Higher Education

Equine Science, 4th Edition

  • R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D College of Southern Idaho (Retired)
  • ISBN-10: 111113877X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111138776
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2003, 1998
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.75
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About

Overview

EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition imparts students with the basic understanding of horses necessary to be successful in equine care and management. Richly illustrated in full color, the book uses a logical, easy-to-follow outline to make both learning and lesson planning simple, while addressing essential topics like care and feeding, training, development and reproduction, illness, inheritance, and the history of horses. Bursting with helpful features, EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition piques student interest with detailed graphics and photos, as well as informational sidebars, website references, and end-of chapter activities that test their knowledge of the material. Future equine professionals will especially appreciate the glossary of terms at the end of the text, as well as the appendix, which includes useful conversion factors and worksheets and provides contact information for professional organizations.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Specific Learning Objectives: Every chapter begins with learning objectives to pinpoint the most important material for students, and ends with student activities and critical thinking questions to reinforce the readings.
  • Highlighted Key Terms: Making learning easier, the book highlights and explains must-know terms throughout the readings, and provides detailed definitions in a back-of-the-book glossary.
  • Logical, Easy-to-Use Approach: Clearly written and thoughtfully organized, the 4th Edition of EQUINE SCIENCE uses an easy-to-follow outline that walks students through every aspect of equine care and management, providing them with the foundational knowledge employers want.
  • Stimulating Visual Appeal: Color photos and illustrations, as well as tables, charts, and graphs give context to the concepts--particularly helpful with equine anatomy and physiology, and other complex scientific subjects.
  • Robust Resources: URL's for Internet resources, references to the latest nutritional requirements, and detailed graphics all help students find the information they need to succeed in their studies and careers.
  • Alignment to National Content Standards: Content was developed to align with the National Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Cluster Content Standards from the National Council for Agricultural Education.
  • Powerful E-Resources: The 4th Edition's fully revised version of the ClassMaster™ CD-ROM provides instructor tools like an Instructor's Guide, PowerPoint® slides, an Image Library, and a test bank designed to take the hassle out of planning your course.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • Boldly Illustrated in Full Color: More than sixty new color photographs and over one-hundred revised or new color illustrations bring the world of equine care and management to life.
  • Newly Refined and Updated Topics: The 4th Edition of EQUINE SCIENCE includes the most current information on everything from breeds on the "Watch" list to green buildings to key website addresses and research data.
  • Additional Content: All-new content with this edition includes a new section and photos related to mounted police, new information on current research, new information on zebra hybrids and a sidebar about Seabiscuit, expanded discussion related to the components of blood and immunity, horse reproduction, the digestive processes, FFA Career Development Events (CDE) on Horse Evaluation, Internet help for purchasing a horse, as well as sections on Genomics and Genetic Code Sequencing, Cloning and Genetic Engineering, Emerging Equine Diseases, and more.
  • Powerful E-Resources: The 4th Edition's fully revised version of the ClassMaster™ CD-ROM provides instructor tools like an Instructor's Guide, PowerPoint® slides, an Image Library, and a test bank designed to take the hassle out of planning your course.
  • Proactive Career Focus: Give students a lead in their job search with an FFA Career Development Event (CDE) on Job Interviews, as well as discussions on applying and interviewing for jobs, online applications, the importance of information literacy and soft skills, and the value of internships.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I believe this book provides a great overview of owning a horse. Although I have been around horses for over 21 years, I still learned some new facts and understanding of horses."

— Holly Spooner, West Virginia University, WV

"I like the first edition of the book that I am currently using, and have already developed teaching and supporting materials."

— Sheri Birmingham, Otterbein College

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

CourseMate (1-Year) with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609678 | ISBN-13: 9781133609674)

List Price = $104.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $77.75

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111138788 | ISBN-13: 9781111138783)

The Instructor Manual contains chapter overviews, answers to the review questions, and additional teacher-led student activities and discussion questions for class.

ClassMaster  (ISBN-10: 1111138796 | ISBN-13: 9781111138790)

Designed to make teaching easier, this helpful resource includes a 48-page Instructor's Guide with chapter overviews, as well as suggestions for instructor-led activities and class discussion topics. ClassMaster™ also includes over 300 PowerPoint® slides, an image library consisting of all art from the text, and a 1000-question test bank.

Equine Safety  (ISBN-10: 0827372310 | ISBN-13: 9780827372313)

Here is a unique book devoted entirely to equine safety issues for horsemen from all disciplines. A well-illustrated, thoughtful and practical approach that covers everyday circumstances encountered by all students and instructors - beginners and experienced riders - from restraining, catching and leading, stall and paddock etiquette, to tacking up and trailering.

List Price = $170.95  | CengageBrain Price = $170.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.50

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

CourseMate (1-Year) with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133609678 | ISBN-13: 9781133609674)

List Price = $104.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $77.75

Equine Safety  (ISBN-10: 0827372310 | ISBN-13: 9780827372313)

Here is a unique book devoted entirely to equine safety issues for horsemen and horsewomen from all disciplines. A well-illustrated, thoughtful and practical approach that covers everyday circumstances encountered by all students and instructors - beginners and experienced riders - from restraining, catching and leading, stall and paddock etiquette, to tacking up and trailering.

List Price = $170.95  | CengageBrain Price = $170.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.50

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.