An enlarged and completely updated edition of a standard textbook widely used by students and professionals alike throughout the equine industry. The contents include an examination of the anatomy and function of the reproductive organs, the oestrus cycle, and the general management of the brood mare including necessary veterinary examinations.
There are chapters on stallions, their anatomy and physiology, their handling and management, and a full description of mating procedures. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer are covered, as are matters of sub-fertility in mares and stallions. The authors explain the mechanics of conception, the development of the foal in the womb, and the care of the pregnant mare.
Foaling and the care of the foal are covered in detail as are foaling problems, abortion, and the method of fostering orphan foals. Sound advice is provided on weaning and there is a concluding chapter on the mature horse.
The book includes both glossary and index and many excellent illustrations and informative photographs and drawings.
By Peter Rossdale with Melanie Bailey
The Northwest Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in the Pacific Northwest. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in the region, covering the care, training, keeping and enjoyment of horses, with an eye to the specific concerns in our region.