Horse Sense: A Complete Guide to Horse Selection and Care

Horse Sense: A Complete Guide to Horse Selection and Care


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Horse Sense: A Complete Guide to Horse Selection and Care by John J. Mettler Jr., Elayne Sears

In forty years as a country veterinarian, John J. Mettler has seen just about everything that can happen to horses and horse people – from the first-time buyer purchasing the wrong mount to the experienced owner coping with an acute case of colic. Here Dr. Mettler shares that experience with invaluable advice on preventive health care, breeding, foaling, putting a horse down when necessary, and more. Throughout, his love and respect for horses shines through.

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ISBN-13: 9780882665498
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Pages: 160

About the Author

John J. Mettler, Jr., D.V.M., is a retired large-animal veterinarian in upstate New York and has written several books on animals, including Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game and Horse Sense. An avid sportsman, his appreciation of the noble turkey was the inspiration for his most recent book, Wild Turkeys. John has written on a broad range of veterinary topics for various magazines and has written a veterinary column for American Agriculturist for over 20 years. He has professional memberships that include the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (past chairman), the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. John lives in Copake Falls, New York, with his wife, Elinor.

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