A do-it-yourself guide for the horseman. This text affords the horse owner an opportunity to treat simple problems by them self, to call the veterinarian sooner when it is necessary, and to know the difference between the two. It also may help the horse owner to save money with this knowledge and can help prevent the heartache of losing the use (or even the life) of a horse that you love. It can help to save the animal from some pain and suffering.
Easy-to-read style translates your veterinarian’s technical jargon into understandable terms. Includes: common sense horse feeding, medication, bandages and bandaging, lameness and soundness, injuries and their treatment, reproduction and foaling, back problems, skin problems, and equine restraint and safety. This book covers the latest breakthroughs and newest treatments, as well as tried-and-true remedies that really work! Also includes completely new information on laminitis and disaster preparedness. Of course, Dr. James also tells you when you should call your vet. Complete with photos, diagrams and drawings.
Dr. James has emphasized preventive medicine for her clients, preferring to prevent problems rather than to treat them, and has given horse health clinics and seminars for horsemen. She has both judged and competed in competitive trail rides, as well as serving as veterinarian for endurance rides. This book is a publication of Alpine Press, Mills, Wyoming.
More about: Dr. Ruth B. James, DVM