Surely a must for every household, Sue Devereux’s ‘The Veterinary Care of the Horse’ is a beautifully presented book, full of fabulous, really clear pictures.
The second edition of this book, which was first delivered some 14 years ago, is published this month and now comes with a section on physio and other complimentary therapies.
The book starts with a section outlining the healthy horse, followed by preventative medicine, which explains everything pertaining to vaccine, dentistry, worm control and foot care. Chapter 3 covers the ill or injured horse, having plenty of practical guidance on wound management, health checks, when to call the vet and what to do while waiting for veterinary assistance. The lameness section also gives clear guidance on when to call the vet, and explains what the vet will do when examining the horse. Diagnostic procedures and imagining techniques are covered extensively.
The book continues, chapter by chapter, to cover the whole skeletal system, organs, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems and includes veterinary procedures such as the pre-purchase vetting.
The book’s 733 pages are packed with practical advice on every imaginable subject from behaviour problems, drugs in the competition horse, through to fly control, travelling, and so much more.
At £45 can anyone with horses really afford to be without it?
Bookworm - Irma Lange