Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Equine Science

Catrin Rutland

University of Nottingham


Albert Rizvanov

Kazan Federal University


Equid Equine Surgery Equine Pharmacology Musculoskeletal System Reproduction Horse Donkey Zebra Extinct Equids Extant Equids Behaviour and husbandry Nutrition

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 24th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 14th 2019

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Review results due: March 3rd 2020

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Expected publication date: May 2nd 2020

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About the editor

Catrin Rutland

University of Nottingham

Catrin Rutland is an Associate Professor of Anatomy and Developmental Genetics at the University of Nottingham, UK. Catrin completed her Degree, Masters then PhD (University of Derby, Technische Universität München and University of Nottingham), undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in the School of Medicine before accepting tenure in Veterinary Medicine and Science. She has also achieved her MMedSci (Medical Education) and PGCHE. Catrin is an author on 43 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 books/book chapters and over 100 research abstracts. She is a board member of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists, Fellow of the Anatomical Society, Fellow of the Galton Institute, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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