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From head to hooves, this edition of Equine Science is replete with chapter subjects and special features designed to help novices and experts be better owners, trainers, caretakers, and managers. Twenty-two chapters cover a wide range of topics such as breeds, anatomy, movement, nutrition, health management, behavior, training, and equitation from the history of horses to the future of the industry. Consideration is given to equine businesses and management, as the book provides tips on how to obtain and succeed in equine careers. Information is organized with charts, graphs, and tables to highlight important material at-a-glance. With Web resources, illustrations, and learning aids, this book is a treasure for horse lovers.
Table of Contents
History and Development of the Horse
Status and Future of the Horse Industry
Breeds, Types and Classes of Horses
Cells, Tissues, and Organs
Biomechanics of Movement
Selecting and Judging Horses
Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses
Reproduction and Breeding
Digestion and Nutrition
Feeds and Feeding Horses
Common Management Practices
Shoeing and Hoof Care
Buildings and Equipment
Horse Behavior and Training
Career Opportunities Glossary Appendix
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