9780470239520

Horse Health and Nutrition for Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470239520

  • ISBN10:

    0470239522

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-31
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

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 newbornsA 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!

Author Biography

Audrey Pavia is the former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an awardwinning freelance writer specializing in equine subjects. She has authored articles on various equine topics in a number of horse publications, including Western Horseman, Horses USA, Thoroughbred Times, Appaloosa Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Veterinary Product News, and USDF Connection magazines. She has written five horse books besides Horse Health & Nutrition For Dummies, including Horses For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley), Horseback Riding For Dummies (Wiley), and Trail Riding: A Complete Guide (Howell Book House).
In addition to her experience as an equine writer, she’s also a former Managing Editor of Dog Fancy magazine and a former Senior Editor of the American Kennel Club Gazette. She has authored more than 100 articles on the subject of animals and has written several books on various kinds of pets.
Audrey has been involved with horses since the age of 9. She has owned and cared for horses throughout her life, and has trained in both Western and English disciplines. She currently participates in competitive trail riding. Audrey resides in Norco, California.

Kate Gentry-Running, DVM, CVA, is a practicing veterinarian with 27 years of experience and an emphasis in equine integrative medicine. She has a particular passion for educating horse owners.
Dr. Running received her veterinary degree in 1980 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She was certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2001 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Running breeds and trains cutting horses at her ranch in Tolar, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Honing Basic Horse Care Skills
Taking on Your Horse's Health
Sizing Up a Healthy Horse
Connecting Your Horse's Behavior to Health
Getting Up to Speed on Routine Care
Exercising for Health
Good Eats: Nutrition and Feeding
The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition
Your Hungry Horse: Feeding Fundamentals
Special Considerations for Your Horse's Diet
Growing Your Own Food
Recognizing and Treating Illnesses
Introducing the Anatomy of a Horse
Tackling Common Ailments
Fighting Infectious Diseases
Staying Prepared with Equine First Aid
Checking Out Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Horse Care for All Stages of Life
Breeding Your Horse
Caring for the Newborn
Helping Your Horse Age Gracefully
Reaching the End of Your Horse's Life
The Part of Tens
Ten Signs of Horse Illness
Ten Ways to Keep Your Horse Healthy
Appendix: Resources for Horse Care
Index
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