Hoof & Leg Anatomy, Conformation
In this section you will find the most
comprehensive and complete collection of hoof and leg diagrams and
cross-sections available on the Web, as well as a section on Equine Suspensory
These diagrams and charts are presented for
educational purposes only, to be viewed online. You will probably notice that
the finer details and labels on a lot of the diagrams are not "crystal clear."
This has been done on purpose, to discourage the downloading and printing of
these diagrams. The companies who own the copyright to these diagrams and
photos have graciously allowed us to display them here, for your benefit. We
urge you to contact the individual companies and purchase their publications if
you desire copies of these diagrams.
Normal Hoof & Leg Cross-Section (This is a large photo,
and you should expect it to take between 2 and 4 minutes to download. But it's
worth the wait!)
Acute Founder Hoof Cross-Section (This is a large photo, and
you should expect it to take between 2 and 4 minutes to download. But it's
worth the wait!)
A gallery of diagrams and cross-sections from the "Illustrated Atlas
of Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse." (An awesome
collection of inestimable educational value.)
A gallery of photos and diagrams of hoof structure, conformations and
conditions, courtesy of Rusty Freeman.
Equine Suspensory Ligament Dysfunction (This is a great
section devoted to a very important subject about which most people know almost
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine -
Large Animal Radiology division, is working on a spectacular project, with
dozens of radiographs clearly showing various hoof and leg conditions. At the
present time the project is not actually residing in The Farrier & Hoofcare
Resource Center itself, so a direct link has been provided to the University of
Pennsylvania's Web Site. To make it easy for you to return to The Resource
Center, a link will remain at the bottom of your browser window.
University of PA Large Animal Radiology Project