Thursday, August 11, 2011

Encyclopedia of Farriery Appendix: Plate Closure.

   The tradition of including an appendix of illustrations in the Millwater dictionaries arose from the simple fact that, when we did the first Pocket Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language, we didn't have the wherewithal to incorporate illustrations into the main body of the book text.

   Even though we've had in-text illustrations in the last several editions, we've kept the appendix as well.  It does allow for full-page images, after all.  We've kept the same pages since 1994, but upgraded the illustration quality several times.

   For Millwater's Farriery: The Illustrated Dictionary of Horseshoeing and Hoofcare, we're going to add some pages to the appendix.  Including this one (much higher resolution in the book, of course)...  The closure of the epiphyseal plates is relevant to making permanent adjustments in stance, and understanding why physically over-stressing young horses can be so detrimental.

Approximate Epiphyseal Closure.

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