Behavior of the mare Table 12.1 The mean times taken by thoroughbred foals (n 390) to perform key behaviors80 Mean ... Soon after birth the mare begins to lick her foal, and any surface bearing amniotic fluid, and continues with some ...
Author: Paul McGreevy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is written for all those who really want to know what makes horses tick. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are of concern to equine veterinarians worldwide because they lead to welfare issues, abuse and ultimately wastage. Equine veterinarians, trainers and handlers must be aware of each horse's behavior as a first step in detection of problems, whether they are clinical maladies or training issues. As they constantly study their horses' responses to their environments they are all, in effect, students of horse behavior. Drawing on over 1,000 references, Equine Behavior explores the subject from first principles by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and considering ways in which management and training influences the responses of domestic horses. All too often veterinarians feel that management of the mental health of equine patients is beyond their expertise. This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate. The new edition builds on the success of its pioneering predecessor and presents a thorough revision of all chapters to reflect the latest developments in this dynamic field. The chapter on equitation science has been expanded and there have been major revisions to the sections on stereotypic behavior, cognition studies, nutrition and housing. The book remains a must-have purchase for all veterinarians who deal with horses, for equine scientists, trainers and everybody with an interest in the subject. Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys
among a population of 1065 neonatal foals admitted to an intensive care unit from 1982 to 2008, the presence of ... and presented to public auction at weanling, yearling, or 2-year-old sales, there was no difference in the mean sales ...
Author: Ashlee Watts
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice is edited by Dr. Ashlee Watts and focuses on Orthopedic Disorders of Foals. Article topics include: Orthopedic conditions of the dysmature foal; Septic arthritis, osteomyelitis and physitis; Club foot; FLD - carpus and fetlock; ALD - growth augmentation; ALD - growth retardation; Foal Fractures - osteochondral fragmentation, sesamoiditis and coffin bone; Foal Fractures - physeal fractures; OCD development; OCD - surgical options and when to utilize them.
It was one of the ongoing mysteries—how hearing of those three unlucky lightning strikes, that might've helped take away her father's walking—could somehow make the meaning of any day deeper. She flashed a glance at Aunty Ralda and saw ...
Author: Gillian Mears
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Set in hardscrabble farming country around the show jumping circuit that flourished in Australia prior to the Second World War, Foal's Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land. When Noah Childs meets Roley Nancarrow at a country show, a union is forged which will last the length of their lives. Their love finds its greatest expression in their lucky charm, a heart-shaped foal's bread which hangs from a string in their doorway, reminding them to 'hope on, hope ever.' Their story is one of impossible beauty and sadness, a chronicle of dreams turned inside out and miracles that never last, framed against a world both tender and unspeakably hard. Written in luminous prose and with an aching affinity for the landscape the book describes, Foal's Bread is the work of a born writer at the height of her considerable powers.
Blood lactate concentrations vary with age in the neonatal foal, being highest at birth and decreasing over time. ... Healthy pony foals had systolic, diastolic, and mean pressures of 128± 17, 64± 10, and 85 ± 10 mmHg, respectively, ...
Author: C. Langdon Fielding
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Equine Fluid Therapy is the first reference to draw equine-specific fluid therapy information together into a single, comprehensive resource. Offering current information unique to horses on the research and practice of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders, the book is designed to be clinically oriented yet thorough, providing detailed strategies tailored to equine practice. With information ranging from physiology and acid-base balance to fluid therapy for specific conditions, Equine Fluid Therapy covers fluid treatments in both adult horses and foals, highlighting the unique physiologic features, conditions, and differences in foals. Well-illustrated throughout, the book begins with an overview of the physiology of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base, then moves into practical information including equipment, monitoring techniques, fluid choices, and potential complications. A final section offers chapters on blood transfusions, colloids, parenteral nutrition, and hemodynamic monitoring. Equine Fluid Therapy is an essential reference for equine practitioners, specialists, and researchers.
Foal's reactions to maternal aggression during nur sing . 186 10.7 . Me thods of termination of nursing bouts by mar es . 188 10.8 . The percent of nur sing bouts terminated by the mar e dur ing months 1 to 6 . 191 . 11.1 . The mean ...
The Growth of Trotting - Bred Foals . mares have foaled colts of average or less than dently not to the same extent as the dam ... and 10 mares have Allen Farm foals furnish the means of obtain mares generally produce the larger foals ...
With 68 nmol HGA/mmol creatinine, the foal reached 125% of the mean of positive controls. Non-metabolized MCPG, which we had confirmed in other cases of maple poisoning of horses (17) was not detected in quantifiable concentrations.
Affected foals should be managed with strict biosecurity; 20% or more of the infections may be due to the “neurovirulent” ... then alternate means of managing the hypoperfusion, including the use of inopressors, need to be considered.
Author: James A. Orsini
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Ideal for use in the clinic and in the field, Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, 4th Edition, offers practical step-by-step guidelines for effectively managing a wide range of emergency situations. Thoroughly updated content keeps you informed of the latest advances in horse care in a portable, convenient format. Essential examination, diagnostic, and treatment information for each body system is presented in a logical format so you can quickly find answers during equine emergencies. What to Do and What Not to Do boxes guide you through the step-by-step treatment of an emergency and draw your attention to important steps to take and those to avoid. High-quality photographs and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and guide you through procedures step by step. NEW! Chapter covering bacterial and viral diseases arms you with critical information on diagnostic labs, collection, submission, and interpretation. NEW! Chapter on emergency diagnostic procedures keeps you up-to-date on all the tests needed to determine the most effective treatment. NEW! Chapter on gene testing provides information on which gene tests and labs should be performed. NEW! Chapter on biopsy techniques highlights the different instruments available, endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, as well as how to perform a pleuritis examination. NEW! Chapter on laboratory submission offers the latest information on tests, laboratory charts, guidelines for making an appropriate submission, and blood drawing. NEW! Chapters on feeding and starvation and flood injury supply the latest guidelines for nutrition, disaster medicine, and snake bites/envenomation.
Almost immediately after birth an observed foal had pushed its muzzle and a foreleg through the amniotic membranes . ... The average amount of time spent . grazing by foals increased from 3.5 minutes per hour the first week to 16.3 ...
“What's the foal like?” Jasmine asked. “He's average,” said Corey with a shrug. “Nothing special.” An average foal! There was no such thing. Jasmine and May looked at each other in amazement. “Since when did you think a foal was average ...
Author: Bonnie Bryant
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
With a new baby around, Jasmine feels invisible—until a foal needs her help Jasmine is thrilled about becoming a big sister. She’s even been practicing with a doll her parents gave her. But when baby Sophie comes, her parents seem to forget all about Jasmine. Pine Hollow Stables has also welcomed a new baby—an adorable foal with sweet eyes and soft hair, who needs a ton of love and attention. And Jasmine is up to the challenge.