All Horse Systems GoThe Horse Owner’s Full–Color Veterinary Care and Conditioning Resource for Modern Performance, Sport, and Pleasure Horses
NANCY S. LOVING, DVM
A ridden horse is an athletic horse, and just as a human athlete needs to gauge his diet, condition his cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and take meticulous care of his muscles, bones, and ligaments, so too must the rider maintain these systems in her horse. Now, for the first time in one, full–color comprehensive book, Dr. Nancy S. Loving, noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor, addresses the singularly challenging needs of keeping the working horse in working order. With chapters devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, digestive, and reproductive health, as well to the hooves, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles, and skin, Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body. However, this is not just another veterinary manual. While diseases are indeed clearly explained, and relevant diagnostic tools and methods of prevention and treatment are offered for various ailments, Dr. Loving sets her book apart by diligently applying her scientific knowledge to the practical needs of every pleasure, sport, and performance horse owner—whether you simply hack with friends or compete at the highest level. Over 500 color photographs and 4,000 index entries suitably enrich this consummate text. Whether used as a study guide to better understand your equine athlete or as a quick–find reference when you notice a mysterious new swelling on his near foreleg, All Horse Systems Go
integral ingredient to ensuring your horse can perform to the very best of his ability, whatever his task may be.
DR. NANCY LOVING has been both a dressage and event competitor and has been involved in the endurance world as an FEI–sanctioned veterinarian and as team vet for the USEF national endurance squad. Dr. Loving graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1985, and since then has practiced equine medicine and surgery exclusively. She regularly writes for The Horse
and Horse Illustrated
magazines, and her previous books include Go the Distance: The Complete Resource for Endurance Horses, Conformation and Performance,
and Veterinary Manual for the Performance Horse."Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the
intricacies of the equine body as well as a ready reference for solving common
problems and handling emergencies."—Horses
632 pp • 8 x 10 • 516 color photos, 70 line drawings, charts • 1 57076 332 1 paperback (Also available in hardcover edition, 1 57076 326 7, $65.00) Click here for more information
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