Equine Behaviour

Principles and Practice

Author: Daniel S. Mills,Kathryn J. Nankervis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708067

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Understanding the flexibility and limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse's welfare and its performance. This book tackles the fundamental principles which will enable owners, riders, trainers and students to understand scientific principles and apply them in practice. Subjects covered include the analysis of influences on equine behaviour, the perceptual world of the horse, learning and training techniques including the latest developments in "join-up" and "imprint training".
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The Welfare of Horses

Author: N. Waran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306482150

Category: Science

Page: 225

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This book describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of horses today affects their welfare. Horses for sport, companionship and work are considered and ways of improving their welfare by better training and management is described. The book assesses welfare, nutrition, and behaviour problems with horses. The authors include internationally-recognised scientists from Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia.
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The Domestic Horse

The Origins, Development and Management of Its Behaviour

Author: D. S. Mills,S. M. McDonnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891134

Category: Pets

Page: 249

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This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.
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Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology - E-Book

Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032335484X

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Prepare for veterinary technician credentialing examinations and clinical practice with Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology, 4th Edition. Reorganized and updated with the latest advances in the field, this comprehensive text helps you develop strong critical thinking and independent work skills. It includes expanded coverage of complementary medicine, critical care, pet health insurance, and toxicology. More than 80 step-by-step procedures throughout the text emphasize your roles and responsibilities for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. Plus, dozens of summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Updated companion site with varying questions provide you with additional modes of study. Step-by-step procedures help you learn the essential skills required to become a successful veterinary technician. Summary tables and boxes condense key information to make complex material easier to understand. Clinical discussion of the role of the technician allows you to focus on your responsibilities in every aspect of practice. NEW! Expanded coverage of complementary medicine, critical care, pet health insurance, and toxicology reflect advances in veterinary technology. NEW! Review questions throughout text help you to understand and retain core concepts.
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Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629361

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.
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Pascoe's Principles and Practice of Equine Dermatology E-Book

Author: Derek C. Knottenbelt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204251X

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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Professor Knottenbelt’s approach is clear, authoritative and based on many years experience in treating equine dermatological conditions. The book presents over 650 photographs, most of them new and unique to this edition, and the accompanying CD-ROM offers an image library with over 300 extra illustrations. The new edition is designed as a fully practical, highly illustrated guide to skin diseases in the horse. It emphasizes how to obtain an accurate differential diagnosis and arrive at correct decisions for the appropriate treatment of a condition. The book includes the full range of skin diseases and conditions commonly encountered in equine practice. Rarer disorders and those with a limited geographical distribution are also reviewed, and there are separate chapters on diseases of the hoof, skin wounds, neoplastic diseases and the various dermatologic syndromes that are encountered in the horse. A practical guide emphasizing how to distinguish conditions of similar appearance but different implication for diagnosis, management, and prognosis. A unique ready reckoner (key points chart) is included in each disorder to allow rapid summary information acquisition and use for practitioners and students at all levels. Offers expert guidance with algorithms for decision making and treatment choices and considers syndromes as well as the diseases involved in the differential diagnosis and investigation. Focuses on commonly encountered skin diseases but includes rarer disorders. Covers skin conditions of the horse occurring worldwide. An extensive unique section on neoplastic disease is included. Includes discussion of hoof disorders and skin wounds. Superbly illustrated with over 650 full-colour figures. Contains CD-ROM with image library offering over 300 extra illustrations. fully updated through-out includes new colour illustrations
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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

Author: Debra Horwitz,Daniel S. Mills,Sarah Heath

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The classic BSAVA Manuals of Canine Behaviour and Feline Behaviour were ahead of their time in the appreciation of the importance of small animal behaviour and its problems and treatment. This completely new Manual builds on their success. Written primarily for the veterinary surgeon in general practice, by veterinarians working in the fields of behaviour in different countries, the BSAVA Manual of Clinical and Feline Behavioural Medicine offers both sound scientific information and practical easy-to-follow advice. The book will also appeal to those who already have a special interest in behaviour problems. Following a consideration of the place of behavioural medicine within the practice setting, the normal behaviours of cats and dogs are described. Some more theoretical chapters are included, to give a background understanding of learning theory, the physiology of fear, and types of aggression. But the major focus of the Manual is on the practical approach to history taking, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, and follow-up of the range of behavioural problems encountered in dogs and cats. Colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate important features such as body postures, and tables throughout help the reader to access important information quickly. In the last 10-15 years the veterinary professional has increasingly appreciated the wider importance of animal behaviour and psychological well-being. Behavioural problems can disrupt the pet=owner relationship to the point of breaking, and many pets are re-homes, abandoned or euthanased as a result. Safeguarding the pet-owner relationship and assisting owners in gaining a deeper understanding of their companion animals is an integral part of modern veterinary practice. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine will enable you to cater for this need.
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The sport psychologist's handbook

a guide for sport-specific performance enhancement

Author: Joaquín Dosil

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470863558

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 704

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Sport psychology is attracting growing interest, both at a practitioner level and in psychology departments at universities. Designed as a practical manual for those working in the field, this book is divided into two parts. The first gives an overview of the topic and deals with the basic concepts that sports psychologists must take into account when they begin working with athletes. The second deals with specific sports in more detail, and outline the most effective methods of psychological assessment and intervention
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