The Horse 'Breeding & Young Stock'

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Author - Julie Brega

ISBN - 0-85131-647-6

Condition - Good


This text looks at the horse-breeding selection process, including the principles of heredity and genetics. The anatomy of the reproductive systems and the physiology of the oestrus cycle are discussed followed by the preparation for, and the process of covering. Pregnancy diagnosis and the stages of pregnancy are described, along with the care of the in-foal mare, foaling and care of the mare and foal. Disorders of the reproductive system, pregnancy failure and ailments of the foal are also discussed. The book concludes with information on stallion managment, the first year of the foal's life and subsequent handling and initial training.

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