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Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse
     

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse

by Michael W. Ross, Sue J. Dyson
 

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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes

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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities.

This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included.

  • 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.

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3 Stars from Doody
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Reviewer: Eric Ryan Carlson, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book provides in-depth coverage of equine lameness, including diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. This book stems from and adds significantly to the first edition of 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate readers on the current concepts of equine lameness.
Audience: It is written for mixed animal and equine veterinarians, residents, and students. The author is an authority on equine lameness.
Features: The book covers the ins and outs of equine lameness. What the book does best is cover the current literature in depth.
Assessment: This is by far the best book on equine lameness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437711769
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/11/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1424
File size:
41 MB
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