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Healthy foods, supplements, preparations and remedies based on natural ingredients are increasingly promoted in human health, and can equally be used for your horse's health. Ingredients such as yoghurt, ginger and buckwheat can promote general well-being and address specific concerns about equine conditions and ailments. This books presents an essential A-Z reference guide to common natural medicinal recipes based on wild-growing and easily available flowers, fungi and herbs such as horsetail, chamomile and medicinal mushrooms. Explaining how they can be used and the potential benefits to your horse's health. Around 80 natural products are covered, including recipes and preparations to make the remedy appealing to the horse or suitable for application and usage. The plant description, action, use and dosage are provided for each remedy, along with some additional veterinary advice. Natural Medicine for Horse is not only a perfect guide for horse owners but a great book for natural remedy enthusiasts too.
Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography. Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.
Mastitis in dairy herds is a worldwide problem, with significant implications for milk yields and quality, economic losses, and animal health and welfare. Effective control makes a considerable difference to the farmer and the animal, and this new edition includes updated information throughout as well as new chapters covering organic dairy herds, dry period infections, robotic milking, residue avoidance, and best practice procedures. The authors, both fellows of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and recognised experts in the field, provide basic principles relevant to farmers, vets and veterinary students in a clear and practical way, covering anatomy, epidemiology, milking machines, disinfection, somatic cell counts, and diseases of the udders and teats in order to provide a thorough understanding of the causes of mastitis and measures of control and prevention. It is an indispensable resource for large animal vets, dairy industry personnel, farm managers, dairy herdsmen, and researchers and students in animal sciences and related disciplines.
Written for students and all with a general interest in breeding
horses, this book sets out to provide a basic understanding with
sufficient practical information for beginners to get
Enough reproductive physiology of the mare and stallion is included to clarify the management techniques which are explained later in the book, but unnecessary details are avoided. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer are also explained, as are selecting the broodmare and stallion, management at covering and during pregnancy, and post-partum care of the mare and foal.
"The Veterinary Drug Handbook: Client Information Edition" helps
veterinarians and pharmacists bridge the drug information gap
between themselves and the people (clients; owners) who are
treating their animals.
Several studies have demonstrated that people receiving verbal
information from health professionals retain very little of that
information once they leave the premises of their health provider.
The information provided in this book will supplement the actual
care provided and help in the task at hand, namely to improve the
health of animals. The authors have included drugs that are
commonly prescribed by small animal and equine practitioners, both
those that are veterinary and "human" labeled medications. The
authors also provide this information in a format that can be
understood by any reader.
The information presented in these monographs will enable the animal caregiver to be better informed about the medication in question and to work with their veterinarian and pharmacist on the journey to positive therapeutic outcomes.
Designed for the practitioner in the field or the clinic, this quick r eference manual provides medical and surgical guidance in a practical, concise manner. Procedural in its approach, this text contains many t ables, charts and lists, and step-by-step procedures, diagnostic evalu ation, and medical and surgical management of all dental problems in t he horse.
The second edition of this text, like the first, is a study guide and reference for individuals involved in the diagnosis, arrangement and control of viral diseases as they occur in cattle in the production-management systems prevalent in North America. The fact, theories and controversies about bovine viral diseases are presented in a format useful to those first exploring the subject and those desiring a review or update. Conclusions and generalizations are derived from both clinical observations and research. Dr. Kahrs has revised and updated the existing chapters and included new sections on bovine caliciviruses, bovine spongeform encephalopathy, bovine immunodeficiency virus, disinfectants and disinfection, viral transmissioin via germplasn and the effects of bovine viruses on international trade.
Sheep and goats are farmed worldwide for meat, milk, skins and wool. This diverse range of uses means that many people rely on these animals as a source of income, food and warm clothing, though they can also be kept as pets. With an accessible structure designed for use in the field, this book provides a general veterinary guide to treating common conditions in these animals. It addresses veterinary medicines and their uses, on-site surgery, equipment, normal values and vital signs, vaccination, nutrition, dental treatment, poisoning and dermatology. Worldwide disease conditions are also covered in detail, with a particular focus on the welfare of the animal and economic reality. A valuable field guide for the veterinary practitioner, this book is also essential reading for veterinary students.
"Equine Pathology" is a comprehensive treatise on disease in horses and other equids. It describes not only the pathogenesis and morphology of equine diseases for the practicing pathologist, but also offers perspectives for the practitioner and student alike. Included is material on the clinical presentation of disease and a balanced view of how lesions evolve in horses. The book is organised by major body systems and also includes chapters on equine locomotion, stability and lameness, autopsy methods, and forensic matters. Each chapter discusses diseases by pathologic process. Over 200 illustrations and photographs enhance the text. Students and practitioners of equine pathology should appreciate the volume of information on horses and related equids gathered under a single title and presented in a standardised format.
This is the fourth and final volume in this excellent series of textbooks prepared for college students on equine degree courses. Dealing with the business management side of working in the horse industry, readers will find advice on subjects such as: marketing and market research, preparing a business plan, raising finance, meeting investors, taxation and insurance, employing staff, finance management, VAT accounting, health and safety, and how to expand their business.
This book is written specifically to be of practical help to vets in general practice and also to students. Covering the whole field of equine disease, diagnosis and management in a practical, semi-note form, the book gives the basic information that the busy practitioner actually needs, allowing rapid reference and easy understanding, taking the reader concisely through the diagnostic process up to treatment and prognosis. Chapters cover each major body system, starting with a general view of history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and aetiology. Specific diseases are then discussed, most following a standard pattern of clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. Particularly useful chapters discuss procedures which aid diagnosis, laboratory services and orphan foal rearing. New to this edition is a chapter on the cardiovascular system, improved discussion of neonatal problems, up to date recommendations on notifiable diseases, and extended discussion of hyperlipaemia.
Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition , presents an overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century. It provides sensible and readable advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting natural and domestic habitats. A range of holistic methods of treatment are covered, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism, homeopathy, and schooling exercises used by the Classical School. Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.
Put the principles of good breeding management into practice with Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination, 2nd Edition for reproductive success! Practical information on the reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations prepares you to effectively breed even problem mares and stallions. Plus, detailed content on techniques, procedures, reproductive physiology, and more help you increase reproductive efficiency as well as track and improve your results throughout each breeding season. A section on reproduction efficiency evaluation includes a worksheet to evaluate the performance of both mares and stallions during each breeding season, and helps you compare reproductive performance with previous breeding seasons. Detailed descriptions of procedures and techniques including embryo transfer, artificial insemination, and more enable you to implement the methods for better breeding results. Practical information on reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations enhance the fertility of problem mares and stallions. World-renowned authors and contributors with years of practical knowledge and experience provide cutting-edge information. Vibrant full-color design and photographs show accurate representations of clinical appearance. Chapters covering the latest reproductive techniques improve chances of successful breeding, and improve survival rates after the birth of the foal. Vital chapters with information on recognizing potential problems help you quickly identify warning signs before fertility is negatively affected.
For almost 60 years, continual research on the subject of Bovine
Viral Diarrhea (BVD) has raised as many questions as that research
has answered. This common disease continues to cause sickness,
death, abortion and fetal anomalies despite the millions of
vaccination doses used each year to prevent its spread.
Written by international experts on the subject of the BVD virus, BVDV: Diagnosis, Management and Control includes the latest information on BVD and outlines methods of diagnosis, management and control. Researchers, academics, and large animal practitioners will find this book an invaluable and irreplaceable resource for understanding and controlling outbreaks of BVD.
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.
Sparks from the Smiddy tells the life story of David Wilson, a sixth generation blacksmith and world champion farrier (a craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves). The book includes details of David's memories of annoying his father as a child by nailing horse shoes to the smiddy floor, his first experience of trying to catch a horse, the hard work he put into learning his trade, along with picking up and running the family business. The story follows the highs and lows of David's earliest competitions through to his ultimate win at the 1985 World Championship in Calgary, Canada. And, it concludes with tales of the travel opportunities that his work and successes opened up to him, including meeting the Princess Royal in 1995. Told in a humorous yet modest style, and including 60 of David's photos, Sparks from the Smiddy sheds light on this previously unreported aspect of working and shoeing horses, helping readers to understand the skills of a farrier and giving a nostalgic look back over this important part of rural life. [Subject: Memoir, Animal Care, Traditional Trades and Skills]
Veterinary Technician s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an indispensible resource in daily clinical practice. Covering all aspects of a veterinary technician s responsibilities in the care of large animals, the book provides fast access to practical information, aiding newly trained and skilled large animal technicians alike in performing their daily tasks. Designed as a quick yet comprehensive reference, the tables and charts throughout offer reliable, easy-to-follow information on horses, cattle, small ruminants, and pigs. With chapter topics ranging from anatomy and nutrition to emergency and critical care, the book s coverage includes both the basics of veterinary care and more specialized nursing procedures. Veterinary Technician s Large Animal Daily Reference Guide is an invaluable tool for any veterinary technician working with large animals, as well as veterinary technology students seeking more information on these species.
Whether you own cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, horses, cattle,
sheep, goats, pigs, or a combination of animals, you need expert
information to make sure your animal friends stay happy and
healthy. From nail care for dogs to treating saddle sores on horses
to incubating turkey eggs, "Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners, 2nd
Edition" offers advice in easy-to-understand language. With this
comprehensive book, learn how to:
The first in a series of four books produced for college students on equine degree courses prepared by the founder of and head of equine studies at The Open College of Equine Studies, the leading international distance learning establishment. Designed for clarity and ease of reference with a list of aims and objectives preceding each chapter, the author deals with complex issues on a step-by-step basis and provides detailed explanations of technical and scientific terminology. Question boxes act as reminders and revision aids throughout. Book 1: Anatomy & Physiology Book 2: Health, Nutrition & Fitness Book 3: Injury, Disease & Equine Nursing Book 4: Business & Estate Management
The availability of bovine genome sequences has opened new research avenues for cattle biodiversity and diseases. Cattle also have a critical role in climate change, land degradation and water shortage. This new book presents current research in the immunity, nutrition, fertility and diseases of cattle. Topics include innate and acquired immunity; epigenetics, nutrogenomics and metagenomics; hormone regulation of bull fertility; diseases like abomasal displacement; and ozone and clinoptilolit as disease treatments. This book also presents information about local adaptation, selection and biodiversity of native species and breeds of domesticated cattle in South America, East Asia and East Europe. This book was written by experts in each area, from institutions located in Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, South Korea and the United States.
There are an estimated 95 million equines working throughout the world, providing vital power and transport for many communities, especially in developing countries. Focusing on equines used to carry out working tasks such as pulling or carrying, as opposed to those used for riding or racing, this practical veterinary text details the specific treatment requirements to improve welfare of working horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. Chapters discuss diagnostic tests, equipment and medicines, anaesthesia, vaccines, nutrition, dentistry and ophthalmology, and all common conditions including those of heart, wind and limb. Providing a concise guide for veterinarians in the field, it will be an essential resource for all veterinary surgeons and students, skilled equine workers and charity organizations involved with working equines.
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