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Ahlswede, L. (2000). Gesundheitliche Aspekte und Sorgfaltspflichten bei der Jungpferdeaufzucht. [Health aspects and duty of care in horse rearing]. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 107(3): 104-106. ISSN: 0341-6593.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 D482
Descriptors: horses, effects of genetics and management on health risks, infectious disease prevention.
Language of Text: German.

Appel, G., A. Briese, K.V. Holleben, G.V. Mickwitz, and M.V. Wenzlawowicz (1995). Toedlicher Unfall eines Pferdes durch einen zu niedrigen Querbalken ueber der Boxentuer. [Lethal accident of a horse by transverse beam in the box door]. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 102(6): 233-234. ISSN: 0341-6593.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 D482
Descriptors: horses, animal husbandry, animal housing, fractures, head, accident prevention, body parts, body regions, lesions, safety.
Language of Text: German.

Birdsong, J.P. (Inventor) (2003). Safety harness for transporting and training large animals. (US 6612265, September 2, 2003). Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1274 (1). ISSN: 0098-1133.
Descriptors: horses, transportation, restraint, safety harness.

Bockisch, F.J. and P. Kreimeier (2002). Aspekte zur Auslaufgestaltung in Pferdehaltungssystemen. [Aspects in the design of outruns for horse keeping systems]. Landtechnik 57(6): 332-333. ISSN: 0023-8082.
NAL Call Number: 58.8 L235
Descriptors: horses, animal welfare, German animal protection law, housing systems.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Cockram, M.S. and M.A. Mitchell (1999). Role of research in the formulation of 'rules' to protect the welfare of farm animals during road transportation. In: Farm Animal Welfare - Who Writes the Rules? Proceedings of an International Symposium Organized by The British Society of Animal Science, Occassional Publication, British Society of Animal Science: Edinburgh, UK, Vol. 23, p. 43-64.
Descriptors: temperature, stress, transport, animal welfare, land transportation, farm animals.

Coumbe, K.M. (Editor) (2001). The Equine Veterinary Nursing Manual, Blackwell Science: Malden, Massachusetts, USA, 449 p. ISBN: 0632057270.
NAL Call Number: SF951.E68 2001
Descriptors: horses, anatomy, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, genetics, anesthesia, first aid, equine management.

Coumbe, K. and K. Bush (2004). Complete Equine Emergency Bible, David and Charles: Newton Abbot, UK, 192 p. ISBN: 0715316958.
Descriptors: horses, emergency, first aid, insurance, fire, accident prevention, transport safety.

Craigmill, A.L., M. Rangel Lugo, P. Damian, and J.E. Riviere (1997). Extralabel use of tranquilizers and general anesthetics. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 211(3): 302-304. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: tranquilizers, anesthesia, lidocaine, detomidine hydrochloride, acepromazine maleate, yohimbine, zolazepam, guaifenesin, atropine, tiletamine hydrochloride, ketamine hydrochloride, xylazine.

DeHaven, W.R. (2000). The Horse Protection Act - A case study in industry self-regulation. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 216(8): 1250-1253. ISSN: 0003-1488.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 Am3
Descriptors: legislation, law, animal welfare, gaited horses, Horse Protection Act, United States.
Notes: Meeting Information: Presented at the 1999 AVMA Animal Welfare Forum.

Grandin, T. (1999). Safe handling of large animals. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews 14(2): 195-212. ISSN: 0885-114X.
Descriptors: large animals, animal welfare, safety, behavior, handling, training.
Notes: Special issue: Animal Handlers.

Hayes, M.H. (2002). Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners, 18th edition, Simon and Schuster: New York, New York, USA, 880 p. ISBN: 0091862779.
NAL Call Number: SF951.H382 2002
Descriptors: horse diseases, horse care, emergencies, veterinary care, equine veterinarians, veterinary handbook.

Hayes, K. (1995). Emergency: The Active Horseman's Book of Emergency Care, Half Halt Press: Boonsboro, Maryland, USA, 232 p. ISBN: 0939481421.
Descriptors: horses, wounds, veterinary medicine, first aid, health protection, lesions, safety, treatment, diseases, emergency care.

Huntington, P., J. Myers and E. Owens (2004). Horse Sense: The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand, 2nd edition, CSIRO: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 341 p. ISBN: 0643065989.
NAL Call Number: SF285.H86 2004
Descriptors: horses, buying and selling, leasing a horse, health and nutrition, feeds and supplements, techniques for breaking in young horses, management practices, animal welfare, first aid, nutrition, facility management, transportation, training, dealing with difficult horses, diseases, parasites, handling, riding, employment in the horse industry, Australia, New Zealand.

Miller, R.M. (1998). Defensive horsemanship on the ground. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 18(4): 228-130. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: horse sports, animal husbandry, safety around horses, behavior, recreation, horseback riding.

Morrow, W.E.M. and R.A. Mowrey (1997). Safety around horses. In: R.L. Langley, R.L. McLymore, W.J. Meggs and G.T. Roberson (Editors), Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Government Institutes, Inc.: Rockville, MD, p. 315-320. ISBN: 0865875529.
Descriptors: horses, handling safety, hazards.

Myers, J. (2005). Horse Safe: a Complete Guide to Equine Safety, 174 p.
Descriptors: animal behavior, equipment, horse riding, riding animals, safety, training of animals, transport of animals, horses.

Nadeau, J.A., E.A. Mccabe Alger, and A. Bialczak (2003). Reducing catastrophic injury through helmet safety awareness. Journal of Dairy Science 86(Suppl. 1): 164. ISSN: 0022-0302.
NAL Call Number: 44.8 J822
Descriptors: animal handling, safety, helmets.
Notes: Meeting Information: Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science and the Mexican Association of Animal Production, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; June 22-26, 2003.

Orsini, J.A. and T.J. Divers (2003). Manual of Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, 2nd edition, Saunders: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 912 p. ISBN: 0721692982.
NAL Call Number: SF951.O77 2003
Descriptors: veterinary manual, emergency care of horses, surgical procedures, disaster management, drug information and administration, bleeding disorders, veterinary procedures, interpretation methods, nutritional guidelines, anesthesia, euthanasia, CPR, vaccination schedules, horse breed registry information.

Singer, E.R., F. Saxby, and N.P. French (2003). A retrospective case-control study of horse falls in the sport of horse trials and three-day eventing. Equine Veterinary Journal 35(2): 139-145. ISSN: 0425-1644.
NAL Call Number: SF955.E6
Descriptors: horses, competition, three day eventing, accidents, risk factors, cross-country course safety.

Swinker, A. (2000). Fire safety: 30 seconds is all the horse has. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 20(6): 364-402. ISSN: 0737-0806.
NAL Call Number: SF951.J65
Descriptors: horses, housing, fire safety, fire prevention.

Wernery, U. and R. Wernery (2004). Tierhaltung und veterinarmedizinische Aspekte in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE). [Animal husbandry and veterinary medical aspects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)]. Tierarztliche Umschau 59(9): 534-538. ISSN: 0049-3864.
NAL Call Number: 41.8 T445
Descriptors: horses, dromedaries, falcons, racehorses, management in extreme climates, veterinary research, vaccines, animal health.
Language of Text: German with an English summary.

Safety -- Web Resources


Disaster Guidelines.
Description: Plan of action for before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Disaster Preparedness - American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Description: Link to purchase the AVMA Disaster Preparedness and Response Guide, published by the American Veterinary Medical Association which is geared toward individuals in the veterinary or emergency management fields as well as anyone interested in disaster planning for animals.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. American Association of Equine Practioners.
Description: Provides resources for equine practioners and horse owners, including guidelines and hurricane equine evacuation.

Fire Safety for Horse Owners.
Description: Tips on how to minimize fire hazards, create an emergency kit, and develop an evacuation plan. Information geared toward wildfires.

Fire Safety in Horse Stables. Zajaczkowski, J.S. and E. Wheeler.
Description: Extensive fire prevention and preparation information including barn construction, storage, and general management methods to minimize hazardous potential. Details on hay fires and fire extinguisher types and uses.

Animal Management in Disasters.
Description: Geared toward animal caretakers and professionals in emergency management. Provides information, planning guidelines, references, and research tools.

Guidelines for Horses During Disasters: Information for Veterinarians. Heath, S.E.
Description: Geared toward veterinarians. Contains methods of animal identification, restraint, and confinement. Addresses specific health and sanitation concerns and includes a chart with specific drug doses depending on animal weight.

NASD: Fire Prevention and Safety Measures around the Farm. Margentino, M.R. and Karyn Malinowski .
Description: Fire safety with regard to barn construction, electrical systems, and lighting protection. Also lists common farm fire hazards.

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