Breeding Horses

Author: Mina Davies-Morel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470750456
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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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 started. 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.

Racehorse Breeding Theories

Author: Frank J. Mitchell
Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.
ISBN: 9780929346755
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 325
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"Here, in one volume, is a wide and varied assessment of the major breeding systems or theories, as well as the history and background of each. The writers give the reader all the necessary information they need to implement the theory and make it part of a breeding program. They also verify the relative scientific validity of the theories and various approaches to breeding" -- publisher website (April 2007).

Middle Tennessee Horse Breeding

Author: Perky Beisel,Rob DeHart
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439635315
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Breeding fine horses has been both big business and pastime for Middle Tennesseans since settlers first entered the Cumberland Valley during the American Revolution. The fertile pastures and mild climate of the area lent itself to horse breeding, and the populace embraced the benefits. Horses functioned as the technology that plowed fields, moved goods and people, and serviced the military. Horse racetracks dotted the landscape, and a person’s social status sometimes rested on the possession of fine horses and good horsemanship. This combination of culture and geography in Middle Tennessee gave rise to some of the most celebrated horse breeders in the nation.

The Career Guide to the Horse Industry

Author: Theodore A. Landers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766848498
Category: Education
Page: 192
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For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.


Being the General Principles of Heredity Applied to the Business of Breeding Horses, With Instructions for the Management of Stallions, Brood Mares and Young Foals, and Selection of Breeding Stock (Classic Reprint)
Author: James Harvey Sanders
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267302222
Category: Pets
Page: 436
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Excerpt from Horse-Breeding: Being the General Principles of Heredity Applied to the Business of Breeding Horses, With Instructions for the Management of Stallions, Brood Mares and Young Foals, and Selection of Breeding Stock While I have not intended that this book should in any sense be regarded as a veterinary work, yet I have thought I might add greatly to its practical usefulness by incorporating with it the material portions of several articles, prepared at my request by Prof. James Law, of Cornell University, N. Y., and previously published under my direction, wherein he treats of some of the diseases to which stallions, brood mares and young foals are especially subject. And I have also added a number of pages of matter of a similar nature, prepared especially for this work by N. H. Paaren, M. D., State Veterinarian of Illinois, whose high scientific attain ments and many years of extensive practice have espe cially fitted him to give valuable counsel upon such topics. In the belief that the book will be found interesting to all students of the science and art of breeding, and especially helpful to those who have the care and man agement of breeding studs, whether on a large or small scale, it is given to the public with a full consciousness of the fact that it does not contain a tithe of what might profitably be written or said upon the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Horses in Society

A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing, 1800-1920
Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802091121
Category: History
Page: 302
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Before crude oil and the combustion engine, the industrialized world relied on a different kind of power - the power of the horse. Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated a intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and Darwinism. Derry elucidates the increasingly complex horse world by looking at the international trade in army horses, the regulations put in place by different countries to enforce better horse breeding, and general aspects of the dynamics of the horse market. Because it is a story of how certain groups attempted to control the market for horses, by protecting their breeding activities or 'patenting' their work, Horses in Society provides valuable background information to the rapidly developing present-day problem of biological ownership. Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

The King Ranch Quarter Horses

And Something of the Ranch and the Men That Bred Them
Author: Robert Moorman Denhardt
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806127712
Category: Pets
Page: 312
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The fabled King Ranch of South Texas was renowned for its breed of horses, the King Ranch Quarter Horses. Here is the complete story of the ranch and its horses, how they were bred, and what they have achieved. We meet the Old Sorrel, the horse without a name who became the foundation stallion of the ranch Quarter Horses. The King Ranch produced winning show horses (Hired Hand, Anita Chica, Peppy) and race horses (Miss Princess, Nobody's Friend) and, above all, top-quality cow horses famed for their levelheadedness and ability to work in close partnership with their riders. Today they and their descendants are working cattle and winning competitions worldwide. For those who love Quarter Horses, and especially for those who own a Quarter Horse descended from the King Ranch and wish to know its history, this book will be a treasured volume.

Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Live Stock ...

In which the Principles and Procedings of the New School of Breeders are Fully and Experimentally Discussed, to which are Added Directions for Making Butter and Cheese, Curing Hams, Pickling Pork and Tongues, Preserving Eggs, &c. &c. : with an Appendix ...
Author: Richard Parkinson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Domestic animals
Page: N.A
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Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination

Author: Juan C. Samper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416052348
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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Practical information on the reproductive management of both thoroughbred and warmblood breeding operations prepares horse breeders to effectively breed even problem mares and stallions.

Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, 2nd Edition

Breeding, Care, Facilities
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426876
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 515
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Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052327
Category: Pets
Page: 388
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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management

Author: Mina C. G. Davies Morel
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845934504
Category: Science
Page: 378
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The third edition of this highly successful textbook is updated throughout and includes more recent experimental work and updated references, including a new chapter on the significant developments in embryo technology. Covering the anatomy and physiology of the mare and the stallion, thiscomprehensive text goes on to study how this knowledge can be applied to the successful breeding of horses, maximizing both productivity and animal welfare.

The Domestic Horse

The Origins, Development and Management of Its Behaviour
Author: D. S. Mills,S. M. McDonnell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891134
Category: Pets
Page: 249
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This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.