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A Basic Guide to Horse Care & Management
by: Mills, Bruce & Carne, Barbara

Owners and potential owners will learn how to evaluate conformation and temperament, assess a wide variety of breeds, and learn how to provide the best in nutrition, feeding, housing, & care, along with advice on riding, training, showing & breeding your horse.. B/W photos. 296 pgs.
c. 1988, H/C...$18.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new, no dust jacket

A Guide to Alternative Therapies for Horses
by: Allison, Keith

An explanation of the underlying principles of alternative therapies for horses, offering a technically balanced overview of the subject. 40 pgs.
c.1996, Booklet...$12.00

A Guide to Equine Nutrition
by: Allison, Keith

Information on choices of feed stuffs & supplements. 32 pgs.
c. 1995, Booklet... $12.00

A Horseman's Handbook On Practical Breeding
by: Wall, Colonel John

History of the horse, breeds, mules, buildings, soil, pastures, paddocks, grasses, weeds, stallions, broodmares, foals - their care & handling, equine diseases, parasites, & routine management of the horse farm. B/W photos. 415 pgs.
c. 1950, 3rd Ed, Revised...$65.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

A Modern Horse Herbal
by: Self, Hilary

Simply put, this is the most complete work available on medicinal herbs for horses and how to use them. It covers the A - Z of common ailments and conditions that can be effectively and safely treated with herbs. Among these are allergies, arthritis, coughs, colic, eczema, hay fever, hoof weaknesses, head shaking, laminitis, muscle and joint stiffness, navicular disease, nervousness, pedalostitis, rheumatism, scouring, sweet itch, ulcers, warts, worm infestation and wounds. In addition, many stable management applications for herbs such as fly repellents, coat conditioners, shampoos and disinfectants are included. For background, a descriptive list of over 50 readily obtainable herbs is included, giving details on habitat, collection, actions and uses. Useful non-herbal products such as cider vinegar and honey are discussed. Complete guidelines on making herbal preparations are offered, along with advice on selecting remedies and determining dosage. 176 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C... $39.95

A Photographic Guide to Conformation
by: Oliver, Robert

An essential book for horse owners, competitors, exhibitors, judges, breeders and career students. Contents include: overall conformation, the body, the back, hindquarters and tail carriage, hind legs and hocks, forelegs, pasterns and heels, the feet, chest and front, shoulders and withers, the neck, the head, the eyes, the ears, the teeth and aging, coulors and markings, horses in rough and show conditions, action, along with breeds and types. Hundreds of B/W and color photos. 183 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C... $39.95

All Horse Systems Go
by: Loving, Nancy S.

The Horse Owner's Full-Color Veterinary Care & Conditioning Resource for Modern Performance, Sport & Pleasure Horses. The contemporary go-to veterinary reference for horse owners, ensuring today's horse can perform to the best of his ability, whatever his task may be. For the first time in a full-color volume, Dr. Nancy S. Loving - noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor - addresses the challenging needs of keeping the working horse in "working" order. Not only does she provide a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body, she sets her book apart by describing valuable methods of conditioning the various systems of the horse, from strengthening hoof and bone and promoting muscle development, to developing and maintaining cardiovascular and respiratory fitness. Also covers: Solutions to common helath issues; Identifying infectious diseases; Managing & treating lameness; Pain therapies; Fitness evaluation; Conditioning Strategies; Feeding & nutrition; Preventive care; First aid & medications. Dr. Loving graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1985, and since then has practiced equine medicine and surgery exclusively, currently at her own Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, Colorado. 632 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$45.00

Alternative Therapies for Horses: A New Approach to Health & Fitness
by: Britton, Vanessa

A healthy horse must be both mentally and physically fit, and a holistic approach is the perfect way to achieve that goal. This fully illustrated guide explains the numerous natural health and fitness methods that are available, such as hydrotherapy, herbalism, homeopathy, massage, physiotherapy, and acupuncture.
c. 1995, S/C... $16.95

Amateur's Guide To Foaling
by: Lorch, Walter

Foaling, reproduction, breeding, health.
c. 1987, H/C... $7.50

An Anatomy Of The Horse
by: Smith, R. N.

A series of transparent illustrations in colour, with explanatory notes, useful biological facts, and information on evolution and gaits
c.1982, Booklet...$17.50

An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Care of the Horse
by: Vogel, Colin J.

Detailed introduction for horse owners or veterinary students to the care of horses in health and disease. Horse breeding & reproductive problems, respiratory diseases, digestive problems and more. Primarily color photographs. 176 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C... $34.95

Anatomy Of The Horse
by: Budras, Klaus Dieter & Sack, W O

The sixth edition of this highly successful book contains updates to functional anatomy which has now been totally revised. There are also new chapters on the eye, abdomen, female reproduction, ultrasonography and orthopaedics. The atlas is superbly illustrated throughout with colour drawings, photographs, and radiographs providing the reader with detailed information on the structure, function, and clinical application of all equine body systems and their interaction in the live animal. Already acknowledged by students and teachers as an essential resource for learning and revision, the sixth edition will be a valuable reference for veterinary practitioners and for those who own and work with horses. 208 pgs.
c. 2012, 6th Ed, Oversize, H/C... $169.99

Anatomy of the Horse
by: Stubbs, George

George Stubbs was one of Britain's most innovative artists. Such is the present reputation of his paintings, with their astonishingly convincing renderings of both animals and people, that it is easy to forget how much of his success was based on rigorous scientific observation. In 1756, Stubbs rented a remote farmhouse, where he erected a scaffolding to hold the cadavers of horses as he dissected and drew them. After 18 months of single-minded dedication, Stubbs produced the drawings for" The Anatomy of the Horse, "which he later etched himself. The result was a sensation. Letters of congratulation poured in from scientists all over Europe, amazed not only at the perfection of the finished work, but that it had been produced without patronage. It remained a textbook for artists and scientists for well over a century, and to this day, the strange, spare beauty of these prints continue to fascinate. 64 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$19.95

Anatomy Of The Horse (Horse Health & Care Series - No. 6)
Edited: Jones, William DVM

Contents: bones, articulation, the foot, muscles, nreves, circulation, digestion, respiration, reproduction. Very well illustrated anatomical descriptions - useful to the serious student of equine anatomy. B/W photos & line drawings. 173 pgs.
c. 1972, S/C...$12.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Aromatherapy For Horses (Threshold Picture Guides #40)
by; Ingraham, Caroline
A guide to using essential oils for common ailments and managment problems in horses and ponies. Includes: how to select oils, doses and dilutions, external and internal applications, oils for first aid and wounds, skin problems, safety, and quick reference charts and tables. Color illustrations. 24 pgs.
c. 1997, Booklet...$12.95

Aspects & Answers: A Manual for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs
by: Joswick, Kittredge, McCowan, McParland, & Woods

This book was designed to encompass all facets of program development, implementation, & continuance. chapters cover: program organization (board of directors, volunteer participation, fund raising, grant writing); mounts & management (selection, training, stable management, special equipment); instructors, orientation, & mount/dismount (define duties, volunteer orientation, rider orientation, mounting & dismounting procedures); rider disabilities (physical disabilities, non-physical disabilities - narrative & outline/charts for each); teaching aids (directions & discretions, lesson plans, exercise, games); special equestrian skills (hippotherapy, backriding, drivin, vaultin). Along with several appendices covering forms, releases, evaluations, statistical, etc - & includes a stable management workbook. Line drawings. 289 pgs.
c. 1986, 1st Ed, S/C...$40.00 01000609
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good - highlighting of text but no other writing in text, name & number written on outside back cover

Back-Yard Foal
by: Pittenger, Peggy

Selection of breeding stock, breeding, foaling, newborn, training, weaning.
c. 1965, S/C...$10.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Basic Horse Care
by: Prince, Eleanor and Collier, Gaydell

This authoritative book gives the horse owner and potential owner practical advice on all aspects of horse care, including how to bathe and groom horses, how to breed and raise horses, how to buy a horse, diet, tack care, transporting, how to choose a qualified veterinarian, and much more. Illustrated. 336 pgs.
c. 1986, S/C... $15.95

Beyond The Hay Days
by: Ewing, Rex

An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. It covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activity, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you'll read and refer to again and again. 128 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C...$14.95

Blessed Are the Brood Mares
by: Lose, M. Phyllis VMD

Introduction, preparations, the elusive term mare, three stages of labor, dystocia (difficult births), neonatal foal, postpartum mare, the foal to its weaning, weaning, pediatric problems, a closer look at the mare, fertility & preparation for the next foal. B/W photos & illustrations. 228 pgs.
c. 1978, 1st Ed, H/C... $17.95
Used, Out-of-Print
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket

Blessed Are the Foals
by: Lose, M. Phyllis VMD

Once again, Dr. M. Phyllis Lose draws on her decades of experience in equine veterinary practice to explain how to evaluate the foal's health and to recognize when professional help is needed. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken in her practice, Dr. Lose describes in simple, easy-to-understand language for owners, foaling attendants and caregivers what is normal or typical and how to troubleshoot situations that depart from the norm. Beginning with the delivery, emergencies such as failure to breathe, to rise and to nurse are addressed along with such problems as infections and congenital, hereditary and developmental conditions. Other topics include medication and diet, with the emphasis on foal nutrition to meet the changing needs of the newborn; exercise and the special needs of the premature, twin, orphaned and rejected foal. In addition, Dr. Lose discusses current veterinary and husbandry practices and gives candid judgments about their efficacy. Blessed Are the Foals is, in effect, the companion volume to Dr. Lose's Blessed Are the Brood Mares - the acknowledged classic on the breeding and care of mares through gestation. 210 pgs.
c. 1987, H/C... $26.00

Breeding Management & Foal Development

Everything you need to know, from stallion management, breeding plans, artificial insemination, etc., through the foal's first year, is in this comprehensive reference. It is recognized as the foremost text in its field, and you have the confidence of knowing you are relying on the combined knowledge of many leading experts! The book is thorough, well organized, profusely illustrated, and easy to read. It's also indexed and cross-referenced so you can locate vital information quickly. Subjects include: Stallion and Broodmare Management; Breeding Methods & Procedures; Avoiding & Curing Infections; Artificial Insemination; Embryo Transfer; Understanding & Avoiding Abortion; Horse Farm Design; Keeping Breeding Records; Breeding Contracts; Economics of Horse Breeding; Recognizing Normal & Abnormal Foaling; Developing Foals Properly; Caring for Orphan Foals; and Much More! 720 pgs.
c. 1982, H/C... $85.00

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