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The University of California, Davis Book of Horses: Complete Medical Reference for Horses and Foals, aby Mordecai Siegal
Synopses & Reviews
This single volume contains in-depth, authoritative information concerning all aspects of equine health and well-being. The UC Davis Book of Horses addresses everything from the selection of a horse to breeding management to emergency medical procedures in understandable - but not oversimplifiedstyle. An extensive glossary defines complicated medical terms clearly and concisely. The UC Davis Book of Horses does not replace a trained veterinarian, but it will help those involved with horses become better-informed caregivers. They will learn to recognize and identify potential problems and to work in conjunction with their veterinarian in providing the best prevention, care, and treatment for their horses. It takes more than horse sense to raise to healthy, productive animal. The UC Davis Book of Horses is a source of current information on nutritional requirements, with a review of diseases of dietary origin. It discusses reproduction in great depth with practical advice on breeding and genetics. It thoroughly outlines the equine anatomy and the multiple disorders that can affect horses. It also provides advice for taking care of an aging or ailing horse and details what to do in medical emergencies. Additionally, numerous illustrations, photographs, and detailed charts make this the definitive guide to horses.
This single volume contains authoritative information on everything from the selection of a horse to breeding management to emergency medical procedures.
Breeders, trainers, owners, racers and veterinarians will find The UC Davis Book of Horses indispensable for helping them better understand equine health and behavior. Backed by the authority and experience of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine — and featuring the most up-to-date research information available --it is a sophisticated source of medical information readers know they can trust. Chapters include everything on the selection, nutrition, anatomy, disease and emergency care of horses. Helpful appendixes, a glossary of equine and medical terms and an index for quick reference are also included, making this a particularly easy to use, and highly readable guide.
About the Author
Mordecai Siegal is the author of more than thirty pet books, including the best-selling Cornell Book of Cats, the UC Davis Book of Dogs, and the UC Davis Book of Horses. He has written monthly pet columns for House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, and the CFA Almanac. Mr. Siegal has had a caller-interview radio show, Vets and Pets, on WNYC. He is a founding member of the Cat Writers' Association and president emeritus of the Dog Writers' Association of America. Mr. Siegal resides in New York City.
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