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Guide for the South Africa horse, mule or donkey owner that covers the diseases, parasites and plant poisonings that occur in these animals, with the emphasis on how to prevent these conditions. Provides detailed information on the cause, importance, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious and non-infectious conditions of members of the horse family, including photographs of most of the conditions. The most important internal and external parasites of horses are discussed and illustrated, including their life cycles, appearance and control. Currently registered products for the control of parasites are listed, with a guide to their advantages and disadvantages and usage. The poisonous plants that affect horses are described and illustrated with detailed information on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of plant poisonings. Illustrations of plants and some clinical cases of poisoning are provided. It contains more than 250 full colour photographs and diagrams to allow owners to become familiar with the most common conditions in horses in South Africa.