|By Dollar & Wheatley
This classic horseshoeing book was originally published in 1898 in Edinburgh, Scotland for the horseshoer and veterinarian. A Handbook of Horseshoeing is divided into 3 sections. The first section, Structure of the foot covers the bones, ligaments, locomotion, tissues, blood vessels, structure and function of the foot. The second section, Horses foot in relation to shoeing covers shoeing of healthy feet including materials used, varieties of shoes used & forging shoes, conformation, using pads and treatment of unshod hoofs. The final section, Shoeing of diseased feet and of lame horses covers inflammation, deformities & diseases of the hoof and solutions & corrective horseshoeing. This book also has information on special shoeing for hacks, hunters, race horses, trotters, carriage/cart/omnibus horses and an appendix on shoeing of oxen.
552 pages, 403 illustrations. Hardbound