Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook (Howell reference books) by James M. Giffin

By James M. Giffin

This best-selling reference has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date via awesome pros who understand how to speak the veterinary details nonprofessionals have to retain their horse's health and wellbeing. medical professionals James Giffin and Tom Gore tackle such simple health-care and administration concerns because the most recent medicinal drugs and immunizations, wounds, health problems, parasites, meals and supplementations, and replica. simply contained in the covers, the pony proprietor can simply entry the index of symptoms, on account that responding fast to an emergency can actually suggest the lifestyles or demise of a horse. an individual who takes care of a horse—whether proprietor, coach or groom—can depend upon this authoritative ebook to get them via emergencies and good as regimen occasions.

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Consequently, endurance riders condition their horses to drink small amounts of water frequently during training. Accordingly, allow and encourage your horse to drink often. Frequent drinks during any strenuous athletic endeavor enable the horse to alleviate thirst, which is a signal of dehydration. Common sense dictates small, frequent drinks to help cool the equine athlete and prevent dehydration. Sodium, chloride, potassium, bicarbonate, calcium, and magnesium are lost in the sweat and urine in proportion to the severity of stress, temperature, humidity, and individual sweating characteristics of the horse.

Keep in mind that the effects of tranquilizers and sedatives vary. A horse may still kick or strike even though he seemed to be fully tranquilized. Exercise the same precautions as you would around a horse who is not sedated. Sedated horses should be kept away from forage and concentrate until they are fully awake to prevent choking. For more information on tranquilizers and sedatives, see Anesthetics and Tranquilizers (page 588). Abdominal Pain (Colic) Sudden, severe pain in the abdomen in the horse is called colic.

Exertional myopathy is caused by an accumulation in the muscles of a carbohydrate storage compound called glycogen. Glycogen storage occurs to a much greater extent in horses than in other animals, and even more so in horses with exertional myopathy. Excess glycogen accumulates in the muscles. Then, as the horse exercises, muscle glycogen is rapidly broken down to release blood sugar. This produces lactic acid that builds up to levels well beyond that which can be removed by metabolism. Lactic acid damages skeletal muscle and causes the release of muscle enzymes and myoglobin.

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