'...there is much descriptive material in the book, derived from the author's experience, that may help the uninitiated recognise what may be wrong and encourage them to seek veterinary advice...there is sound advice throughout the book on various aspects of management including diets reflecting what the species has evolved to eat "in the wild" and management regimes that reflect the benefits of, for example, grazing at pasture in horses.' Professor Alistair Barr MA VetMB LLB PhD DVR DEO DipECVS CertSAO MRCVS, School of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, England, UK
'What a very useful little book. I was absorbed by this and read it from cover to cover with great interest, although much of it is about horses and I have never been near a horse in my life. I like Dr Chapman's no-nonsense style and appreciate his vast experience, especially his inclusion of what he calls natural and alternative remedies. I am especially delighted to discover why my red setter has extremely unsociable flatulence - and shall be giving her raw (not cooked) vegetables in future. Thank you!'
'Dr. Chapman's easy and informative style of writing, took me straight to the heart of his concern and knowledge for animals. His wide and far reaching approach in diagnosis and treatment is inspiring. 'Thinking outside the box', and using all of his years of experience and skill, would make me feel confident that any animal would receive the best help available while in his care.Through this small book, Dr. Chapman impresses me as a man who has enjoyed his work. He has retained an active interest in modern veterinary science, while incorporating a wider understanding through a his holistic approach and willingness to apply folk or 'bush' remedies, when appropriate.'
'A very good read and very informative ... Highly recommended.'
'I am delighted with this book, easy to read with lots of interesting tips and advice, think it is an absolute must for every horsey bookshelf. It also contains useful information and first-aid treatment relevant to cats, dogs and most other animals too, in fact a thoroughly good read for anyone involved in animal care. Fascinating little book, excellent value for money.'
"This book is excellent for anyone who is not sure what warrants a vet visit or what can be monitored for a while. Just what I was wanting!"
"Really useful handbook to have, additional chapters regarding
dogs and cats makes it even better."
"What a very useful little book. I was absorbed by this and read it from cover to cover with great interest. I like Dr Chapman's no-nonsense style and appreciate his vast experience, especially his inclusion of what he calls natural and alternative remedies."
"Very handy little book to have on-hand for that unexpected crisis."