BEST Book On Lameness You'll Find
Ever since it was first written in 1974, horsemen have consulted Dr. James Rooney's The Lame
Horse to understand, diagnose and treat every type of lameness they encounter. The Lame Horse is a classic in the literature of horsemanship and dog-eared copies are found in well-run stables everywhere.
Now Dr. Rooney, the recognized authority on equine biomechanics and lameness, has revised, expanded and updated, The Lame Horse in this 1997 edition. This
new, revised edition is packed with the knowledge about lameness that Dr. Rooney has accumulated since he wrote the first edition.
Rooney explains the function and mechanics of the front and hind legs and discusses what happens when things go wrong. He covers fractures, injuries to tendons and ligaments, muscles, the nervous system and much more. He discusses the cause of each lameness, how to diagnose every condition and the state-of-the-art methods of treatment. More importantly, you will learn the cause of each type of lameness and how it can be avoided.
The Lame Horse is easy to use and easy to understand. Whether your horse has an injury to its shoulder, knee, tendon, fetlock, stifle, hock, or back, you will quickly flip to the section which discusses the problem. Hundreds of illustrations and actual x-rays help you understand what went wrong and what to do about it. New sections on gait analysis, biomechanics and the horse's response to
training help you avoid problems.