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Breeder's Guide to Mare, Foal and Stallion Care

ISBN-10: 1581501439
ISBN-13: 9781581501438
Edition: 2006
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Description: Every horse breeder's goal is for his or her mare to give birth to a healthy and thriving foal. But to achieve that happy result, much care and attention must go toward proper management of the mare and stallion, and, once it has arrived, the foal.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Blood-Horse, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 9/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Every horse breeder's goal is for his or her mare to give birth to a healthy and thriving foal. But to achieve that happy result, much care and attention must go toward proper management of the mare and stallion, and, once it has arrived, the foal. Breeder's Guide to Mare, Foal, and Stallion Care can help horse breeders, especially those new to breeding horses, sift through the myriad details and focus on what's most important to the health and well-being of their animals. Written by equine veterinarians who are tops in their areas of expertise, this comprehensive guide covers topics ranging from a mare's reproductive cycle to problem pregnancies to the latest trends in good stallion management to common foal problems and diseases.

Broodmare Care
The Open Mare
The Reproductive Cycle of the Mare
Pre-Breeding Management of the Mare
Teasing
Reproductive Examinations
Natural Matings
Artificial Insemination
Manipulation of the Breeding Season
Manipulation of the Estrous Cycle
Causes of Infertility in Mares
Managing Infertility
The Pregnant Mare
Pregnancy Diagnosis
Gestation Length
General Broodmare Management
High-Risk Pregnancies
Pre-Foaling Management
Normal Foaling
Complications of Late Pregnancy and Delivery
Post-Foaling Management of the Mare
Foal Care
Understanding the Newborn Foal
Routine Care of the Neonatal Foal
The First Week
The First Month and Beyond
Foal Rejection
Orphan Foals and Twins
Neonatal Problems
Flexural and Angular Limb Deformities
Foal Pneumonia, Septicemia, and Diarrhea
Weaning
Stallion Care
Reproductive Physiology of Stallions
Breeding Soundness Examination
Training the Stallion To Breed
Stallion Management
Sexual Behavior of the Stallion
What Affects Reproductive Performance?
Cooled and Frozen Semen
Glossary
Index
Photo Credits
Authors

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