Equine Lameness for the Layman
Tools for Prompt Recognition, Accurate Assessment, and Proactive Management
Whether first time horse owner or seasoned professional, you are guaranteed to come away with a detailed, systematic, and comprehensive method for a happier, healthier equine partner.
Lameness is the most common cause of poor performance in the horse. This makes management of his soundness over the long term integral to both his general well being and his ability to participate in recreational and competitive activities.
Unfortunately, most equine caretakers are unable to perceive abnormal movement in the horse, extending the period between the onset of a problem and its eventual treatment, and the longer an issue is allowed to persist, the greater the chance that it will progress. Many equine veterinarians also find it difficult to visually decipher lameness, which leads to lengthy, expensive, and often inaccurate diagnostic work ups. It is with these two key audiences in mind that Dr. Bob Grisel has created a book unlike any other.
With hundreds of illustrations, dozens of charts, and links (via scannable QR codes within the book) to online videos of explanatory case studies, readers are given a complete course in observing, identifying, and decoding equine lameness. Dr. Grisel helps you interpret what is seen, plain and simple (no need for medical knowledge of equine anatomy and pathology).
Reviews for Equine Lameness for the Layman
No broad-brush overview, Equine Lameness for the Layman is a veterinary text sweetened with helpful illustrations and such plain-language descriptions as ‘right front non-weight-bearing lameness looks as if the horse is dragging a brick with a right front pastern.
Should be required reading for anyone who works with horses: veterinarians, blacksmiths, trainers, massage therapists, etc. It is a one-of-a-kind deconstruction of equine lameness.
A massive amount of shared knowledge presented in a very easy to follow non-vet school manner… Love the interactive video QR codes throughout the book that provide great visual help to go along with the text. Highly recommended for any horse owner or horse health practitioner. This is a book you will use time and time again.
Catskill Horse Magazine