Equine Science

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Cengage Learning, Jan 13, 2012 - Science - 608 pages
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EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition imparts students with the basic understanding of horses necessary to be successful in equine care and management. Richly illustrated in full color, the book uses a logical, easy-to-follow outline to make both learning and lesson planning simple, while addressing essential topics like care and feeding, training, development and reproduction, illness, inheritance, and the history of horses. Bursting with helpful features, EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition piques student interest with detailed graphics and photos, as well as informational sidebars, website references, and end-of chapter activities that test their knowledge of the material. Future equine professionals will especially appreciate the glossary of terms at the end of the text, as well as the appendix, which includes useful conversion factors and worksheets and provides contact information for professional organizations.
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Contents

History and Development of the Horse
1
Status and Future of the Horse Industry
31
Breeds Types and Classes of Horses
52
Cells Tissues and Organs
73
Functional Anatomy
91
Biomechanics of Movement
127
Unsoundness
146
Selecting and Judging Horses
172
Health Management
310
Parasite Control
352
Common Management Practices
373
Shoeing and Hoof Care
402
Buildings and Equipment
420
Horse Behavior and Training
443
Equitation
468
Business Aspects
497

Determining Age Height and Weight of Horses
199
Genetics
216
Reproduction and Breeding
238
Digestion and Nutrition
264
Feeds and Feeding Horses
287
Career Opportunities
538
Appendix
565
Glossary
596
Index
621
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Dr. Parker is the director for AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The former division director at the College of Southern Idaho, he worked in agriculture, information technology, drafting, and electronics, and taught computer, agriculture, and writing classes. He is the 2008 recipient of the N.A.C.T.A. (National American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Distinguished Educator Award, and the 2010 recipient of the N.A.C.T.A. Murray Brown Leadership Award. Dr. Parker has authored several Delmar,Cengage textbooks (Plant & Soil Science, Aquaculture Science, Introduction to Plant Science, and Introduction to Food Science, and others), and serves as Editor of the N.A.C.T.A. Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from Iowa State University, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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