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Uc Davis Book of Horses A Complete Medical Reference for Horses and Foals

ISBN-10: 0062701398
ISBN-13: 9780062701398
Edition: N/A
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/31/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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.

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
A Word from Dr. John P. Hughes
Preface
Introduction
Origins, Sources, and Selection
Major Breeds of Horses
Equine Husbandry
Equine Behavior
Misbehavior
Equine Nutritional Requirements
Feeding Horses
Diseases of Dietary Origin
Reproductive Physiology
Breeding Management
Pregnancy, Parturition, and the Young Foal
Reproductive Disorders
Genetics
Congenital and Inherited Disorders
Birth Control
Anatomy
The Skin and Various Disorders
External Parasites
The Eye and Various Disorders
The Cardiovascular System and Various Disorders
The Urinary System and Various Disorders
The Musculoskeletal System and Various Disorders
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
The Nervous System and Various Disorders
The Respiratory System and Various Disorders
The Digestive System and Various Disorders
The Liver and Various Disorders
The Endocrine System and Various Metabolic Disorders
The Immune System and Various Disorders
Viral Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Fungal Diseases
Internal Parasites
Cancer
The Aged Horse
Clinical Signs of Disease
Surgery and Postoperative Care
Convalescence and Home Care
First Aid and Orthopedic Emergencies
Procedures for Medical Emergencies
Poisonous Plants
A. Zoonotic Diseases: From Horses to People
B. Vaccinations and Infectious Disease Control
C. Diagnostic Tests
D. Transporting Horses
Glossary
Index

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