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More books will be added, either reviewed or not, as they come to my attention. If you are familiar with a particular book which you would like to recommend, please click here and use the form to send us the information (title, author, publisher) and if you wish, your review of the book and why you are recommending it.

Reviewed books:


Equine Reproduction
"Equine Reproduction - 2nd Edition"

Edited by Drs. McKinnon, Squires, Vaala and Varner; published by Wiley Blackwell, 2011

When McKinnon and Voss published their original 1100 page tome "Equine Reproduction" in 1993, it quickly became recognised as "the" current text book on the subject, and was used by most veterinary teaching Universities. The second edition of this book has grown dramatically to two volumes with 3056 pages and is not a disappointment! It is technical in it's content, but will undoubtedly answer any question the average to advanced breeder has on equine reproduction.

Photographs and charts are numerous, with an additional CD that has photographs in colour. There is next to no stone left unturned, making this book a very valuable resource for the serious breeder! If you are that serious breeder, a veterinarian working in the equine reproductive field, or a veterinary student interested in equine reproduction, you need this book!
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Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction
"Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction"

Drs. Juan Samper, Jonathan Pycock and Angus McKinnon, published by Saunders (Elsevier) 2007.

"Current Therapy in Equine Reproduction" is a comprehensive book of the latest techniques, protocols and treatments - many advanced - in use in equine reproduction. Offering much advanced theory as well as "how to" applications for equine reproduction management, this is not a book of basic information. If the reader is searching for essential but fundamental information, although there will certainly be areas of use, there are other resources better suited. If however the reader is searching for an excellent, well produced and well illustrated book on current techniques and advanced theories in equine reproduction, this book is a wealth of information!

Authored by three practicing veterinarians long recognized domestically and internationally as being renowned authorities in their fields, this trio has drawn together a further group of experts to write individual chapters. The interesting "spin" of this text book is the information presented is of a highly practical nature for use in the field as well as being academically informative and accurate. Names of individual chapter authors read like an "Equine Reproduction Who's Who", with a listing - quite literally - from A-Z of world renowned experts.

This is a "must-have" for any equine practitioner or advanced breeding manager wishing to expand their knowledge of current reproductive therapy and applications!

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Self-Assessment Color Review of Equine Reproduction and Stud Medicine
"Self-Assessment Color Review of Equine Reproduction and Stud Medicine"

by Jonathan F. Pycock, Iowa State University Press; 1997

Written by one of Britain's leading experts in equine reproduction, this is a fascinating collection of problems and diagnoses. Illustrated with graphic photos, it is an interesting book that is of much technical value.
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Equine Reproduction
"Broodmare Reproduction For The Equine Practitioner "

by Bill Ley, Teton New Media

This comprehensive text is extremely valuable for the practicing veterinarian and the technically literate lay breeder. Working in an easy to follow point format, it covers a wide variety of equine reproduction topics ranging from basic terminology to an overview of advanced assisted reproductive technologies.
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Equine Reproduction
"Manual of Equine Reproduction"

by Steven P. Brinsko DVM, Terry L. Blanchard DVM MS Dipl ACT, Dickson D. Varner DVM MS Dipl ACT, James Schumacher DVM MS MRCVS Dip ACVS, Charles C. Love DVM, published by C.V. Mosby; 3rd edition; 2010

This is an excellent book, with clear and understandable explanations for both the veterinarian and lay person. There are many pictures and illustrations, and charts listing valuable information such as suitable intra-uterine drug therapies. A very valuable addition to the breeder's library!
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Reproductive Biology of the Mare: Basic and Applied Aspects
"Reproductive Biology of the Mare: Basic and Applied Aspects"

by O.J. Ginther

Published in 1992, this book although dated in some areas remains a valuable resource for more advanced mare reproductive information. Ginther is renowned for having performed much of the modern day research into mare reproductive function, with particular emphasis on hormonal issues and ultrasound. This book contains much useful information for the more advanced reproductive technician or veterinarian.
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Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination
"Equine Breeding Management and Artificial Insemination" 2nd edition

by Juan C. Samper (Editor), W B Saunders Co; 2008

Edited by one of Canada's leading experts in equine reproduction, this is an up-to-date look at various aspects of the title subject matter. A good book, but technical and not for the beginner.
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"Equine Diagnostic Ultrasonography"

by Norman W. Rantanen (Editor), A. O. McKinnon (Editor)

A highly comprehensive book on the subject of reproductive and other equine ultrasonography. Has excellent illustrations and images of normal and abnormal reproductive structures of both the mare and the stallion.
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Breeding Management and Foal Development
"Breeding Management and Foal Development"

by Don M. Wagoner (Editor), Richard L. Torbeck (Editor), Equine Research Inc.; 1982

This is an excellent reference book for the breeder, with detailed explanations of many of the more intricate aspects of breeding such as semen analysis. Some areas are however a little out of date, and I hope that maybe the book will be updated and re-released sometime soon. Even with this in mind, it is still a valuable resource to have on the library shelf.
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Equine Genetics and Selection Procedures
"Equine Genetics and Selection Procedures"

by Equine Research Inc Research Staff (Editor), Don M. Wagoner (Editor), Lorraine W. Chalkley (Editor), Equine Research Inc.; 1978

Again, an older book, but very much one that should be included on the more technically-minded breeder's bookshelf. This book details the actual "why's and wherefore's" of the genetic process - what actually occurs to produce that certain colour or trait.
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Equine Color Genetics
"Equine Color Genetics"

by D. Phillip Sponenberg, Iowa State University Press; 1996

Considered by many to be the definitive reference on colour genetics, if you are a breeder who "breeds for colour" (or if from the USA, for "color"!), then this is a book you absolutely cannot live without!
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Blessed Are The Broodmares
"Blessed Are The Broodmares"

by M. Phyllis Lose, IDG Books Worldwide, 1997 (second edition)

Although this book is not up-to-date in some matters, it remains a good book for a breeder to have, and explains the mare and birthing process in detail, in a language understandable by the non-veterinarian. I would however caution that there are many descriptions of what can go wrong, and for the first-time foaler it can be a little daunting. Don't be concerned! Although these things can happen, most times they don't!
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Blessed Are The Foals
"Blessed Are The Foals"

by M. Phyllis Lose, IDG Books Worldwide, 1998 (second edition)

Written very much in the same vein as her other book "Blessed Are The Broodmares", this is a very understandable book that picks up where the previous book left off (i.e. after the birthing process). Again, new foal owners be warned, most of the problems detailed don't happen often!
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Non-reviewed books:


Understanding The Stallion
"Understanding The Stallion"

Dr. Ed. Squires, Eclipse Press; 1999

Dr. Squires is the supervisor of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Equine Sciences Program at Colorado State University, and is recognised as one of the current leaders in the field of equine reproduction. Being written by an author with these credentials behind him, I feel that this book has the potential to dispell many of the myths surrounding stallions and their management for breeding. I am looking forward to reading it myself.
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The Stallion : A Breeding Guide for Owners and Handlers
"The Stallion : A Breeding Guide for Owners and Handlers"

by James P. McCall, IDG Books Worldwide; 1995

I have personally heard many good comments about this book, although I have not read it.
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Complete Foaling Manual
"Complete Foaling Manual"

by Theresa Jones (Author), Steven Miller (Editor), Christine King (Editor), Equine Research Inc.; 1996

I have personally heard many good comments about this book, although I have not read it.
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Understanding Horse Behavior
"The Complete Book of Foaling : An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant"

by Karen E. N. Hayes

Another book well-recommended by many on the mare prior to foaling, the foaling process and dealing with the neonate.
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Equine Artificial Insemination
"Equine Artificial Insemination"

by M. C. G. Davies Morel

Book News, Inc. writes: Davies Morel (Welsh Institute of Rural Studies, U. of Wales- Aberystwyth, UK) offers a detailed resource on the artificial insemination of horses, covering its historical development; relevant equine physiology including reproductive anatomy and control and production of spermatozoa; current practices including semen collection, evaluation, storage, and transportation and mare insemination; and future possibilities. Includes extensive resources of likely use to postgraduate level students in veterinary, equine, and animal science courses, as well as practicing veterinarians and technical stud managers. Numerous black and white photographs and diagrams give significant clarity to the procedures described in the text. Distributed by Oxford U. Press.
Copyright © 2000 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved
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Understanding Breeding Management
"Understanding Breeding Management"

by Christine M. Schweizer

Another book in the excellent "understanding" series produced by Eclipse Press - a division on the well known Blood Horse Magazine Publication Group.
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Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management
"Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management"

by M. C. G. Davies Morel

Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. writes: Reprint, with corrections, of the original hardcover edition, c1993. Provides a comprehensive text showing how horses can be successfully bred. Includes how an understanding of reproduction in the stallion and mare can be used to optimize breeding and stud management. For students and veterinarians. Softcover.
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Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine
"Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine"

by John E. Madigan

Written by one of the US's leading equine veterinarians, this book promises to be a useful addition to the horse breeders library.
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Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal
"Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal"

by Robert M. Miller

A definitive and well-liked book about "bonding" with your mares newborn foal. How to create the human-oriented foal.
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Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology
"Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology"

by Robert S. Youngquist (Editor), W B Saunders Co; 1997

W.B. Saunders publishes technical textbooks written by professionals in their fields, and articles contained within are usually scientific "papers" evaluated by the authors peers before publication.
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Shipping Semen? How to Have a Successful Experience
"Shipping Semen? How to Have a Successful Experience"

by Pennie Ahmed, Winlock Pub Co; 1998

Successfully shipping equine semen is not a complicated task, but often it seems that the process is shrouded in a cloak of mystery. This book is reputed to remove that cloak, and assist everyone in achieving successful conception rates!
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Allen's Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse
"Allen's Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse"

by Gary C. W. England, W. Edward Fertility and Obstetrics in the Allen

University of London, U.K. writes: Text on the common diagnostic procedures and treatment techniques for brood mares, for veterinary students and surgeons. New information on technology, including ultrasound. Softcover.
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Understanding Horse Behavior
"Understanding Horse Behavior"

by Sue McDonnell Ph.D.

Although I have not read this book, and although it is not specifically oriented towards reproduction, I am personally familiar with Dr. McDonnell and her work with her semi-feral pony herds at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton facility, and as much of that work has concerned reproductive behaviour, I am sure that this book will deal with it.
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"Horse Color"

by D. Phillip Sponenberg, Bonnie V. Beaver (Contributor)

Another book on the fascinating subject of the genetics behind a horses coat colour.
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Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding
"Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding"

by Kjersten Darling D.V.M., James M. Giffin

This title holds promise, but we have not yet had the opportunity to review it.
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Videos:

I have not reviewed any of these videos - but as the saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words", so I suspect that priced as they are they would be a useful addition to the breeders video library.

"Foaling Process"
One of the "Equine Educational Series" videos.
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"Halter Breaking the Foal"
One of the "Equine Educational Series" videos.
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"Live Cover Breeding"
One of the "Equine Educational Series" videos.
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A note to authors: If you have a book listed with an incomplete review, or if you have a new book that would like us to review, please feel free to contact us for details about how to have your book reviewed!

(Unless otherwise noted, all reviews and comments by Jos Mottershead ©)

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