This manual is a valuable resource for farriers, veterinarians, students of both professions and horse owners. Therapeutic Farriery begins with an overview of the anatomy and development of the horses foot, structure and function, locomotion, balance, care, hoof care for foals, farriery techniques and farriery of orthopedic disorders in foals. Over half the book is devoted to therapeutic farriery including: farriery for hoof disorders, abnormal foot conformation and tendon and ligament injuries. This book is generously illustrated with sketches and color and B&W photographs which help convey lots of in-depth footcare education. Thoroughly indexed as well as over 600 references for further study.
Hard cover book in very good condition, previous owners name plate, 291 pages, copyright 2007