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Complete Equine Veterinary Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Horse Health Paperback – September 1, 2002

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715313932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715313930
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,450,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


'A boon to any horse owner' - Your Horse 'Indispensable' - Horse & Rider 'You won't need any other veterinary book... the layout and illustrations are excellent' - Eventing 'This excellent reference book provides a comprehensive and instant guide to equine health' - Horse & Field

About the Author

Tony Pavord is the senior partner in a large mixed veterinary practice in Wales. He specialises entirely in the equine field and has particular interests in stud work and the competition vetting, selection, training and breeding of endurance sport horses. Marcy Pavord is a freelance equestrian writer and regular contributor to various publications including Horse & Hound, Riding and Horse and Rider. She has written and contributed to several equestrian books and has served on two committees of the British Horse Society. They live in Abergavenny, Gwent.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Vivien Dostine on April 25, 2005
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This was one of those books that I had a quick flick through at first and thought it was rather light in content. On second reading there was indeed a mention of 'every illness' and the front section had excellent diagrams on physiology and anatomy - including the nervous system which is often not included in anatomy diagrams.

The book itself is in several sections, which makes it a little repetitive. The main portion of the book is dedicated to categorising various illnesses into 'effects' i.e. "Digestive system" or "Legs \ Lameness" etc There are tables of illnesses and injuries that can affect these areas and plenty of photos (this isn't a book for the kiddies or the weak of stomach).

Next is a section which goes through things alphabetically and finally there is a section which I didn't think really fitted into this type of guide, which had various protocols and processes which may be useful for studs or barn owners when dealing with various illnesses.

Because of the repetition - by area and then alpha - I didn't think that the topics received as much indepth coverage as perhaps I had wanted - the information on treatments, drug protocols etc was rather light IMHO. Although this cross-referencing system is designed to help you to work out what is wrong with your horse, I'd much rather that it was assumed that any serious illnesses would be diagnosed by your vet and that this would then be a reference for dealing with illness and injury at home and for helping owners to talk intelligently with their vet about available treatments.

Overall a handy book to have and certainly one that I will use for reference from time to time but I don't know that it warrants the subtitle "A comprehensive guide to Horse Health"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MoonyRocks on December 30, 2005
Working as a riding Instructor and manager or a riding school this is a great book to have as a quick and easy referance.

It does not go into any great detail but explains most things that may happen to a horse.

It has lots of photos and this is great when you are trying to explain to students what each illness ect. is and what it looks like.

Overall a good book for any horse riders collection
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