|By Dr. James Rooney
The Front Leg, covers common injuries to the shoulder, knee, cannon bone, fetlock, pastern and hoof. Fractures, muscle strains, tendon and ligament damage are all described in a way that is easy to understand.
Dr. James Rooney is the former Director of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. He has devoted his career to studying the biomechanics of horses and has applied what he has learned to determine the causes of lameness and how to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries. Using a live horse, a skelton, and various dissections, Dr. Rooney takes you inside the horse and demonstrates how the horse it is built to move and how conformation faults, fatigue and heavy demands compromise soundness.