The Genetics of the Horse

Author: Ann T. Bowling,Anatoly Ruvinsky

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999258

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 6802

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
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The Behaviour and Welfare of the Horse

Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936299

Category: Pets

Page: 255

View: 7979

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

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horses

Page: 589

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Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

Author: Gina M. Dorré

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 8807

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
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The Horse

Author: James Warren Evans

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716718116

Category: Pets

Page: 844

View: 7890

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.
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Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Horse

Author: Lais R.R. Costa,Mary Rose Paradis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959274

Category: Medical

Page: 680

View: 1798

Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Horse is a detailed step-by-step guide to clinical skills in equine practice. With information on techniques ranging from physical examination and blood sampling to lameness and neurologic exams and other specialized procedures, the book is an aid to confidently and effectively performing procedures used in daily equine practice. Well illustrated with clinical photographs throughout, the book’s focus is on providing thorough, easy-to-understand descriptions of 80 techniques necessary for examining and treating horses. Each topic includes a summary of the purpose, potential complications, equipment and proper restraint for each procedure, with a detailed description of each action for the technique and the rationale behind it. More than 1,100 full-colour clinical photographs demonstrate the techniques. Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Horse is an essential purchase for any veterinary practice seeing equine patients. Key features Details each step for 80 common procedures for veterinary care of the horse Supports veterinarians and technicians in performing techniques in daily equine practice Presents more than 1,100 images depicting the steps described in the text Covers the purpose, potential complications, equipment, restraint, actions and rationale for each procedure Offers a practical patient-side reference to essential techniques in clinical practice, ranging from basic assessment to specialized procedures
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The Horse

As He Was, as He Is, and as He Ought to Be (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Irvine Lupton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333765521

Category: Pets

Page: 188

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Excerpt from The Horse: As He Was, as He Is, and as He Ought to Be The race-course has caused the excessive creation of thorough-breds. Why should not the general-utility horse possess a suitable arena whereon to exhibit his speed and endurance at other paces than the gallop? The demand for such horses in a commercial point of view is not sufficiently attractive to create the much needed supply; but were trotting courses instituted in this country similar to those in America then the supply would, in a very few years, exceed the demand. The illustrations which accompany this small volume are intended to point out the classes of horses which existed during the various periods of the world's history, and especially those common to Great Britain during theiv preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Evolution of the Horse Brain

Author: Tilly Edinger

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813710251

Category: Brain

Page: 177

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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: 3141

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.
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Points of the Horse

Author: M. Horace Hayes

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: 9781593330002

Category: Nature

Page: 516

View: 9390

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)
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The Horse

With a Treatise on Draught

Author: William Youatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horses

Page: 472

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Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse

Author: Jean-Marie Denoix

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 184076192X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 3054

Effective horse trainers strive to improve the performance of their horses while preserving the integrity of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse supplies an anatomical and functional overview of the topic, enabling trainers to optimize the different exercises their horses undergo during training and competition. Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the muscles underlying equine movement, the book discusses the muscles of the forelimb, hindlimb, and neck and trunk. These fundamentals have direct bearing on the later chapters, which focus on training and the core exercises for a horse. This text is illustrated throughout by the author’s top-quality photographs, diagrams, and his own beautiful anatomical drawings. The book is of lasting value to all professionals and well-informed amateurs who work with horses: veterinarians, trainers and riders, researchers, physical therapists, and educators in equine courses.
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The Horse in the Ancient World

From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome

Author: Carolyn Willekes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786720094

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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.
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The Horse

The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.
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The Horse in Art

Author: John Baskett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011740X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.
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Soldier of the Horse

Author: Robert W. Mackay

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926741242

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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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.
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Clinical Radiology of the Horse

Author: Janet A. Butler,Christopher M. Colles,Sue J. Dyson,Svend E. Kold,Paul W. Poulos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118912268

Category: Medical

Page: 808

View: 6595

Clinical Radiology of the Horse is the best-selling, practical guide to all areas of equine radiography and radiology written by an experienced group of clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds. Offers an atlas of normal and clinical images, as well as a comprehensive guide to techniques, equipment, positioning, and interpretation for general veterinary practitioners and specialists in imaging and orthopaedics Updates to this fourth edition fully reflect the move to digital imaging with many new figures in the book and major revisions to the chapters on the head, thorax, and abdomen Contains expanded coverage of the foot, pastern, and fetlock (now in separate chapters) Includes a password-protected website with all the images from the book as well as over 200 additional images with examples of more subtle lesions, more fractures, correct technique and positioning versus incorrect, immature horses, progression of disease, and pathological images
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Horse

A Miscellany of Equine Knowledge

Author: Julie Whitaker,Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312371081

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4817

Looks at every aspect of the horse, discussing its evolution, biology, history, characteristics, behavior, and relationship with humankind in the areas of work, sport, and leisure, providing essential facts, trivia, and lore.
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