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Therapeutic Farriery: A Manual for Veterinarians and Farriers by Yehuda Avisar (added 28th March 2008)


(added 28th March 2008)

Therapeutic Farriery is a comprehensive manual for veterinarians and farriers, written by Yehuda Avisar.

The 7" x 10", hard cover book, contains 291 pages, over 250 figures, a 4-page color gallery and extensive reference list.

Therapeutic Farriery can be ordered directly from Hippus Publishing by sending a check or money order with the order form, or online via PayPal through a secured server. Online purchase is available in many countries and there is no need to open a PayPal account. Please include contact information with the order form.

For more information visit www.hippuspublishing.com or for ordering questions, please contact hippus@charter.ne




No Foot No Horse - Foot Balance: The Key to Soundness and Performance by Gail Williams BA PhD & Martin Deacon FWCF


(added 28th February 2008)

Printed by Kenilworth Press, 144 pages, colour photographs & drawings. Paperback. 978 1 872119 48 9. £18.95. Available from us either at www.kenilworthpress.co.uk or telephoning 01969 261606.

Widely acclaimed by farriers and vets, this groundbreaking manual explains how foot balance crucially affects both performance and soundness. It explains what to look for, and how skilled farriery can give the very best chance to stay sound.






HOOF PROBLEMS by Rob van Nassau


(added 20th December 2007)

A horse with bad hooves is of little value; not for nothing do we often say, ‘no foot, no horse’. This book is a treasure trove of information about every aspect of horses’ hooves. Using over one thousand photographs, internationally renowned farrier Rob van Nassau looks at every aspect of hoof care, and describes in detail more than fifty common foot problems.

Rob van Nassau’s book is a much needed text that can be studied and enjoyed by farriers, veterinary surgeons and horse owners. Books have been written on the subject of horseshoeing for more than 500 years. Farriery, although fundamentally the same craft for a thousand years, has been undergoing a renaissance since the 1970s. This book reflects the fact that we are no longer shoeing, in the main, working or military horses but are mostly concerned with leisure, sports and athletic horses. These horses bring a different set of problems to the horse owner and farrier. (Taken from the foreword by Simon Curtis FWCF, Hon Assoc RCVS)

Rob van Nassau has over thirty years’ experience as a qualified farrier working in a specialist equine veterinary clinic. He is a respected farriery teacher and lecturer, and is a former European Champion Farrier and National Champion in Holland. He has written this book in collaboration with his twin brother Antoon van Nassau who is also a specialist farrier and teacher.

Available from Country Books Direct...



FARRIERY: The Whole Horse Concept by David Gill


(added 20th December 2007)

In this book David Gill presents a compilation of his 35 years as a practising, thinking Farrier. This is a journey of enquiry, reviewing the past, examining the present and introducing the reader to the wider perspective of farriery. It is clear that the ancient craft of farriery is not just about “shoes on horses” but is a benign manipulative therapy which forms an integral part of the Whole Horse Concept. It redefines the role of the farrier in contributing to general horse welfare and performance.

Foot balance is the main quintessential aspect of farriery and the questions of what is normal and what is undesirable have challenged farriers and veterinarians for generations. Hoof balance has not previously been explored in such detail and with such clarity as presented in this book. The numerous coloured and detailed illustrations further enhance the message of the Whole Horse Concept.

This book goes beyond considering anterioposterior and mediolateral hoof balance. It not only defines what is normal and ideal for the hoof but also explains how, through the forces imposed by the weight of the animal and the levers which make up the limb, the hoof can and does change shape.

This book is essential reading not only for farriers but for veterinarians and horse enthusiasts in general. Indeed it is highly suited as a rich source of information for all who genuinely wish to understand the hoof and health problems of their horse. To understand the Whole Horse Concept is to understand horses.

Available from Nottingham University Press....