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Revised Edition of Understanding Equine Medications Now Available

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Medicating horses is a hot topic, especially in sport horse and racing circles. Controversy surrounds such issues as proper dosage and threshold levels and how far in advance of competition medication can be given. For horse owners the issue of medication can be daunting and confusing. Understanding Equine Medications (Revised Edition) takes this complex topic and breaks it down into its simpler components.

Veterinarian Barbara Forney discusses the most common equine medications and how they work, medication rules for competition, and methods for administering medications. The revised edition of Understanding Equine Medications contains the most up-to-date information on drug rules for competition horses as well as information on new FDA-approved drugs. Also included is an A-Z guide of equine medications including generic and brand names, drug type, possible side effects and precautions, and proper dosage and route of administration.

Barbara Forney is a sanctioned veterinarian for the International Federation of Equestrian Sports and was a part of the veterinary team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. She maintains a private practice near her home in Unionville, Pa.

Praise for Understanding Equine Medications:

“This nifty, handy little book belongs in everyone’s barn.”
— The Eastern Equerry

“Just browsing through this book is eye-opening. The book is well-organized with an index listing both common and generic name. It belongs on the bookshelf with your other equine health reference books.”
— The Horsemen’s Voice

“I love this book, and if you have a horse, you will too! I plan to keep this book in my vet truck as a handy reference. Follow my lead, and keep a copy on your tack-room shelf.”
— Horse & Rider

Publication date: January 2007
ISBN: 1-58150-151-X
Pages: 240; Bound Size: 6” x 9”
Retail price: $16.95 Paperback

Available at your local bookstore or from Exclusively Equine

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