- 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.
1. Lameness Examination: Historical Perspective
2. Lameness in Horses: Basic Facts Before Starting
3. Anamnesis (History)
4. Conformation and Lameness
5. Observation: Symmetry and Posture
9. Applied Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
10. Diagnostic Analgesia
11. Neurological Examination and Neurological Conditions Causing Gait Deficits
12. Unexplained Lameness
13. Assessment of Acute-Onset, Severe Lameness
14. The Swollen Limb
15. Radiography and Radiology
16. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Equine Limb: Technique
17. Ultrasonographic Examination of the Joints
18. Ultrasound and Orthopedic (Non-Articular) Disease
19. Nuclear Medicine
20. Computed Tomography
21. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
22. Gait Analysis for the Quantification of Lameness
23. Arthroscopic Examination
24. Tenoscopy and Bursoscopy
25. Themography: Use in Equine Lameness
26. Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and Its Effect on Lameness
27. The Foot and Shoeing
28. Trauma to the Sole and Wall
29. Functional Anatomy of the Palmar Aspect of the Foot
30. Navicular Disease
31. Fracture of the Navicular Bone and Congenital Bipartite Navicular Bone
32. Primary Lesions of the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Within the Hoof Capsule
33. The Distal Phalanx and Distal Interphalangeal Joint
35. The Proximal and Middle Phalanges and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
36. The Metacarpophalangeal Joint
37. The Metacarpal Region
38. The Carpus
39. The Antebrachium
40. The Elbow, Brachium, and Shoulder
41. The Hind Foot and Pastern
42. The Metatarsophalangeal Joint
43. The Metatarsal Region
44. The Tarsus