The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys Introduction to Ownership and Care

by Chris J. Mortensen, Published in 2018, FileType: PDF

The handbook of horses and donkeys, introduction to ownership and care

Relating to horse and donkey ownership, The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys is an introductory guide providing expert advice on current ethical management practices. The history, evolution, and domestication of equids is covered, along with equine anatomy, physiology, nutrition, behaviour, learning and cognition, communication, health and disease, hoof care, first aid, parasitic infections, preventive measures, pregnancy, and foal management. DONKEYS and HORSES DIFFERENCES & SIMILARITIES

Functional topics are also covered, including: body condition scoring; estimating body weight; calculating dietary rations; stabling; management of abnormal behaviours; and stereotypes. The information presented is expert-led but designed to be applicable to the novice or experienced owner in the stable yard.

Careful study of equid history also gives us insight into their skeletal structure, with changes for such things as predation avoidance or adaptation to ranging over long distances to find food. These all have had direct implications on equine temperament, and even continue to impact modern training and behavior modification techniques.

Product details

  • Publisher : 5m Publishing (October 31, 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 328 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1912178885
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1912178889

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