Modern Horse Breeding: A Guide for Owners

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Globe Pequot, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 158 pages
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With the aid of two expert consultants - equine veterinary surgeon Janet Eley and Barrie Hosie, stud groom to the Duke of Roxburgh - Susan McBane has written a book for novice breeders who are fairly experienced with horses and ponies. Modern Horse Breeding is unique in that it is presented in two parts. Part 1, Veterinary Considerations, includes chapters on: why you need a vet; reproductive function in mare and stallion; genetics and heredity; pregnancy; before, during, and after foaling; nutritional requirement of mare, foal, and young stock; diseases and abnormalities; artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Part 2, Practical Aspects, will help you understand: the right and wrong reasons for breeding a horse; financial matters; the foundation stock; sending the mare to stud; care of the pregnant mare; what happens after breeding. Easy-to-read, reliable, and up-to-date, Modern Horse Breeding includes warnings about when to call in expert help, points out the signs of impending problems, and details the foaling process starting a month beforehand. (7 1/2 x 9 3/4, 160 pages, b&w photos, illustrations, charts)
  

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Contents

Veterinary Considerations
7
Reproductive Function in the Mare
13
Reproductive Function in the Stallion
21
Genetics and Heredity
27
Pregnancy
31
Before During and After Foaling
39
Veterinary Care and Management of Mares Foals and Youngstock
55
Nutritional Requirements of Mares Foals and Youngstock
68
Practical Aspects
89
Financial Matters
97
Your Foundation Stock
107
Nature Versus Man
115
Sending Your Mare to Stud
123
Care of the Pregnant Mare
129
Foaling Practicalities
135
As Time Goes On
141

Diseases and Abnormalities
77
Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer
85

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About the author (2001)

Susan McBane is the author of over 40 equestrian books. She has an HNC in Equine Science and Management, and is co-founder of The Equine Behaviour Forum. She lives near Darwin, Lancashire, in the United Kingdom.

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