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Hoofcare & Lameness is a quarterly journal presenting new information to help veterinarians and farriers treat and prevent common lamenesses. This web site is an extension of Hoofcare Publishing's program of promoting worldwide education about the study of horses' feet and legs.

Hoofcare & Lameness #78
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(Cover: forge fire and branding iron at the Piber Federal Stud, Austria, courtesy of Spanish Riding School)
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New Books and Media

Hoof Problems
By Rob Van Nassau

With the aid of over 1000 high-tech photographs, internationally renowned farrier Rob van Nassau looks at every aspect of hoof care, and describes in detail more than fifty common foot problems. The book uses a highly-effective overlay technique to superimpose bones, tendons and ligaments over photographs. This is especially effective in the anatomy section, where the technique is helpful to show the change in structures during phases of the stride. (click here to read more)

Farriery: The Whole Horse Approach: The enigmas of hoof balance made clear
By David Gill RSS

This is the first book to truly focus on grazing stance, shoulder angle, chest width, back pain, "handedness", crookedness, etc. and their effect on horses with mismatched feet and/or limb deformities and gait asymmetries. I think it is the most in-depth treatise on imbalance in the modern horse that has been written. Again and again, the author returns to the hoof as the dynamic structure that is the victim of weightbearing, and how to recognize problems. (click here to read more)

Guide to Equine Joint Injection and Regional Anesthesia By William Moyer, James Schumacher and John Schumacher

THIS BOOK IS NOW SOLD OUT AND OUT OF PRINT. A new edition will hopefully be available in 2011 or 2012. Hoofcare Publishing will have details when they are available. Watch this space!



New! Now available from Hoofcare & Lameness!
Interactive Anatomy of the Equine Distal Limb It's here! Explore the horse's foot and lower leg at your own home computer! Marvel at highly interactive anatomical models with comprehensive narration and informative animations. Animated interface allows manipulation of models in three dimensions.

This is an extremely user-friendly experience designed to increase the user's familiarity with anatomical structures and also to allow examination of all surfaces of bones, all regions of blood supply, and the relations of anatomical structures to the complete foot. Click here for more details!

Developed by the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

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“Inside the Hoof Wall” Microscopic Anatomy Poster for Sale
American Horse Publications graphic design award-winner!
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The New Market

Hoofcare & Lameness searches high and low, in the USA and abroad, to find new products of interest in the treatment and prevention of hoof and leg problems in horses. See them all in The New Market.

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This web site provides you with advanced professional-level information about lameness and shoeing problems in horses. It is not meant to be a substitute for professional veterinary and farriery care or the services of a therapist. Always consult your professional team for information relevant to your horse's individual problems.

We hope the information on this web site will provide supplemental information of value to you and your horse. Back issues of most editions of Hoofcare & Lameness are available, featuring photographs, illustrations, and all charts relevant to text excerpted on this web site. Contact Hoofcare & Lameness for more information.

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Individual photos courtesy of PBS/American Experiece/WGBH-TV 
(Seabiscuit), Zena Holloway for the water-gait (seahorse prints 
available at www.zenaholloway.com), Bernard Duvernay (aka "The Flying 
Anvil") for the Taj Mahal, Jeff Thomason and the University of Guelph 
for the computerized hoof wall image. Other photos of AFA Convention by 
Jehnet Carlson. Hopefully other photographers are duly noted and 
credited. As you can tell, high-quality unusual photos are always 
welcome here and Hoofcare is most appreciative of the beautiful photos 
on loan for display here.

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