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by Ted S. Stashak 
in collaberation with Cherry Hill 

paperback; 448 pages; 500 photos & drawings

" In an effort to make a comprehensive lameness reference for horseowners, we started with the veterinary version, Adams' Lameness in Horses by Ted S. Stashak and condensed and updated it adding new sections and emphasizing the practical aspects of common lameness."   



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5 out of 5 starsQuarter Horse Journal 

"This is definitely a book you don't want to be without." 

5 out of 5 starsAnvil Magazine 

"Dr. Stashak has teamed with Ms. Hill to produce an exquisitely illustrated dissertation on equine lameness. This Guide is the best of the best."

5 out of 5 starsVery Practical!, January 14, 2002
Reviewer: A reader

I use this book all the time, not only through my university course work, but also now that I am teaching Equine classes. It covers bits of everything and has great diagrams and pictures. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about horse lameness.

5 out of 5 starsA must-have, November 12, 2001
Snoopy 2003, Portland, Maine

The Horseowner's Guide to Lameness could easily be the one and only book every horseperson will ever need on the subject.
From this book, readers can learn the details of skeletal and muscular equine anatomy through written description and excellent illustrations. Any imaginable lameness or unsoundness is covered here, with details of causes, symptoms, treatments and prognosis. The book also includes photos and x-rays to complete the picture.

The one downfall of this book is that it is rather technical. It is not written in layman's terms nor does it waste page space with extraneous words. As a reference to horse owners and riders this book is invaluable, but it does require a certain amount of familiarity with anatomy terminology in order for the user to reap the full benefits. However, for anyone who owns or cares for horses, The Horseowner's Guide to Lameness is a necessity.


Cherry Hill was the recipient of the
1994 American Farriers Association Journalism Award
for meritorious service in collecting, editing, and presenting information of interest to farriers
and she also received the
1992 American Horse Publications
First Place Award for Service to the Reader
for a series she wrote for the American Farriers Journal.

For more information on lameness see Horse Hoof Care and Maximum Hoof Power.

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