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Special Report on Diseases of the Horse   By: (1838-)

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In "Special Report on Diseases of the Horse," Charles B. Michener presents an in-depth and comprehensive look into the various diseases that affect horses. With his vast expertise as a veterinarian specializing in equine health, Michener delivers a highly informative and valuable resource for horse owners, trainers, and veterinarians alike.

This book serves as a go-to reference guide for understanding the intricacies of equine diseases, from common ailments to rare conditions. Michener's writing is clear and concise, allowing readers with varying degrees of medical knowledge to grasp the information provided. The author's ability to articulate complex concepts in a simplified manner is especially commendable, making this book accessible to both professionals and laypeople.

One of the book's notable strengths lies in its organization. Michener categorizes diseases according to their affected body system, allowing readers to quickly locate information related to specific areas of concern. Each chapter delves into detailed discussions about symptoms, causes, diagnostic techniques, and treatment options. The inclusion of case studies further enhances the learning experience, adding practical examples that aid in better understanding the concepts presented.

Furthermore, Michener provides extensive descriptions of preventive measures and practical guidelines for maintaining equine health. These sections offer invaluable advice on topics such as vaccination protocols, proper nutrition, and general healthcare practices. By incorporating preventative strategies alongside disease-specific information, this book encourages a proactive approach to equine health management.

While the book predominantly focuses on diseases, it also emphasizes the importance of overall horse welfare. Michener stresses the significance of addressing mental, emotional, and environmental factors that can impact an animal's susceptibility to diseases. By acknowledging the multifaceted nature of equine health, Michener provides readers with a holistic perspective that goes beyond mere medical treatment.

Critically, "Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" lacks effective visual aids. The absence of illustrations, diagrams, or photographs hampers the book's ability to provide visual references and explanations. The inclusion of such visual aids could help readers better grasp anatomical concepts, surgical procedures, and diagnostic techniques, thereby enhancing the overall learning experience.

Despite this limitation, Michener's comprehensive work remains an invaluable asset to anyone involved in horse care. Whether you are a veterinarian requiring an authoritative guide, a horse owner wanting to expand your knowledge, or a student seeking reliable information, "Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" proves to be an indispensable resource. Charles B. Michener's expertise, combined with the comprehensive coverage of equine diseases, ensures that this book will continue to serve as a trusted reference for years to come.

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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY.

A. D. MELVIN, CHIEF OF BUREAU.

SPECIAL REPORT

ON

DISEASES OF THE HORSE.

BY

Drs. PEARSON, MICHENER, LAW, HARBAUGH, TRUMBOWER, LIAUTARD, HOLCOMBE, HUIDEKOPER, MOHLER, EICHHORN, HALL, AND ADAMS.

REVISED EDITION, 1916.

[Illustration]

WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. 1916.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, March 30, 1916.

Transcriber's note: The italic markup for single italized letters are deleted for easier reading. Minor typos have been corrected and footnotes moved to the end of the sections.

This edition of the Special Report on Diseases of the Horse has been prepared in compliance with House Concurrent Resolution No. 13, passed February 3, 1916, as follows:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring) , That there be printed and bound in cloth one hundred thousand copies of the Special Report on the Diseases of the Horse, the same to be first revised and brought to date, under the supervision of the Secretary of Agriculture; seventy thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives and thirty thousand for use of the Senate... Continue reading book >>




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