All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot

By James Herriot

Veterinarian James Herriot remembers lifestyles in England in the course of global struggle II, whilst the good forces of the trendy international got here even to his sleepy Yorkshire hamlet

Only a number of years after settling into his new domestic in northern England, James Herriot is termed to conflict. during this sequence of poignant and funny episodes, the nice veterinarian stocks his stories education with the Royal Air strength, pining for a pregnant spouse, and checking in at the humans again domestic who made his perform so interesting. because the younger males of Yorkshire are despatched into conflict and farmers examine the wider global they’re part of, Herriot displays at the lives—human and animal alike—that make his domestic worthy struggling with for.

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Promoting equine health and safety should be the aim of all equine facilities, so that the horses receive adequate care and are in the best condition possible to do their jobs. Self-Assessment Test 1. What do good equine facilities require to create a safe environment? 2. List three types of materials used for each: roof, barn and floor. 3. List three ways to check a stable’s ventilation. 4. List three signs of poor ventilation. 5. List four structural features that affect stable ventilation. 6.

Frequently used tack should be easily accessible, with halters, lead shanks, and bridles hung on labeled hooks. The wash stall is commonly used for routine grooming, bathing, and medical treatments. It must have good drainage and excellent footing. The flooring should be sloped at 4 degrees and consist of asphalt, ­textured/ brushed concrete, or traction-patterned mats. The stall should be a minimum of 8 3 12 feet, without windows, which a spooked horse might try to 12 PART 1 Horsemanship escape through.

5 inches of sand while reiners work in deeper footing. 5 percent grade, or crown, to allow water to run off without carrying away footing or creating wet areas elsewhere. Indoor rings are built on a base and possibly a subbase with the footing material placed on top (Figure 1–13). The ring must be level without divots, ditches, or trenches. Distribution or breakdown of the footing and possibly the subbase and base creates an uneven ring surface. As the footing breaks down with use, it intermixes with and weakens the ring base, no longer protecting it from hooves digging in, and resulting in divots and depressions and pitting of the base and subbase.

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