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.
Table of Contents
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.