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Lameness, one of the most common and most troublesome of all equine ailments, remains the primary reason why horses are unable to fulfill their potential and their riders' and trainers' expectations. More preparation time is lost, more competitions are missed, and more careers are prematurely ended because of lameness than any other condition.
This book analyzes the causes, diagnoses and management of the myriad causes of lameness:
Defining and identifying the lame leg; spotting gait abnormalities & 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 & other veterinary procedures.
Hoof conformation & shoeing options.
Joint, bone, muscle & tendon & ligament problems.
Neurological, dermatological & 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, & back.
No other book covers this vital subject in such a comprehensive and understandable fashion.
Softcover, 1022 pages, 2005 edn, almost new condition, price sticker still on back.

Equine Research
Take better control of your horse's health and be able to communicate with your vet. This book is technically accurate. A comprehensive work to be used in diagnosing what is happening to your horse, it covers everything from A to Z-anatomy, body systems nervous system, respiratory system, etc. conformation, injuries, diseases, shoeing, & much more. You will be prepared to diagnose anything! This book has a unique question & answer format that makes it easy to find the answers you need. There is a large glossary; an extensive index, and over 1,000 photos and illustrations.
Hard cover 728 pages in good condition
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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