|By Dr. James Rooney
The Hind Leg & Back covers injuries to the hip, stifle, hock and back are all covered in detail. Dr. Rooney explains why many diagnoses of hind end lameness are incorrect and why rest, drugs or surgery might not always be the best cure.
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.