The third in a series of four books produced for college students on equine degree courses. Designed for clarity and ease of reference with a list of aims and objectives preceding each chapter, the book deals with complex issues on a step-by-step basis and provides detailed explanations of technical and scientific terminology. Question boxes act as reminders and revision aids throughout. The contents include: first aid, wound management, controlling inflammation, causes of infectious disease, diseases infectious and non-infectious, management of the sick horse, and lameness.
Julie Brega's interest in eventing led her to work with competition horses and, having gained her BHSII, she set up her own equestrian business and trained many students for BHS examinations. Seeing the need for a structured system of study, she began to run correspondence courses and from this developed The Open College of Equine Studies, which now provides distance tuition of the highest quality to students worldwide from its base in Suffolk.