologists and archaeozoologists from Asia, Europe and North America ito provide a wide-ranging overview of issues and evidence for the development of Central European societies from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. Much of the material is here made available in English for the first time. The issues surrounding the domestication of the horse are set firmly within the broader context of steppe ecology and human subsistence, and with the development of pastoral economies across this crucial geographical zone.

The Anatomy of the Horse

Author: George Stubbs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140482

Category: Art

Page: 121

View: 7778

This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction of 1766 edition.

The Horse in Art

Author: John Baskett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011740X

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 6069

Looks at painting and sculpture throughout history to examine the role and presentation of the horse in ancient, Oriental, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and modern art.

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World

Author: David W. Anthony

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831104

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 9852

Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.