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The Essential Hoof Book

Author : Susan Kauffmann
ISBN : 9781570768538
Genre : Medical
File Size : 82. 31 MB
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The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily–for better or for worse–in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.

Horse Hoof Care

Author : Cherry Hill
ISBN : 9781603426466
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 25. 87 MB
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Help your horse put his best foot forward! Stressing the critical importance of hoof care to your horse’s overall health, this guide covers all aspects of proper hoof maintenance — from dealing with lost shoes, cracks, and thrush to promoting healthy hooves through a balanced diet. With in-depth discussions of hoof anatomy, the role of the farrier, and the importance of daily routines, Horse Hoof Care provides everything you need to know to give your horse a solid foundation of healthy, strong hooves.

Understanding Equine Hoof Care

Author : Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN : 1581501366
Genre : Pets
File Size : 53. 21 MB
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This covers the basics of hoof care and horseshoeing. Topics range from simple cleaning to trimming and shoeing the foot to dealing with hoof injuries and complex lameness problems. It also described how to achieve healthy hooves through proper nutrition, conscientious care, and proper used of the horse.

Feet First

Author : Nic Barker
ISBN : 0851319602
Genre : Medical
File Size : 54. 92 MB
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This ground-breaking book explores the issues surrounding barefoot horses in the UK and looks in detail at how to improve overall hoof health, in both shod and barefoot horses. The book offers a practical, hands-on advice on achieving barefoot performance in a variety of disciplines ? from eventing and hunting to endurance ? focussing on the essential elements for healthy hooves: diet, environment, exercise and trimming or shoeing. In addition, the book has step-by step advice on rehabilitating problem hooves with case studies of horses with a range of issues, from navicular or tendon damage to metabolic disorders like laminitis and insulin resistance. The authors have successfully ridden and competed their own horses barefoot for many years and have helped many hundreds of their clients' horses work successfully without shoes.

The Foot Of The Horse Or Lameness And All Diseases Of The Feet Traced To An Unbalanced Foot Bone

Author : David Roberge
ISBN : NYPL:33433066642277
Genre : Hoofs
File Size : 77. 73 MB
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Understanding The Horse S Feet

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : 9781847975577
Genre : Medical
File Size : 43. 5 MB
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Understanding the Horse's Feet sets out to explain the complexity of this subject in terms that the lay person can understand, and help the horse owner to have confidence in discussing foot-related issues with their vet or farrier/trimmer. The perennial problem of laminitis is examined in depth, together with other conditions that commonly affect the horse's foot. Topics covered include: The structure of the horse's foot; Examining horses' feet; The function of the hoof and the other foot structures; Laminitis; Investigating lameness. A practical guide to understanding the complexities of the horse's feet, aimed at horse owners, riding instructors, veterinary nurses and students. Superbly illustrated with 228 colour photographs and diagrams. John Stewart is an experienced vet and has his own equine practice.

Performance Hoof Performance Horse

Author : Nic Barker
ISBN : 9781908809711
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63. 13 MB
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Many horses will, at some point during their lives, suffer hoof problems which, in extreme cases, can cause permanent lameness. So why should oustandingly healthy, hardworking feet be a relative rarity? Performance Hoof, Performance Horse explores the idea that, given the right conditions, healthy hooves are not difficult to maintain and neither do they need much in the way of human intervention, and that the unshod or 'barefoot' horse can be tough, strong and sure-footed. The book offers practical advice on how best to work with a horse with compromised feet in terms of nutrition, surfaces and exercise in order to restore its hooves to optimum condition. Topics covered include: assessing hooves and hoof balance; the pros and cons of trimming; fixing problem feet; and developing stronger hooves. Fully illustrated with 87 colour photographs.

Kevin Hart

Author : Susan Kauffman
ISBN : 9780766085084
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 34. 31 MB
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Kevin Hart is a well-known comedian and actor who has starred in television shows and movies for nearly two decades. More than a funny man, however, Hart works hard behind the camera and on stage as well. This lively and enlightening text will help readers understand the business behind the man and will allow them to understand the comedian better. Full-color photos from throughout Hart's life, along with quotes from the personality himself, will allow readers and fans a glimpse into his life. The glossary helps to understand new terminology, while Further Reading encourages deeper exploration into comedy.

A Modern Look At The Hoof

Author : Monique Craig
ISBN : 9781311033598
Genre : Medical
File Size : 82. 58 MB
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Keeping horses comfortable and sound can be a complicated and often times stressful process not only for the owner, but also for hoof care professionals. The author started her learning journey out of personal frustration with these issues. Her goal was initially just to find solutions for her own horses. Eventually her hoof research provided results applicable to every horse. This book is a new look at the hoof, focusing on a detailed look at its morphology (shape) and function, and discussing implications for how the hoof should be trimmed and cared for. A must for anyone wishing to be well-versed in the hoof, readers will gain new insights from this book not found in other hoof related publications. This book contains over 300 color images of the foot and will be an excellent addition to your hoof care resources.

Making Natural Hoof Care Work For You

Author : Pete Ramey
ISBN : 0965800776
Genre : Pets
File Size : 51. 65 MB
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