The Essential Hoof Book

The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Susan Kauffmann,Christina Cline
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570768536
Category: Medical
Page: 483
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The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily–for better or for worse–in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.

Lameness

Recognizing and Treating the Horse's Most Common Ailment
Author: Christine King,R. A. Mansmann
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9781592286676
Category: Medical
Page: 1022
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Identifying, assessing, and treating the most common and debilitating equine conditions.

Understanding the Horse's Feet


Author: John Stewart
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847974761
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Topics covered include: The structure of the horse's foot.Examining horses' feet.The function of the hoof and the other foot structures.Laminitis.Investigating lameness.

Equine Podiatry


Author: Andrea E. Floyd,R. A. Mansmann
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0721603831
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Intended for veterinarians and farrier's, this book focuses on the foot, which is the most common site of lameness in horses. It covers the basic farrier principles, and focuses on medical and surgical foot care management. It includes information on the anatomy and physiology of the equine foot, pathological conditions, and more.

The Illustrated Horse's Foot

A comprehensive guide
Author: Christopher C. Pollitt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702068292
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Achieve optimal results in equine foot care and treatment! The Illustrated Horse’s Foot: A Comprehensive Guide uses clear instructions in an atlas-style format to help you accurately identify, diagnose, and treat foot problems in horses. Full-color clinical photographs show structure and function as well as the principles of correct clinical examination and shoeing, and a companion website has videos depicting equine foot cases. Written by internationally renowned expert Christoher Pollitt, this resource enhances your ability to treat equine conditions ranging from laminitis to foot cracks, infections, trauma, vascular compromise, and arthritis. Comprehensive coverage addresses a wide range of equine foot conditions. A unique collection of MIMICs provides beautifully detailed anatomical hoof images. 284 high-quality images show conditions of the equine foot, including many 2-D reconstructions of MRI and CT data. Step-by-step case histories follow equine patients from initial presentation through diagnosis to treatment and outcome. A convenient, templated format provides quick access to clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Expert author Chris Pollitt is a pioneer in the use of advanced radiographic, CT, and MRI technology for imaging equine foot and laminitis problems to facilitate accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. A companion website includes video clips of equine foot cases.

Feet First

Barefoot Performance and Hoof Rehabilitation
Author: Nic Barker,Sarah Braithwaite
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851319605
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This ground-breaking book explores the issues surrounding barefoot horses in the UK and looks in detail at how to improve overall hoof health, in both shod and barefoot horses. The book offers a practical, hands-on advice on achieving barefoot performance in a variety of disciplines ? from eventing and hunting to endurance ? focussing on the essential elements for healthy hooves: diet, environment, exercise and trimming or shoeing. In addition, the book has step-by step advice on rehabilitating problem hooves with case studies of horses with a range of issues, from navicular or tendon damage to metabolic disorders like laminitis and insulin resistance. The authors have successfully ridden and competed their own horses barefoot for many years and have helped many hundreds of their clients' horses work successfully without shoes.

The Whole Horse Catalog

The Complete Guide to Buying, Stabling and Stable Management, Equine Health, Tack, Rider Apparel, Equestrian Activities and Organizations...and Everything Else a Horse Owner and Rider Will Ever Need
Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684839954
Category: Pets
Page: 351
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Povides information on a wide range of products, services, organizations, and events of interest to horse owners, trainers, and riders, covering such topics as horse selection and care, and stable management

The African Veterinary Handbook


Author: Peter Zambra Mackenzie,Ruth Mary Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Veterinary medicine
Page: 297
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Diseases of cattle. Diseases of horses. Diseases of sheep and goats. Diseases of camels. Diseases of pigs. Diseases of dogs. Diseases of cats. Diseases of poultry. Parasites.

Littell's Living Age


Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Littell family
Page: N.A
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Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book


Author: Michael W. Ross,Sue J. Dyson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437711766
Category: Medical
Page: 1424
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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

All Horse Systems Go

The Horse Owner's Full-Color Veterinary Care and Conditioning Resource for Modern Performance, Sport, and Pleasure Horses
Author: Nancy S Loving
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570767009
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 616
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A ridden horse is an athletic horse, and just as a human athlete needs to gauge his diet, condition his cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and take meticulous care of his muscles, bones, and ligaments, so too must the rider maintain these systems in her horse. Now, for the first time in one, full-color comprehensive book, Dr. Nancy S. Loving, noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor, addresses the singularly challenging needs of keeping the working horse in working order. With chapters devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, digestive, and reproductive health, as well to the hooves, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles, and skin, Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body. However, this is not just another veterinary manual. While diseases are indeed clearly explained, and relevant diagnostic tools and methods of prevention and treatment are offered for various ailments, Dr. Loving sets her book apart by diligently applying her scientific knowledge to the practical needs of every pleasure, sport, and performance horse owner—whether you simply hack with friends or compete at the highest level. Over 500 color photographs and 4,000 index entries suitably enrich this consummate text. Whether used as a study guide to better understand your equine athlete or as a quick-find reference when you notice a mysterious new swelling on his near foreleg, All Horse Systems Go is the integral ingredient to ensuring your horse can perform to the very best of his ability, whatever his task may be.

Manual of Equine Lameness


Author: Gary M. Baxter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813815460
Category: Medical
Page: 468
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MANUAL OF EQUINE LAMENESS Manual of Equine Lameness provides essential information on equine lameness diagnostics and treatment in an easy-to-use format ideal for the clinical setting. A clinically relevant distillation of topics from Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses, this text offers a quick introduction and fast access to key information. An accompanying DVD includes practical supplements, including additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures, such as perineural and intrasynovial injections; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. Designed for use in daily practice, the book is presented in brief chapters carefully formatted to maximize the usefulness for practicing veterinarians. Manual of Equine Lameness is an invaluable resource to any veterinarian treating lameness in horses and an ideal reference for veterinary students wanting to learn the fundamentals of lameness. KEY FEATURES Presents key information on diagnosing and treating lameness in horses Draws on material from Adams and Stashak's Lameness and Horses to provide authoritative information in an easily accessible format Organized into brief chapters to provide a quick reference ideal for the clinical setting Focuses on clinically relevant information for use in daily practice Provides fundamental information on lameness that is important to all veterinary students Includes a DVD with practical supplements, including additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures, such as perineural and intrasynovial injections; and examples of lameness conditions in motion RELATED TITLES Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition Edited by Gary M. Baxter 9780813815497 Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, Second Edition Edited by Jean-Pierre Lavoie and Kenneth Hinchcliff 9780813814872