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Hickmans Farriery

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Hickmans Farriery
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The standard textbook for professional farriers, veterinary surgeons and students. A complete illustrated guide covering the whole art of shoeing horses demonstrating how traditional skills combined with modern science benefit welfare, soundness and performance.

Hickmans Farriery, first published in 1977, has been completely revised and updated to bring it into lie with the latest developments in this field.

There is a section on shoemaking which includes numerous practical exercises, each one illustrated with specially taken step-by-step photographic sequences. Advice and guidance is on assessing a horses conformation and action, and having done so, on how to remove a show, trim the foot and fit a new shoe. There are also sections on the care of the feet in sho and unshod horses, including youngstock, methods of preventing slipping; and the use of pads. Along with information on injuries caused by shows and abnormalities of gait, the shoeing of defective feet and surgical shoes.

The second edition of Hickmans Farriery will continue to provide an authoritative working reference for farriers, veterinary surgeons, horse owners, career students and professionals in the horse world.

Author: John Hickman MA, FRCVS, Hon FWCF; Martin Humphrey BVMS, MRCVS, Dip WCF

Colonel John Hickman is Emeritus Reader in Animal Surgery of the University of Cambridge. He was the founder President of the Bristish Equine Veterinary Association and the first Editor if the Eqine Veterinary Journal. He wrote Veterinary Orthopaedics, was co-author of An Atlas of Veterinary Surgery and edited Horse Mangement and Equine Surgery and Medicine.

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256

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