The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet – Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment by Susan Kauffmann, Christina Cline.
The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet – Anatomy, Care and Health
The equine hoof is a posh marvel of pure engineering, constructed to resist super forces and in a position to adapt to an astonishing vary of environmental circumstances. It additionally modifications day by day—for higher or for worse—in response to exterior and inner elements.
Few horse homeowners have the chance to amass a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their skill to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make knowledgeable selections about hoof care and administration. This guide is the primary useful resource of its variety to mix probably the most present and helpful data accessible, gleaned from the analysis and knowledge of high hoof consultants world wide, with a singular “hands-on” method.
The authors present primary phrases and anatomy, clearly illustrate the variations between wholesome and unhealthy ft, talk about biomechanics and administration considerations, and canopy the causes, therapies, and prevention of generally encountered issues, together with laminitis, white line illness, and thrush. Alongside the way in which, readers are given actions to assist them higher analyze and perceive an important elements of equine hoof well being, resembling hoof stability, depth of sole, and level of breakover.
Simple–to–observe language, over 400 full–coloration images, and do–it–your self workout routines promise to empower horse homeowners and caretakers of all expertise ranges with the instruments they should precisely assess hoof well being and maintain their horses as sound and blissful as attainable.