Field Management for Horses and Ponies

Author: Sian Evans

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318189

Category: Pets

Page: 23

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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.

Horse Pasture Management

Author: Paul H. Sharpe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128129204

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Horse Pasture Management begins with coverage of the structure, function and nutritional value of plants, continuing into identification of pasture plants. Management of soil and plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Management of hay and silage are included, since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. A number of chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment and other living things. As an aid in good pasture management, one chapter explains construction and use of fencing and watering systems. Contributions are rounded out with a chapter explaining how the University of Kentucky helps horse farm managers develop their pasture management programs. The purpose of the book is to help people provide a better life for horses. Provides the basic principles of pasture management for those involved in equine-related fields and study. Covers a variety of strategies for managing the behavior, grouping, environmental, and feeding needs of grazing horses to ensure high levels of welfare and health. Includes information on environmental best practices, plant and soil assessment, and wildlife concerns. Explains pasture-related diseases and toxic plants to be avoided. Includes links to useful resources and existing extension programs.

The Pony Club Guide to Pasture Management

Author: Elizabeth O'Beirne-Ranelagh,Pony Club

Publisher: Pony Club

ISBN: 9781907279072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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This title is devoted specifically to the subject of grassland when used for grazing by horses and ponies. Topics covered in detail include the equine digestive system, nutritional needs, different types of grass and their suitability for horses, and good management practices.

Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition

Author: Markku Saastamoinen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086862004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 511

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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

Author: Norman Edward Robinson,Kim A. Sprayberry

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416054758

Category: Medical

Page: 1066

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Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!

Equine Nutrition and Feeding

Author: David Frape

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111827931X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding waspublished in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject.It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equinenutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidencedtextbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used ingrowing, working and breeding horses. It also explains thescientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirementsin an understandable manner, and shows you how to do thesecalculations. Special attention is also given to grassland andpasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: References to the most up-to-date information, including“Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, from the NationalResearch Council (2007). Case histories to provide practical examples. Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you torevise. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reportsand papers being incorporated. Extensively revised to make navigation easier. A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of thefoal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate andpostgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinarymedicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It isalso used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.

Advances in Laminitis, Part II, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice - E-Book

Author: Christopher C. Pollitt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700762

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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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!

Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction - E-Book

Author: Tim Mair,Sandy Love,James Schumacher,Roger K. W. Smith,Grant Frazer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052027

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The new edition of this introductory-level textbook continues to offer a concise and approachable bridge between student lecture notes and more detailed clinical reference works. All aspects of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction are covered in a single, convenient volume. The second edition has been subject to an extensive revision, with each chapter updated and new chapters added to cover wound management, critical care, anaesthesia and sedation, and diagnostic imaging. While offering key information in an easily and quickly digested format for clinical veterinary students and practising veterinary surgeons, this second edition of Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction will also be relevant to students undertaking equine science degrees, and to professional horse owners and trainers. The wide range of international contributors, highly experienced and all experts in their fields, ensures that the new edition of this popular all-in-one resource remains as indispensable as ever. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction Easy-to-use format Completely revised since the first edition with new chapters added Now with over 100 new illustrations including colour photographs Includes diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as descriptions of commonly employed clinical techniques Includes lists of important differential diagnoses for common clinical signs

Grazing management

the principles and practice of grazing, for profit and environmental gain, within temperate grassland systems : proceedings of the British Grassland Society Conference held at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, 29 February-2 March, 2000

Author: British Grassland Society. Conference,A. J. Rook,P. D. Penning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmentally sensitive areas

Page: 270

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Nutritional Management of Equine Diseases and Special Cases

Author: Bryan M. Waldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119191890

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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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

Equine Internal Medicine - E-Book

Author: Stephen M. Reed,Warwick M. Bayly,Debra C. Sellon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437708854

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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Develop an essential understanding of the principles of equine disease with this one-of-a-kind, problem-based resource! Extensively revised and updated with contributions from an international team of experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition reflects the latest clinical research in equine medicine and focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases to help you confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you’ll encounter in practice. Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material. Extensive content updates help you improve patient care with up-to-date research and clinical evidence across the full spectrum of equine practice, including: New sections on biofilm ahesins, resistance to phagocytosis, and host substrate utilization New information on changes in body weight Recent findings on fibrocoxib and diclofenac Expanded and reorganized coverage of critical care New material on inborn errors of metabolism and acquired myopathies Detailed treatment information on various disorders of the reproductive tract A new section on toxicoses causing signs related to liver disease or dysfunction Bound-in companion DVD includes more than 120 high-quality video clips that guide you through procedures related to the cardiovascular and neurologic systems.

Applied equine nutrition and training

Equine NUtrition and TRAining COnference (ENUTRACO) 2011

Author: Arno Lindner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867405

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book contains specialised information on the nutrition and training of the horse. Practical hints can be drawn from studies showing how apes indicate to us plants which have medicinal properties that can then be applied to equine treatment and also have an effect in nutraceuticals. Overviews are given on the potential of total mixed rations for the future of horse feeding and the practical feeding of obese horses and ponies. Nutrition considerations are given to avoid medical conditions. Methods used for performance diagnosis and training guidance of human athletes are applied here to equine management. In addition, training techniques which reduce the risk of back injury in the horse are explored and a review of the riders interaction with the horse is provided. Practical nutritional information acquired through research is applied to all aspects of managing endurance racehorses. Finally, expanded abstracts of original research are provided in very diverse fields of nutrition and training of horses. All those concerned with training, riding and feeding in the equine industry will benefit from the contents.

Feeding Horses and Ponies

Overcoming Common Feeding Problems

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: David & Charles Uk

ISBN: 9780715303092

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Feeding is a subject which is of interest to horse-owners, but it can be confusing. The actual feed content of basic feedstuffs - oats, bran and hay - has often been badly affected by the build-up of artificial fertilizers and pesticides in the soil, thereby upsetting the natural balance of the ingredients and reducing their value as effective feedstuffs. Reputable branded feeds are usually well-balanced, but are often expensive. This book shows what feedstuffs are available, and how to make the best and most economic use of them, while paying attention to timing, presentation and palatability.

Horse Care and Management

Author: Christine Stafford,Robert Oliver

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851315379

Category: Nature

Page: 206

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The essential reference book on stable management. Two highly experienced authors cover care of the stabled and grass-kept horse, feeding, shoeing, clothing, grooming, equipment, pasture management, and nursing the sick horse.

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book

Author: Michael W. Ross,Sue J. Dyson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711766

Category: Medical

Page: 1424

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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.

Money Saving Tips for the Frugal Horse Owner

Author: E. MacDonald

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468912690

Category: Horse owners

Page: N.A

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I have accumulated a huge collection of money saving tips for horse ownership. It occurred to me that it might be a fun idea to sort everything into different subjects and compile a book that other horse owners looking for ideas could take advantage of. Many of these tips use natural, healthy ingredients that you probably already have on hand! I hope you enjoy my stories and hopefully you will be able to pick up some good ideas you can use as well.

Endocrine Diseases, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice - E-Book

Author: Ramiro E. Toribio

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712094

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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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!

Equine Locomotion

Author: Willem Back,Hilary M. Clayton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052930

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more