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BLESSED ARE THE BROODMARES
M. Phyllis Lose
The dual goals of a successful birth & a well cared for mare & foal are more likely to be achieved when you have this extraordinary book to give you all the help you are likely to need. Information on drugs, medications and immunizations, a chapter on difficult births and safeguarding the mare until the vet arrives, the foal until weaning, pediatric problems, preparation for the next foal. HB 271 Pages 41 B&W Prints 13 Diagrams Size: 160x240mm. $59.00



BLESSED ARE THE FOALS
Phyllis Lose
Complete with line drawings, charts, and a glossary of medical terms, Dr. Lose provides essential information necessary to evaluate the delivery and the foal's health, with a special chapter on hereditary and congenital problems
HB 224 Pages 103 B&W Prints 12 Diagrams Size: 160x240mm. $59.00

 

BLOODSTOCK BREEDING
Sir Charles Leicester
The standard reference work on thoroughbred breeding, revised & updated by Howard Wright, deputy racing editor of The Daily Telegraph. The most comprehensive & up to date survey of the various theories & practices of bloodstock breeding. HB 507 Pages 30 B&W Prints Size: 170x250mm. $109.95

BREED FOR SUCCESS - the Horseman's Guide to Producing Healthy Foals
Rene E. Riley & Honi Roberts
This book contains all the information a novice breeder needs to breed beautiful, healthy foals. From pre-breeding mare care, to deciding on breeding methods, to choosing the right stallion, and care of the mare right through gestation to foaling, then initial care of mare and foal after foaling. Foreword by Robert Vavra. HB 244 Pages Size: 235x160mm. $49.95

BREEDING THE RACEHORSE
Tesio
This book, by one of the most successful thoroughbred breeders of the 20th Century, records for the reader the essential principles of breeding & inheritance which have proved the basis of his great successes. PB. $42.50

 

COMPLETE GUIDE TO BREEDING & RAISING RACEHORSES
Joseph Lannon Taylor
A practical and easy-to-read manual with loads of how-top's - from building the farm to selecting the best broodmares and stallions and turning out superior yearlings. Includes how to located barns, pastures, paddocks and outbuildings, stable design, the best ideas for stall doors, gates, hinges and latches, how to get your mares in foal and keep them that way, successful foaling techniques, a step-by-step round yard training using the Monty Roberts method, and selling strategies and presentation secrets for success at the sales. PB 318 Pages 84 B&W Prints 10 Diagrams Size: 150x227mm. $65.00.

 

EQUINE COLOR GENETICS
D Phillip Sponenberg
Unfolds the mysteries of horse and donkey colour. Provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colours; discusses colours in sequence from less common to more common; explains each colour through the interactions of generic phenomena that build colours step by step; examines patterns of white hair; touches on folklore associated with horse colours and treats donkey colour in a separate section. HB 215 Pages 129 Colour Prints Size: 180x260mm. $162.00

 

EQUINE REPRODUCTION
Angus O McKinnon & James L Voss
While showing due respect for historical perspectives, this text collates current information in a clear, concise, and easily accessible form, making available to practicing equine veterinarians, students the breadth and specificity of information that they require. Divided into 3 sections: the mare, the stallion, and the neonate. HB 1137 Pages Size: 215x285mm. $290.00

 

EQUINE STUD MANAGEMENT
Melanie Bailey
Equine reproduction has been revolutionized by many aspects of new technology which can be complex and bewildering. This book explains in layman's terms, the basic fundamental principles that help form the day-to-day management of a successful breeding operation, regardless of its size. The emphasis is on the management of the breeding horse throughout the stud year., as well as the care and early preparation of young stock. Also includes choosing a suitable broodmare, normal and abnormal breeding behaviour, and a section on stud design and administration. An essential foundation text
PB 188 Pages 20 Colour Prints 1 B&W Prints 33 Diagrams Size: 172x216mm. $55.00

 

ESTES FORMULA FOR BREEDING STAKES WINNERS
Joseph A. Estes
Joseph A. Estes set out to find a better way of breeding racehorses. This book explains how to increase the odds of poducing a stakes winner, what is the Average Earning Index (AEI), how to use the AEI in bloodstock selection, the theories and myths of rachehorse breeding, and the limited value of pedigree. PB 96 Pages 10 B&W Prints 12 Diagrams Size: PB 96 Pages 10 B&W Prints 12 Diagrams Size: 134x210mm. $73.95

 

FIRST FOAL
Jane van Lennep
Describes the pleasures and perils of breeding a foal and takes the reader step-by-step through the whole process from an evaluation of the mare and choice of stallion to the care of the foal in the first few vital hours. Illustrated with superb colour photographs. Easy-to-read text will help assuage the fears of the most apprehensive first-time breeder. HB 112 Pages 135 Colour Prints 18 B&W Prints 12 Diagrams Size: 215x245mm. $62.50

FOALING, MARE & FOAL MANAGEMENT
Suzanne Maver
The author has supervised over 4,500 foalings and provides, in detail, her knowledge of when and how to assist foaling mares. Contains numerous colour photographs which describe every detail. Provides a new attitude to the position of foaling attendant, one of care, attention and accuracy combined with the utmost honesty and enthusiasm. An excellent book, written in "easy to read" language and should be on every horse breeder's bookshelf.
PB 88 Pages 69 Colour Prints 6 Diagrams Size: 245x160mm. $39.50

 

HORSE FROM CONCEPTION TO MATURITY
Peter Rossdale & Melanie Bailey
A leading international bloodstock veterinarian explains the technicalities of dealing with stallions, mares & foals from conception to weaning, including problems such as infertility, abortion & disease. This standard textbook has been completely revised and is essential reading for students and horse breeders. HB 260 Pages 86 Colour Prints 21 B&W Prints 16 Diagrams Size: 185x245mm. $95.00

 
FROM FOAL TO FULL-GROWN
Janet Lorch
An informative, non-technical guide to breeding and foal rearing, taking the owner through every stage of the process in detail. Case studies of common foal ailments are given, and veterinary terminology is deliberately kept simple so that the owner is left in no doubt of how to provide mare and foal with the best possible care. An invaluable guide for the first time breeder with plenty to interest the more experienced stud hand too. PB 191 Pages 79 Colour Prints 93 B&W Prints 10 Diagrams Size: 190x260mm. $35.00
 

HORSE BREEDING - 1. MATING PREPARATION (V)
Robert Kerrigan
Part 1 of a series of 4 Australian videos on Horse Breeding. Shows some 22 different teasing situations on both wet and dry mares. Various methods of yard and rail teasing are shown as well as shy or difficult teasers. Complementary to the best-selling book "Practical Horse Breeding".  Video 60 Mins. $65.95

 

HORSE BREEDING - 2. MATING MANAGEMENT (V)
Robert Kerrigan
Part 2 of a series of 4 Australian videos on Horse Breeding. Shows 8 different matings, including a paddock mating and discusses the preparation of the mare and stallion before mating and the different management procedures which need to be considered during any mating. Complementary to the best-selling book "Practical Horse Breeding".
Video 60 Mins. $65.95

 

HORSE BREEDING - 3. FOALING MANAGEMENT (V)
Robert Kerrigan
Part 3 of a series of 4 Australian videos on Horse Breeding. Shows 3 separate foalings, the first, second and third stage labour sequences of foaling and provides examples of the many aspects of foaling. Complementary to the best-selling book "Practical Horse Breeding". Video 60 Mins. $65.95

 

HORSE BREEDING - 4. BREEDING PROBLEMS (V)
Robert Kerrigan
Part 4 of a series of 4 Australian videos on Horse Breeding. Contains examples of meconium, retained afterbirth, bad mothering, post foaling mare toxaemia, plasma transfusions, colostrum testing and other problems which can occur at and shortly after foaling. Complementary to the best-selling book "Practical Horse Breeding". Video 60 Mins. $65.95

 

HORSE COLOUR EXPLAINED
Jeanette Gower
A treasure trove of in-depth information for the serious student & the pleasure horse alike. The principles of inheritance of colour are explained simply & practically. With beautiful colour photos, explanatory diagrams & charts, summary information, Horse Colour Explained is sure to be referred to again & again. The Quick Guides allow the reader to find quick answers before delving into a particular topic of interest. Controversial issues are addressed, including the identification of difficult colours and the responsibilities of breeders. PB 144 Pages 187 Colour Prints 4 B&W Prints 26 Diagrams Size: 180x240mm. $45.00

 

PRACTICAL HORSE BREEDING
Robert Kerrigan
Written with a practical approach, the authors being acknowledged experts in the subject explains in simple terms the many aspects involved in successfully breeding a foal. Also covers genetics & inherited lethal conditions. The only book on the subject that relates to both southern and northern hemisphere conditions. HB 448 Pages 35 Colour Prints 22 B&W Prints 18 Diagrams Size: 255x173mm. $65.00

 

STALLIONS, THEIR MANAGEMENT & HANDLING
Neil Dougall
This comprehensive book is of fundamental interest to all breeders, being a guide to the management & handling of all types of entires ( stallions) from Thoroughbreds to native ponies. The author has had wide experience as a stallion manager in Australia, America & Great Britain. PB 102 Pages 35 B&W Prints Size: 130x215mm. $32.50

 

STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING HORSES
Heather Smith Thomas
This complete guide to intelligent horse-keeping covers facilities, feeding and nutrition, daily health care, horse handling, selecting breeding stock, breeding the mare, foaling and weaning and much more. A comprehensive guide to raising healthy horses. PB 499 Pages 39 B&W Prints 212 Diagrams Size: 150x227mm. $39.95

 

YOUR FIRST FOAL - Cadmos
Karin Kattwinkel
Horse breeding for beginners. Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. This book provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of mare and foal for the private horse owner. HB 112 Pages Size: 175x245mm. $54.95

 

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