When Blessed Are The Blood Mares was published in 1978, no other single source existed that contained such a wide range of information on the care of the breeding of mare from mating, through gestation, to foaling and nursing, and on the care of the young horse. Now there is: the second edition of this classic.
Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well-being.
Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion.
In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, whether he is:
- An active performance or pleasure mount.
- An aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise.
- A horse being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning.
Ballou's positive cross-training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines and full of quality color photographs to explain the exercises, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.
- Concussions, burns, and shock
- Abrasions, lacerations, bleeding
- Smoke inhalation, asthma, and emphysema
- Fever, botulism, and blood poisoning
- Colic, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea
- Hypothermia, hyperthermia, and frostbite
- Stroke, muscle cramps, laminitis, and seizures
- Bladder infection and stones in the urinary tract
- Prolonged labor, newborn emergencies
- Allergies and adverse drug reactions
- And many other life threatening situations or conditions
Dr. Kellon also includes reference sections on preparing horses for treatment, restraint, drug reactions, and managing trapped horses. Give yourself the confidence to deal with any emergency veterinary situation by keeping a copy of Dr. Kellon's Guide to First Aid for Horses close at hand.
All veterinary team members involved in the everyday care of horses that require anesthesia or special emergency care will benefit from this reliable and inclusive resource. This text provides all of the information needed to prepare, conduct, and monitor the administration of drugs in order to produce safe and effective anesthesia, treat pain, respond to adverse effects, and perform and monitor emergency and critical care treatment. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on these subjects, addressing the needs and concerns of practitioners in both hospital and field settings.
- Discusses all aspects of equine anesthesia, including history, physiology, pharmacology, drug dosages, patient preparation, induction-maintenance-recovery of anesthesia management of potential complications, and more.
- Provides a detailed review of the respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the horse.
- Provides thorough coverage of preoperative pain management in horses.
- Covers emergency medical care and managing anesthetic complications in both hospital and field situations.
- Includes information on the latest anesthetic drugs, including safe and effective protocols for different procedures, and the most up-to-date monitoring techniques.
- Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective equine specialty, renowned for clinical as well as academic and research expertise.
- A complete update of all drug information and pain management techniques.
- The very latest research findings and clinical applications of anesthetic agents and techniques.
- The most recent developments in post-anesthetic care and monitoring.
- A chapter on intravenous anesthetic and analgesic adjuncts to inhalation anesthesia.
- A chapter on anesthesia and analgesia for donkeys and mules.
- A chapter on perioperative pain management.
- Many new illustrations as well as tables, graphs, boxes, key points, and summaries that make information instantly accessible.
Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a landmark text that provides a comprehensive source of information on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. In this authoritative and accessible account, experts from around the world provide a global perspective while the editors tackle key controversial areas. Topics covered include the basic foundations of equine nutrition (digestive and metabolic physiology, nutrient functions and requirements), nutritional management by life stage or function, the assessment of feedstuffs and feeding programs, and clinical nutrition. Also included is discussion on feed hygiene and the role of manufacturers in feed quality and safety. The book contains abundant practical nutritional advice for the treatment of clinical conditions seen by veterinarians in their daily practice, together with the fundamental information needed to make recommendations for the nutritional management of healthy horses.
Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition provides the most substantial overview currently available of the nutritional management of key equine clinical conditions. It further presents the up-to-date scientific background needed to underpin recommendations. It will be of core relevance to equine veterinarians and nutritionists, and a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as lay horsemen and women who wish to be better informed about their horses' nutritional needs.
- Comprehensive coverage of key topics in equine nutrition, both from a scientific and applied perspective
- Practical advice with clear take-home messages
- Accessible text with many summary boxes, illustrations and graphics to emphasize important concepts and recommendations
- Likely to become the standard reference for practical nutrition in the equine field
Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses.
The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.
Offers a long-awaited Second Edition of this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for fracture repair in horses
The Second Edition of Equine Fracture Repair has been thoroughly revised and updated to present the most current information on fracture repair in horses. Written to be accessible, the text is logically arranged, presenting the most authoritative information on equine fracture repair with explanations of the expected outcomes. The book provides valuable insight as to whether a fracture should be repaired, the degree of difficulty of the procedure, and a wealth of practical information on surgical techniques.
This fully revised Second Edition offers a valuable tool for veterinarians making clinical decisions when faced with horse fractures, covering emergency care and splinting, the most current innovative techniques in equine fracture repair, and new implant systems. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the revised edition continues to be the essential reference to the subject. This essential resource:
- Offers a revised edition of the most comprehensive reference on the repair of fracture in horses, with complete information on patient assessment, emergency splinting and casting, and guidance in treatment choices
- Includes contributions from leading experts in the field
- Presents information organized by fracture type for quick access
- Provides valuable outcome assessment with helpful discussions of the degree of difficulty to aid in case management, incorporating information on the newest techniques and implant systems
- Concludes with extensive information on the identification and management of complications associated with fractures and repair methods
This revised and updated edition of Equine Fracture Repair continues to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding the most effective and current techniques available for the treatment of fractures in horses.
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference
Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes:
* An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
* Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy
* Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting
* A conformation check-up routine
* Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to see with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
Written specifically to be of practical help to vets in general practice and also to students. Covering the whole field of equine disease, diagnosis and management in a practical semi-note form, the book gives the basic information that a busy practitioner actually needs, allowing rapid reference and easy understanding, taking the reader concisely through the diagnostic process up to treatment and prognosis. There are chapters on each major system, each starting with a general view of history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and aetiology of problems of that organ system. Specific diseases are then discussed; most following a standard pattern of clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention