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Equine Science

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1st
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9780827371361

ISBN10:
0827371365
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/3/1997
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

From anatomy to genetics, applied science is the critical focus of this concise introduction to the equine industry. With its complete discussion of the nine body systems, the text provides a firm foundation for understanding every aspect of horse anatomy. Equine Science is lavishly illustrated with pedagogical photographs, charts, and tables that help readers visualize abstract scientific concepts for better comprehension.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi(1)
About the Author xii
Chapter 1 History and Development of the Horse Objectives. Key Terms. Evolution of the Horse. Domestication of the Horse. Mythology and the Horse. History of Horses and Mules in the United States. The Twentieth Century. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
1(36)
Chapter 2 Status and Future of the Horse Industry Objectives. Key Terms. World Distribution of Horses, Donkeys, and Mules. Growth and Decline of United States Horse, Donkey, and Mule Industry. Status of United States Horse Industry. Future of the United States Horse Industry. Research in the Horse Industry. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
37(14)
Chapter 3 Breeds, Types, and Classes of Horses Objectives. Key Terms. Breeds. Classifications and Types. Common Breeds of Horses. Miniature Horses. Feral Horses. Donkeys. Mules. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
51(27)
Chapter 4 Cells, Tissues, and Organs Objectives. Key Terms. Cells. Tissues. Organs. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
78(18)
Chapter 5 Functional Anatomy Objectives. Key Terms. Animal Surfaces and Body Systems. The Skeletal System. The Muscular System. The Digestive System. The Urinary System. The Respiratory System. The Circulatory System. The Nervous System. The Reproductive System. The Endocrine System. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
96(42)
Chapter 6 Biomechanics of Movement Objectives. Key Terms. Nervous System Control. How Muscles Contract. Muscle Fibres. Fatigue of Muscles. Heat. Muscles Involved in Gaits. Gaits and Action. Conformation and Action. Common Gait Defects. Center of Gravity. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
138(21)
Chapter 7 Unsoundness Objectives. Key Terms. Blemishes vs. Unsoundness. Causes of Unsoundness. Location of Common Blemishes and Unsoundness. Stable Vices Affecting Usefulness. Examining Horses for Soundness. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
159(28)
Chapter 8 Selecting and Judging Horses Objectives. Key Terms. Parts of a Horse. Selecting a Horse. Adopting Wild Horse. Judging. Colors and Markings. Horse Scorecard. Qualities of a Judge. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
187(26)
Chapter 9 Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses Objectives. Key Terms. Importance of Age. Using Teeth to Determine Age. Structure of the Tooth. Number and Type of Teeth. Other Indicators of Age. Measuring Horses. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
213(19)
Chapter 10 Genetics Objectives. Key Terms. Basic Genetics. Coat Color. Genetic Abnormalities. Mules. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Addi Resources
232(22)
Chapter 11 Reproduction and Breeding Objectives. Key Terms. Physiology of Reproduction. Care and Management of the Stallion. Care of the Pregnant Mare. Artificial Insemination. Embryo Transfer. Artificial Control of Breeding. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
254(27)
Chapter 12 Digestion and Nutrition Objectives. Key Terms. Evolution of Horse Nutrition. Digestive System--Anatomy and Function. Needs for Feed. Nutrient Needs. Water. Requirements and Allowances. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
281(24)
Chapter 13 Feeds and Feeding Horses Objectives. Key Terms. Determining What to Feed. Feeds for Horses. Example Rations. Calculating Nutrients. Feeding Management Recommendations. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
305(21)
Chapter 14 Health Management Objectives. Key Terms. Signs of Health. Managing Health Through Proper Nutrition. Horse Health Program. Immunity. Vaccinations. Causes of Disease. Disease of Horses. Poisonous Plants. First Aid for Horses. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
326(43)
Chapter 15 Parasite Control Objectives. Key Terms. Internal Parasites. External Parasites. Flying Insects. Prevention and Control. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
369(26)
Chapter 16 Common Management Practices Objectives. Key Terms. Recognizing Stress in Horses. Marking or Identifying Horses. Neonatal Procedures. Weaning and Castration. Bedding. Fly Control. Management of Pastures. Wound Managemnt. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
395(31)
Chapter 17 Shoeing and Hoof Care Objectives. Key Terms. Structure of the Foot. Care of the Hoof. Horseshoeing. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
426(21)
Chapter 18 Building and Equipment Objectives. Key Terms. Recommended Environment. Space Requirements for Horses. Buildings. Horse Barns. Stalls. Arenas and Indoor Training Facilities. Shelters. Feed and Water Facilities. Fences. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
447(26)
Chapter 19 Horse Behavior and Training Objectives. Key Terms. Behavior Defined. Learning. Imprinting. Senses. Working with Horse Behavior. Communication and Training. Longeing. Fitness. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
473(27)
Chapter 20 Equitation Objectives. Key Terms. Saddles. Western Equitation. English Equitation. Loading and Hauling. Haltering. Tying the Horse. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
500(31)
Chapter 21 Business Aspects Objectives. Key Terms. Counting the Cost. Budgets. Records Improve Profitability. Using an Accounting System for Analysis. Income Tax. Estate Planning. The Computer in Management Decisions. Credit. Management. Planning--The Secret of Business Success. Setting Goals for Business Management Decisions. Human Resources and the Business. Marketing. Boarding Agreements. Insurance. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
531(46)
Chapter 22 Career Opportunities Objectives. Key Terms. General Skills and Knowledge. Entrepreneurship. Employment in the Horse Industry. Education and Experience. Identifying a Job. Getting a Job. Summary. Review. Student Activities. Additional Resources
577(24)
Appendix 601(24)
Glossary 625(28)
Index 653


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