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Equine Science, third edition was designed to make teaching and learning easy. Based on a thorough, easy-to-follow outline that makes developing a lesson plan simple, each chapter starts with a list of learning objectives that helps the student identify the most important concepts in the chapter. Throughout the book, tables, charts, graphs and illustrations provide easy access to information without wading through excess detail, enabling students to quickly grasp the content. To help maintain interest, each chapter contains at least one sidebar to encourage retention of the information learned, and the discussion of new topics. In the Student Activities section at the end of each chapter, students and instructors will find opportunities for learning by applying the knowledge they have gained from the book. The Appendix contains helpful tables with information for converting units of measure, and for making contact with the industry and organizations as well as web addresses for equine industries and other useful Internet sites.
Equine Science, third edition provides an introduction to the science of horses from their history and use, to breeds and types. Also covered are anatomy, selection, breeding and genetics, nutrition, health management, and training. Guidelines for management, equitation, equine businesses and how to obtain a job or career in the equine industry are also provided. Equine Science, third edition is organized so that it is easy to find information on a topic using well organized charts, graphs and tables. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key words and ends with a summary, review questions, student activities and a list of resources.
From head to hooves, this edition of Equine Science is replete with chapter subjects and special features designed to help novices and experts be better owners, trainers, caretakers, and managers. Twenty-two chapters cover a wide range of topics such as breeds, anatomy, movement, nutrition, health management, behavior, training, and equitation from the history of horses to the future of the industry. Consideration is given to equine businesses and management, as the book provides tips on how to obtain and succeed in equine careers. Information is organized with charts, graphs, and tables to highlight important material at-a-glance. With Web resources, illustrations, and learning aids, this book is a treasure for horse lovers.
About the Author
Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from Iowa State University; and was a college instructor/professor for 30 years. He is a member of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA; formerly National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture); served as State Coordinator and held offices of Western Regional Director (1990-94); Vice President (1995-96); President (1996-97); Secretary-Treasurer (1999-02). Dr. Parker served on the editorial review board for teaching section (1994-97). He also served on the American Society of Animal Science, and was appointed to Idaho Food Quality Assurance Institute (July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2004) by Governor Dirk Kempthorne. He is an Active member of Washington and Idaho Project 2020 Partnership, funded by the Kellogg Foundation (1997 to 2003), and of the AgrowKnowledge National Science Foundation grant involving 15 community college partners from across the United States (2000 to 2006). Dr. Parker is a current Member of the National Agricultural Council?s ?10 x 15? Committee for quality high school agricultural programs (2006, and a current Board member for National Council for Agricultural Education (2006)
Table of Contents
Preface. Chapter 1: History and Development of the Horse. Chapter 2: Status and Future of the Horse Industry. Chapter 3: Breeds, Types and Classes of Horses. Chapter 4: Cells, Tissues, and Organs. Chapter 5: Functional Anatomy. Chapter 6: Biomechanics of Movement. Chapter 7: Unsoundness. Chapter 8: Selecting and Judging Horses. Chapter 9: Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses. Chapter 10: Genetics. Chapter 11: Reproduction and Breeding. Chapter 12: Digestion and Nutrition. Chapter 13: Feeds and Feeding Horses. Chapter 14: Health Management. Chapter 15: Parasite Control. Chapter 16: Common Management Practices. Chapter 17: Shoeing and Hoof Care. Chapter 18: Buildings and Equipment. Chapter 19: Horse Behavior and Training. Chapter 20: Equitation. Chapter 21: Business Aspects. Chapter 22: Career Opportunities. Glossary. Appendix.
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