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Lab Manual to Accompany Equine Science

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Overview

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. Developed for high school students, Equine Science is lavishly illustrated with pedagogical photographs, charts, and tables that help students visualize abstract scientific concepts for better comprehension.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827380974
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Series: Agriculture Series
  • Pages: 115

Meet the Author

Rick Parker, PhD, served as division director and instructor at the College of Southern Idaho for 19 years. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). Currently, he serves as the Director for AgroKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, he is the Editor for the peer-reviewed NACTA Journal, which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also teaches and conducts workshops for AgrowKnowledge. He has been on the editorial review board for the American Society of Animal Science. Dr. Parker is also the author of the following Delmar, Cengage Learning texts: Introduction to Plant Science, Introduction to Food Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Equine Science (Third Edition). He is also the co-author of Fundamentals of Plant Science.

Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to being a national leader in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 41 invited or refereed presentations, and four books. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

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Table of Contents

History and Development, Status and Future, Breeds, Types and Classes, Cells, Tissues and Organs, Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics of Movement, Unsoundness, Selecting and Judging, Determining Age, Height, and Weight, Genetics , Reprodution and Breeding, Nutrition, Feeding, Health Management, Parasite Control, Common Management Practices, Shoeing and Hoof Care, Buildings and Equipment, Horse Behavior and Training, Equitation, Business Aspects, Career Opportunities, Glossary, Appendix

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