Equine Science, 4th Edition
- R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D
- ISBN-10: 111113877X
- ISBN-13: 9781111138776
- 608 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2008, 2003, 1998
- COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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.
"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
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.
8. Selecting and Judging Horses.
9. Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses.
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.
21. Business Aspects.
22. Career Opportunities.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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.
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.