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    DescriptionDrawing on forty years' experience as a country veterinarian, Dr. Mettler gives straightforward advice on purchasing the right mount and caring for it properly.

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    Horse Sense
    Complete Guide to Horse Selection and Care
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John J. Mettler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780882665450
    ISBN 10: 0882665456

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    BIC subject category V2: WNGH
    B&T General Subject: 600
    DC21: 636.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Libri: I-PT
    BISAC V2.8: PET006000
    DC22: 636.1
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF285.3.M4
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF285.3 .M48 1989
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNGH
    Illustrations note
    b&w photographs and illustrations, glossary, index
    Storey Books
    Imprint name
    Storey Books
    Publication date
    31 May 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Back cover copy
    In forty years as a country veterinarian John J. Mettler has seen just about everything that can happen to horses and horse people -- from the first-time buyer purchasing the wrong mount to the experienced owner coping with a case of acute colic. Here Dr. Mettler shares that long experience, flavoring his straight-forward advice with absorbing, and sometimes hair-raising, anecdotes. True stories draw the reader into each chapter, illustrating the sensible recommendations that follow. For example, there is the thoroughbred racehorse who never learned about fences -- and the pony who contracted a case of founder from eating cows' food. There is the young girl who saw a champion in a riding-camp reject -- and the lovely and promising filly who died of an easily preventable disease, tetanus. Dr. Mettler gives invaluable advice on preventive health care, describing immunizations, worming, and dental care, and explaining how three common and serious equine diseases -- colic, choke and founder -- can be prevented and treated. He explains the steps of breeding, pregnancy, and foaling, and gently instructs how to "put a horse down" when the end comes. Written with a clarity that allows the author's deep love and respect for horses to shine through, Horse Sense is an indispensable handbook for the new or prospective horse owner.