Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764571282
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 715,780
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1. The Breeding Mare.

Chapter 2. Abnormal Estrous Cycles.

Chapter 3. The Stallion.

Chapter 4. Determining When to Breed.

Chapter 5. Breeding.

Chapter 6. Artificial Insemination.

Chapter 7. Pregnancy.

Chapter 8. Mare Infertility.

Chapter 9. Abortion.

Chapter 10. Stallion Infertility.

Chapter 11. Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Chapter 12. Pregnancy Prevention.

Chapter 13. Foaling.

Chapter 14. Difficult Foaling.

Chapter 15. Care of the Newborn Foal.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

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