Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: August 01, 2001
Binding: Paperback Book
Availability: 7-10 Days
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With the aid of two expert consultants -- equine veterinary surgeon Janet Eley and Barrie Hosie, stud groom to the Duke of Roxburgh -- Susan McBane has written a book for novice breeders who are fairly experienced with horses and ponies.<p>"Modern Horse Breeding" is unique in that it is presented in two parts. Part 1, Veterinary Considerations, includes chapters on such topics as why you need a vet; reproductive function in mare and stallion, genetics and hereditary; pregnancy; before, during, and after foaling; nutritional requirements of mare, foal, and young stock; plus diseases and abnormalities. Part 2, Practical Aspects, deals with right and wrong reasons for breeding a horse, financial matters, the foundation stock, sending the mare to stud, and care of the pregnant mare.<p>Easy-to-read, reliable, and up-to-date, "Modern Horse Breeding" includes warnings about when to call in expert help, points out the sign of impending problems, and details the foaling process starting a month beforehand.