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Lameness: Recognizing and Treating the Horse

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This in depth book analyzes the causes, diagnosis and management of the myriad causes of lameness:

  • Defining and identifying the lame leg; spotting gait abnormalities and non-muscular causes; physical examinations and evaluations; diagnostic tools and other tests; the role of the veterinarian and farrier in pre-purchase examinations.
  • Physical therapies; the applicability of rest; medications; and other veterinary procedures.
  • Hoof conformation and shoeing options.
  • Joint, bone, muscle, tendon and ligament problems.
  • Neurological, dermatological, and developmental orthopedic causes of lameness.
  • Treatment of specific conditions to the foot, pastern and fetlock, cannon and splint bones, knee, upper foreleg, hock, upper hind leg, and back.

No other book covers this vital subject in such a comprehensive and understandable way. For that reason it belongs in your hands if you are a farrier, owner, trainer, or rider.