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A lifetime of soundness: the keys to optimal horse health, lameness rehabilitation and the high-performance barefoot horse
3rd edition (2000)

by Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells
Focuses on the environment (living conditions) which a horse needs in order to be healthy and on the hoof: its anatomy, physiology and diseases (lameness), their causes, prevention and the methods by which they can be healed. Also includes chapters on the functions of the hoof, horseshoes and the effects of shoeing, transition to barefoot and the basics of physiologically correct trimming.
Spiral-bound: 190 p. 214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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A lifetime of soundness: the keys to optimal horse health, lameness rehabilitation and the high-performance barefoot horse
4th edition (2010)

by Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells (Ed. & Trans.)
A guide for giving horses the prerequisites for a lifetime of soundness.
Spiral-bound: 196 p.214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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Metal in the mouth: the abusive effects of bitted bridles
1st edition (2003)

by W. Robert Cook, FRCVS, PhD, Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells (Ed. & Trans.)
Explains the damaging effects of placing a physiologically contra-indicated foreign body in the mouth of an exercising horse and introduces a viable alternative.
Spiral-bound: 138 p. 214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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Navicular no more: navicular syndrome demystified: causes, prevention, and holistic rehabilitation
1st edition (2012)

by Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells (Ed. & Trans.)
Provides the reader with the foundation for understanding disease, especially hoof problems and the possibilities for healing considering anatomy, physics, physiology, histology and behavioural science.Includes brief stories of rehabilitated horses.
Spiral-bound: 168 p. 214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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The secret of happy horses: an owner's guide to soundness, harmony and the nature of the horse
1st edition (2005)

by Sabine Kells
Explores the natural, common sense approach to horse care to achieve many happy, harmonious years with equine companions.
Spiral-bound: 184 p. 140 x 110 x 10mm
R230
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Shoeing: a necessary evil? Facts every horse owner should know about shoeing
2nd edition (2000)

by Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells (Ed. & Trans.)
Presents scientifically proven facts, as well as ancient and new knowledge on the topic of shoeing and hoof health.
Spiral-bound: 148 p. 214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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Who's afraid of founder? Laminitis demystified: causes, prevention, and holistic rehabilitation
1st edition (2003)

by Hiltrud Strasser Dr. med. Vet., PhD & Sabine Kells (Ed. & Trans.)
Introduces new methods to heal founder and laminitis. By respecting the laws of physics and the known properties and abilities of the tissues involved, it is possible to permanently heal coffin bone rotation or protrusion or other hoof problems.
Spiral-bound: 130 p. 214 x 143 x 16mm
R500
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