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The NWSAM library is brimming with books and study aids which assist in the study of animal massage.  Each title has been read and reviewed by NWSAM staff and is recommended as a tool for your practice.  The NWSAM library is constantly adding new titles as relevant material enters the market.

We offer all of these titles for sale through our affiliate relationship with Amazon.com.  Just click on the items you want to purchase and at check-out, you will be redirected to Amazon for payment.  A portion of the proceeds on items purchased through the NWSAM website store is donated to selected animal charities, so remember to do all your AMAZON shopping by passing through the NWSAM website store first or bookmarking our store page.

While your course materials include all the information needed for you to succeed in your studies, the books found in the library are recommended reading for students wishing to expand their knowledge in an area of study.  The library is also a great place for our graduates to find useful information on new titles.  We do the reviewing for you before you purchase and pass on only the most relevant titles.

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A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior: The Equid Ethogram

A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior: The Equid Ethogram

Sue McDonnell, Ph.D., a world-renowned equine behaviorist, started compiling the nucleus of The Equid Ethogram fifteen years ago. At the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, she established a herd of ponies whose day-to-day existence in semi-na

Anatomy of Domestic Animals: Systemic and Regional Approach

Anatomy of Domestic Animals: Systemic and Regional Approach

This veterinarian manual is an excellent reference for the advanced study of anatomy.

Canine Massage : A Practical Guide

Canine Massage : A Practical Guide

Spiral bound edition of a good introduction to canine massage.

Canine Massage : The Workbook

Canine Massage : The Workbook

An instructional guide for canine massage.

Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual

Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual

A good survey of dog massage principles and techniques.

Cat Massage

Cat Massage

A whiskers-to-tail guide to your cat's ultimate petting experience.

Conformation and Performance

Conformation and Performance

A guide to the performance consequences of common conformation points.

Culture Clash

Culture Clash

The author challenges common perceptions about dogs and dog-human relationships in an interesting read.

Dog Anatomy

Dog Anatomy

A pictorial approach to canine structure.

Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas 34.95

Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas

Excellent learning tool; currently used in NWSAM certification courses.

Dog in Action

Dog in Action

A study of anatomy and locomotion as applying to all breeds.

Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior

Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior

An investigation of canine communication and human-dog interaction.

Dogs Never Lie About Love

Dogs Never Lie About Love

Reflections on the emotional world of dogs.

Dogsteps

Dogsteps

This book presents understandable yet in-depth information on how dogs move, and how their conformation affects movement.

Equine Massage : A Practical Guide

Equine Massage : A Practical Guide

An excellent introductory resource for the horse owner and enthusiast.

Essential Book of Horse Tack & Equipment

Essential Book of Horse Tack & Equipment

A completely international guide to the range of horse tack and equipment available today.

Field Dog First Aid

Field Dog First Aid

The Orvis Field Guide to First Aid for Sporting Dogs (The Orvis Field Guide Series)

Getting in TTouch With Your Dog 16.95

Getting in TTouch With Your Dog

Shows dog lovers how to use the Tellington TTouches, leading exercises, and obstacle courses to improve their dog's behavior, trainability, and overall health.

Getting in TTouch With Your Dog

Getting in TTouch With Your Dog

Shows dog lovers how to use her Tellington TTouches, leading exercises, and obstacle courses to improve their dog's behavior, trainability, and overall health.

Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas 34.95

Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas

An excellent learning tool; currently used in NWSAM certification courses.

Horse: Structure and Movement

Horse: Structure and Movement

Combines anatomy and biomechanics in an easy-to-read text.

Horsewatching

Horsewatching

Why does a horse whinny and everything else you ever wanted to know

K-9: Structure and Terminology

K-9: Structure and Terminology

This out-of-print book is an excellent reference on conformation.

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way we Live

Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider

Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider

A comprehensive walk through the world of equine phyisiotherapy.

Natural Methods for Equine Health

Natural Methods for Equine Health

Complementary therapies explained by a leading equine physiotherapist.

Pet Shop Talk Season 1:  Book of the Week Collection 199.00

Pet Shop Talk Season 1: Book of the Week Collection

Just in time for the holidays, NWSAM is offering a book collection that is a must for the animal-lovers library. NWSAM's founder and director Lola Jean Michelin has hand-selected just a few of her favorites and featured them on the Book of the Week segme

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse

This advanced text describes specific rehabilitative protocols for a variety of equine disorders.

Shiatsu for Dogs

Shiatsu for Dogs

Uses excellent photos to show basic shiatsu techniques.

Small Animal Orthopedics

Small Animal Orthopedics

Reference for veterinarians on the principles of fracture repair, orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disease.

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse: The Path to Perfect Suppleness

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse: The Path to Perfect Suppleness

A convenient, at-the-barn reference to help riders give their horses the perfect warm-up, featuring 124 color photos and drawings.

The Encyclopedia of the Cat

The Encyclopedia of the Cat

A good feline reference book.

The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats

The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats

The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats is a straightforward guide that covers both major problems--CPR, heat stroke, and strangulation--and minor ones, such as swollen tails, ingrown nails, and flea allergies.

The Horse's Muscles in Motion

The Horse's Muscles in Motion

Wyche uses mechanical illustrations and concise explanations to describe the actions and locations of the horse's musculature.

The Lame Horse

The Lame Horse

A handy reference manual useful for understanding equine injuries.

The New Dogsteps

The New Dogsteps

A Better Understanding of Dog Gait Through Cineradiography ("Moving X-Rays")

The NEW Equine Sports Therapy

The NEW Equine Sports Therapy

A good investigation of the range of rehabilitative therapies utilized by physical therapists, veterinarians, body workers, and trainers.

The Other End of the Leash

The Other End of the Leash

Demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want.

The Tao of Equus

The Tao of Equus

The Tao of Equus, which literally translates as "the way of the horse," explores the possibility that horses are highly evolved, spiritual beings who offer humans opportunities for healing and personal growth.

The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure

The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure

An easy-to-follow manual with lots of illustrations, photographs and charts.

Understanding Horse Behavior 14.95

Understanding Horse Behavior

This book presents current information and resources on the basics of horse behavior. Included are examples of common behavior problems and suggested approaches to behavior modification.

Understanding the Horse's Back

Understanding the Horse's Back

A comprehensive study of the equine back.

Your Athletic Dog: A Functional Approach (video)

Your Athletic Dog: A Functional Approach (video)

This video focuses on the dog's physical body, and offers viewers a way to assess their dog's athletic abilities & talents, as well as helping them evaluate any potential problems.