Key Features

  • Written by and for both veterinarians and farriers, this book makes it easier for veterinarians and farriers to collaborate on the proper care and shoeing of the horse's foot.
  • Text is devoted entirely to equine podiatry — with 70 percent to 80 percent of lameness problems involving the foot, this comprehensive discussion is invaluable to the equine practitioner.
  • Highly respected and qualified authors from all over the world provide expert information, along with a chapter on the future of equine podiatry.
  • Beautiful 4-color design and art program gives the reader helpful visual aids that clarify explanations in the text.

Table of Contents

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

Bibliography
Appendix
Index

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9780721603834
Electronic ISBN:
9781416064596

About the editors

Andrea Floyd

Affiliations and Expertise

Serenity Equine, Evington, VA

Richard Mansmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Director of the Podiatry and Rehabilitation Services, North Carolina Equine Health Center at Southern Pines, Southern Pines, NC