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Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition
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"This atlas has the perfect level of detail (while maintaining accuracy) in explaining clinical problems to clients and in educating..." --C. Wayne Mcllwraith, BVSc, PhD, Director of Equine Sciences, Professor of Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
"This text effectively serves groups ranging from 4-H club members to veterinary medical students." --Cliffort M. Honnas, DVM, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Pracitioners, Kentucky
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- Item Weight : 1.23 pounds
- Spiral-bound : 190 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1577790219
- Dimensions : 9.25 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
- Publisher : Alpine Publications, Inc.; 2nd edition (November 1, 1998)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #934,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For those who don't want to read my ramblings, here's the summary:
- all ages (seriously)
- all levels (very knowledgeable to complete beginner - without being overwhelming)
- wonderfully illustrated (actual medical illustrations - no pictures, clearly marked, detail without being crowded)
- I know five stars is suspicious, but the only improvement I could think of was making the pages more durable so it could be kept at the barn. Then I realized that would a) defeat half the purpose and b) actually take away from the overall quality. So I decided I actually wouldn't change anything.
There's an index in the back, which is really nice (unless you don't like indexes). There's also a few blank pages for notes, if you actually plan to write on the original pages (the horror!).
This book truly is for all ages as it's easy to chose the level of technicality you want. Have some D Pony Clubbers (usually younger children, for those not familiar with USPC)? There are some great overview illustrations you can use. Those seriously studying anatomy will find those same pages useful, as both technical and lay terms are given (e.g. "carpus or knee" and "tarsus or hock"). A great example is the book's deconstruction of the hoof. The first illustration has the basic terms for the kids with a very detailed description ("...junction of the skin and the soft horn of the periople...") for those interested. The following illustration goes into much more detail and includes illustrations at the microscopic level, again doing a great job covering key points.
A little background: I am not a professional or a vet student. I am an engineering student that wanted to have a reference book that I could easily learn from without being overwhelmed. (I often stare blankly at my textbook on microelectronic circuits.) When I got this book, I could tell you the basic parts of the horse, but that's it. After initially skimming through it, instead of feeling lost I felt excited (and not just because I got to use colored pencils). Sure, there was a LOT of information and I skipped over the parts that looked too technical. But I could also actually understand some parts and get a general idea for others. This is not a dry textbook or one you read five times and still not understand. Nor is a childish coloring book. I know I keep coming back to the coloring, but it makes it fun for kids and helps the older kids and adults connect the term to the physical part. In conclusion: It is an effective learning tool. Hope that was helpful despite being written six hours past my bedtime (oops).
Oh, one last point: I like to see what I'm buying before actually buying it and of all the books I could preview online, this one seemed to best fit my needs (casual learning).
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I think it is really enjoyable and educational
Use light coloured pencils and take your time. The text is very informative, it is a classic, a must for a veterinary student even if they are not equid specialists . Yes, equid is the proper word!