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Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding Paperback – July 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0764571282 ISBN-10: 0764571281 Edition: 1st
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A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike

With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process.

From selecting the best horses to mating, pregnancy, birthing, and caring for a newborn foal, this is the authoritative resource you’ll want by your side at all stages of the breeding process to bring healthy, beautiful foals into your life. Features include:

  • Guidance on evaluating mares and stallions from bloodline and performance record to overall health and appearance
  • Key breeding techniques such as artificial insemination, pasture breeding, and hand breeding
  • Pregnancy essentials including testing, gestation, care of pregnant mares, and dealing with complications
  • Foaling fundamentals: signs of approaching labor, labor and delivery, care of the postpartum mare, and more
  • A complete immunization schedule, physiological evaluation tables and procedures, and a thorough glossary of terms
  • More than 100 photos and drawings illustrating anatomy, techniques, and procedures

About the Author

JAMES M. GIFFIN, M.D., a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, coauthored the Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook, Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, and Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, three top-selling titles from Howell Book House.

KJERSTEN DARLING, D.V. M., a graduate of the University of California-Davis Veterinary School, is a specialist in equine reproduction. She currently runs her own practice in Montrose, California.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764571281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764571282
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Johnson on June 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a pretty informative book, but I found that there is still some basic information that is not mentioned. For example my vet said a 3-week heat cycle for a mare's first March heat is not unusual. The book never mentions it. It also doesn't say anything about dealing with a virgin stallion. My vet had different advice than they did on washing the stallion. Since he maintains a stud, I trust his judgement. It is still informative however and we'll have to see how the foaling part goes. Just wish it had more information in certain areas. It would have saved me a $70. trip to the vet for something that is normal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Brown on September 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
Great Book! Very informative. Goes into good detail of every aspect but not too detailed that you have a hard time understanding it. I have purchased a few books on the topic as I have experienced some unusual situations with my horse breeding program and found it to follow right along with my vets advice and information on many of them. For the money, this is by far the best book I have purchased yet on horse breeding.
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By Dawn G on June 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is very easy to understand and has a good glossary for technical words. It answered a lot of my questions for the backyard breeder
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This easy reader is truly a nice one for your collection.
An informative book that does bring the basics knowledge of horse breeding in a very understandable language.
You don't have to be a vet in order to understand the world of "horse breeding", thus anyone interested will be able to read and understand all of what is written.
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