The most common drugs, hormones, supplements, and herbs for horses are described and evaluated in this updated edition of a long-trusted guide. New products have been added to the A-to-Z guide, obsolete items have been removed, and the entries have been revised to reflect new scientific findings. Each listing gives indicated uses, ingredients, proper administration, and side effects. An index of brand names is included to simplify the cross-referencing of generics and related medications.
The Consumer's Guide to Alternative Therapies in the Horse is a discussion and exploration of what works and what doesn't based on scientific evidence. This book will help you evaluate both common and alternative treatments, and in doing so, help your horse to live a more healthy, productive life. Here you will sort through the misconceptions and myths surrounding alternative therapies, and learn what science has discovered about them. You'll get the latest scientific buzz on: * acupuncture * manual therapy * massage * homeopathy * energy medicine * herbal therapy * laser and light therapy * magnetic therapy and much more. The Howell Equestrian Library
In a simple, nontechnical way, the book discusses the types of arthritis as well as other joint problems that affect the horse and cause inflammation. Horse owners learn what treatments medical and surgical exist and more importantly, how to evaluate treatment options with their veterinarian. David W. Ramey, D.V.M., wrote all the books in the Concise Guides series as well as Howell's Horsefeathers: Facts Versus Myths About Your Horse's Health and edited the facsimile edition of The Anatomy of An Horse. He lives in Agoura Hills, California.