Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding (Paperback)

Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding By James M. Giffin, Kjersten Darling Cover Image
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A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike

With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process.

From selecting the best horses to mating, pregnancy, birthing, and caring for a newborn foal, this is the authoritative resource you'll want by your side at all stages of the breeding process to bring healthy, beautiful foals into your life. Features include:
* Guidance on evaluating mares and stallions from bloodline and performance record to overall health and appearance
* Key breeding techniques such as artificial insemination, pasture breeding, and hand breeding
* Pregnancy essentials including testing, gestation, care of pregnant mares, and dealing with complications
* Foaling fundamentals: signs of approaching labor, labor and delivery, care of the postpartum mare, and more
* A complete immunization schedule, physiological evaluation tables and procedures, and a thorough glossary of terms
* More than 100 photos and drawings illustrating anatomy, techniques, and procedures.

About the Author

JAMES M. GIFFIN, M.D., a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, coauthored the Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook, Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, and Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, three top-selling titles from Howell Book House.KJERSTEN DARLING, D.V. M., a graduate of the University of California-Davis Veterinary School, is a specialist in equine reproduction. She currently runs her own practice in Montrose, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764571282
ISBN-10: 0764571281
Publisher: Howell (TP)
Publication Date: July 1st, 2004
Pages: 274
Language: English