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.
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.
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
By Andrea Floyd, DVM, Serenity Equine, Evington, VA; and Richard Mansmann, VMD, PhD, 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