For nearly 125 years, Captain Hayes' Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners has been the standard work on equine health care, constantly amended and updated. Leading veterinary specialists from Britain and around the world have been recruited to write this edition, the 18th, so it will continue to provide a totally comprehensive guide to horse medicine and surgery, explaining the symptoms and treatment of every disease or injury that the horse owner is likely to encounter. Written in plain language that both experts and novices will appreciate, the book contains detailed sections on the Organ, Musculoskeletal and Reproductive Systems, Infectious Diseases, Medical and Surgical matters, Management and Husbandry, and a variety of other important issues. New for this edition are section on Performance Analysis and Artificial Insemination. Clear, concise and authoritative, Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners saves horses lives.
The Horse in Motion
We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of their ability and we know that an effective training regime has many facets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration, mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This book examines a further aspect of the horse's performance: it is designed to help all horse owners and riders to understand how a horse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, the horse's athletic ability.First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailed anatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement at each phase of each of the horse's gaits. The walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of the rider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriate action to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughout on ways in which the horse's life can be made easier, such as saddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.
Your Horses Skin
This book contains everything there is to know about your horse's skin and how to care for it. The skin is the largest organ in the horse's body and performs a range of different functions. The health of the skin is affected by both internal and external conditions such as inclement weather and disease; therefore if all is not well with the skin, then all is not well with the horse.Hilary Pooley reveals why the condition of the skin needs to be monitored and explains the best ways of doing so. She covers everything from veterinary terminology and the function and structure of the skin to information about what to look for when assessing overall health. Remedies to restore skin to a healthy condition are given. Specific chapters discuss skin diseases and skin first aid and there is advice on the fitting and maintenance of equipment and tack. Feeding for skin health is also covered, as well as the effects of an inadequate or inappropriate environment. The effects of procedures such as clipping and rugging and techniques for improving the overall condition of the skin in general are also explained in detail and there are plenty of photographs and diagrams to support the text.Your Horse's Skin is an essential book for anyone interested in horses and their welfare.
A Photographic Guide to Conformation
A best-seller, this in-depth study of conformation examines each part of the horse in photographs and text, showing both good and bad points and illustrating differences of breed and type.
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians offers a compendium of information on the care and treatment of horses for equine veterinary technicians. Highly accessible and easy to use, the book builds on the basics of equine care to provide a complete reference for equine nursing and technical skills. AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is an invaluable guide for qualified equine veterinary technicians and assistants, particularly those earning their equine certification, vet tech students, and equine practices.
Know Your Horse Inside Out
Fisher shows how, by understanding the way tensions and blocks affect your horse, you can take steps to improve every aspect of its life effectively. This book gives useful tips on how to help your horse stay sound, recover from an injury and how to enable him to realise his full potential.
A Lighter Hoof Print
A Guide To Sustainable Horse Keeping- Whether you live in a flat or on a farm, A Lighter Hoof Print can help you develop new ways to meet your equestrian needs, whilst making the best possible use of your existing resources. Ecology & Economy go hand in hand in chapters crammed with tips, hints and 'recipies' that take the pressure off both your pocket and the planet.
Acupressure for Horses
Now you can help your horse with simple acupressure techniques! Learn to identify your horse's individual body constitution type, which determines your choice of acupressure treatment; understand the 12 main channels of energy in your horse's body, and gain the ability to choose the correct points to treat specific issues. Relieve mild sources of pain and discomfort in your horse's body, influence his mental health and stability, and select appropriate treatment from a comprehensive list of common problems and their solutions, with step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs to help you help your horse.
Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals
A thoroughly updated edition of this essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists, looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals.Seven new chapters provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitationIncludes reviews of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal literatureDiscusses approaches in small animal medicine as well as for elite equine athletesProvides applied evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examplesNow in full colour with many more illustrations
Bach Flower Remedies - For Horse and Riders
With a foreword by Dr Trevor M Cook PhD, MSc, BSc, DHom(Med), DIHom, NMD, FRSC, FHMA, Director of the British Institute of Homoeopathy, Former President of the Homoeopathic Medical Association, Co-founder of the British Association of Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. As interest in complementary therapies continues to grow, more and more people are coming to recognise the amazing healing powers of Bach Flower Herbal Remedies for horses and their human counterparts are available in chemists and health shops everywhere. In simplest terms, the Bach system is a collection of thirty-eight different liquid remedies, all totally devoted to healing problems that stem from imbalances within the mind and emotions. They allow us to treat all those states of fear, doubt, worry, anger and gloom, that hamper us and our horses throughout our lives. Simple to use and completely free of side-effects, the Bach flower remedies can make a real difference. This book shows how. Contents includes: *What are Bach Flowers? *The Life and Work of Dr Edward Bach *The Bach Flower Remedies in Practice *The Horse *The Rider/Handler *Case Studies.
Barefoot Horse Keeping provides a practical, accessible, and objective guide to barefoot horse keeping. The book draws on empirical research and the authors' 25 years experience delivering barefoot hoof care, saddle fitting, behavioral training, and rider coaching. The topics covered include the Barefoot philosophy, the herd and the environment, hoof trimming, diet and nutrition, and equine anatomy and biomechanics.
Beyond Horse Massage
In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book with step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations is ideally suited to accompany you to the yard/stables, where you can practice the Masterson Method techniques on horses. Expanded chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. A 'quick reference' section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports.
Beyond the Track
Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their big hearts and willingness to go the extra mile, Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partners in a host of disciplines. In this revised edition-which experts have labelled 'breakthrough racehorse literature', 'superior', 'a winner', and the ultimate training manual'-readers learn everything they need to transition an OTTB from life at the track to life out back.Author, Anna Ford, Thoroughbred Program Director at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption, begins with a discussion of the typical Thoroughbred's early years, then explaining: reasons for retirement, common injuries, health issues, basic feeding and nutrition, and safe handling. Ford goes on to provide step-by-step instructions for building the solid educational foundation the OTTB needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor or a pleasure mount.While hundreds of quality photographs illustrate conscientious and professionally tested training methods, dozens of case studies share how other individuals have successfully retrained ex-racehorses. With recommendations from top equestrians, this book is the go-to reference for anyone interested in pursuing a partnership with an OTTB athlete.
Bring Out the Best in Your Horse
Give your horse a makeover! Quick tips and long-term strategies for improving looks, manners and performance. The author offers hands-on tips for assessing your horse objectively and changing his shape through imrpoving fitness and muscle tone. Includes advice on: how to assess your horse; muscles and movement; feeding and environment; tack; manners; fitness and schooling; hacking; grooming; trimming, and clipping. If you have ever dreamed of giving your horse or pony a complete makeover then this book is for you. Paperback, illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
Improving Performance: Creative Ways to Motivate Your Horse
Some horses drive their riders to distraction by simply not moving under the saddle, and nothing the rider does seems to stimulate them. This book discusses the possible causes for a lack of motivation-from physical problems or incorrect feeding to permanent under- or over-demand of the horse-and it outlines solutions that can recover a seemingly hopeless situation. It shows how, with discipline and creativity, it is possible to turn an idle creature into a motivated competition or leisure horse.
How To Keep your Horse Healthy
This book is intended as a guide for horse owners who, faced with ever increasing costs, wish to keep vet's bills to a minimum. Written by a practising veterinary surgeon who is also veterinary correspondent to "Horse and Hound" and has written widely on equine medicine, this book covers the gap in the market which previously existed for a comprehensive manual on the subject. It will be of interest to all those who care for the horse, both professionally or generally - horseowners, trainers, stable managers etc - and is also suitable as an introductory guide to students of veterinary medicine and those studying for BHS examinations.
Essential Care of the Ridden Horse
In this title, Peter Gray pays particular attention to those common conditions that call a temporary halt to riding activity - lameness, respiratory infections, muscular strains - but that are very often caused by incorrect management.
Horse Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure
This second edition of "Horse Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure" has been completely revised and enlarged. Its original 25 pages of illustrations have more than doubled and now include over 250 individual drawings. All of these drawings have been specially prepared for this new edition by John Goody, and all are fully labelled and annotated in the accompanying legends. The text is primarily intended to explain and in many instances to expand upon the content of the drawings. The basic make-up of the horse is considered with the 'points' of the horse being shown from several different views. Bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments providing the anatomical basis for these surface points are dealt with in some detail, the emphasis being placed throughout on those structures that can be seen or felt from the surface of the body. Component parts of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems are shown in a number of the drawings, as are nerves and blood vessels. Special consideration is given to the structure of the head, with the emphasis on the nasal cavity, teeth, larynx and guttural pouches.;The structure of the limbs is also illustrated in considerable detail, especially the foot, and reference is made to injuries and diseases that can result in poor conformation. The wealth of information contained in the book will be of great interest and value to veterinary and equine studies students, to owners, riders and breeders - in fact anyone requiring to know more about the structure of the horse and what makes it one of the most beautiful of animals.
Gone to Stud
Informative but light-hearted look at top class thoroughbred stud farms containing a wealth of information on all aspects of stud work. Including the breeding process,bloodstock registration, sale at auction and the early stages of training and racing youngstock. This book will give valuable insight for stud staff and breeders, aswell as horse enthusiasts who seek a window onto the fascinating world of bloodstock breeding