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Equine Podiatry

This comprehensive text not only covers basic principles of horseshoeing, but also focuses on medical and surgical foot care management. Starting with the anatomy and physiology of the equine foot, this one-of-a-kind book then evaluates the foot, its pathological conditions (including structural, developmental, and traumatic conditions in addition to laminitis), balancing and shoeing the healthy and diseased equine hoof, and ends with a chapter on new directions in equine podiatry, written by cutting-edge researchers in the field.

Hardbound, 480 Pages

Published: May 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0383-4


  • SECTION I: Anatomy and Physiology of the Equine Foot
    Chapter 1 Gross Anatomy: Structure and Function
    Chapter 2 Biomechanics of the Equine Hoof
    Chapter 3 Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology
    Chapter 4 Hoof Nutrition

    SECTION II: Diagnostic Evaluation of the Equine Foot
    Chapter 5 Visual Inspection and Manual Evaluation
    Chapter 6 Diagnostic Analgesia of the Equine Foot
    Chapter 7 Diagnostic Imaging

    SECTION III: Pathological Conditions of the Equine Foot
    Chapter 8 Developmental Conditions
    Chapter 9 Pathologic Conditions of the External Hoof Capsule
    Chapter 10 Pathologic Conditions of the Internal Hoof Capsule
    Chapter 11 Chronic Heel Pain
    Chapter 12 Laminitis

    SECTION IV: Balancing and Shoeing the Equine Hoof
    Chapter 13 Principles of Trimming and Shoeing
    Chapter 14 Discipline-Specific Trimming and Shoeing
    Chapter 15 Shoeing the Diseased Hoof
    Chapter 16 Shoeing the Diseased Limb

    SECTION V: New Directions in Equine Podiatry
    Chapter 17 Digital Amputation and Prosthetic Management
    Chapter 18 Preventive Footcare
    Chapter 19 Client/Farrier/Veterinarian Relations
    Chapter 20 The Future of Equine Podiatry



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