ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Audrey Pavia is the former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an awardwinning freelance writer specializing in equine subjects. She has authored articles on various equine topics in a number of horse publications, including Western Horseman, Horses USA, Thoroughbred Times, Appaloosa Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Veterinary Product News, and USDF Connection magazines. She has written five horse books besides Horse Health & Nutrition For Dummies, including Horses For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley), Horseback Riding For Dummies (Wiley), and Trail Riding: A Complete Guide (Howell Book House).
In addition to her experience as an equine writer, she’s also a former Managing Editor of Dog Fancy magazine and a former Senior Editor of the American Kennel Club Gazette. She has authored more than 100 articles on the subject of animals and has written several books on various kinds of pets.
Audrey has been involved with horses since the age of 9. She has owned and cared for horses throughout her life, and has trained in both Western and English disciplines. She currently participates in competitive trail riding. Audrey resides in Norco, California.
Kate Gentry-Running, DVM, CVA, is a practicing veterinarian with 27 years of experience and an emphasis in equine integrative medicine. She has a particular passion for educating horse owners.
Dr. Running received her veterinary degree in 1980 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She was certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2001 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Running breeds and trains cutting horses at her ranch in Tolar, Texas.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I: Honing Basic Horse Care Skills.
Chapter 1: Taking on Your Horse’s Health.
Chapter 2: Sizing Up a Healthy Horse.
Chapter 3: Connecting Your Horse’s Behavior to Health.
Chapter 4: Getting Up to Speed on Routine Care.
Chapter 5: Exercising for Health.
Part II: Good Eats: Nutrition and Feeding.
Chapter 6: The Building Blocks of Good Nutrition.
Chapter 7: Your Hungry Horse: Feeding Fundamentals.
Chapter 8: Special Considerations for Your Horse’s Diet.
Chapter 9: Growing Your Own Food.
Part III: Recognizing and Treating Illnesses.
Chapter 10: Introducing the Anatomy of a Horse.
Chapter 11: Tackling Common Ailments.
Chapter 12: Fighting Infectious Diseases.
Chapter 13: Staying Prepared with Equine First Aid.
Chapter 14: Checking Out Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
Part IV: Horse Care for All Stages of Life.
Chapter 15: Breeding Your Horse.
Chapter 16: Caring for the Newborn.
Chapter 17: Helping Your Horse Age Gracefully.
Chapter 18: Reaching the End of Your Horse’s Life.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Signs of Horse Illness.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Keep Your Horse Healthy.
Appendix: Resources for Horse Care.