Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

6. Palpation

7. Movement

8. Manipulation

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

34. Laminitis

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

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Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455757695
eBook ISBN:
9781437711769
Print ISBN:
9781416060697

About the authors

Michael Ross

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA

Sue Dyson

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Clinical Orthopaedics, Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk, England