Key Features

  • High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis
  • Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions
  • In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses
  • Explores the use of complementary therapies

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 ath

Details

No. of pages:
1320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Print ISBN:
9780702047718
Electronic ISBN:
9780702065637