The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine

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Overview

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.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323241922
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

Section I: Structure Considerations in Equine Sports Medicine 1. An Overview of Performance and Sports Medicine 2. Comparative Aspects of Exercise Physiology Section II: Physiology of Exercise and Performance 3. Energetic Considerations of Exercise  4. Nutrition of the Performance Horse 5. Hematology and Biochemistry 6. Physiology of Acid-Base Balance and Fluid Shifts with Exercise 7. Endocrine and Immune Responses to Exercise and Training 8. Thermoregulation 9. The Respiratory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training 10. Transport of Horses 11. The Cardiovascular System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training 12. Muscle: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training 13. Tendon, Ligament, Bone, and Cartilage: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training 14. Age and Disuse in Athletes: Effects of Detraining, Spelling, Injury, and Age Section III: Biomechanics/Kinematics and Performance 15. Conformation 16. The Biomechanics of Equine Locomotion 17. Kinematics of the Equine Back and Pelvis 18. Functional Biomechanics: The Effect of the Rider and Track Section IV: Practical Exercise Physiology 19. Training Regimens: Physiologic Adaptations to Training 20. Training Tthe Thoroughbred Racehorse 21. Training Standardbred Trotters and Pacers 22. Training Endurance Horses 23. Training the Event Horse 24. Dressage Tests, Movements, and Training: A Primer  25. Training Show Jumpers 26. Training the Working Horse 27. Training the Racing Quarterhorse 28. Evaluation of Performance Potential 29. Clinical Exercise Testing and Investigation of Poor Performance

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