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Author Gill, David W., 1954-

Title Farriery : the whole horse concept : the enigmas of hoof balance made clear / David W. Gill.

Published Nottingham, UK : Nottingham University Press, 2007.

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 UniM Vet W  636.10897585 GILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 146 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction 1 -- Birth of a new age in farriery 1 -- Methodology under the microscope 3 -- Fundamentals of farriery 8 -- Common conundrums 8 -- A new philosophy 11 -- Bibliography 12 -- 2 Anatomy Explained 15 -- Building a common language 15 -- Links between man and horse 15 -- Terminology or anatomical nomenclature 17 -- Mediolateral view explained 17 -- Anterioposterior view explained 18 -- Exterior of the horse 19 -- Centre of mass 20 -- Exterior of the horse continued 21 -- Skeletal framework of the horse 22 -- Bone 22 -- Joints 24 -- Muscles, tendons and ligaments 24 -- Shoulder (forelimb) 25 -- Pelvis (hindlimb) (figs. 2-21-24-left) 26 -- Asymmetry within the shoulder and the pelvis 27 -- Anatomy continued: the hip (hindlimb) 31 -- Joints below the shoulder and the hip 31 -- Stifle joint (hindlimb) 33 -- Radius and the ulna (forelimb) 34 -- Tibia and fibula (hindlimb) 34 -- Carpus or knee (forelimb) 35 -- Tarsus or hock (hindlimb) 36 -- Bones below the knee and hock 37 -- Splints 37 -- Fetlock 38 -- Bones below the fetlock 40 -- Tendons and accompanying muscles of the lower fore and hind limbs 40 -- Vascular supply and nervous system to the horse's foot 42 -- Proprioception 44 -- Hoof 44 -- Compression marks 46 -- Ground surface of the hoof 47 -- Perioplic and coronary corium 48 -- Sensitive laminae 49 -- Sensitive sole 49 -- Sensitive frog 50 -- Digital cushion 50 -- Collateral cartilages 51 -- Bare bones of anatomy (conclusion) 51 -- Bibliography 52 -- 3 Hoof Balance Revealed 55 -- Biomechanics in farriery 55 -- Progression 56 -- Simple mechanics: the origins of biomechanics 57 -- Levers 58 -- Clearer perceptions 59 -- Impact to mid-stance 59 -- Farriery and the caudal hoof 60 -- Mid-stance to breakover 62 -- Farriery and breakover 63 -- Conformation 64 -- Gravity and equlibrium 65 -- Footfall 66 -- Distal joint mechanics 66 -- Joints as cams 67 -- Essence of farriery 68 -- Bibliography 69 -- 4 Anterioposterior Balance 71 -- In practice 71 -- Origins of the past 72 -- 'no foot no horse' 72 -- Anterioposterior balance 73 -- Define imbalance to discover balance 75 -- Analytical approach 77 -- Need for a guide 78 -- Assessment and guidelines 79 -- Hoof angles 81 -- Bibliography 83 -- 5 Odd But Normal Hooves 85 -- Are odd feet normal? 85 -- Traditional approach 86 -- A rational approach 87 -- Art and reason 88 -- Grazing stance 89 -- Handedness 90 -- Lop-sided animal 91 -- Muybridge and locomotion 93 -- Cause and effect 94 -- Bibliography 96 -- Suggested further reading 97 -- 6 Mediolateral Hoof Balance 99 -- Our perception of balance 99 -- Defining the normal hoof 100 -- Adaptation of the limbs 102 -- Traditional assessment 102 -- Natural habits 103 -- A farrier's dilemma 104 -- Biostatics versus biomechanics 106 -- Balancing the hoof 108 -- Discussion 110 -- Bibliography 110 -- 7 Crooked Horse 113 -- Familiar truths 113 -- Functional limb-length 114 -- Leading and trailing limbs 114 -- Acquisition of asymmetry 115 -- Reviewing the evidence 116 -- Preferred or dominant diagonal 118 -- Hindlimb asymmetry 120 -- Crooked horse 121 -- Owner / rider influence 122 -- Farriery influence 123 -- Take home message 124 -- Crooked horse: summary 124 -- Bibliography 125 -- 8 Farriery in Practice 127 -- Reasons for farriery 127 -- Deformation and growth: 127 -- Need to redress the hoof's balance 127 -- Shoe wear 129 -- Lost shoes 130 -- When to call the farrier 130 -- Preparing for the farrier 131 -- Holding the horse 132 -- Shoeing 133 -- Shoe choice 135 -- Shoe fitting 136 -- Nailing on 137 -- Finishing off 137 -- Lame horses 138 -- Farrier, vet and client relations 139 -- Our pact with the horse 140 -- Author's final word 141 -- Bibliography 142.
Subject Horseshoeing.
Hoofs -- Care and hygiene.
Horses -- Anatomy.
ISBN 9781904761556