The author, a veterinarian, explains the whole process, step by step, from three weeks before foaling, through the new baby's first twelve hours, along with a section on how to predict when the foaling will occur. The book troubleshoots problems, explains why a problem has occurred, and what must be done to correct it.
Start your foal off on the right hoof! With correct handling, health care, and training during the first year, you can establish a strong foundation that will benefit your horse throughout his life. From bottle feeding to rope leading, Cynthia McFarland covers everything you need to know as you guide your foal from birth to yearling. With an emphasis on recognizing critical developmental signs, McFarland’s expert advice will help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted foal.
Providing clear guidelines in an atlas-style format, this resource helps you accurately identify, diagnose, and treat foot problems in horses. Full-color clinical photographs show structure and function as well as the principles of correct clinical examination and shoeing. Comprehensive coverage of equine foot conditions ranges from laminitis to foot cracks, infections, trauma, vascular compromise, and arthritis. --Back cover.