The Essential Hoof Book

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 Essential Hoof Book

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.

Horses in Health and Disease

The alternate resting of the hind feet is normal , but the resting ( pointing ) of a
front foot is an indication of a problem . A horse will almost always accept feed .
Coat . The hair coat should be sleek , shiny , and short during the summer
months .

Horses in Health and Disease


Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

To help manage this terrible disease, you need immediate attention from your
equine veterinarian. we, Certain ... painful stance (where the horse leans back on
his heels while standing), increased digital pulses in the feet, and heat in the foot.

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Advances in Laminitis Part I An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice E Book

Laminitis in the pony: conservative treatment vs dorsal hoof wall resection.
Equine Vet J 1991;23(4):243–6. Zundel A. The horse's foot and its diseases. New
York: Wm R Jenkins; ... The horse: its treatment in health and disease, vol. 6.
London: ...

Advances in Laminitis  Part I  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics  Equine Practice   E Book

Articles include: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Lamellar, Dermal-Epidermal Interface, Carbohydrate Alimentary Overload Laminitis, Events in the Hindgut, Therapeutic Hypothermia (cryotherapy) to Prevent and Treat Acute Laminitis, Acute Laminits: Supportive Medical Therapy, First Aid for the Foot: Therapeutic and Mechanical Support, Serial Venography after Carbohydrate-Induced Laminitis, Venography and Its Clinical Application in North America, Chronic Laminitis: Strategic Hoof Wall Resection, The Laminar Wedge of Chronic Laminitis, Lysis of the Distal Phalanx in Chronic Laminitis, Chronic Laminitis Foot Support: Clogs, Homecare for the Chronic Laminitis Case, The Pharmacological Basis for the Treatment of Developmental and Acute Laminitis, and Black Walnut Extract Laminitis: An Inflammatory Model.

Equine Podiatry

Intended for veterinarians and farrier's, this book focuses on the foot, which is the most common site of lameness in horses.

Equine Podiatry

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.

Solving Equine Behaviour Problems

important to make sure horses have a companion of their own species to ensure
their mental health. ... with picking up feet unless pain is involved to some extent,
though as with all behavioural problems the source is not necessarily clear.

Solving Equine Behaviour Problems

Horses can develop a range of behavioural problems, which if left untreated, could cause the relationship between horse and human to break down. With many different well-meaning opinions offered to solve such situations, it can be difficult to find the right path. In this book, Rose Scofield examines behavioural issues using the latest academic research. Offering practical solutions and with useful diagrams and photographs throughout, the book helps to protect and develop the horse-human relationship.

A Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art

... the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse, with Practical
Observations on His Diseases, a James White ... diseases of horses , should
make themselves familiar with the state of the pulse , both in health and disease :
and they ...

A Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art


A Practical Treatise on the Most Obvious Diseases Peculiar to Horses

the muscles and tendons being inserted into the bones , it follows that the toe and
outside border of the hoof or shoe ( provided the ... take the above view of the
case ; hence , if we take up a horse's foot and examine the shoe , we shall often
find that the shoe is wrong ... absolute in consequence of the ever - varying form
and action of the foot under the states of health , disease , and malformation ; and
in ...

A Practical Treatise on the Most Obvious Diseases Peculiar to Horses


Therapeutic Farriery An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice E Book

Armatage G. The horse: management in health and disease. Frederick
Warneand ... McClure R. Diseases of the American horse and cattle and sheep.
John E. Potter and ... Moyer W. Clinical examination of the equine foot. Vet Clin
North Am ...

Therapeutic Farriery  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics  Equine Practice   E Book

A comprehensive review of Therapeutic Farriery for the equine practitioner! Topics include: the importance of therapeutic farriery in equine practice, the biomechanics of the equine foot as it pertains to farriery, equine imaging: the framework for applying therapeutic farriery, the basics of farriery as a prelude to therapeutic farriery, therapeutic farriery: A veterinarian's perspective, therapeutic farriery: a farrier's prospective, farriery for the hoof with a low or under run heel, farriery for the hoof with sheared heels, disease of the hoof capsule: infections, white line disease, keratomas and canker, therapeutic farriery for the young horse, farriery for the hoof with a high heel or club foot, glue-on technology as a means to implement therapeutic farriery, understanding the mechanisms that leads to hoof capsule distortions as a basis for rational management, farriery for hoof wall defects: quarter cracks and toe cracks, treating laminitis: beyond the mechanics of trimming and shoeing, and more!

Horseman s Veterinary Encyclopedia Revised and Updated

Acclaimed when first published in 1977, and now thoroughly updated with the latest veterinary advances, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing disease, ...

Horseman s Veterinary Encyclopedia  Revised and Updated

It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible. Acclaimed when first published in 1977 and now available for the first time in paperback, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing diseases, unsoundnesses and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia is an indispensable tool for every home, barn, and ranch. The highly acclaimed reference on equine medical treatment and preventive care. It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but also to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible. Acclaimed when first published in 1977, and now thoroughly updated with the latest veterinary advances, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing disease, unsoundness, and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; infectious diseases such as West Nile virus; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, is an indispensable tool for every home, stable, and ranch.

Pascoe s Principles and Practice of Equine Dermatology E Book

Wall abnormalities can result directly in sole disorders; for example, a keratoma
originating high in the wall will cause ... The general health of the horse and its
management CD can have a significant bearing on the condition of the hoof.

Pascoe s Principles and Practice of Equine Dermatology E Book

Professor Knottenbelt’s approach is clear, authoritative and based on many years experience in treating equine dermatological conditions. The book presents over 650 photographs, most of them new and unique to this edition, and the accompanying CD-ROM offers an image library with over 300 extra illustrations. The new edition is designed as a fully practical, highly illustrated guide to skin diseases in the horse. It emphasizes how to obtain an accurate differential diagnosis and arrive at correct decisions for the appropriate treatment of a condition. The book includes the full range of skin diseases and conditions commonly encountered in equine practice. Rarer disorders and those with a limited geographical distribution are also reviewed, and there are separate chapters on diseases of the hoof, skin wounds, neoplastic diseases and the various dermatologic syndromes that are encountered in the horse. A practical guide emphasizing how to distinguish conditions of similar appearance but different implication for diagnosis, management, and prognosis. A unique ready reckoner (key points chart) is included in each disorder to allow rapid summary information acquisition and use for practitioners and students at all levels. Offers expert guidance with algorithms for decision making and treatment choices and considers syndromes as well as the diseases involved in the differential diagnosis and investigation. Focuses on commonly encountered skin diseases but includes rarer disorders. Covers skin conditions of the horse occurring worldwide. An extensive unique section on neoplastic disease is included. Includes discussion of hoof disorders and skin wounds. Superbly illustrated with over 650 full-colour figures. Contains CD-ROM with image library offering over 300 extra illustrations. fully updated through-out includes new colour illustrations

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

Action: As the limb is lifted, support the horse's foot by moving your hand to the
dorsomedial aspect of the foot. ... PARAMETERS As a veterinary nurse it is
important to be able to recognize, report and record signs of ill health and
disease.

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

"..this book is also worth having close at hand for unfamiliar situation.." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos

Horse Feeding and Nutrition

20 Feeding and Health-Related Problems1 There are a number of problems
which involve the feeding and health of the ... It affects the feet, causes extreme
pain, a high fever (103—106°F), and the horse has a difficult time moving or
walking.

Horse Feeding and Nutrition

This is the second edition of Horse Feeding and Nutrition which was originally published in 1980. It provides the latest information available for those interested in the feeding and nutrition of horses. This new edition has been entirely revised to include the large amount of new research information that has become available since publication of the first edition. Three new chapters have been added, entitled Feeding and Health-Related Problems, The Complexity of Proper Bone Formation, and Exercise Physiology. New feed and food crops, improved methods of production and processing, increased productivity of animals and crops, changes in animal products including more lean and less fat in meat and less fat in milk, longer shelf-life requirements of animal food products, and a myriad of new technological developments have resulted in a need to continually re-evaluate nutrient requirements and supplementation. Sample diets are given, useful as guides in developing diets for horses. Suggested levels of protein, minerals, and vitamins for use in horse diets are presented. These can be used as guides which can be modified to suit the various feeding situations encountered in horse farms. The volume of scientific literature is increasing rapidly each year. Moreover, its interpretation is becoming more complex. This increases the need for summarizing and interpreting these new developments in up-to-date books such as in this one. Sample diets-useful as guides in developing diets for horses Suggested levels of protein, minerals, and vitamins for use in horse diets These can be used as guides which can be modified to suit the various feeding situations encountered in horse farms

Horse Care and Health

Halter—a piece of tack worn on the horse's head and used to lead the horse
Hand—four inches; the unit of measure of a horse's ... three to seven days and
comes every three weeks Hoof pick—a tool used for cleaning dirt and mud from a
horse's foot Hoof tester—a tool ... one of a number of breeds that are small in
stature Rabies—a usually fatal disease of warm-blooded animals, spread in the
saliva of ...

Horse Care and Health

An overview of information about horses, including their evolution and history, proper care, and training.

A Woman S Job Is Never Done

Retrieved July 2, 2015. http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/hoof-fire-horse-number-
12. “Blood Groups and Blood Transfusions in Horses.” Retrieved June 4, 2015.
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/pethealth/horse disorders and diseases/blood ...

A Woman   S Job Is Never Done

Dr. Lose is the first woman equine veterinarian in the United States. She paved the way for all woman veterinary surgeons caring for large animals. Dr. Lose was asked to be the veterinary surgeon for the Fairmount Park Guard, which was later merged to become the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol (PPMP). Her tenure with the police was from 1961-1980 The second chapter describes how Dr. Lose became the veterinarian for the PPMP. Two chapters are devoted to the police inspector at that time and to Mayor Frank Rizzo. One chapter describes a brief history of the FPG/PPMP. The remainder of the chapters are stories about individual horses and their police officer partners. The stories are inspiring, sad, humorous, and encouraging.

Storey s Guide to Raising Horses 2nd Edition

Prompt treatment can help relieve the condition before the feet suffer founder —
the changes in the foot that may follow ... Keeping a horse fit and healthy and
giving prompt attention to any problems such as illness or retained placenta will
help ...

Storey s Guide to Raising Horses  2nd Edition

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse E Book

Ford TS, Ross MW, Orsini PG: A comparison of methods for proximal palmar
metacarpal analgesia in horses, Vet Surg 18:146, ... Part 1: forelimb foot and
carpus, Equine Vet J ... Mayhew IG: The equine spinal cord in health and disease
(Milne ...

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse   E Book

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.

Feeding and Care of the Horse

By 14 months overall hoof condition was 30% better in biotin supplemented than
unsupplemented horses at which time it remained ... The disease may begin
following an episode of infectious respiratory disease; prevention of these
diseases, ...

Feeding and Care of the Horse

This is the concise, easy-to-use version of Dr. Lewis's Equine Clinical Nutrition, Feeding and Care. It includes a full-color section identifying toxic plants and provides practical information on the diversified effects of different nutrients, feeds and supplements on a horse's athletic performance, reproduction, growth, hooves, appetite, behavior and disease. The book can help prevent common, but expensive problems in horses of all ages.

Don t Horse Around with Our Health

For whatever the reason an epidemic of navicular-type lameness is sidelining
many horses. What is navicular syndrome? This is when changes occur deep
within the hoof, that involves the navicular bone. It was once described as a
disease ...

Don t Horse Around with Our Health


Geriatric Medicine An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice E Book

Chronic joint disease (OA) and chronic hoof problems (chronic laminitis) are the
most prevalent single disorders. Treatment of OA in the elderly horse ... A survey
of health care and disease in geriatric horses aged 30 years or older. Vet J 2012
 ...

Geriatric Medicine  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America  Equine Practice  E Book

This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice focuses on Geriatric Emergencies. Article topics include: Demographics of aged horses, management, preventive care and disease; Dental disease in aged horses and its management; Musculoskeletal disease in aged horses and its management; Ophthalmological disorders in aged horses; Integumentary disorders including cutaneous neoplasia in the older horse; Cardiac and respiratory disease in aged horses; Endocrine disease in aged horses and its management; Exercise and rehabilitation of the older horse; and more!