The horse’s hoof like you’ve never seen it before! With over 800 color photographs and hundreds of meticulously labeled illustrations, as well as simple explanations of technical jargon and terminology, Hoof Problems is a fabulous educational tool for every horse person.
Product #: B26-1934(BHP)
Author: Rob Van Nassau
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Cover Type: Hard Cover
Subtitle: Hoof Construction • Trimming and Shoeing • Solutions for Common Issues and Ailments
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The horse’s hoof like you’ve never seen it before! With over 800 color photographs and hundreds of meticulously labeled illustrations, as well as simple explanations of technical jargon and terminology, Hoof Problems is a fabulous educational tool for every horse person.Learn about:
Hoof and limb mechanics—bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and circulation
Foot axis and limb conformation, and malformation and related consequences
General hoof care, and trimming and shoeing pros and cons
The shoeing process—materials, tools, and step–by–step photos
In addition, more than 50 common hoof and lower–limb problems are covered, with characteristics and causes of each disorder, as well as diagnosis, treatment, corrective shoeing, and prognosis. Topics include:
Arthritis • Wounds • Stringhalt • Splints • Bone spavin • Over–reaching • Scratches
Cysts • Keratoma • Ringbone • Ostitis • Sand cracks • Chipped hooves • Seedy toe
Thrush • Canker • Sole bruises • White line disease • Laminitis • Navicular disease • Sidebone • And more
With this book, you’ll gain a better understanding of the function of the horse’s hoof and how to prevent unsoundness, ensuring your horse’s comfort and athleticism for years to come.
About the Author
Rob Van Nassau has over 30 years’ experience as a qualified farrier working in a specialist equine veterinary clinic. He is a respected farriery teacher and lecturer, and is a former European Champion Farrier and National Champion in Holland. He collaborated with this brother, Antoon—also a specialist farrier and teacher—in writing this book.