Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

Basic and clinical sciences of the equine athlete

By

  • Kenneth W Hinchcliff, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal), Professor and Dean of Veterinary Science The University of Melbourne
  • Andris Kaneps, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, DACVSMR, Owner, Kaneps Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Beverly, MA, USA
  • Raymond Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Nutrition (Honorary) Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

This unique resource provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with a detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. Provides a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training. The internationally renowned team of contributors has created the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4771-8


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

Section 1: Integrative physiology and exercise testing

Chapter 1 - The horse as an athlete

Chapter 2 - Laboratory exercise testing

Chapter 3 - Exercise testing in the field

Chapter 4 - Genetic basis of equine performance

Section 2: Musculoskeletal system

Chapter 5 - Epidemiology of orthopaedic diseases in athletic horses

Chapter 6 - Muscle physiology: responses to exercise and training

Chapter 7 - Muscle disorders of equine athletes

Chapter 8 - Skeletal physiology: responses to exercise and training

Chapter 9 - Tendon and ligament physiology

Chapter 10 - Biomechanics of locomotion in the athletic horse

Chapter 11 - Joint physiology: response to exercise and training

Chapter 12 - Kinematics of lameness

Chapter 13 - Diagnosis of lameness

Chapter 14 - Diseases of the foot

Chapter 15 - Distal limb: fetlock and pastern

Chapter 16 - Metacarpus/metatarsus

Chapter 17 - The carpus

Chapter 18 - Elbow and shoulder

Chapter 19 - Tarsus and stifle

Chapter 20 - Soft tissue: tendinitis and desmitis

Chapter 21 - Back and pelvis

Chapter 22 - Repetitive strain injuries of the skeleton in high performance equine athletes

Chapter 23 - Pharmacotherapy of the joint and tendon disease

Chapter 24 - Neurologic gait abnormalities in the athletic horse

Section 3: Respiratory system

Chapter 25 - Upper airway function of normal horses during exercise

Chapter 26 - Abnormalities of the upper airway

Chapter 27 - Lower airway function: response to exercise and training

Chapter 28 - Inflammatory diseases of the lower airway of athletic horses

Chapter 29 - Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH)

Chapter 30 - Viral respiratory disease in athletic horses

 

Section 4: Cardiovascular system

Chapter 31 - Heart and vessels: function during exercise and training adaptations

Chapter 32 - Diseases of the heart and vessels

Section 5: Metabolism and nutrition

Chapter 33 - Metabolic responses to exercise and training

Chapter 34 - Endocrine function during exercise and response to training

Chapter 35 - Endocrine and metabolic disorders of the equine athlete

Chapter 36 - Nutrition for the equine athlete: nutrient requirements and key principles in ration design

Chapter 37 - Nutrition for the equine athlete: above and beyond nutrient requirements

Section 6: Fluids and electrolytes

Chapter 38 - Body fluids and electrolytes: responses to exercise and training

Chapter 39 - Acid-base physiology at rest, during exercise and in response to training

Chapter 40 - Abnormalities of body fluids and electrolytes in athletic horses

Chapter 41 - Thermoregulation and exercise-associated heat illnesses

Section 7: Hematology and immunology

Chapter 42 - Hematologic and serum biochemical responses to exercise and training

Chapter 43 - Hematologic and biochemical abnormalities of athletic horses

Chapter 44 - Abnormalities of the erythron

Chapter 45 - Exercise and immunity in horses

Section 8: Gastrointestinal system

Chapter 46 - Effects of exercise on gastrointestinal function

Chapter 47 - Gastrointestinal diseases of athletic horses

Section 9: Veterinary management of the performance horse

Chapter 48 - Veterinary aspects of training Thoroughbred racehorses

Chapter 49 - Veterinary aspects of training horses used for harness racing (trotters and pacers)

Chapter 50 - Veterinary aspects of training event horses

Chapter 51 - Veterinary aspects of training dressage horses

Chapter 52 - Veterinary aspects of training and racing endurance horses

Chapter 53 -Veterinary aspects of training and competing polo horses

Chapter 54 - Veterinary aspects of training and competing Western performance horses

Chapter 55 - Veterinary aspects of training the showjumping horse

Chapter 56 - Veterinary aspects of the aged equine athlete

Chapter 57 - Anesthesia of the equine athlete

Chapter 58 - Emergency procedures and first aid for equine athletes

Chapter 59 - Reproductive management of the athletic horse

Chapter 60 - Examination of the equine athlete prior to purchase

Chapter 61 - International movements of athletic horses

Section 10: Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Chapter 62 - Manual therapy and exercise for athletic horses

Chapter 63 - Equine rehabilitation: chiropractic therapy for athletic horses

Chapter 64 - Physical treatment of the equine athlete

Appendix 1a - Reference ranges for red cell variables in athletic horses

Appendix 1b - Reference ranges for the leukogram of athletic horses

Appendix 2 - Reference ranges for serum biochemical variables in athletic horses

Index