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Breeding the Competition Horse By John Rose

Breeding the Competition Horse by John Rose

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A guide for stud managers or owners aiming to breed the best possible competition horse. This edition includes chapters on how to select the right mare and stallion, looking at conformation and breeds for various disciplines.

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Breeding the Competition Horse by John Rose

Originally published in hardback in 1989 under the title "Practical Stud Management". This is a practical guide for all those who want to produce a competition horse, whether they are professional stud managers or owners aiming to breed the best possible foal from their mare. Full of practical information, this book provides a step-by-step guide to breeding a foal, including what to do before sending a mare to stud, what actually happens to the mare while at stud, how to care for the in-foal mare, foaling, care of the new-born foal and weaning. The increasingly common techniques of embryo transfer and artificial insemination are explained and discussed. Chapters of particular interest in this updated edition discuss how to select the right mare and stallion, looking at conformation, breeds forvarious disciplines, action and temperament and other factors which must be considered if the breeder is to enhance his or her chances of breeding correct stock. A new chapter also examines young stock production and management, including housing, feeding, marketing and production for sale.

Table of Contents

What type of foal to breed; sending a mare to stud; getting a mare in foal; the reproductive system of the mare; the reproductive system of the stallion; foaling, foaling problems and foal diseases; weaning; nutrition; youngstock production; infertility in the mare and stallion; artificial insemination and embryo transfer; parasite treatment and control; stud control. Appendices: Northern and Southern hemisphere equivalents; the stud year; summary of stud information; contagious equine metritis and reproductive diseases - recommended code of practice; useful equestrian addresses.

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Breeding the Competition Horse by John Rose
Used - Very Good
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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