The theory and application of mammalian genetics have been evolving rapidly over the past two decades. This has given scientists fresh insight into the biological processes which affect the functions of the animal in question. This is the latest title in our successful series of genetics books. Reference book providing a comprehensive review of the current research in horse geneticsChapters written by international experts in the field Of worldwide relevance
Author: Ann T. Bowling,Anatoly Ruvinsky
For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses. Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes * A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry * Current recommendations for internal parasite control * Information on equine assisted therapy * Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor * Recent information on coat color inheritance * The physiology of conditioning performance horses * The practical use of behavior for training Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.
Author: J. Warren Evans
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Chronicles the diverse roles the horse has played in human warfare, travel, ceremony, hunting, racing, and myth and symbolism as viewed in this collection of four-color illustrations of British Museum artworks and artifacts that trace perceptions of the horse through time and space.
History, Myth, Art
Author: Catherine Johns
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Photographs and text describe the characteristics and behavior of different types of horses.
Author: Eileen Spinelli
Publisher: Forest House Publishing Company
Category: Horse breeds
Nutrient requirements, deficiencies, and excesses. Physical characteristics and suitability. General considerations for feeding management. Nutrient requirement tables. Feed composition tables.
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Electronic books
Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language
Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: John Oscar Williams,Earl Beach Krantz
An account of the introduction of the horse as a replacement for oxen in English farming.
The Use of Draught Animals in English Farming from 1066-1500
Author: John Langdon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
English summary: Horses, horse-breeding and horse-keeping, as well as the trade in these animals played an important role in the history of Asia's pre- and early modern civilisations. However, horses were unequally distributed over the Asian continent and their acquisition was usually associated with different expectations. When the knowledge spread that horses could be profitably used in warfare as well as for overland transportation and for agriculture, this did not only promote trade relations, but also led to the emergence of new cultural links, often between distant sites, both by land and by sea. The contributions to this volume, twenty-one articles in all, are based on a conference entitled "Horses in Asia" that was organised by the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in October 2006.The articles are arranged into four regional sections: (1) Iran and West Asia, (2) Central Asia, (3) the Indian Ocean, (4) and China. They are complemented by a preface and two introductory essays. Each article takes its own approach, while, at the same time, opening doors to related academic fields, the main interest lying in the transfer of horses between different regions. German description: In der Geschichte der vor- und fruhmodernen Zivilisationen Asiens spielten Pferde - ihre Zucht und Haltung sowie der Handel mit ihnen - eine herausragende Rolle; sie waren in ungleicher Weise uber den gesamten asiatischen Kontinent verteilt, und ebenso unterschiedliche Erwartungen wurden an ihren Erwerb geknupft. Die Erkenntnis, dass sich Pferde militarisch, als Transportmittel und in der Landwirtschaft gewinnbringend einsetzen liessen, forderte nicht nur den Handel mit ihnen, sondern liess Pferde ganz allgemein zu einem wichtigen kulturellen Bindeglied zwischen Orten und Landern werden, die oftmals weit voneinander entfernt lagen, sowohl uber Land wie uber den Seeweg. Die hier vorgestellten einundzwanzig Beitrage sind das Ergebnis einer gleichnamigen Tagung, die im Oktober 2006 auf Einladung des Instituts fur Iranistik der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften durchgefuhrt wurde. Sie sind nach Regionen geordnet: (1) Iran und Westasien, (2) Zentralasien, (3) Indischer Ozean (4) und China. Erganzt werden sie durch ein Vorwort und zwei einfuhrende Artikel. Die einzelnen Beitrage gehen das Thema auf der Basis unterschiedlicher Ansatze an und bieten jeweils Anknupfungspunkte zu benachbarten Disziplinen. Das Hauptinteresse gilt jedoch dem Transfer von Pferden zwischen den Regionen.
Author: Bert G. Fragner
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
A Complete Illustrated Guide
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Discusses the proper care and feeding, equipment, and the training of the Arabian horse.
Author: Janet L. Gammie
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The ubiquity of horses in literary texts, visual media, and other cultural documents indicates a vibrant cult of the horse during the Victorian Period. Treating the novels of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Braddon, Anna Sewell, and George Moore, Gina M. Dorr
Author: Gina M. Dorré
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.
Author: Gary M. Baxter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Collects color photographs of horses, foals, horse races, and show jumping and discusses the behavior and training of horses
Author: Angela Sayer
Category: Technology & Engineering
Whether it is a big furry dog or a tiny freshwater fish, a fluffy rabbit or a hard-shelled box turtle, caring for a pet is a great joy and a great responsibility. Books in this series help a reader learn more about the many animals that make great pets. Packed with informative text and vivid photographs, each title explains how to choose the right pet and how to take care of it. with interesting sidebars and fun facts, these books are perfect for a first-time pet owner or for students who are interested in learning more about these great pets.
Author: Gail Mack
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction