Equine Podiatry: Medical and Surgical Management of the Hoof
1 Jan 2007
Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
Here is the first text for veterinarians and farrier's that focuses exclusively on the foot. The foot is the most common site of lameness in horses and it is estimated that seventy to eighty percent of lameness problems are foot-related. It covers the basic farrier principles, but also focuses on medical and surgical foot care management. Starting with the anatomy and physiology of the equine foot, the book moves on to evaluation of the equine foot; pathological conditions; balancing and shoeing the healthy and diseased equine hoof and finally ends on new direction in equine podiatry.