Thursday, May 25, 2017

What's on your screen? Update on Professor Chris Pollitt's Illustrated Horse's Foot Web Site and Book

animation on Dr Pollitt's website

There's been a secret in the hoof world for the past year, and it's time to make sure that you know about it.

When Professor Chris Pollitt's new reference book, The Illustrated Horse's Foot, debuted in 2016, the detailed illustrations stole the show--and all the publicity. But was some of the message lost?

Few people seem to be aware that buying the book doesn't limit the reader to 272 pages of anatomy and hoof function information. It also includes exclusive privileges for access to a private website assembled by Professor Pollitt, with animations, videos, and cases.

On this page, you'll find information on the book and website, along with ordering information to purchase the book/website at the original introductory price.

Illustrated Horse's Foot book and website ad
Click here to order the book and website access.

About the book

Twenty years sounds like a long time. That's how long it's been since Professor Pollitt's first major reference book, The Color Atlas of the Horse's Foot, was published. At this point it is almost impossible to find a copy, new or used, but it is still the book that people want more than any other.

It would have been simple enough for Professor Pollitt to just update the original Color Atlas. Many people have ordered the new book assuming that it would be that update. After all, you don't mess with success.

Or do you?

If you're talented and brilliant and brave, you are more likely to look for a new challenge--and convince one of the largest academic publishers in the world to take a chance on something new.

The biggest difference between the two books is that each has inverse contents of the other.

The Color Atlas began with an anatomy section. It was a diving board into many chapters on individual hoof problems and diseases, especially laminitis.

Illustrated Horse's Foot book and website
An introductory screen for the private website that comes with the book. The videos and animations (in the center of the screen) can be enlarged to full screen.

The Illustrated Horse's Foot is largely a micro examination of anatomy, with a few chapters detailing specific hoof conditions and cases.

Here is the table of contents of the book:

Table of Contents Illustrated Horse's Foot

Dr. Pollitt's companion website table of contents:

1. The Hoof Capsule media files
2. The Mimics Anatomical Models media files
3. The Suspensory Apparatus of the Distal Phalanx media files
4. The Circulatory System media files
5. Bones media files
6. Joints media files
7. Laminitis media files
8. Navicular Disease media files
9. Severe Mid-Line Toe Crack Thoroughbred Mare media files
10. Ossification of the Ungular Cartilages media files

Hopefully, this clears up the confusion, and if you own the book, please do follow the steps in it to access the website--and let your friends and colleagues look over your shoulder. There's a lot to see and share there.


Click here to go to order page for easy ordering directly from Hoofcare Publishing. Cost $169. Telephone orders: Call 978 281 3222 during business hours.

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