The Horse : Breeding & Youngstock

Author: Julie Brega

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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This text looks at the horse-breeding selection process, including the principles of heredity and genetics. The anatomy of the reproductive systems and the physiology of the oestrus cycle are discussed followed by the preparation for, and the process of covering. Pregnancy diagnosis and the stages of pregnancy are described, along with the care of the in-foal mare, foaling and care of the mare and foal. Disorders of the reproductive system, pregnancy failure and ailments of the foal are also discussed. The book concludes with information on stallion managment, the first year of the foal's life and subsequent handling and initial training.

Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding

Author: Kjersten Darling,James M. Giffin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312305460

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process.

Modern Horse Breeding

A Guide for Owners

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781585743896

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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"A book for novice breeders who are fairly experienced with horses and ponies."--Cover.

Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management, 4th Edition

Author: Mina C G Davies Morel

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644426

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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The fourth edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive account of how to successfully breed horses. Updated throughout, the new edition will cover techniques such as cloning, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and related reproductive technology that is currently being developed. This book also looks at reproductive anatomy, endocrine control and selection for breeding mares and stallions, and pregnancy, parturition and lactation in the mare. This classic textbook is required reading for many equine science and related courses, particularly in the UK.

Equine Stud Management

Author: Melanie Bailey

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318363

Category: Pets

Page: 188

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Equine reproduction has been revolutionized by many aspects of new technology since the 1990s. The advancements in veterinary care and expertise available to breeders are remarkably complex and, in many cases, bewildering. The aim of this book is to explain, in layman's terms, the basic fundamental principles that help form the day-to-day management of a successful breeding operation, regardless of size. This book covers all aspects of routine stud care, from the basics of anatomy and physiology, through to pregnancy and foaling. The emphasis is on the management of the breeding horse throughout the stud year, as well as the care and early preparation of young stock. It also includes sections on aspects of stud work that are often overlooked, such as choosing a suitable broodmare, normal and abnormal breeding behavior, as well as a section on stud design and administration. Equine Stud Management is designed specifically as a first textbook for equine students and prospective horse breeders. As a useful, practical foundation text, this book covers the syllabuses for both NVQ and BHS related examinations. Anyone wishing to learn more about breeding horses and ponies should find this manual a useful introduction to the subject.

Equine Behavior - E-Book

A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052922

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Equine Behavior: A guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is the quintessential reference for all who really want to know what makes horses tick. Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable. Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

Horses For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054659

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions

Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination

Author: Juan C. Samper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416052348

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Practical information on the reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations prepares horse breeders to effectively breed even problem mares and stallions.

Theirs Not To Reason Why'

Horsing the British Army 1875-1925

Author: Graham Winton

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 1909384488

Category: History

Page: 520

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Nominated for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize 2013 Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013 Nominated for the SAHR Templer Medal 2013 This book provides the first comprehensive study of the British Army’s horse services between 1875-1925, including the use of horses in the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer and the 1914-18 wars. There is a particular focus on the military procurement of horses in relation to the domestic horse breeding industry, foreign supply in times of war, the debate about mechanization versus the horse and an integrated military transport system. During the 1899-1902 war the recently created Army Veterinary and Remount Departments and Horse Registration Scheme were severely tested and found wanting. Following the appalling suffering and loss of horses during this War, the period 1902 to 1914 was critical for the development of the horse services. The crucial elements in effectively horsing the Army were recognized - supply, care, and organization. The Army depended on the creation of a rapid and effective horse mobilization scheme and the ability to sustain expansion in the field. The civilian horse market was central to the supply of military horses in peace and war, and by obtaining reliable information on the number and type of horses available to them, the Army could guarantee a regular supply. There was also a need to learn lessons from the 1899-1902 war for the planning and expansion of auxiliary services, for example blacksmiths, saddlers, remount depots and veterinary hospitals. On the outbreak of war in 1914 the Army had an organized reserve and mobilization scheme; a completely integrated transport system using horses, mechanized vehicles and rail networks. As the war progressed there were serious questions about the continuing supply of horses from both home and world markets, shortages of transport for moving them from the country of purchase and the growing submarine menace. Developments by 1919 in mechanical vehicles were acknowledged by many as signaling the end of the military reliance upon the horse, even though it remained the main source of motive power, and cavalry the main arm of exploitation. Many lessons from the 1899-1902 War had been learnt, shown in the improved performance of the horse services during 1914-18. The health of animals was maintained at a higher standard than in any former war and remounts were supplied to all theaters of war and to armies of allied nations. At the end of hostilities nearly eight million animals had to be quickly disposed of, as humanely as possible, to bring the Army back to its peacetime requirements

The Horse

Fitness & Competition

Author: Julie Brega

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316222

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

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Combines a traditional horse-fitness programme with interval training. The text describes various types of competition and regulations, including endurance rides, showjumping and horse trials. Information is given on stress and the competition horse, with particular attention paid to the cause and effects and prevention of overheating and dehydration. The chapter on transportation discusses types of vehicles, legislation and the transportation of horses by road, air and sea.

The Horse Encyclopedia

Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456104

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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The Horse Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to more than 150 horse and pony breeds and types from around the world. Browse through the catalog of gorgeous photographs and learn about the characteristics and origins of each breed, from Friesians to Thoroughbreds, and some of the most famous horses that left a mark on equine history. A fascinating introduction takes you through the evolution of the horse, horse disciplines like polo and show jumping, the animal's place in history, art, culture, and much more. With expert advice on horse health and care, including feeding, grooming, and conditioning, The Horse Encyclopedia can even guide you through the experience of becoming a first-time owner. The Horse Encyclopedia is a visually stunning celebration of all things equine and a must-have for every horse lover.

The Competition Horse

Breeding, Production, and Management

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: New York : Howell Book House ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

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This text is aimed at the non-professional who wants to breed a horse for competitive sports - show jumping, driving, dressage, or any of the Western disciplines.