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.
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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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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
This veterinarian manual is an excellent reference for the advanced study of anatomy.
Spiral bound edition of a good introduction to canine massage.
An instructional guide for canine massage.
A good survey of dog massage principles and techniques.
A whiskers-to-tail guide to your cat's ultimate petting experience.
A guide to the performance consequences of common conformation points.
The author challenges common perceptions about dogs and dog-human relationships in an interesting read.
A pictorial approach to canine structure.
Excellent learning tool; currently used in NWSAM certification courses.
A study of anatomy and locomotion as applying to all breeds.
An investigation of canine communication and human-dog interaction.
Reflections on the emotional world of dogs.
This book presents understandable yet in-depth information on how dogs move, and how their conformation affects movement.
An excellent introductory resource for the horse owner and enthusiast.
A completely international guide to the range of horse tack and equipment available today.
The Orvis Field Guide to First Aid for Sporting Dogs (The Orvis Field Guide Series)
Shows dog lovers how to use the Tellington TTouches, leading exercises, and obstacle courses to improve their dog's behavior, trainability, and overall health.
Shows dog lovers how to use her Tellington TTouches, leading exercises, and obstacle courses to improve their dog's behavior, trainability, and overall health.
An excellent learning tool; currently used in NWSAM certification courses.
Combines anatomy and biomechanics in an easy-to-read text.
Why does a horse whinny and everything else you ever wanted to know
This out-of-print book is an excellent reference on conformation.
How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way we Live
A comprehensive walk through the world of equine phyisiotherapy.
Complementary therapies explained by a leading equine physiotherapist.
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
This advanced text describes specific rehabilitative protocols for a variety of equine disorders.
Uses excellent photos to show basic shiatsu techniques.
Reference for veterinarians on the principles of fracture repair, orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disease.
A convenient, at-the-barn reference to help riders give their horses the perfect warm-up, featuring 124 color photos and drawings.
A good feline reference book.
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.
Wyche uses mechanical illustrations and concise explanations to describe the actions and locations of the horse's musculature.
A handy reference manual useful for understanding equine injuries.
A Better Understanding of Dog Gait Through Cineradiography ("Moving X-Rays")
A good investigation of the range of rehabilitative therapies utilized by physical therapists, veterinarians, body workers, and trainers.
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, 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.
An easy-to-follow manual with lots of illustrations, photographs and charts.
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.
A comprehensive study of the equine back.
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.