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Introduction to Horse Biology

Introduction to Horse Biology

Zoe Davies

ISBN: 978-1-444-31302-4

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages



Many students have only a limited knowledge of biology before starting a variety of equine courses, from BHS stages to National Certificate and Diploma and HND/degree. Introduction to Horse Biology provides all the information students of equine subjects require, particularly those without a GCSE or A level in biology.

This book will be invaluable to all students of equine subjects including First Diploma, National Diploma, National Certificate, Higher National Diploma and Higher National Certificate and all students studying for BHS or other equine related examinations. It is also ideal for serious horse owners searching for a better understanding of horses and how they function.

The Author

Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultant equine nutritionist, author and external examiner for higher education courses. She has substantial experience in equine management and training.

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Cells, tissues and organ systems.

The digestive system.

Circulatory system.

Respiratory system.

Nervous and hormonal systems.

The locomotory system.


Reproduction in horses.


Diseases in horses.


'[Puts] scientific information into a form that does not require previous training in biology to follow and understand.' The Journal of Equine Studies Vol 2 No 2

'This book aims to supply the student of equine studies with all the information they need, including basic microbiology, genetics and physiology. It is aimed particularly at those doing a (UK) First Diploma, National Diploma, National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, and Advanced National Certificate, and all students studying for BHS or other equine-related examinations.'

* Core subject

* No direct competition at this level

* Unencumbered with superfluous details, this book provides no more nor less than students need* Numerous illustrations