Horses For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054659

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
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The Nature of Horses

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603203

Category: Science

Page: 256

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What makes a winning racehorse? How intelligent are horses? What are horses trying to tell us when they stamp their hooves and snort? Do horses talk to each other? The horse, long a symbol of beauty and athletic prowess, has made and lost fortunes and transformed human history and culture, and yet has retained mysteries that baffle even those who work with them every day. There has recently been an explosion of scientific research on the horse. In this book Stephen Budiansky brings the insights of modern science to a wider audience of horse enthusiasts and animal-lovers.
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There are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders

Author: Mary Twelveponies

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618127504

Category: Nature

Page: 228

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Discusses the behavior of horses, describes the basic methods for training horses, and recommends solutions for common difficulties with controlling and handling horses. Reissue.
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Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

Author: Gary M. Baxter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470961775

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

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The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.
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Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052327

Category: Pets

Page: 388

View: 335

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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
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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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Plants, Potions and Oils for Horses

Author: Chris Dyer

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781900667241

Category: Pets

Page: 80

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Plants, Potions & Oils for Horses, the third in the Compass Points for Riders series, has been written in order to preserve the use of traditional remedies for horses. Over the years, the author has dedicated himself to collecting recipes and potions from the older generation as well as finding new therapies. The author explains how the most surprising materials can help the horse—whether it be to alleviate pain, encourage healing, or just to keep him in good health.
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Horse Sense

The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Peter Huntington,Jane Myers,Elizabeth Owens

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 9780643065987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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This new edition provides the latest information on new feeds and supplements; new techniques for gently breaking in young horses, handling difficult horses, safe riding, and treating injuries, diseases, worms and other pests.
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Care & Management of Horses

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501131

Category: Pets

Page: 301

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This comprehensive guide provides a commonsense approach to keeping a horse healthy, sound, and happy by encouraging horse owners to center horse-keeping practices around the horse's needs.
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