I have owned this book since it came out and it is the most informative veterinary manual that I own. I have always loved science and horses and I have many books on veterinary books for horses as I want to become a veterinarian. I am still in highschool but by reading this book I already have a very good understanding to many complicated veterinary subjects and situations and I am sure that by knowing what I have learned from this book will help me in university. If you have any interest at all in horses or science or wish to be a veterinarian some day I recommend this book. It teaches you everything you need to know.