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Grassland management can be complicated and frustrating. Even with a small paddock there is either too much grass or too much ragwort. Field Management for Horses and Ponies shows you how to analyse your existing pasture in order to maximize the quantity and quality of your grazing. It gives practical advice on soil analysis, fertilizing, harrowing and ploughing, land drainage, fencing, and problems such as weed infestation and poisonous plants. Anyone who wishes to improve their grazing and get the most out of their land--from the owner of one horse or pony who is kept on a small area of rented land to the riding school proprietor--will find the easy-to-understand advice given in this book invaluable.
Nutritional Management of Equine Diseases and Special Cases offers a concise, easy-to-comprehend text for equine veterinarians with questions about commonly encountered nutritional problems. Assists veterinarians in supporting equine patients with special nutritional needs Focuses on nutritional problems and impact on different body systems Covers ponies, miniature horses, draft horses, donkeys, and mules Offers complete coverage of common diseases and problems helped by nutrition Includes useful chapters on poisonous plants and mycotoxins
Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.
This book details everything from ongoing daily activites to social interaction among horses to abnormal behaviors. Each behavior is further explained by original line drawings, photographs or both.
This issue is the second half of the topic on laminitis, one of the most challenging diseases for the equine clinician to treat. Articles include endocrinopathic metabolism, equine metabolic syndrome, hyperinsulinemic laminitis, pasture associated laminitis, corticosteroid associated laminitis, supporting limb laminitis, pharmacological basis for the treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis, pain management of chronic laminitis, chronic laminitis: larval therapy, chronic laminitis foot support: support shoes, pasture management, diet and exercise, herd management, and much more!
An illustrated guide to owning, riding, and caring for a horse. Includes information on selection, feeding, grooming, training, first aid and more.
Practical information on the reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations prepares horse breeders to effectively breed even problem mares and stallions.
The equine practitioner will find this comprehensive issue packed with useful, practical information on endocrine diseases. Topics include disorders of calcium and phosphate metabolism, endocrinology of the neonate energy metabolism, endocrine dysregulation in critically ill foals and horses, magnesium disorders, equine metabolic syndrome, pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing's disease), disorders of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland axis, evaluation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland axis, disorders of the thyroid gland, endocrine response during exercise, hyperlipemia, anhidrosis, diabetes insipidus, ergopeptine alkaloids (fescue toxicosis) and equine pregnancy, and much more!
"A practical training course on how to ride, with step-by-step photographs, and a complete encyclopedia fo horse breeds"--Cover.
The British Horse Society’s comprehensive guide to the care and management of horses and ponies. The aim of this volume is to provide a reliable source of information and advice on all practical aspects of horse and stable management. The manual has been compiled by a panel of experts each drawing on considerable experience and contributing specialized knowledge on his or her chosen subject. Filled with reliable information and advice on modern stable management practices, the book provides a sound foundation for Horse Knowledge and Care Stages 1 to 4 and the BHS Stable Manager’s Certificate. Throughout, the emphasis is on the adoption of correct and safe procedures for the welfare of all who come into contact with horses, as well as for the animals themselves.

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