Complete Book of Foaling: An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant

Complete Book of Foaling: An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant

by Karen E.N. Hayes


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In Praise of The Complete Book of Foaling
"A must read for anybody who has ever thought about breeding a mare." —Judith Forbis, Ansata Arabian Stud
"Brilliantly written reads like a novel, yet beautifully organized so that you can flip to a section at a moment's notice if your mare is in trouble." —Equus
"This book should be included in every foaling kit. In fact, it should never sit on the bookshelf in the house keep it in the barn where you can always get to it in a hurry!" —Modern Horse Breeding
"Right away the illustrations set this book apart from any other in its class. Dr. Hayes's ability to teach is the other distinction she has a knack for explaining things in such a way that you understand and remember, and the learning process is fun. I couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover." —Walter Schimanski, Masada Arabians
The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876059517
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: Howell Reference Bks.
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 450,069
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Karen E. N. Hayes, D.V.M., M.S., has specialized in equine reproduction since she was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and returned to private practice in 1985. Dr. Hayes, a regular contributor to outstanding equine magazines, is frequently invited to lecture at clinics and seminars in the United States. She and her husband live in Idaho, where she breeds Friesians.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Being There.

Chapter 2: The Birth Canal.

Chapter 3: Preparation.

Chapter 4: The Four Phases of Labor.

Chapter 5: Baby's First 12 Hours.

Chapter 6: Quick Reference Guide.

Chapter 7: Inducing Labor.



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Complete Book of Foaling: An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book out there on foaling. Includes how tell when she is ready, to what to have in your foaling kit, and especially what to do if you run into trouble. And it's great reading to boot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives step by step directions on everything from knowing when your horse is about to foal , to what to do if the mare runs into trouble.Great book for the inexperienced.