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16 August 2011 No Comment

Looking For Good First Aid Book
Laura Phelps-Bell has over 25 years experience in the equine industry as a trainer and instructor. Her background includes successfully competing in dressage, on the “A” Open circuit in hunter/jumpers, showing in many western events, management of several large training/boarding facilities and teaching equine management courses at the college level. More about Laura

Question
I’m looking for a recommendation for a good all-around first aid book for horses. There are so many titles and price ranges, but I need to find a good one or ones that give clear diagrams/instructions and are recent editions. I buy most of my books on-line, as I don’t have a bookstore (new books) in the town I live in. That makes browsing difficult. Can anyone suggest any good titles for a new horse owner?
Thank you very much! Sincerely, Leslie Bogula
Answer
Hi Leslie, My favorite veterinary book is The Illustrated Veterinary Encyclopedia for Horsemen. It’s written by the research staff of Equine Research Publications. The Editor/Publisher is Don M. Wagoner. I have the older edition, but I do believe that there is a much more recent edition. My edition contains 728 pages of very in-depth information and a lot of photos and diagrams. Its a little pricey, in the $65.00-$90.00 price range (depending on who you buy it from), but its well worth the money spent.

Another good vet book is Dr. Kellons, Guide to First Aid for Horses. Written by Eleanor Kellon, VMD and published by Breakthrough Publications, Inc. of New York. It’s a small, handy book that’s great for the barn. Also has a lot of good photos and diagrams and is much less expensive then the first book that I mentioned at approx. $35.95.

One other good vet book that I have on my bookshelf is The Revised Health Problems of the Horse, By Dr. Robert M. Miller, D.V.M. (my vet before his retirement). The publisher is Western Horseman. There is a lot of really good info in this book, along with photos and diagrams. There are also some suggestions for handling techniques when treating horses. The price is an extremely reasonable $12.95-$18.95 depending on who you buy it from, so there is no reason not to have this good book.

Hope these book suggestions help!

Sincerely,
Laura Phelps-Bell

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