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The Foaling Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Foal Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (December 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580176097
  • ASIN: B005SNIY6Q
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,331,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Start Your Foal Off on the Right Hoof

 

Correct handling, health care, and training during the first year establish a strong foundation for the rest of a horse's life. This up-close, photographic guide leads you through the process of raising a foal from birth to weaning, including what critical developmental signs to look for and how to perform key procedures at each stage. With this advice you can produce a healthy, well-adjusted foal.

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About the Author

Cynthia McFarland has been a horse owner for more than 30 years and has written two books and hundreds of equine articles for numerous publications including Horse Illustrated, Equine Journal, Western Horseman, Horses USA, Quarter Horses USA, and Thoroughbred Times. Cynthia lives in Ocala, Florida — the “Horse Capital of the World.”

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Nice book to add to your library......nicely done and I'm glad I made the purchase.
Regan
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who needs a good run down on how to raise a foal.
Hope S.
This book really did get us all the way through our mare's pregancy and foaling and beyond.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The Foaling Primer: A Month-By-Month Guide To Raising A Healthy Foal by long-term horse owner Cynthia McFarland is an in-depth analysis and "user friendly" guide to taking proper care of a newborn horse. Exploring the cares for the pregnant mare, assistance at birth, coping with the common problems of newborn colts, what to expect in the first days and weeks, nutrition and the foal, early handling and training, first hoof care, grooming and bath, vaccinations and veterinary care, and weaning the foal, The Foaling Primer is a dependable and comprehensive month-to-month guide to proper care of a baby horse. The Foaling Primer is very strongly recommended, especially to all novice caretakers of newborn horses.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Osterhoudt on June 6, 2006
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This book is everything I anticipated and more. I really like the format: it *is* a step by step guide, but not a hard and fast training method or inflexible plan. It has accurate and current information in all respects. All the details a person needs to know are there! This is a book I will refer to frequently and I do not feel the need to double-check that the information is accurate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Vett Blanchard on July 16, 2007
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As an old horsewoman attending her aged mare having her first foal, I was feeling in great need of advice and counsel. This book delivered it. We had everything in place well ahead of time, and the whole thing went like clockwork. I knew exactly when to rip the bag and when to assist with some gentle traction. I hope everyone is blessed with such a textbook delivery. But if you aren't, this primer should see you through until the vet comes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geri Vachon on December 9, 2012
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I am new to the foaling part of horses and this book was a life saver.... It answered many of the questions I had and gave me alot of information I didn't even think about. Great book.... Have told many of my friends about this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lillladyhorse on October 14, 2012
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I haven't finished it yet but what I have read is very informative I am injoying it very much. I can't wait to finish it. Thanks Kris
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 15, 2011
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This book really did get us all the way through our mare's pregancy and foaling and beyond. Made me feel confident to meet any challenges.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khi Khi on January 31, 2011
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The book is edcuational while assisting those of us wanting everything to be perfect for the mare's pregnancy as well as the foals birth. Keeping this in my tack room for quick answers or suggestions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nickerdoodle on September 20, 2010
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Bought this book when we knew for certain our mare was getting ready to foal .... It was a tremendous resource! Read book prior to her foaling and when the foaling process hit a bit of a snag I knew exactly what page to turn to for guidance. Would recommend this to anyone who needs either a refresher course or a handy reference on foaling. Read book cover to cover and as the due date grew closer, knowing I had this book at my fingertips I was able to look more confidently and with less trepidation to our mare giving birth. Glad to say mare and foal and me are all doing well. Excellent resource.
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