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Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot Hardcover – November 7, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0615524535 ISBN-10: 0615524532 Edition: 1st

 
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hoof Rehabilitation Publishing; 1st edition (November 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615524532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615524535
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 2 inches
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,735,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been looking at horse feet for years but until I read this book I never really saw the foot. I would be a much better diagnostician if I had read this book years ago. --John Schumacher, DVM

I have just finished reading this book from cover to cover and feel that I have greatly increased my knowledge of the horses foot and how to manage it in both the normal and pathological state. Pete Ramey had brought together a broad range of authors who have all had a significant impact in their respective fields of work. The result is a well balanced and holistic view of the management of the horse which covers the foot in more detail than I have found in other references. The bringing together of various points of view of hoof care professionals with scientists, veterinarians and nutritionists, all with the healthy horse and healthy foot as the ultimate goal, has produced a resource that will stand alone for some time to come. This is an important reference for all those involved in the care of the horse and should be compulsive reading for horse owners and managers. I highly recommend the book. I have read all 464 pages but I will go back to the text and great descriptive figures time and time again in the future. --Brian Hampson PhD

Pete Ramey s new Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot is singularly the most comprehensive and complete work ever written about the horse s hoof. Prepare yourself for deep, detailed and scientific. It s not a light read but rather a study manual that will likely take years to absorb. At least it will for me. But the 630 color pictures and diagrams help even the lay person grasp the principles and get a deeper understanding of the hoof and what makes it tick. You ll learn everything about growing a healthy foot from within, combining all of the various aspects of hoof care, nutrition, and lifestyle into a system that yields the best end-result for the horse, covering both the veterinary/internal and the farrier/physical sides of rehab and prevention of hoof problems. Most books only focus on one or the other. Cover-to-cover this book never strays from the foot and conditions that affect the foot. There is no 'fluff' or 'filler'. It s a must-have for anyone interested in knowing more about the health of their horse s hooves than anyone else on the planet. --Joe Camp - Author of the National Best Seller The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd

About the Author

Pete Ramey began his farrier training in 1994 through a two-year local apprenticeship. He also shod his own herd (25 horses in work as mountain trail horses) before officially going into business in 96. From the beginning, he was inherently drawn to laminitis and caudal foot pain cases immersing himself in the study of rehabilitative trimming and shoeing techniques. But it wasn t until 1998, when he began informal training by Cindy Sullivan, that things really started falling into place. She introduced him to a whole-horse way of thinking about hoof problems. Over the course of the next two years, he bought some 30 horses with hoof problems from the killer pens to advance his skills and give the horses a second chance. He became forever addicted to the study of equine soundness and rehabilitation. Today, he specializes full-time, in laminitis and caudal foot pain cases. Aside from his local practice, he has traveled the world working on hard cases and teaching, written a previous hoof care book, written numerous articles, produced a very popular series of instructional DVDs dedicated to the rehabilitation and prevention of hoof problems, and co-founded the American Hoof Association (AHA). He lives in the Georgia mountains with the love of his life and 4 great kids.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Cooki1977n on February 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the book that brings together the latest research on horse's feet. It is essential to veterinarians, farriers, trimmers or equine podologist and horse owners always wanting to know more.
The photos are beautiful and the articles of different authors incredibly rich!
Do not promote the natural hoof care but redefined the approach and understanding of laminitis, food, ulcers, radios, veinogrammes and many things. The content worth every penny!
Bring on the French edition ...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Willoughby on September 15, 2013
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the price is high, yes. but worth it if you really want to understand the hoof, ideal diet, importance of movement and why, spring grass laminitis and more. This single book could educate our vets and farriers if only they would read it!

It is a text book and some of the chapters are challenging to read.

I trim my own horse's feet. I have taught about 50 owners to trim aged 12 to 80.

Pete Ramey seems to be trimming less and less as he looks for what the horse wants. I have stopped trimming heels and now allow for more horse-guided rehab. It is working great!

I encourage all owners to learn to trim their own horses. It is neither hard nor complicated. Easy Care boots are a must for most horses coming out of shoes.

Get help from me, a AHA member, the Equine Science Academy, Maureen Tierney and others! I doubt there will be enough good trimmers to go around for years to come. Hoof care can be part of your grooming.

If a trimmer makes your horse sore, ask why. If he does it twice, fire him and Pls learn to trim! I am 62 and I promise you, You can do it!

good luck,
Dawn Willoughby
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth R. Olson on January 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is a book to read, and read, and reread again. There is so much information, it's impossible to absorb/retain it all upon going through it once. I'd recommend it as the go-to book for someone wanting to know about pretty much EVERYTHING that can influence hoof health, and how to recognize and proceed in treating/reversing pathologies (and how to help avoid them in the first place). I haven't read a book on barefoot trimming or the equine foot that has come anywhere close to matching the collective wisdom this book contains. I have seen amazing transformation in my horses' feet since implementing its wisdom, and wish to personally thank Mr. Ramey--and the rest of the incredible list of contributing authors--for sharing their knowledge!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lilly Provocateur on September 18, 2013
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I reference this book often when I'm not quite sure about an issue that's popped up with a hoof or hooves. It is extremely detailed and informative, no so much a how-to guide but informational to help you learn to make your own best judgements in the care of your horse's hooves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Rodgers Cishek on September 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Brilliant information. Read it many times just so it will sink in. Unbelievably time consuming research all in a book for us. Thank you!!

Kristi Rodgers
Equine pathways natural hoof trimming, Chas., SC
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