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Publisher Comments:

Storey's Guide to Raising Horses has earned a place on the equestrian's bookshelf as an authoritative guide to the subject. The book's comprehensive coverage includes information on grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and disease prevention and treatment.

The 2nd edition, now with 90,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:

• Up-to-the-minute coverage of diseases and vaccination options

• Thoroughly updated advice on hoof care

• Expanded coverage of reproductive care and techniques

Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book:

"I own over 40 books on this subject of horses. This inexpensive Storey Guide is more useful, concise and complete (from a farm manager's point of view) than my veterinary text, Merk's." - Linda, Twin Brooks, SD

Synopsis:

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Horses

Whether you're an experienced horse handler or are planning to own your first horse, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses is the only book on horse care you'll ever need! This complete guide to intelligent horsekeeping covers it all:

Facilities

Feeding and nutrition

Daily health care

Disease prevention

Horse handling

Selecting breeding stock

Breeding the mare

Foaling and weening

And much more!

About the Author

Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: Basic Horsekeeping

Chapter 1 Facilities

Chapter 2 Feeding and Nutrition

Chapter 3 Seasonal Care

Chapter 4 Foot Care

Chapter 5 Horse Handling

Part II: Health Care

Chapter 6 Reading the Signs of Health or Sickness

Chapter 7 Disease Prevention

Chapter 8 Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 9 Non-Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 10 Parasites

Chapter 11 Toxic Plants and Poisons

Chapter 12 Skin Problems

Chapter 13 Dental Care and Mouth Problems

Chapter 14 Eyes and Ears

Chapter 15 Digestive Tract Problems and Colic

Chapter 16 First Aid and Medical Treatments

Part III: Breeding Horses

Chapter 17 Selecting Breeding Stock

Chapter 18 Genetics

Chapter 19 Keeping a Stallion

Chapter 20 Breeding the Mare

Chapter 21 Care of the Broodmare

Chapter 22 Foaling

Chapter 23 Care of the Newborn Foal

Chapter 24 Care of the Young Horse

Epilogue

Appendixes

A. Horse Anatomy

B. Resources

C. Glossary

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603424714
Author:
Thomas, Heather Smith
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Horses - General
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
PETS / Horses/General
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Storey's Guide to Raising
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
515
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.88 lb

Related Subjects


Pets » Horses » Care
Pets » Horses » Management
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Horses

Whether you're an experienced horse handler or are planning to own your first horse, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses is the only book on horse care you'll ever need! This complete guide to intelligent horsekeeping covers it all:

Facilities

Feeding and nutrition

Daily health care

Disease prevention

Horse handling

Selecting breeding stock

Breeding the mare

Foaling and weening

And much more!

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