The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine / Edition 1

The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine / Edition 1

by David R. Hodgson, Reuben J. Rose
     
 

Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging,

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Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation. Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, with a panel of highly qualified contributing authors.

  • Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada.
  • The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete.
  • Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study.

  • NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition.
  • NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance.
  • UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete.
  • NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum.
  • NEW rehabilitation techniques help toprepare the equine athlete for a return to the job.
  • Two NEW authors, Dr. Catherine McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721637594
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
497
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 10.62(h) x 1.17(d)

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Table of Contents

1An Overview of Performance and Sports Medicine3
2Comparative Aspects of Exercise Physiology13
3Biomechanics, Gait, and Conformation27
4Energetics and Performance49
5Hematology and Biochemistry63
6The Respiratory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training79
7The Cardiovascular System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training129
8Muscle Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training145
9Thermoregulation181
10Nutrition and the Athletic Horse205
11Evaluation of Performance Potential231
12Clinical Exercise Testing245
13Investigation of Poor Performance259
14ADiagnostic Imaging in the Athletic Horse: Radiology267
14BDiagnostic Imaging in the Athletic Horse: Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography297
14CDiagnostic Imaging in the Athletic Horse: Scintigraphy327
15Lameness: Approaches to Therapy and Rehabilitation343
16Transport Stress371
17ATraining Regimens: Physiologic Adaptations to Training379
17BTraining Regimens: Overview387
17CTraining Thoroughbred Racehorses393
17DTraining Standardbred Trotters and Pacers399
17ETraining Endurance Horses409
17FTraining the Event Horse419
17GTraining Show Jumpers429
18Drugs and Performance439
Index469

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