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A Guide to Animal Diseases in SA: Horses, Donkeys and Mules

(ISBN 978-1-875093-65-6)

'n Gids tot Dieresiektes in SA: Perde, Donkies en Muile

(ISBN 978-1-875093-95-3)

Dr Pamela Hunter-Oberem

This illustrated guide for the South African horse, mule or donkey owner covers the diseases, parasites and plant poisonings which occur in these animals, with the emphasis on how to prevent these conditions.

  • The book provides the horse owner with detailed information on the cause, importance, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious and non-infections conditions of equids, including photographs of most of the conditions.
  • The most important internal and external parasites of horses are discussed and illustrated, including their life cycles, appearances and control. Currently registered products for the control of parasites are listed, with a guide to their advantages and disadvantages and usage.
  • The poisonous plants which affect horses are described and illustrated with detailed information on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of plant poisonings. Illustrations of plants and some critical cases of poisonings are provided.

This is the first comprehensive veterinary guide to be published in South Africa specifically for the horse owner. The 160 page book contains more than 200 full colour photographs and diagrams to allow owners to become familiar with the most common conditions in horses in South Africa.

A Guide to Animal Diseases in South Africa: Horses, Donkeys and Mules can be ordered at your nearest Afrivet agent or by phoning this number 011 392 0143.

An Afrikaans version of the book is also available.

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