The perfect antidote to misinformation about equine health care!
Horse owners are subjected to an endless stream of information about what they must do for their horses and what they absolutely cannot do. The problem is that much of this information is wrong.
Horsefeathers: Fact Versus Myths about your Horse's Health is veterinarian David W. Ramey's attempt to set the record straight. During the course of his extensive equine practice he has encountered well-intentioned owners who believe the stories they hear about how horses are "supposed" to be taken care of. Often this information is applied, to the detriment of the horse.
Now owners have a book they can consult about the topics that concern them most: feeds and feeding, drugs, routine care (including vaccinations and deworming), what to do when things go wrong (colics, strangles, wounds), the musculoskeletal system (legs, hooves, and navicular disease), pregnancy, stress, and behavior.
Dr. Ramey details current veterinary practices and discusses how wrong the prevailing myths are about these important subjects. Because some of these myths are firmly held, the book is referenced, both for credibility and to pinpoint sources of additional information. With characteristic forthrightness, Dr. Ramey acknowledges that there may not be reasons for, or answers to, every problem. He sees to it, however, that Horsefeathers gives those who love and care for horses the best means possible to deal with the most common problems that occur.
He also gives them this sound advice: "When someone tells you a story that doesn't ring true about your horse's health, don't anger them by telling them that they are wrong. Give them a copy of this book."
Hardcover: 211 pages
Publisher: Howell Book House
Condition: Very Good - Dust on top from sitting on shelf, no yellowing or dog-earring of pages, no creases or tears in dust jacket