Higher Education

Equine Science, 3rd Edition

  • R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D College of Southern Idaho (Retired)
  • ISBN-10: 1418032549  |  ISBN-13: 9781418032548
  • 552 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1998
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.50
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Equine Science, third edition was designed to make teaching and learning easy. Based on a thorough, easy-to-follow outline that makes developing a lesson plan simple, each chapter starts with a list of learning objectives that helps the student identify the most important concepts in the chapter. Throughout the book, tables, charts, graphs and illustrations provide easy access to information without wading through excess detail, enabling students to quickly grasp the content. To help maintain interest, each chapter contains at least one sidebar to encourage retention of the information learned, and the discussion of new topics. In the Student Activities section at the end of each chapter, students and instructors will find opportunities for learning by applying the knowledge they have gained from the book. The Appendix contains helpful tables with information for converting units of measure, and for making contact with the industry and organizations as well as web addresses for equine industries and other useful Internet sites.

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Features and Benefits

  • Key words at the beginning of the chapters, and highlighted throughout the text builds reader vocabulary and encourages the use of the glossary.
  • Text is full-color throughout with use of photos and drawings that enhance learning
  • Use of numerous tables, graphs, charts, lists and bullets make critical information easy to find.
  • Sidebars in each chapter add interest and encourage discussion of related topics.
  • Review questions, student activities, additional resources and an internet guide at the end of each chapter allow readers to test what they have learned and seek out additional resources to understand the material.
  • A complete chapter on equine-related careers including soft skills gives guidelines for finding and securing a career in the equine industry.
  • Comprehensive glossary helps readers to translate what they have learned into the language of equine science.
  • Comprehensive appendix provides tables of important conversion factors, guides, contacts and additional resources.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Chapter 1: History and Development of the Horse.
Chapter 2: Status and Future of the Horse Industry.
Chapter 3: Breeds, Types and Classes of Horses.
Chapter 4: Cells, Tissues, and Organs.
Chapter 5: Functional Anatomy.
Chapter 6: Biomechanics of Movement.
Chapter 7: Unsoundness.
Chapter 8: Selecting and Judging Horses.
Chapter 9: Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses.
Chapter 10: Genetics.
Chapter 11: Reproduction and Breeding.
Chapter 12: Digestion and Nutrition.
Chapter 13: Feeds and Feeding Horses.
Chapter 14: Health Management.
Chapter 15: Parasite Control.
Chapter 16: Common Management Practices.
Chapter 17: Shoeing and Hoof Care.
Chapter 18: Buildings and Equipment.
Chapter 19: Horse Behavior and Training.
Chapter 20: Equitation.
Chapter 21: Business Aspects.
Chapter 22: Career Opportunities.
Glossary.
Appendix.

What's New

  • Updated full color photos, tables and graphs throughout to enhance learning.
  • Updated URLs in book and in appendix
  • New section on soft skills appear in chapter on careers

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

ClassMaster  (ISBN-10: 1418032565 | ISBN-13: 9781418032562)

Instructors Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418032557 | ISBN-13: 9781418032555)

The Career Guide to the Horse Industry  (ISBN-10: 0766848493 | ISBN-13: 9780766848498)

This career guide is required reading for anyone seeking a career within the horse industry. It not only informs students of many interesting and rewarding equine occupations available, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide students with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Replete with reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.75

Student Supplements

The Career Guide to the Horse Industry  (ISBN-10: 0766848493 | ISBN-13: 9780766848498)

For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D

Dr. Parker is the director for AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The former division director at the College of Southern Idaho, he worked in agriculture, information technology, drafting, and electronics, and taught computer, agriculture, and writing classes. He is the 2008 recipient of the N.A.C.T.A. (National American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Distinguished Educator Award, and the 2010 recipient of the N.A.C.T.A. Murray Brown Leadership Award. Dr. Parker has authored several Delmar,Cengage textbooks (Plant & Soil Science, Aquaculture Science, Introduction to Plant Science, and Introduction to Food Science, and others), and serves as Editor of the N.A.C.T.A. Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from Iowa State University, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and the University of Wyoming, Laramie.