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 Nutrition and Feeding


Author: David Frape
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111827931X
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: References to the most up-to-date information, including “Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, from the National Research Council (2007). Case histories to provide practical examples. Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated. Extensively revised to make navigation easier. A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.

Horseback Riding For Dummies


Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051149
Category: Pets
Page: 388
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You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to: Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.

Horses For Dummies


Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054659
Category: Pets
Page: 384
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Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions

Complete Horse Care Manual


Author: Colin Vogel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756676932
Category: Nature
Page: 216
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Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do
Author: Cherry Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342802X
Category: Pets
Page: 192
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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities
Author: Cherry Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428380
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.

Barrel Racing 101

A Complete Program For Horse And Rider
Author: Marlene Mcrae
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461750032
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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A comprehensive introduction to the thrilling sport of barrel racing, with an emphasis on assembling a support team for horse and rider.

Keeping a Backyard Horse


Author: Markie Madden
Publisher: Metamorph Publishing
ISBN: 1501002325
Category: Pets
Page: 138
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Hay is for horses! Everyone knows that, but do you know how much hay they need? Or how much water? Did you know your horse can talk to you with his ears? Or that he can sleep standing up? Follow along with Athena the horse as she explains the basics of keeping a horse in your backyard. She’ll teach you the basic necessities of caring for your equine friend, from what kind of fencing you can use, to tips and tricks for keeping water thawed in winter weather, and even fun stuff you can do with your horse. Keeping a backyard horse can be fairly simple, and even if you have a tight budget, it can be done!

First Horse

The Complete Guide for the First-time Horse Owner
Author: Fran Devereux Smith
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN: N.A
Category: Horsemanship
Page: 175
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Provides advice on the selection and care of horses, as well as the equipment and training needed for riding horses.

Coffee and chocolate

A true story
Author: Michèle Laframboise
Publisher: Echofictions via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1988339057
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 22
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A passenger onboard a fast-moving train glimpses a couple of brown horses in an unkempt field. She sees them again the next year, and the year after. She wonders if they are neglected or loved for by their owner. That small field may be the horses' last protection against a one-way trip to the slaughterhouse... * A short but haunting true story by Michèle Laframboise, Canadian multi-award winner author. A list of horse rescue centers, with sketches by the author, completes this 1200-word tale.

Mismatched Tales

The Mixed Genre Box Set
Author: Markie Madden
Publisher: Metamorph Publishing
ISBN: 1310683689
Category:
Page: N.A
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In this box set you'll find the first four books published by best-selling author Markie Madden: new crime/paranormal Fang and Claw (Undead Unit Series 1), memoir My Butterfly Cancer, dystopian romantic fantasy Once Upon a Western Way, and self-help horse care book Keeping a Backyard Horse.

Horse Care 101

How to Take Care of a Horse for Beginners
Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press,Karin Bauer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548686826
Category:
Page: 42
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Book DescriptionThis book tells about how you build a relationship with your new horse, how to care for him, feed him, ride him, and what to do if in the event you need to sell your horse. Main features include: * Adjusting your new horse to his new home * Transitioning from an outdoor horse to a barn horse * Adjusting your horse to new horses * Feeding your horse and how to adjust him to new food * Spotting and treating illnesses. * Knowing and correcting bad habits, whether in the barn or while riding. * Proper equipment and treatment while riding * Proper procedure if you need to sell the horse If you are new to owning a horse and need to learn the basics, from buying, to riding, to feeding, to selling, then this book is for you. The book explains each point in short, easy to read paragraphs so you will not miss anything important. This book also explains how horses have feelings, and what the equivalent would be for you if you were in the horse's position. Horses are living, intelligent creatures and not push-button machines. Horse's feelings can be compared to a human's feelings. Just like humans, horses are animals that are individuals that have minds of their own. About the ExpertKarin Bauer is a widow with no children. She is a freelance writer and blogger. She is also an entrepreneur. She runs three online business and enjoys sales and marketing. Formerly a New Jersey state government employee, Karin left her job to become self-employed. Her job was very dead-end and was too demanding for the low pay and lack of time off. She wanted to have more time for traveling and writing about her travel adventures.Karin has been riding horses for over 30 years. She used to compete in show jumping events, but now rides for pleasure. She rides the horses at her local equestrian center and helps care for them.Karin has traveled to many countries and includes horseback riding in her travel plans. She embarks on adventurous horseback riding vacations while traveling. HowExpert publishes short 'how to' guides in unique topics by everyday experts!

Dog Health and Nutrition For Dummies


Author: M. Christine Zink
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553189
Category: Pets
Page: 384
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You do everything you can to maintain your optimum health. Doesn’t your best friend deserve the same? Your dog’s a member of the family and needs the same attention to health and nutrition as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer. However, it’s easy to get lost in the pet store’s sea of dog products, passing aisle after aisle of dog food. Keeping your dog healthy or getting her back on the road to good health doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies makes it easy to make sure your canine is living a healthy lifestyle. It gives you expert tips and advice on: Basic canine healthcare Feeding your dog Recognizing and treating common maladies Caring for the canine senior Author M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD is a specialist in canine sports medicine and professor at The Johns Hopkins University, but above all, a dog lover. She breaks down the complexity of caring for your pooch into easy terms with helpful reminders, warnings, and information, including information about: How to choose and work with a vet Your dog’s anatomy with detailed illustrations Canine first aid Drug therapy for dogs Maintaining your dog’s health with nutrition and exercise Common household hazards Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies gives you all the information you need to properly care for your beloved canine pal.

Your First Foal

Horse breeding for beginners
Author: Karin Kattwinkel
Publisher: Cadmos Publishing
ISBN: 085788624X
Category: Nature
Page: 112
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Our comprehensive guide on breeding, feeding and animal husbandry Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. However, irrespective of the delights associated with this experience, the pregnancy of the mare and the growth of the foal demand a high degree of care, patience and knowledge. This practical manual provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of a mare and foal for the private horse owner. The reader will find all the necessary information about covering the mare, correct feeding during the late pregnancy and lactating period, the birth of the foal as well as the appropriate care of the foal.

Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies


Author: Toby Smithson,Alan L. Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111867751X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice for people with diabetes Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managing diabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike will learn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’s crucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be so difficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetes management Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takes the guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods. You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into a healthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away from home, which supplements you should consider, and how to build perfect meals yourself. To get you started, this book includes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulous recipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetes management can go hand in hand. Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire to encourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control by planning in advance Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balanced food and diabetes management can go hand in hand If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packed with expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples of meal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.

Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse


Author: Jean-Marie Denoix
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 184076192X
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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Effective horse trainers strive to improve the performance of their horses while preserving the integrity of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse supplies an anatomical and functional overview of the topic, enabling trainers to optimize the different exercises their horses undergo during training and competition. Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the muscles underlying equine movement, the book discusses the muscles of the forelimb, hindlimb, and neck and trunk. These fundamentals have direct bearing on the later chapters, which focus on training and the core exercises for a horse. This text is illustrated throughout by the author’s top-quality photographs, diagrams, and his own beautiful anatomical drawings. The book is of lasting value to all professionals and well-informed amateurs who work with horses: veterinarians, trainers and riders, researchers, physical therapists, and educators in equine courses.

Equine Science


Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111113877X
Category: Science
Page: 608
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EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition imparts students with the basic understanding of horses necessary to be successful in equine care and management. Richly illustrated in full color, the book uses a logical, easy-to-follow outline to make both learning and lesson planning simple, while addressing essential topics like care and feeding, training, development and reproduction, illness, inheritance, and the history of horses. Bursting with helpful features, EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition piques student interest with detailed graphics and photos, as well as informational sidebars, website references, and end-of chapter activities that test their knowledge of the material. Future equine professionals will especially appreciate the glossary of terms at the end of the text, as well as the appendix, which includes useful conversion factors and worksheets and provides contact information for professional organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies


Author: Richard Eng
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054468
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win! The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000! This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on at the track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off. Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win! Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.