Horses: A Guide to Selection, Care, and Enjoyment

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Henry Holt and Company, Dec 13, 2000 - Pets - 717 pages
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For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses.

Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes

* A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry
* Current recommendations for internal parasite control
* Information on equine assisted therapy
* Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor
* Recent information on coat color inheritance
* The physiology of conditioning performance horses
* The practical use of behavior for training

Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.

 

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Contents

Part I
9
Evaluating Conformation and Soundness
62
Choosing the Breed
104
PartH
155
Feeding
182
Roughages Grains and Grain ByProducts Supplements
206
Formulating and Balancing Rations
225
Handling Training and Conditioning
238
Knowing About Parasites and Diseases
354
Riding and Driving
395
Showing and Racing
435
Rodeo Trail Sports Events and EquineAssisted Therapy
474
Breeding the Horse
517
Breeding the Mare
541
Care During and After Pregnancy
609
Understanding Basic Genetics
639

Safety
252
Transportation
270
Grooming
287
Caring for the Feet
296
Recognizing Illness and Giving First Aid
333
Morgan American Saddlebred Tennessee Walking Horse
662
Appendixes
699
Bibliography
836
Index
867
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About the author (2000)

J. Warren Evans is Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, where he directs the equine reproduction program. For over 15 years he taught horse production and management courses at the University of California, Davis. A past president of the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, he is also author of The Horse (from W.H. Freeman) with A. Borton, H.F. Hintz, and L.D. Van Vleck.

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