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Meet Mohan, a rhino with painfully sore feet.And Patch, a falcon with a broken wishbone.And Kachina, a bear cub with brittle bones.Not to mention Alfredito, a hippo suffering from a sever bout of toothache.All these animals owe their lives to the dedicated zoo and wild animal vets who employ boundless ingenuity and expertise to care for them and who, in this beguiling book, tell the stories of their most memorable cases. They describe not only the meticulous detective work that goes into making a diagnosis but also the pioneering techniques they have developed. And they talk freely and movingly about the bonds they form with their exotic patients.. Whether it's one doctor's determined effort to save a critically ill lemur, the neurosurgeon who was persuaded to operate on a paralysed kangaroo, or the vet who refused to give up on an orphaned baby beluga whale, these are acts of rescue, kindness and co-operation that will warm every animal lover's heart.
Bach Flower Remedies for Animals is a complete and authoritative guide to using the Bach Flower Remedies as an alternative treatment for pets and other animals. Written by experts, it includes the history behind Dr Bach's internationally acclaimed remedies and explains how the remedies are suitable for animals. According to an animal's temperament, a particular remedy or combination of remedies will prove the most beneficial for it. There is guidance on using the remedies and on reading animal behaviour, drawing on insights from professional animal behaviourists. There is also detailed information on treating animals in the home, horses, and animals on the farm or in the wild. Packed full of helpful advice, there are intriguing case studies throughout.
Plants, Potions and Oils for Horses takes a new look at some old remedies, together with some contemporary alternative therapies to offer the horse owner some simple but safe treatments for common horse ailments. Topics covered include: Herbal remedies Treatments from the kitchen Traditional treatments Aromatherapy
Over thousands of years the horse's teeth have evolved to be hard-wearing and efficient in biting through plant material and grinding food to make it digestible. However, man's domestication of the horse has resulted in numerous potential problems in this area. This book explains in accessible terms what equine dental care involves.
For anyone who wants to know more about aggression or dog behavior. As the book says, Aggression has a wide range of manifestations. And, it shows how to address reactive or aggressive behavior, with over 400 pages of text, drawings, and photographs. This book does not just discuss aggression. It describes in great detail protocols to use for behavior modification. Starting with prevention, the reader learns about common mistakes owners make to promote aggression in their dog, and how to avoid these mistakes. In the behavior modification section, you will learn about how to build trust with the dog, using positive reinforcement. Shows how to achieve this level of trust with hundreds of exercises to promote appropriate behavior and modify inappropriate behavior. In the practical management section, the reader is prepared for a lifelong regimen of keeping his dog safe. The exercises in this book will be a salvation for problem dogs and a guide for prevention for others. Anyone involved with dogs will find a wealth of information about dog behavior in these pages and practical "e;do-able"e; solutions for problems.
All veterinarians and most dog owners should have this one! Here is the book veterinarians refer to when solving challenging behavior problems. Correcting problem behavior begins with understanding what caused the problem in the first place. Problem solving includes understanding what is going on inside the dog's head and learning how human interactions can cause or worsen the problem. Humane, efficient, and effective ways of dealing with negative behaviors.
Revised Edition with new exercises and photos! Change for the good, that isMany dogs are overly excitable, reactive, nervous, or stressed. These aren't bad dogs, but those kinds of behaviors can make living with your pet more difficult than need be. While there is no "e;good dog switch"e;, understanding how dogs learn, using positive reinforcement methods, creative training exercises and good management techniques can make for dramatic changes for the good in your dog. Author Dee Ganley has developed dozens of training exercises based on many years of experience working with problem dogs. Completing the exercises that apply to your dog's particular behavior problem can lead to extraordinary results as owners and dogs change, learn, and grow together. Learn how to: Use positive reinforcement strategies to teach new, acceptable behaviors that will replace unacceptable ones. Manage the environment around your dog to minimize the chances of difficult behavior. Find and execute the training exercises that will help you solve problem behaviors.
Have you ever wondered how dog show judges learn to identify the subtle differences that separate a dog that is merely good from a dog that is outstanding? Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how markings, size, and even leash position affect the judge's perception! In An Eye for a Dog - Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs you will get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring. Become familiar with: The concepts of breed type, balance, and proportion. How to evaluate fronts, toplines, the forechest, and sickle hocks. How canine trotting styles vary by breed and breed function. How to spot hidden faults-and how they can be masked. International breed differences.Dog breeders, dog owners, "e;armchair"e; judges as well as professionals will enjoy the challenge of testing their dog-knowledge and powers of observation against those of author, illustrator, international all-breed judge Robert W. Cole.
As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say 'should' work. This multifaceted approach to health is known as integrative medicine.