Your Mare's First Foal

Author: Jane Skepper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781872119984

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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At last - practical, jargon-free advice is provided for the first-time breeder. Stud Manager Jane Skepper, whose family has been breeding thoroughbred and non-thoroughbreds for three generations, has written this guide for the single mare owner breeding a foal for the first time. Easy to use and in note form, the book covers everything from conception to weaning. Jane provides all the answers to the questions that owners typically ask about their mare, pregnancy and foaling, including getting the mare in foal, scanning, vaccinations, nutrition, worming, foaling down, and coping with a newborn foal. In short, the author tells you what to expect and what to look out for, giving you all the facts to help you understand and enjoy this exciting and rewarding time.
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Your First Foal

Horse Breeding for Beginners

Author: Karin Kattwinkel

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9780857880031

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 8828

For the private horse owner, a comprehensive guide to breeding, feeding, and husbandry of a mare and foal Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare, but the pregnancy of the mare and the growth of the foal demand a high degree of care, patience, and knowledge. This practical manual for beginners provides all the necessary information about covering the mare, correct feeding during the late pregnancy and lactating period, the birth of the foal, and the appropriate care of the foal.
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Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal

A Swift, Effective Method for Permanently Shaping a Horse's Lifetime Behavior

Author: Robert M. Miller

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781585746668

Category: Nature

Page: 149

View: 5417

Original publication and copyright date: 1991.
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Blessed are the brood mares

Author: M. Phyllis Lose

Publisher: Howell Book House ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 271

View: 7624

A veterinarian draws on her twenty years of professional experiences to offer a wealth of information on the proper care of the breeding mare from mating, through gestation, to foaling and nursing as well as the care of the foal itself
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Dinky

The Nurse Mare's Foal

Author: Marta Moran-Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984005109

Category:

Page: 244

View: 8726

Dinky: The Nurse Mare's Foal is the story of one little foals fight for survival after being taken from his mother within hours of his birth. Dinky, takes us on a poignant trip through the heart and mind of an animal, who was born for the sole purpose of producing milk in the mare. In the elite world of horses, Dinky was considered a by-product, a 'junk foal.' Dinky's story will resonate with animal lovers, as well as anyone who has adopted. Although a horse, his story has been called an adoption story. The reader can follow him through the heartbreak, cruelty, loneliness, and finally to happiness in his forever home. His story is based on true events. Each event from the moment the author met Dinky actually happened, though it is the author's interpretation of what he might have been thinking and feeling during the occasions described in his story. His early life which is unknown has been fictionalized by the author and constructed through research and imagination. There are many wonderful animal rescue leagues, many are very empathic to these young animals, though some are not. Since Ms. Bishop has no knowledge of Dinky's early days she used the latter to enhance the strength of his story. It will break your heart, open your eyes, lift you up, and teach you much about horses. It is suitable for all ages.
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Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding

Author: Kjersten Darling,James M. Giffin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312305460

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 301

A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process.
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Breeder's Guide to Mare, Foal & Stallion Care

Author: Christine M. Schweizer,Christina S. Cable,Edward L. Squires

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581501438

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 4815

Breeder's Guide to Mare, Foal, and Stallion Care is intended for the novice and experienced breeder alike. This comprehensive, straightforward guide provides all the necessary information a breeder will need straight from the authorities on all the relevant topics.--COVER.
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The Complete Book of Foaling

An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant

Author: Karen E. N. Hayes

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 4140

In Praise of The Complete Book of Foaling "A must read for anybody who has ever thought about breeding a mare." --Judith Forbis, Ansata Arabian Stud "Brilliantly written reads like a novel, yet beautifully organized so that you can flip to a section at a moment's notice if your mare is in trouble." --Equus "This book should be included in every foaling kit. In fact, it should never sit on the bookshelf in the house keep it in the barn where you can always get to it in a hurry!" --Modern Horse Breeding "Right away the illustrations set this book apart from any other in its class. Dr. Hayes's ability to teach is the other distinction she has a knack for explaining things in such a way that you understand and remember, and the learning process is fun. I couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover." --Walter Schimanski, Masada Arabians The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses. The Howell Equestrian Library
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The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049256

Category: Pets

Page: 544

View: 7925

The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: “History, Physiology, and Behavior” discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horse’s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: “Breeds and Types,” the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called “Breed in Brief” offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: “Activities with Horses,” which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: “Rider Instruction” continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: “A New Horse” and Section 5 “Horsekeeping,” the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: “Health” discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horse’s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse’s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:”Horse Training” focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: “Competition” is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events. Section 10: “Breeding Mares and Raising Foals” offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: “The Senior Horse” discusses the horse’s golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.
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Horses Never Lie About Love

The Heartwarming Story of a Remarkable Horse Who Changed My Life

Author: Jana Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451605854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8740

Recounts the author's twenty-four-year relationship with a beautiful feral mare who in spite of a troubled past has conveyed help and healing to all humans and horses she has encountered.
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Blessed Are The Foals

Author: M. Phyllis Lose

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 8380

Blessed Are the Foals has been revised and updated to give those who care for the young equine from birth through its first year of life the information they need to make that critical period successful. Once again, Dr. M. Phyllis Lose draws on her decades of experience in equine veterinary practice to explain how to evaluate the foal's health and to recognize when professional help is needed. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken in her practice, Dr. Lose describes in simple, easy-to-understand language for owners, foaling attendants and caregivers what is normal or typical and how to troubleshoot situations that depart from the norm. Beginning with the delivery, emergencies such as failure to breathe, to rise and to nurse are addressed along with such problems as infections and congenital, hereditary and developmental conditions. Other topics include medication and diet—with the emphasis on foal nutrition to meet the changing needs of the newborn—exercise and the special needs of the premature, twin, orphaned and rejected foal. In addition, Dr. Lose discusses current veterinary and husbandry practices and gives candid judgments about their efficacy. Blessed Are the Foals is, in effect, the companion volume to Dr. Lose's Blessed Are the Brood Mares—the acknowledged classic on the breeding and care of mares through gestation. Yet again Dr. Lose's expertise, compassion and loving regard for all horses is apparent, along with her desire to offer support to all who would look after them.
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Equine Angels

Stories Of Rescue, Love, And Hope

Author: Frank Weller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461747120

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Equine Angels is a celebration of the journey of horses and foals saved from slaughter. Accompanied by 200 stunning full-color photographs, it tells the surprising and moving stories of how these foals have changed the lives of the human families who adopt them—for the rescuers are often the ones redeemed when opening their hearts to an unwanted foal. The book focuses on the tens of thousands of foals born annually only so that their mothers can provide pharmaceutical companies with the hormones their bodies create during pregnancy. These foals—known as “PMU foals” (PMU being short for “pregnant mare urine,” a key ingredient of the drug Premarin)—are in effect, are unwanted byproducts. Normally they are taken from their mothers and sent to slaughter. There are more than 250 farms in North America—most of them in Canada—housing tens of thousands of mares, in agonizing conditions, for this purpose. Those photos grouped into the chapters “Birth” and “Rescue” are especially dramatic. Given their semi-wild conditions, these horses have a ruggedly beautiful, ungroomed appearance. In later chapters, we see the transformation of once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions for their human families. Included are stories of successes great and small: foals growing up to be successful national competitors, therapy horses, and other productive members of horse society. These foals give back more than they take. Heartwarming and beautiful to look at, Equine Angels will inspire and delight. Inside you will find: 200 amazing color photos showing horses with a rare rugged beauty Tells the story of how these foals have changed the lives of the people who adopt them Shows the transformation of once-wild creatures into loving and intelligent companions Addresses an issue that frequently captures headlines Tens of thousands of “PMU” foals are slaughtered in North America each year because they are unwanted byproducts of a process to extract hormones for human hormone-replacement therapy From the introduction: The human participants of Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary could not sit idly by while these magnificent horses were killed. If it was just a matter of those lives saved, that would be enough, but fortunately, we have come to know the greater potential of these angelic equines. Each of the horses from EARS has touched and uplifted several human lives along the rescue path.
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The Forgotten Filly

Author: Karle Dickerson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061064866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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After Joelle's thoroughbred mare dies giving birth to her first foal, Joelle rejects the filly as she mourns for her lost friend, until something happens that makes Joelle change her mind.
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Gravity

Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic

Author: Eric Poisson,Clifford M. Will

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032865

Category: Science

Page: 792

View: 921

A unique graduate textbook that develops powerful approximation methods and their applications to real-life astrophysical systems.
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Breeding Horses

Author: Mina Davies-Morel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470750456

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 6674

Written for students and all with a general interest in breeding horses, this book sets out to provide a basic understanding with sufficient practical information for beginners to get started. Enough reproductive physiology of the mare and stallion is included to clarify the management techniques which are explained later in the book, but unnecessary details are avoided. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer are also explained, as are selecting the broodmare and stallion, management at covering and during pregnancy, and post-partum care of the mare and foal.
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Horses Have Foals

Author: Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756500023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5787

Describes the appearance and behavior of foals from birth to six months.
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Feeding and Care of the Horse

Author: Lon D. Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118694945

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1916

This is the concise, easy-to-use version of Dr. Lewis's Equine Clinical Nutrition, Feeding and Care. It includes a full-color section identifying toxic plants and provides practical information on the diversified effects of different nutrients, feeds and supplements on a horse's athletic performance, reproduction, growth, hooves, appetite, behavior and disease. The book can help prevent common, but expensive problems in horses of all ages.
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