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Hoof & Leg Anatomy, Conformation
& Function

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 Apparatus Dysfunction.

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.

ArrowNormal 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!)


ArrowAcute 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!)


ArrowA 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.)


ArrowA gallery of photos and diagrams of hoof structure, conformations and conditions, courtesy of Rusty Freeman.


ArrowEquine Suspensory Ligament Dysfunction (This is a great section devoted to a very important subject about which most people know almost nothing.)


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.

ArrowUniversity of PA Large Animal Radiology Project


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