The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine

The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine

by David R. Hodgson, Catherine McGowan, Kenneth McKeever
     
 

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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,

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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 to prepare 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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Editorial Reviews

Gordon J. Baker
This new textbook has the potential to fill a niche for information that bridges equine exercise physiology, clinical veterinary medicine, and the needs of the equine athlete owners and trainers. The authors rightly suggest that an understanding of the morphology and function of the major body systems involved in exercise together with recent research data should help practitioners and trainers produce fitter equine athletes with a reduction in musculoskeletal injuries. This text will be useful for veterinary practitioners involved with most aspects of equine athletic activities. The book is presented in clear text in two columns per page. The illustrations are an appropriate mixture of tables, figures, and black-and-white photographs. This text is strong in the content of the first section where structure and function are explained. It is less successful in the clinical sections. It is, however, a strong addition to the growing library of books on equine exercise physiology, clinics, and pathophysiology
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Reviewer: Gordon J. Baker, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS,Dip ACVS(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This new textbook has the potential to fill a niche for information that bridges equine exercise physiology, clinical veterinary medicine, and the needs of the equine athlete owners and trainers.
Purpose: The authors rightly suggest that an understanding of the morphology and function of the major body systems involved in exercise together with recent research data should help practitioners and trainers produce fitter equine athletes with a reduction in musculoskeletal injuries.
Audience: This text will be useful for veterinary practitioners involved with most aspects of equine athletic activities.
Features: The book is presented in clear text in two columns per page. The illustrations are an appropriate mixture of tables, figures, and black-and-white photographs.
Assessment: This text is strong in the content of the first section where structure and function are explained. It is less successful in the clinical sections. It is, however, a strong addition to the growing library of books on equine exercise physiology, clinics, and pathophysiology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323241922
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
File size:
23 MB
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