The Total Horse Barn Management Makeover

Practical Business Wisdom for Running Your Horse Business

Author: Sheri L. Grunska

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515133742

Category:

Page: 320

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Do you want to make much needed changes at your barn but are not sure where to start? Are you struggling on how to effectively communicate and resolve issues with your clients regarding their horse? Why do some barns have a waiting list and others don't? These are just a few of the questions many horse professionals ask and you are not alone. If you are ready to make positive changes in your barn and business than this book is for you. My new book The Total Horse Barn Management Makeover will discuss everything that has to do with horse barn management and the client. This book will inspire and encourage you to make the changes you have wanted to make but didn't know where to start. Remember, you are not alone and learning to resolve the issues you are having will not only better your barn but will help you grow as a business person. Everything that happens at your barn will affect your clients and there are going to be times when they want an answer to some of the decisions you have made. This book will talk about the relationship between you and your clients and how to make decisions with confidence under difficult circumstances. This book is about changing from the inside out and becoming the leader in your barn and gaining strong barn management skills along the way. You will learn to stream line your business when it comes to barn chores and I will discuss what the clients see on their side of each situation and how to come to a place where issues are resolved easily. You will learn quickly that taking care of the horses will be the easiest part of your day. I am so excited about this book because I really believe it can help you work through the day to day problems that horse professionals deal with. I truly believe once you embrace your new role as barn owner or manager, your job will become easier on a daily basis. You are going to see barn management in a whole new positive way.
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Horse and Stable Management

Author: Jeremy Houghton Brown,Sarah Pilliner,Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118709675

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 1789

Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and Stable Management has become the recognised source of reliable information on all aspects of the practical management of horses and ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone who owns a horse or works with horses. This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganised to include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice. With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Management includes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformation and action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse, first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock. Horse and Stable Management is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equine courses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care and management. The Authors Jeremy Houghton Brown was manager of the British National Equestrian Centre and the British Racing School, then for many years principal lecturer in equine studies at Warwickshire College, where he started and pioneered British equine education. Above all, he is an experienced, practical horseman. Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care. She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider, senior examiner, and the author of several books. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultant equine nutritionist, author and external examiner for higher education courses. She has substantial experience in equine management and training. From previous reviews: ‘A new classic… a clearly written and easily understood handbook.’ Riding ‘It is extremely comprehensive. It is also accurate. In fact, a most valuable book for anyone who owns a horse.’ Horse and Hound ‘The approach and contents are refreshingly different… very informative and a valuable source of reference.’ Horse and Rider
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Business Management for the Equine Industry

Author: Sharon Eastwood,Anne-Lise Riis Jensen,Anna Jordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047075043X

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Written by a team of consultants who combine modern business knowledge with decades of direct experience of working in the equine industry, this book bridges the gap between modern business theory and equine business practice. After providing overviews of the equestrian industry and the livery sector as a detailed example, Part I (Assessing a Business) sets out how to access the business environment, externally, competitively and with regard to its internal resources. Part 2 (Management) goes on to deal with resource management and how to go about strategic planning and marketing, concluding with an overall Business Plan. Part 3 sets out a series of case histories to illustrate the principles as discussed in Part 1 and 2. No other book applies a truly modern business approach to equine enterprise. The Authors Sharon Eastwood, Anne-Lise Riis Jensen and Anna Jordon work together at Dark Horse Consultancy, a team of equine business consultants offering a wide range of advice and services to the industry. Also available: Horse and Stable Management Fourth Edition Jeremy Houghton Brown, Sarah Pilliner and Zoe Davies 1 4051 0007 9 978 14051 0007 6 Teaching Jumping Jane Houghton Brown 0 632 04127 7 978 0632 04127 5 Horse Nutrition and Feeding Second Edition Sarah Pilliner 0 632 05016 0 978 0632 05016 1 Equine Science Second Edition Sarah Pilliner and Zoe Davies 1 4051 1944 6 978 14051 1944 3 Introduction to Horse Biology Zoe Davies 1 4051 2162 9 978 14051 2162 0 Horse Business Management Third Edition Jeremy Houghton Brown 0 632 05826 9 978 0632 05826 6
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A Step by Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Horse Boarding Business

The Comprehensive Book of Horse Boarding and Effective Barn Management

Author: Sheri Grunska

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545355954

Category:

Page: 322

View: 1901

This book will open your eyes to the world of horse boarding and all that it encompasses. One of the most often asked questions I get from people who want to start a boarding business is, "Where do I start?" Great question! Most people, including myself, usually start with a couple of horses and then progress into boarding. This book is a step by step guide on what you need to do to get your barn or stable up and going and how to maintain a strong and healthy boarding business. Whether you want to run a large facility or a small stable this book will cover everything you need to know to help you start off with a strong foundation for your business. I have included a current business plan (designed especially for the horse boarding industry), boarding contract and barn rules which is only the beginning. This book will walk you through every step and give you tasks lists and suggestions for every part of your business from designing your barn to seeking a loan. This book includes designing a barn or stable, your tack room, horse stalls and riding arenas. It covers extensive pages on herd management, turnout and paddocks and how to design them and what to think about before you put the first post in the ground. It will include business insurance, accounting and lawyers and what they mean to your business. I discuss the financial part of business ownership throughout the book and how to streamline your chores and hire employees. I discuss conflict resolution, the barn manager's role and client relations and the intention of this book is to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls of barn management and business ownership and that is only the beginning. The topics that are covered in this book are extensive and you won't find a more current book on running a boarding business. This book will benefit any size boarding operation. A large boarding barn equates to a large scale effort and risk. A small boarding stable carries lower financial risk but requires the same planning to be successful and can have many of the same issues as a large facility. Every area of the horse industry is impacted by the boarding stable and no matter the size; each plays an integral part in the success and stability of the equine industry.
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Starting & Running Your Own Horse Business, 2nd Edition

Marketing strategies, money-saving tips, and profitable program ideas

Author: Mary Ashby McDonald

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342668X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Turn your passion for horses into a successful business. Full of proven techniques to help you maximize profits and minimize headaches, this practical guide shows you how to create a viable business plan, identify marketing opportunities, and efficiently maintain your facilities. With savvy tips on reducing veterinary and feed costs, you’ll learn how to make your operation self-sufficient and keep it financially sustainable. Whether you run a boarding stable or a riding camp, you’re sure to find the information you need to keep your business running smoothly.
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Complete Guide for Horse Business Success

Author: Janet E. English

Publisher: Scholargy Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781592473007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 8869

This acclaimed guide examines every aspect of initiating a horse business venture, and is widely used in equine departments at major universities across the nation. In this extensively revised and expanded edition, Janet E. English, CPA, presents advice on how to structure a business plan,attract investors,manage records and funds, and handle accounts. Agreement forms and contracts are conveniently included in ready-to-use formats, and will lay the groundwork for solid business affairs. Every horse owner can benefit from this book, but it should be especially helpful for those who wish to succeed in the horse business!
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Horse Business Management

Managing a Successful Yard

Author: Jeremy Houghton Brown,Marcus Clinton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183470

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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Jeremy Houghton Brown and Marcus Clinton offer you their expert advice on modern equine business techniques, sharing their wealth of practical experience, and their through understanding of the horse industry. --
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What It Really Takes to Start and Run a Horse Business

And How to Do It Right the First Time

Author: Sheri Grunska

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502785107

Category: Pets

Page: 346

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Revised edition as of March, 2015. Building a large barn and starting a horse boarding business was my dream but it turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined. What was even harder for me was learning to become the business owner I needed to be to run a successful boarding stable. This book is about what it takes to work in the horse industry and what barn management is really all about. This is the story of Vinland Stables in Neenah Wisconsin. My name is Sheri Grunska and I wrote this book to show you how we built our barn from nothing and what it took to get our business off the ground. It is really about what it takes to become the business person you need to be to run a boarding facility efficiently and with confidence. This is the most honest total barn management book you will ever read and it is really two books in one. The first few chapters of this book is about my family's journey of building our barn and all that it took to get the loan and get the barn up and open for business. The reason I wrote the first part of the book is to help others that want to build a barn and show them all that goes with the building process both good and bad. We made a lot of mistakes in the building process so now I hope to help others so they don't end up with the mess we did. The rest of the book is about actually running a barn on a day to day basis with clients and horses. It is the most complete barn management you will ever read. In this book, I will show you how to write a business plan if you are applying for a loan and give you examples of what our business plan looked like ten years ago and what it should look like now. I will show you what my boarding contract looks like and what you should have in your contract. Running a horse boarding facility is about so much more than feeding and cleaning stalls. In fact that is the easy part. In this book I will discuss subjects like: - herd management and the boarder - What do you do when two horses don't get along and how do you know when it's time to move a horse - How do you give a 30 day notice to a boarder - When do you raise your rates and how much? - What are the boundaries between the barn owner and the client? - How to write a business plan for the equine industry - Boarding contracts and barn rules - No drama policy at the barn - How to find the right trainer for your facility - Are you willing to ask a boarder to leave - barn hours and why they are important - What do you do when a horse gets hurt on your property and the owner wants to blame someone. - Special request and when to say "Sorry but we do not offer that here." You will not find another book on the market that addresses these real situations in the horse business. I will share with you what we have learned over the years through many trials and errors. I will give you the tools to handle the most stressful situations. If you feel sometimes like you are alone in running your farm and no one else would understand the problems you are having, than read this book. You will find out very quickly that what you are dealing with is very common in most barns. Let me teach you how to become a leader and take control of your business. To this day, I love going out to the barn every morning for work. It wasn't like that the first couple of years. Learning to become a barn owner and business person takes time and sometimes a few years. I will share all that we have learned over the years with our business. This book will educate and inspire you and I hope to help you in your day to day life of running your barn. We made many mistakes in the beginning and it was because we didn't go to anyone for advice. I tried to find the answers in books but was not able to. Let me help you start off with the tools you need to become a successful business person in the equine industry. It is a great life when I step into my office and hear nickers every morning. It can be a great life for you too.
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The Business of Horses

Creating A Successful Horse Business, Second Edition

Author: M. R. Bain

Publisher: M. R. Bain

ISBN: 1478721987

Category: Pets

Page: 176

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M. R. Bain shares his experiences of developing successful horse businesses. Told from the standpoint of one who actually did what he writes about, he talks about how to structure your business, how to protect your assets, what you can expense or depreciate, marketing, insurance needs, maintaining your horse business and many other things.
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The Equine Entrepreneur

Your Guide to Building a Profitable Horse Business

Author: Corinna Charlton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502389008

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 48

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Starting and Growing a business can be a lonely process, marked with numerous questions and doubts. This Guide is written for the small business owner, who runs an online or physical business for either products or services, marketing specifically to the horse industry. The equestrian world is uniquely situated as customers for your business, but you need to tailor your business to fit its demands and preferences. This Guide for the Equine Entrepreneur relies on PROVEN strategies that have helped other small business owners grow the reach and profit of their horse business. This Guide provides specific examples and direct guidance to help address some of the most pressing issues for horse businesses, such as: - What are the perfect products or programs to sell? - How do I receive feedback? - How do I overcome self doubt and create a better mindset for my horse business? - How do I create an effective product launch? - How do I tie technology together? If you want to expand and grow your horse business then this Guide will provide you with answers and highly effective Action Steps to move you forward. This compact Guide (48 pages) is direct and to the point. It focuses on the marketing and sales strategy of your horse business, particularly in the online space. This Guide compiles anecdotes, tools, and action steps gleaned directly from equine entrepreneurs who experienced success and growth from implementation of these strategies!
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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.
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Stablekeeping

A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122566

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more than 250 photographs, Hill provides in-depth advice on every aspect of stable management, including stalls, tack rooms, work and storage areas, sanitation, safety considerations, and more. Good stablekeeping is an essential element of every successfully equine operation; it ensures a pleasant workplace and creates a healthy and happy environment for your horses.
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Complete Horse Care Manual

Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756676932

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.
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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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Farm Anatomy

The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

Author: Julia Rothman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429816

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 223

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"Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep"--P. [4] of cover.
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Equine Embryo Transfer

Author: Patrick M. McCue,Edward L. Squires

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498734766

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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This book briefly reviews the history of equine embryo transfer, covering in clinically practical terms the techniques, equipment, and management protocols currently in use. Embryo transfer has become a big business, especially for breeding racing stock (horses and camels), and is therefore a very important aspect of equine practice. Ed Squires and Pat McCue have been involved with the development of embryo collection and transfer procedures since the early 60s and have both contributed important techniques and innovations to the process through their research and clinical experience. This book captures the clinical experience, so far, and applies it directly to equine practice. The book is of great value to general equine practitioners for reference, equine reproduction specialists, animal science at the graduate level (equine track), and breeders.
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The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Author: R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D.,Rosemary Feitis, D.O.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947442

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.
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Caring for Horses With a Servant's Heart

A Daily Devotional for the Horse Professional & the Horse Lover in All of Us

Author: Sheri Grunska

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505501070

Category: Pets

Page: 396

View: 9238

I have written a daily devotional for the horse professional and the horse lover in all of us. This book will make your day better before you go out to the barn to do chores or work with horses. You will never look at your barn chores or riding your horses in the same way ever again. I now see the Lord in everything on our farm from watching the horses play outside to carrying fifty lb. bags of grain and cleaning stalls and finding joy in it. I think of him now in how I talk with my clients and how I run our barn. I have written this yearlong daily devotional to inspire you and make you laugh and even tear up at times. This devotional book will make you look at horses in a whole new way. It sure did for me as I was writing this book. Running a horse business or owning horses for pleasure can be great and at times it can be tough at times. I have written 366 days (yes, I've included February 29th) of stories and experiences of owning horses and working with horses and admiring horses for all they are. Each story and experience brings me back to the Lord and shows me how my life relates to everything that I do on our horse farm and in every horse I work with. At the end of each day and story is a bible verse that I truly believe relates to what the story is talking about. The more I dug deep into all that happens with horses through out their life the more I saw God in all of it. As I was writing this book I became more and more lifted up with each story I put down on paper. I pray this book will lift you up each day before you head out to the barn or give you a peace after a long day working with horses. I hope to give you a renewed excitement for all that you can be in the world of horses.
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Tropic of Cancer

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555846985

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”
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Equine Dermatology - E-Book

Author: Danny W. Scott,William H. Miller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437709214

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Diagnose, treat, and manage equine skin disorders with the most comprehensive reference available! With 900 full-color photos, Equine Dermatology covers skin diseases ranging from those that merely annoy the horse to others that interfere with the horse's ability to function in riding, working, or show. Thorough coverage includes essential basics and practical diagnostic methods, therapies, and specific abnormalities and defects. The book describes the structure and function of the skin, and discusses disorders including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, protozoal, allergic, immune-mediated, endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional diseases. It also covers congenital and hereditary defects, pigmentation abnormalities, keratinization defects, environmental skin diseases, and skin tumors. Written by renowned equine dermatologists Danny Scott and Bill Miller, this all-inclusive resource covers the latest dermatologic topics and the newest therapies. Current, comprehensive coverage includes every known equine dermatosis. An emphasis on differential diagnosis includes key differentials and breed predilections for each disease, especially helpful when you have only a specimen and an incomplete history to work with. A consistent format makes it easy to locate information on each skin disorder, including a clinical description, its cause and pathogenesis, clinical features, clinical management, diagnosis, treatment, and any zoonotic aspects. Expert authors Danny W. Scott, DVM, and William H. Miller, Jr., VMD, offer years of knowledge, experience, and their vast image collections. Diagnostic tables in each chapter provide a quick reference for identifying lesions and disorders. An extensive list of references at the end of each chapter includes recommendations for further reading. New coverage of dermatologic conditions includes the latest topics and emerging disorders such as chronic progressive lymphedema, herpesvirus-2-associated dermatitis, salmonella-associated dermatoses, and nodular auricular chondropathy. Updated Diagnostic Methods chapter covers multiple methods of developing a differential diagnosis list based on breed, lesion type, patterns, and location. A focus on common clinical problems highlights the conditions most likely to be seen in practice. Almost 1,000 full-color photos of skin disorders make it easy to distinguish clinical characteristics and variations of normal and abnormal for accurate diagnosis and therapy.
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