Storey's Guide to Raising Horses

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This complete reference for horse owners includes full coverage of such essential topics as feeding and nutrition, foot care, disease prevention, dental care and mouth problems, keeping a stallion, care of the young horse, and more. Photos & illustrations.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Horses: Breeding, Care, Facilities

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Overview

This complete reference for horse owners includes full coverage of such essential topics as feeding and nutrition, foot care, disease prevention, dental care and mouth problems, keeping a stallion, care of the young horse, and more. Photos & illustrations.
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Editorial Reviews

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“An experienced horsewoman and author, Heather Smith Thomas brings all of her experience to bear…” – Western Horseman

“…a handy reference guide for anyone…can really help an industry newcomer learn the many, many facets of horsekeeping.” – Western Horseman

“In this in-depth guide to intelligent horsekeeping, you’ll find the most up-to-date information about caring for horses from birth to old age.” – Equine Journal

“You’ll reach for this comprehensive reference again and again, acquiring knowledge and skills you need to keep your horses fit and healthy in both body and spirit.” – Equine Journal

“Learn how to care for your horses with knowledge and skill so you can fully enjoy them while providing them with a safe and happy environment.” – Log Homes Illustrated magazine

“…this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of ownership and care…” – American Small Farm

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603424714
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 12/23/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 515
  • Sales rank: 390,697
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: Basic Horsekeeping

Chapter 1 Facilities

Chapter 2 Feeding and Nutrition

Chapter 3 Seasonal Care

Chapter 4 Foot Care

Chapter 5 Horse Handling

Part II: Health Care

Chapter 6 Reading the Signs of Health or Sickness

Chapter 7 Disease Prevention

Chapter 8 Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 9 Non-Infectious Diseases of Horses

Chapter 10 Parasites

Chapter 11 Toxic Plants and Poisons

Chapter 12 Skin Problems

Chapter 13 Dental Care and Mouth Problems

Chapter 14 Eyes and Ears

Chapter 15 Digestive Tract Problems and Colic

Chapter 16 First Aid and Medical Treatments

Part III: Breeding Horses

Chapter 17 Selecting Breeding Stock

Chapter 18 Genetics

Chapter 19 Keeping a Stallion

Chapter 20 Breeding the Mare

Chapter 21 Care of the Broodmare

Chapter 22 Foaling

Chapter 23 Care of the Newborn Foal

Chapter 24 Care of the Young Horse

Epilogue

Appendixes

A. Horse Anatomy

B. Resources

C. Glossary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Also........

    The training guide for horses is amazing too!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Excellent Guide

    This is a great guide for everyone....there is a lot of information that even seasoned horse owners do not know or need to review. There are many more details involved with horses, however, I think everyone could benefit from having a copy handy especially when it comes to the health and breeding sections. Great book for introducing young adults to horses. This book is a classic.

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