Published by Elsevier Publishing House, this invaluable text reference by Dr. Floyd will help horsemen, farriers and veterinarians alike in understanding hoof issues.
This comprehensive text not only covers basic principles of horseshoeing, but also focuses on medical and surgical foot care management. Starting with the anatomy and physiology of the equine foot, this one-of-a-kind book then evaluates the foot, its pathological conditions (including structural, developmental, and traumatic conditions in addition to laminitis), balancing and shoeing the healthy and diseased equine hoof, and ends with a chapter on new directions in equine podiatry, written by cutting-edge researchers in the field.
Through the mists of our beginnings,
they came to us, though we may never know why.
From the dawn of our history they have been there.
They have died for us on the battlefield, they have carried
our kings to coronation and our Gods to their heavens.
They have been there at our humblest moments
and witnessed our most foul deeds.
We have abused them and adored them.
Now it is time to respect them...
- Andrea E. Floyd, D.V.M.