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Mini Manual For New Owners - NEW Edition
by Toni M. Leland

Completely updated and revised, this terrific starter book is packed with all the necessary information that any new Mini owner needs and wants - RIGHT NOW! Written by equine professionals specifically for new owners. 148 pages with plenty of new illustrations and photographs. Includes loose masters for photocopying: Miniature Horse Health Record and Miniature Horse Breeding Record.

Table of Content

What in the World is a Mini?

BEFORE YOU BUY
Keeping Your Mini in The Backyard-Will Your Local Zoning
Allow It?
      by Attorney Margaret Anderson-Murphy
Choosing a Miniature Horse: What to Look For
What About Height?
Measuring A Miniature Horse
Anatomy of a Miniature Horse
Is It A Dwarf?
      by Toni M. Leland
Conformation Guidelines
      by Cynthia Tunstall
The Importance of Straight Legs
      by Toni M. Leland
The Pre-purchase Examination
      by Robert Baratt, D.V.M.

GETTING ACQUAINTED
Horse Senses
      by Linda Liestman
Horsekeeping for the Newcomer
      by Toni M. Leland
Basic Supplies to Have on Hand
Basic checklist for the barn
A Clever Feed Tray For Minis
How to Clean a Stall
Feeding Guidelines
      by Katie Schubert Angier
Keeping Records-Start Now!
      by Toni M. Leland
Choosing A Farrier
      by Michael Berluti
What in the World is Thrush?
How To Make Your Mini Shine: Proper Grooming Techniques
      by Toni M. Leland & Candace Morasch
Different Strokes from Different Brushes
      by Bonnie Kreitler

HEALTH ISSUES
Bellyaches and Bruises
      by Robert Baratt, D.V.M.
Your Insurance Against Disease-Vaccinations
Chart of Immunizations
The Colic Watch
Mini Owner's First Aid Kit
The Low-Down on Bots
The Life Cycle of a BotFly
The Importance of Internal Parasite Control
Skin Woes
      by Kenneth L. Marcella, D.V.M.

BREEDING & RAISING YOUR OWN
How Your Mare Reproduces
      by Kenneth L. Marcella, D.V.M.
So You're Expecting! A Foaling Guide for First-Time
Owners
      by Toni M. Leland
Signs of Trouble
Normal Physiological Parameters of the Newborn Foal
Failure of Passive Transfer
Foaling Kit
How To Wrap a Tail
Gestation Tables
Extreme Danger! Fescue Grass Poisoning
Foal Watching: Those Critical 3-5 Days After Birth
      by Kenneth L. Marcella, D.V.M.
Controlling Diarrhea in Foals
      by Katie Schubert Angier
The Other Side of the Pendulum: Meconium Retention
      by Kenneth L. Marcella, D.V.M.
Managing The Breeding Stallion
      by Kenneth L. Marcella, D.V.M.


HAVING FUN TOGETHER
After the Magic: Having Fun With Your Mini
      by Cheryl Lekstrom

GLOSSARY
INDEX
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

MINIATURE HORSE HEALTH RECORD MASTER
MINIATURE HORSE MARE/STALLION
   BREEDING RECORD MASTER



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