This handy pocket guide evolved from our very first product, a series of hoof anatomy postcards.
These high quality, full color, over-sized (8.5"x 5.5") hoof anatomy postcards proved to be a fantastic teaching tool for vets, farriers and trimmers, however the individual cards were tricky to keep track of.
Just prior to attending the International Hoof Summit in 2013, Paige had the clever idea of binding them together into a booklet which went on to be an outstanding hit. And so the Distal Limb Pocket Guide was born!
This portable teaching tool is invaluable aid in educating your clients on the basics of the distal limb and hoof which in turn inspires trust and confidence in your ability to help their beloved horse.
Demonstrating and sharing knowledge is vital to the health and longevity of your business and having this handy resource at your fingertips will help you achieve this goal.
Featuring careful dissections and crystal clear photography, along with a high level of attention to detail in the design, this Guide provides a level
of professionalism that far surpasses the norm.
Printed on 130-lb, glossy card stock with a full-color front and back, this Guide is both rigid and durable. The spiral binding makes for ease of use and portability.
Available in both English and German.
Now also available as a Digital Book (eBook) that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device.
Distal Limb - Updated!
Here the distal limb has been dissected to show the bones and tendons of the lower leg.
The structures are clearly labelled.
Particularly useful when discussing issues relating to the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon and Suspensory Ligaments.
Also available as a poster
The Phalangeal Bones: P1, P2 and P3 (long pastern, short pastern, coffin bone and navicular bone) are shown in lateral and dorsal views to demonstrate their relationship to each other.
There is also a sagittal view of the bones placed back on the sole to illustrate the location of the bones within the hoof.
Particularly useful when conveying how P3 is the foundation of the front of the hoof and hence why the hoof is the shape that it is.
Outer Sole - NEW!
Designed to show the basic sole anatomy to help when explaining the different aspects of the hoof.
The Sole - Updated!
Here the sole has been removed to show both the sole corium and live sole.
Particularly useful to explain the importance of developing a healthy sole and the sole's role in protecting the bottom of the hoof from stone bruises.
The healthy frog is vital to the function of the hoof.
These dissections show both external and internal views of the frog and frog stay, which clearly illustrate how robust a healthy frog is.
Central Sulcus Thrush
In comparison, these dissections show a thrush-ridden frog and frog stay, which clearly illustrates how devastating thrush can be.
Particularly useful in educating owners about the importance of frog management and how a seemingly small central sulcus crack can hide the true destruction of the frog stay.
Here the hoof capsule has been dissected. The hoof wall has been removed to reveal the stunning beauty of the sensitive lamina underneath.
This dissection Illustrates the relationship of the hoof wall and laminae.
Particularly useful when discussing Laminitis and the importance of the hoof wall and bone connection.
Laminitis - NEW!
Anatomy dissection of a "healthy" hoof compared to a rotated hoof depicting how the structures get displaced with severe laminitis. Includes xrays of both hooves.
Very useful to drive home the impact laminitis has on the equine hoof.
Digital Pulse - Updated!
This dissection shows the anatomy of the lower leg and pinpoints the location of the veins, arteries and nerves. The dissections, paired with live horse legs, provide clear, simple instruction to aid in locating the digital pulse.
This is 'must have' knowledge for all clients who have horses with laminitis. Monitoring the digital pulses helps effectively manage the laminitic horse to help prevent the devastating effects of founder.
Available in English and German - $20
Buy five guides for $75 and save $5 per book - perfect for selling on to clients.
Instant download to your computer or any mobile device - $15