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Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, 2e - Michael W. Ross

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, 2e

Hardcover Published: 11th November 2010
ISBN: 9781416060697
Number Of Pages: 1424

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Helping you to apply many different diagnostic tools, Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, 2nd Edition explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Written by an international team of authors led by Mike Ross and Sue Dyson, this resource describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types. It emphasizes accurate and systematic observation and clinical examination, with in-depth descriptions of diagnostic analgesia, radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, thermography, and surgical endoscopy. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition includes a companion website with 47 narrated video clips demonstrating common forelimb and hindlimb lameness as well as gait abnormalities.

  • Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse.

  • Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis.

  • An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis.

  • Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities.

  • Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis.

  • Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world.

  • A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors.

  • A full-color insert shows thermography images.

  • Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment.

  • Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

  • A companion website includes 47 narrated video clips of gait abnormalities, including typical common syndromes as well as rarer and atypical manifestations of lameness and neurological dysfunction, with commentary by author/editors Mike Ross and Sue Dyson.

  • References on the companion website are linked to the original abstracts on PubMed.

Lameness Examination: Historical Perspective
Lameness in Horses: Basic Facts Before Starting
Anamnesis (History)
Conformation and Lameness
Observation: Symmetry and Posture
Applied Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Diagnostic Analgesia
Neurological Examination and Neurological Conditions Causing Gait Deficits
Unexplained Lameness
Assessment of Acute-Onset, Severe Lameness
The Swollen Limb
Radiography and Radiology
Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Equine Limb: Technique
Ultrasonographic Examination of the Joints
Ultrasound and Orthopedic (Non-Articular) Disease
Nuclear Medicine
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Gait Analysis for the Quantification of Lameness
Arthroscopic Examination
Tenoscopy and Bursoscopy
Themography: Use in Equine Lameness
Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and Its Effect on Lameness
The Foot and Shoeing
Trauma to the Sole and Wall
Functional Anatomy of the Palmar Aspect of the Foot
Navicular Disease
Fracture of the Navicular Bone and Congenital Bipartite Navicular Bone
Primary Lesions of the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Within the Hoof Capsule
The Distal Phalanx and Distal Interphalangeal Joint
The Proximal and Middle Phalanges and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
The Metacarpophalangeal Joint
The Metacarpal Region
The Carpus
The Antebrachium
The Elbow, Brachium, and Shoulder
The Hind Foot and Pastern
The Metatarsophalangeal Joint
The Metatarsal Region
The Tarsus
The Crus
The Stifle
The Thigh
Mechanical and Neurological Lameness in the Forelimbs and Hindlimbs
Diagnosis and Management of Pelvic Fractures in the Thoroughbred Racehorse
Lumbosacral and Pelvic Injuries in Sports and Pleasure Horses
Diagnosis and Management of Sacroiliac Joint Injuries
The Thoracolumbar Spine
The Cervical Spine and Soft Tissues of the Neck
Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis
The Role of Nutrition in Developmental Orthopedic Disease: Nutritional Management
Diagnosis and Management of Osteochondrosis and Osseous Cyst-like Lesions
Angular Limb Deformitis
Flexural Limb Deformity in Foals
Cervical Stenotic Myelopathy
Markers of Osteoarthritis: Implications for Early Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pathology and Effects of Therapy
Gene Therapy
Models of Equine Joint Disease
Infectious Arthritis
Non-infectious Arthritis
Joint Conditions
Pathophysiology of Tendon Injury
Superficial Digital Flexor Tendonitis
The Deep Digital Flexor Tendon
Desmitis of the Accessory Ligament of the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon
The Suspensory Apparatus
Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors
Diseases of the Digital Synovial Sheath, Palmar Annular Ligament, and Digital Annular Ligaments
The Carpal Canal and The Carpal Synovial Sheath
The Tarsal Sheath
Extensor Tendon Injury
Bursae and Other Soft Tissue Swellings
Other Soft Tissue Injuries
Tendon Lacerations
Soft Tissue Injuries of the Pastern
Skeletal Muscle and Lameness
Principles and Practice of Joint Disease Treatment
Analgesia and Hindlimb Lameness
Bandaging, Splinting, and Casting
External Skeletal Fixation
Radiation Therapy
Rest and Rehabilitation
Acupuncture Channel Palpation and Understanding Musculoskeletal Pain
Chiropractic Evaluation and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Physiotherapy Including Therapeutic use of Ultrasound, Lasers, Tens and Electromagnetics
Osteopathic Treatment of the Axial Skeleton of the Horse
Shock Wave Therapy
Poor Performance and Lameness
Experiences Using a High Speed Treadmill to Evaluate Lameness
The Sales Yearling
Pathophysiology and Clinical Diagnosis of Cortical and Subchondral Bone Injury
Biochemical Markers of Bone Cell Activity
Part 1: The Bucked Shin Complex and Surgical Management
The On-the-Track Catastrophe in the Thoroughbred Racehorse
Catastrophic Breakdowns
Track Surfaces and Lameness: Epidemiological Aspects of Racehorse Injury
The North American Thoroughbred
The European Thoroughbred
Part 1: The European Standardbred
Part 2: The Australasian Standardbred
The Racing Quarterhorse
The Racing Arabian
The National Hunt Racehorse, Point to Point Horse, and Timber Racing Horse
The Finnish Horse and Other Scandinavian Cold-Blooded Trotters
The Prepurchase Examination of the Performance Horse
The Show Jumper
The Dressage Horse
The Three-day Event Horse
The Endurance Horse
The Polo Pony
The Western and European Performance Horses
Walking Horses
The Arabian and Half-Arabian Show Horse
The Driving Horse
Draft Horses
The Pony
Breeding Stallions and Broodmares
The Foal
The Pleasure Riding Horse
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ISBN: 9781416060697
ISBN-10: 1416060693
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1424
Published: 11th November 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.6  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 3.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised