9781405119443

Equine Science, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405119443

  • ISBN10:

    1405119446

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-29
  • Publisher: Ingram Book Co

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Summary

Equine Science provides in one book all the essential scientific knowledge students require. Describing the structure and function of the various body systems and clearly explaining the scientific rationale behind modern horse husbandry practices, this book has been written specifically for students on National and Higher Diploma courses and equine studies degree programmes, Advanced National Certificate and BHS Stage IV. The second edition has been revised to reflect the changes in the student curriculum, and the book includes two new chapters on the cell and genetics. The Authors Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care. She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider and senior examiner, and the author of several books. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultant equine nutritionist, author and external examiner for higher education courses. She has substantial experience in equine management and training.

Author Biography

Sarah Pilliner and Zoe Davies

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Part I The systems of the horse
1(232)
The cell
3(11)
The skeleton
14(22)
Muscles
36(19)
The lower leg
55(19)
The respiratory system
74(24)
The circulatory system
98(21)
The control systems
119(20)
The senses
139(13)
The skin
152(8)
The urinary system
160(11)
The teeth and ageing
171(8)
The digestive system
179(27)
Reproduction
206(27)
Part II Science in action
233(94)
Conformation and soundness
235(10)
Movement and lameness
245(11)
The invaders
256(26)
Wounds and wound healing
282(12)
Fitness and feeding
294(18)
Genetics and heredity
312(15)
Index 327

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