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This edition, substantially revised, reflects recent developments and practical advice on how to cope with common equine injuries and ailments. It explains when to call the veterinarian, and what to do before the vet arrives. New ideas are explored on wound care and laminitis.
A detailed and authoritative guide to using essential oils for common ailments and management problems in horses and ponies by a leading practitioner. Chapters include how to select oils for a particular condition, doses and dilutions, external, internal and topical applications and quick reference charts and tables.
How were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes colour illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.
This book provides the equine expert and general veterinary practitioner with a complete review of the latest information on all aspects of equine gastroenterology. Edited by an international team of equine specialists and with over 55 contributors from the USA and Europe, it provides the most up-to-date information on a wide range of conditions such as colic, hepatobiliary disease, oesophageal disorders, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal parasites and many more. With detailed chapters on diagnosis and clinical examination, medical and surgical treatment and management of complications, it gives veterinarians all the information they need to diagnose and treat any gastrointestinal problem in the horse or foal.All the gastrointestinal problems ever likely to be encountered are discussed in detail Huge section on colic, the most common disorder encountered in horses Fully international team of editors and contributors Highly illustrated with almost 250 photographs and line figures Separate section on gastrointestinal conditions in the foal Both medical and surgical treatment discussed in detail Reviews possible complications and shows how to avoid them Comprehensive chapter on gastrointestinal parasites Full coverage of all diagnostic procedures Chapter on laparoscopy in equine gastroenterology
Just as more and more people are embracing a more natural approach
to their health and wellbeing, many horse owners are turning to
ways they can use natural therapies with their horses. A Healthy
Horse the Natural Way is the complete complementary approach to
horse health, covering: herbs, massage, aromatherapy, homeopath,
Bach flower remedies, biochemic tissue salts, vibrational
healing/energy fields and perhaps, most importantly, how and when
to use a combination of these therapies and when to use them in
conjunction with veterinary treatment. This practical handbook will
add new dimensions to your horse's health and sense of well-being,
and help you develop an increasingly harmonious relationship with
your horse. (7 x 9 1/4, 240 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)
Catherine Bird has led the development of equine natural therapies
in Australia and is in worldwide demand as a practitioner,
lecturer, and teacher. Her extensive experience is founded on many
years of working with dressage, jumping, eventing, endurance, pony
club, and international-level competition horses, old companion
horses, and thoroughbred horses from newborn foals to all stages of
track racing, mounted police horses, and balloted mounts at the
2000 Paralympic games. She is a regular contributor to magazines
and lives in Australia.
What every horse owner should know about this important and often
misunderstood part of the horse's anatomy, including:
Just as more and more people are embracing a natural approach to
their health and well-being, many horse owners are turning to ways
they can use natural therapies with their horses. A Healthy Horse
the Natural Way provides a complete approach to horse health,
covering: herbs, massage, aromatherapy, homeopathy, Bach flower
remedies, biochemic tissue salts, vibrational healing/energy
fields, and perhaps, most important, how and when to use a
combination of these therapies and when to use them in conjunction
with veterinary treatment.
First aid should be part of every rider's basic knowledge.
Why Adopt a Horse? Rescue horses deserve a second chance, and horse
lovers have the satisfaction of knowing they can save a horse's
life by providing a good home. There is also a wide selection of
horses to choose from. Just about every breed of equines is
available for adoption at different rescue facilities, from tiny
Shetland ponies to massive Belgian work horses.
Combining stretching exercises and massage therapy, pain management
specialist Dr. Ava Frick teaches horse owners to understand muscle
tone and overall equine health. Her new book is divided into
chapters focusing on each part of the horse's body: The Head, the
Neck, the Shoulder and Front Legs, the Belly and Back, and the
Hindquarters and Hind Legs. Each chapter illustrates specific
exercises, with full-color photographs, and also addresses how to
provide exercise therapy to correct specific injuries and ailments.
A holistic approach to horse care, this book also identifies signs
of injury or sickness, advising when to seek medical help. This is
the only guide that includes both stretching and massage therapy,
for all horses, and includes more than 200 color photos.
Completely updated and revised, the third edition of this essential textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat colour, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation, as well as the many recent advances in genomics. New for the third edition: - More information on genomics and biology have been included - Expanded sections on quantitative genetics and genomic selection provide comprehensive coverage - Many new figures further illustrate key points in the text - Redesigned in colour throughout and keeping the popular features of previous editions This authoritative text remains one of the key sources of information for basic genetic principles and their specific applications to the horse, and is essential for students of equine studies, animal breeding and veterinary science, as well as horse breeders and owners.
The determination and management of performance-limitation in sport horses is very challenging, especially within a short time period before an important competition. In this book, experts disclose their experience on: what do we know about the poor performance horse? And on the gastrointestinal tract: medical, nutritional and surgical considerations; could it be the heart? Could it be the muscles? Monitoring orthopaedic health in competition horses; could it be the foot? Could it be neurological? Cases where physiotherapy helped to make a difference; And, could it be respiratory?
'A plaine and easie waie to remedie a horse' is the first complete text to focus exclusively on the health and illness of the most important animals in early modern England. It also follows on and further develops the subject of early modern veterinary medicine introduced by Louise Hill Curth in 'The Care of Brute Beasts: a social and cultural study of veterinary medicine in early modern England'. This book is divided into three sections which start by providing an overview of the evolution of English hippiatric medicine from ancient and medieval times into the early modern period. The second section moves on to the structures of practice which include the astrological principles between preventative, remedial and surgical medicine for horses, followed by an in-depth discussion of how such knowledge was disseminated through the oral, manuscript and print culture.
Articles include: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Lamellar; Dermal-Epidermal Interface; Carbohydrate Alimentary Overload Laminitis; Events in the Hindgut; Therapeutic Hypothermia (cryotherapy) to Prevent and Treat Acute Laminitis; Acute Laminits: Supportive Medical Therapy; First Aid for the Foot: Therapeutic and Mechanical Support; Serial Venography after Carbohydrate-Induced Laminitis; Venography and Its Clinical Application in North America; Chronic Laminitis: Strategic Hoof Wall Resection; The Laminar Wedge of Chronic Laminitis; Lysis of the Distal Phalanx in Chronic Laminitis; Chronic Laminitis Foot Support: Clogs, Homecare for the Chronic Laminitis Case; The Pharmacological Basis for the Treatment of Developmental and Acute Laminitis; and Black Walnut Extract Laminitis: An Inflammatory Model.
This book introduces the reader to the anatomy of the horse's respiratory tract and discusses the diagnostic methods and treatments usually used today.
The Handbook of Equine Emergencies is a concise, easy-to-follow practical guide to how to deal with a range of equine emergencies likely to be encountered by clinicians both in the UK and abroad. It is primarily aimed at new graduates and veterinarians who do not deal with equine emergencies on a regular basis, but will also appeal to more experienced equine practitioners who want a quick update on a specific subject area or practical technique. The Handbook is highly portable and contains a large number of colour images, diagrams and tables as well as handy tips and key points to remember. An overview of the basics of dealing with equine emergencies is followed by a convenient organ-based approach. The book includes invaluable information on infectious diseases and specialized emergency situations such as trapped horses or stable fires, and a how-to section gives concise but detailed descriptions of how to perform a number of diagnostic investigations. The Handbook is accompanied by a mobile-optimized website that presents audio, video and text files for quick reprisal via phone or tablet while on-the-go. The website also includes additional colour images that are relevant to specific emergency situations covered in the book. Suitable for all veterinary clinicians seeing horses Concise and practical layout and content Videos, audio, text summaries and images all accessible via your mobile device More than 150 full colour unique images
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