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Equine Science, 2E

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780766835313

ISBN10:
0766835316
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/7/2002
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

From head to hooves, this edition of Equine Science is replete with chapter subjects and special features designed to help novices and experts be better owners, trainers, caretakers, and managers. Twenty-two chapters cover a wide range of topics such as breeds, anatomy, movement, nutrition, health management, behavior, training, and equitation from the history of horses to the future of the industry. Consideration is given to equine businesses and management, as the book provides tips on how to obtain and succeed in equine careers. Information is organized with charts, graphs, and tables to highlight important material at-a-glance. With Web resources, illustrations, and learning aids, this book is a treasure for horse lovers.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Author xiv
History and Development of the Horse
1(36)
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
Status and Future of the Horse Industry
37(14)
Objectives
Key Terms
World Distribution of Horses, Donkeys, and Mules
Growth and Decline of the U.S. Horse, Donkey, and Mule Industry
Status of the U.S. Horse Industry
Future of the U.S. Horse Industry
Research in the Horse Industry
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
End Notes
Breeds, Types, and Classes of Horses
51(26)
Objectives
Key Terms
Breeds
Classifications and Types
Common Breeds of Horses
Miniature Horses
Rare Breeds
Feral Horses
Donkeys
Mules
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
End Notes
Cells, Tissues, and Organs
77(18)
Objectives
Key Terms
Cells
Tissues
Organs
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Functional Anatomy
95(42)
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
Biomechanics of Movement
137(22)
Objectives
Key Terms
Nervous System Control
How Muscles Contract
Muscle Fibers
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
Unsoundness
159(29)
Objectives
Key Terms
Blemishes versus Unsoundness
Causes of Unsoundness
Location of Common Blemishes and Unsoundnesses
Stable Vices
Affecting Usefulness
Examining Horses for Soundness
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Selecting and Judging Horses
188(29)
Objectives
Key Terms
Parts of a Horse
Selecting a Horse
Adopting Wild
Horses
Judging
Colors and Markings
Horse Scorecard
Qualities of a Judge
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses
217(19)
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
Genetics
236(24)
Objectives
Key Terms
Basic Genetics
Coat Color
Genetic Abnormalities
Mules
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Reproduction and Breeding
260(28)
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
Digestion and Nutrition
288(24)
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
Feeds and Feeding Horses
312(22)
Objectives
Key Terms
Determining What to Feed
Feeds for Horses
Sample Rations
Calculating Nutrients
Feeding Management
Recommendations
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Health Management
334(42)
Objectives
Key Terms
Signs of Health
Managing Health through Proper Nutrition
Horse Health Program
Immunity
Vaccinations
Causes of Disease
Diseases of Horses
Poisonous Plants
First Aid for Horses
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Parasite Control
376(26)
Objectives
Key Terms
Internal Parasites
External Parasites
Flying Insects
Prevention and Control
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Common Management Practices
402(31)
Objectives
Key Terms
Recognizing Stress in Horses
Marking or Identifying Horses
Neonatal Procedures
Weaning and Castration
Bedding
Fly Control
Management of Pastures
Wound Management
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Shoeing and Hoof Care
433(21)
Objectives
Key Terms
Structure of the Foot
Care of the Hoof
Horseshoeing
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Buildings and Equipment
454(24)
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
Horse Behavior and Training
478(27)
Objectives
Key Terms
Behavior Defined
Learning
Imprinting
Senses
Working with Horse Behavior
Communication and Training
Longeing
Fitness
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Equitation
505(31)
Objectives
Key Terms
Saddles
Western Equitation
English Equitation
Loading and Hauling
Haltering
Tying the Horse
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Business Aspects
536(67)
Objectives
Key Terms
Evaluating the Costs of Doing Business
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
Career Opportunities
603(1)
Objectives
Key Terms
General Skills and Knowledge
Entrepreneurship
Employment in the Horse Industry
Education and Experience
Equine Industry---Supervised Agricultural Experience
Identifying a Job
Getting a Job
Occupational Safety
Summary
Review
Student Activities
Additional Resources
Appendix 603(30)
Glossary 633(26)
Index 659


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