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Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook [Hardcover]

James M. Giffin , Thomas Gore
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Dec 17 1997 Howell reference books
This best-selling reference has been completely revised and updated by two outstanding professionals who know how to communicate the veterinary information nonprofessionals need to maintain their horse's health. Doctors James Giffin and Tom Gore address such basic health-care and management issues as the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. Just inside the covers, the horse owner can easily access the index of Signs and Symptoms, since responding quickly to an emergency can literally mean the life or death of a horse. Anyone who looks after a horse—whether owner, trainer or groom—can rely on this authoritative book to get them through emergencies and well as routine events.

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Since 1989, when Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook was first published, advances in equine research, medicine, and technology have had far-reaching effects on the health and longevity of horses.

In this new, fully updated and expanded edition, James M. Giffin, M.D. and Tom Gore, D.V.M. have incorporated the latest information on veterinary horse care and disease prevention in both words and pictures. Two new chapters, Pediatrics and Geriatrics, have been added in recognition of the importance of these specialty areas. Owners will welcome their straightforward, easy-to-understand approach to a host of topics of interest and concern.

Sudden illness or injury can be life-threatening. An Index of Signs and Symptoms on the inside front cover provides a rapid means to access information and make an informed decision whether to treat an emergency or seek veterinary assistance.

The well-cared-for horse at all stages of life, when given annual vaccinations, scheduled deworming, good dental and foot care, suffers fewer illnesses and infirmities, costs less to maintain, and will repay the small expenses many times over in the pride and pleasure of ownership. Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook, Second Edition, gives all horsemen, including the 100,000 owners of the first edition, the means to achieve this goal.

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If you want the most comprehensive information on the health care of horses, look no further. This classic reference has been revised and updated to reflect the changes in equine medicine and technology that have taken place since it was first published in 1989. In these pages you will find all the help you need when faced with an emergency. You will learn how to describe to your veterinarian a symptom or injury, and you will discover what you can do safely at home and when you should seek professional help. In this book you will find chapters on the following subjects:
  • Emergencies
  • Parasites
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Skin
  • Eye
  • Ears
  • Oral Cavity
  • Sex and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Foaling
  • Pediatrics
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Geriatrics
  • Drugs and Medications...
  • and for quick access, an Index of Signs and Symptoms on the inside front cover.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Serious Equine Health Care Reference Aug. 11 2002
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Format:Hardcover
As a first-horse owner, this text was a whole lot more than I needed or wanted to know. For the horse owner who is serious about learning as much as possible about health care problems and how to treat these problems themselves, the book is a winner and probably unique. However, for someone who likes to rely on his/her vet for anything more than the usual maintenance procedures (deworming, treating minor cuts, etc.) and doesn't foresee giving his/her horse injections and the like or treating fairly serious illnesses, a less complete book would be sufficient and much less daunting. Probably an excellent reference for students of equine health and for those who would like to become vets themselves one day.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed information April 21 2000
Format:Hardcover
I find this to be the most detailed veterinary guide, short of buying a veterinary encyclopedia. Of the several I own, most are very general and have a lot of "ask you veterinarian for a course of action." This one tells you the most common treatments so you know what to expect. I go back to my dog-eared copy all the time. As I back-yard breeder, I like Giffin's veterinary breeder's guide, too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
Great book!! four hooves way up.. I have a equine science classes and I use this book for research and just to help me better understand the problems and cures for horse problems... Its like a horse vet bible.. easy to read with great pictures..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK Feb. 23 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my sister as it is packed full of useful information, I have the second edition, this is the third edition. That should tell you something when it has lasted this long.
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