Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Equine Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Horse Brain, Human Brain: The Neuroscience of Horsemanship

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

An eye-opening game-changer of a book that sheds new light on how horses learn, think, perceive, and perform, and explains how to work with the horse’s brain instead of against it. In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals. We improve performance. We save valuable training time. We develop much deeper bonds with our horses. We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command. We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions. We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them. Instead of working against the horse’s brain, expecting him to function in unnatural and counterproductive ways, this book provides the information needed to ride with the horse’s brain. Each principle is applied to real everyday issues in the arena or on the trail, often illustrated with true stories from the author’s horse training experience. Horse Brain, Human Brain offers revolutionary ideas that should be considered by anyone who works with horses.

  • Author: Janet Jones PhD
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (June 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1570769481
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches


2. 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses: Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

A highly illustrated guide to simple yet effective methods for keeping horses sound, healthy, and performing their best. Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well–being. Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion. In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, whether he is: An active performance or pleasure mount. An aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise. A horse being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning. Ballou's positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines and full of quality color photographs to explain the exercises, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.

  • Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books; 1st edition (June 5, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1570768675
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches


3. The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily—for better or for worse—in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.

  • Author: Susan Kauffmann
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books; 1st edition (October 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1570767326
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.1 x 9.8 inches


4. McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 10e

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

Master all the animal care duties of a veterinary technician! McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 10th Edition provides a solid foundation in every aspect of veterinary technology, including care of small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. Procedure boxes offer step-by-step guidelines to performing key tasks, and use of the veterinary technician practice model helps to improve your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Written by vet tech experts Joanna Bassert, Angela Beal, and Oreta Samples, this illustrated guide prepares you for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE ® ) and in clinical practice. 2017 winner of the William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award ("McGuffey") from the Text & Academic Authors Association (TAA), which recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. Case presentations provide real-life scenarios, so students can practice critical thinking and decision-making skills. Step-by-step instructions show students how to perform dozens of procedures, making information easy to access in emergency and clinical situations. More than 1,000 full-color photographs and line drawings depict veterinary technology concepts and techniques. Chapter outline, learning objectives, and key terms begin each chapter, focusing study on need-to-know material. Technician Notes highlight key points relating to the role of the veterinary technician. Coverage of large animal care is integrated throughout the book, including medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, surgical assistance, emergency care, and euthanasia, as well as separate Large Animal chapters. Comprehensive chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology provide a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician. Coverage of zoonotics is threaded throughout each chapter, describing how a disease may affect the host, how it is spread, how it is treated, and the necessary safety precautions. Care of Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals chapter describes care and treatment of these increasingly popular pets. Student workbook reinforces understanding with review questions, case presentations, and clinical applications, as well as photo-based quizzes and other student exercises. Available separately.

  • Author: Joanna M. Bassert VMD
  • Publisher: Saunders; 10th edition (April 8, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323722001


5. Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: Contains step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations Is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method techniques on horses. Includes chapters with tips & techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. Has a "quick reference" section that will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline—dressage, endurance, eventing, show jumping, barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: Achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance. Restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment. Enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain. Achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.

  • Author: Jim Masterson
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books; Spi edition (October 14, 2011)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1570764721
  • Dimensions: 9.83 x 1.01 x 9.76 inches


6. Veterinary Physiology Animals Workbook and Coloring | Anatomy Magnificent Learning Structure for Students & Even Adults

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

NEW UPDATE 2nd Edition Enabling the students and individuals of different kinds to make the most out of their interest in animal anatomy and physiology coloring book comes with a thoroughly amazing structure.

  • Author: patrick crown
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Veterinary Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1709948213
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches


7. Puppy Training for Kids: Ultimate guide to raise the happiest puppy! - A Dog Training Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

The kids are desperate to own a pet dog however the parents are always concerned as this is a big responsibility. But not anymore! Paw Aware brings the most ideal dog training book for kids after years of research that holds all the information and tips your child needs to know.   ★ Puppy Training For Kids is easy to follow for young minds as it is well-organized taking the kids from the basics towards the harder ones along with the special notes for parents so they can play their part. This puppy training guide would make sure that the kids train the best dog as it contains lessons about: Human-Dog relationship Choosing the right puppy House training puppies Dog behaviors and communication Obedience training Cool tricks Exciting games that kids can play with their pet buddy   In addition to learning and training, the attractive layout and beautiful illustrations make this kids book a fun read that entices children and makes them a more responsible pet owner. With the simple instructions, kids would enjoy, learn, and make a new best friend !

  • Author: Paw Aware
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 979-8735889328
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches


8. What it really takes to start and run a horse business: and how to do it right the first time

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

A very real & honest look at the mistakes and triumphs that are part of starting a horse business.   Building a large barn and starting a horse boarding business was my dream but it turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined, in fact It was a nightmare often in the early years! What was even harder for me was learning to become the business owner I needed to be to run a successful boarding stable. This book is about what it takes to work in the horse industry and what barn management is really all about. This is our story. The true story of Vinland Stables in Neenah Wisconsin. My name is Sheri Grunska and I wrote this book to show you how we built our barn from nothing and what it took to get our business off the ground. It is really about what it takes to become the business person you need to be to run a boarding facility efficiently and with confidence. This is the most honest total barn management book you will ever read and it is really two books in one. This book is about my family's journey of building our barn and all that it took to get the loan and get the barn up and open for business. The reason I wrote the first part of the book is to help others that want to build a barn and show them all that goes with the building process both good and bad. We made a lot of mistakes in the building process so now I hope to help others so they don't end up with the mess we did. The rest of the book is about actually running a barn on a day to day basis with clients and horses. It is the most complete barn management you will ever read. In this book, I will show you how to write a business plan if you are applying for a loan and give you examples of what our business plan looked like fifteen years ago and what it should look like now. Included is a sample of a boarding contract and what sections mean for you and your business. I will help you with setting up your barn rules and make you think of things you haven't thought of before.Running a horse boarding facility is about so much more than feeding and cleaning stalls. In fact that is the easy part. In this book I will discuss subjects like, herd management and the boarder. How do you give a 30-day notice? What are the boundaries between the barn owner, barn manager and the client? I will talk about subjects like If you are struggling with a client or need to raise your board and don't know how to do it. What do you do if you have a horse that is dangerous and you need to talk to the owner about the situation?You will not find another book on the market that addresses these real situations in the horse business. I will share with you what we have learned over the years through many trials and errors. I will give you the tools to handle the most stressful situations. If you feel sometimes like you are alone in running your farm and no one else would understand the problems you are having then read this book. You will find out very quickly that what you are dealing with is very common in most barns and you are definitly not alone.  The good news is you can correct the issues you are having and create a sound profitable horse business.

  • Author: Sheri Grunska
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (October 18, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1502785107
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches


9. Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

Completely updated with the latest information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and alternative therapies, the Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition is still as useful and easy to navigate as the original, classic text. With an index of signs and symptoms, a guide to the organs and body systems, a general index, cross-references, and a helpful glossary, this book will help you diagnose and treat your horse. You will appreciate the well-organized contents, which will help you find the information you need quickly, when your horse needs your help most.

  • Author: Thomas Gore
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; Third edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-0470126790
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 2 x 9.25 inches


10. Equine Fitness: A Program of Exercises and Routines for Your Horse

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Equine Medicine - August 2021

Get your horse in shape and maintain his overall fitness, regardless of his age or abilities. Equine Fitness will have your horse looking and feeling his best with a series of fun exercise routines specifically designed to enhance his strength, stamina, and agility. Clear step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations make the exercises easy to follow, and the book includes a handy set of pocket-sized cards that you can use in the ring. Jec Ballou’s simple conditioning program promises lasting results for healthy horses and satisfied riders.

  • Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Pap/Crds edition (December 9, 2009)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1603424639
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.38 x 10.88 inches