Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horses body functions and how to keep it in good working order.Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged hayburner and how much. Youll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. Youll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to:Manage your horses dietHouse your horse safely and comfortablyTend to the daily details of horse careExamine coat, eyes, hooves and manureIdentify, control, and prevent equine diseasesUnderstand links between horse behavior and healthPractice good horse nutritionGrow your own horse foodCover horse-health-care costsBreed your horseCare for pregnant mares and newbornsA healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and youll be happy too!