About the book
The equids have evolved greatly over their 54 million year history. From dog-sized mammals through to the variety of horses, zebras and donkeys observed today. Despite their close relationship with people we are still advancing equine science on a daily basis, with nearly 100,000 scientific articles published to date. This book explores the latest scientific research behind these animals, from inside the cell through to the whole organism. Topics of interest include archaeological findings about their ancestors through to the latest cellular and molecular discoveries and interventions. Themes which help toward, understanding equine anatomy, physiology and pharmacology and exploring medical advances and techniques will be presented. This book aims to cover essential areas of equine science including reproduction, nutrition and digestion, disease and injury, development and medicine whilst also presenting evidence-based research on topics such as behaviour and welfare. This comprehensive book will provide an area of interest for every reader whilst providing outstanding scientific content.