The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses builds on the book's reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner's bookshelf.
List of Contributors. Preface to the Sixth Edition. Preface to the Fifth Edition. Preface to the Fourth Edition. Acknowledgements. Common Terminologies and Abbreviations. 1. Functional Anatomy of the Equine Musculoskeletal System (ROBERT A. KAINER AND ANNA DEE FAILS). 2. Conformation and Movement (GARY M. BAXTER, TED S. STASHAK, AND CHERRY HILL). 3. Examination for Lameness. History, Visual Exam, Palpation, and Manipulation (GARY M. BAXTER AND TED S. STASHAK). Evaluation of Horses at Work (TERRY D. SWANSON). Objective Assessment of Lameness (KEVIN G. KEEGAN). Kinematics/Kinetics (KEVIN G. KEEGAN). Perineural and Intrasynovial Anesthesia (GARY M. BAXTER AND TED S. STASHAK). Equine Diagnostic Acupuncture Examination (DAPE) (KEVIN K. HAUSSLER AND GARY M. BAXTER). 4. Diagnostic Procedures. Radiology (ALEJANDRO VALDES-MARTINEZ AND RICHARD D. PARK). Ultrasound (W. RICH REDDING). Nuclear Medicine (ALEJANDRO VALDES-MARTINEZ AND PHILIP F. STEYN). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MICHAEL SCHRAMME AND W. RICH REDDING). Computed Tomography (ANTHONY P. PEASE AND W. RICH REDDING). Arthroscopy/Endoscopy/Bursoscopy (C. WAYNE MCILWRAITH). Thermography (TRACY A. TURNER). 5. Lameness in the Extremities. The Foot (GARY M. BAXTER AND TED S. STASHAK; JAMES K. BELKNAP AND ANDREW PARKS (LAMINITIS SECTION)). The Pastern (GARY M. BAXTER AND TED S. STASHAK). The Fetlock (ALICIA L. BERTONE). The Metacarpus and Metatarsus (ALICIA L. BERTONE). The Carpus (CHRIS KAWCAK). The Antebrachium, Elbow, and Humerus (JEREMY HUBERT AND TED S. STASHAK). The Shoulder and Scapula (JEREMY HUBERT AND TED S. STASHAK). The Tarsus and Tibia (KENNETH E. SULLINS). The Stifl e (KENNETH E. SULLINS (FEMOROPATELLAR JOINT) AND CHRIS KAWCAK (FEMOROTIBIAL JOINTS)). The Femur and Coxofemoral Joint (KENNETH E. SULLINS (FEMUR) AND GARY M. BAXTER (COXOFEMORAL JOINT)). 6. Lameness Associated with the Axial Skeleton (ROB VAN WESSUM). 7. Principles of Musculoskeletal Disease. Joint Injuries and Disease and Osteoarthritis (C. WAYNE MCILWRAITH). Bone Injuries and Disease (CHRIS KAWCAK AND GARY M. BAXTER). Tendon and Ligament Injuries and Disease (LAURIE R. GOODRICH). Muscle Injuries and Disease (STEPHANIE J. VALBERG). 8. Principles of Therapy for Lameness. Systemic/Parenteral (LAURIE R. GOODRICH). Topical/Local (LAURIE R. GOODRICH). Intrasynovial (LAURIE R. GOODRICH). Intralesional (LAURIE R. GOODRICH). Oral/Nutritional (NICOLAS S. ERNST AND TROY N. TRUMBLE). Therapeutic Trimming and Shoeing (ANDREW PARKS). Surgical (C. WAYNE MCILWRAITH). Acupuncture Treatment of Lameness and Back Pain (KEVIN K. HAUSSLER). Manual Th erapy Techniques (KEVIN K. HAUSSLER). Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy (NARELLE C. STUBBS). 9. Occupation-related Lameness Conditions. The Thoroughbred Racehorse (ROBERT J. HUNT AND FOSTER NORTHROP). The Standardbred Racehorse (KIMBERLY JOHNSTON AND FRANK A. NICKELS). The Racing Quarter Horse (NANCY L. GOODMAN). The Endurance Horse (TODD C. HOLBROOK). Show/Pleasure Horses (ELLIS G. FARSTVEDT). The Western Performance Horse (ROBIN M. DABAREINER). Jumping/Eventing/Dressage Horses (OMAR MAHER AND JACK R. SNYDER). The Draft Horse (JAN F. HAWKINS). 10. Miscellaneous Musculoskeletal Conditions. Guidelines for Prepurchase Examination (TERRY D. SWANSON). The Poorly Performing Horse (ROBIN M. DABAREINER). Headshaking and Bit-related Problems (DWIGHT G. BENNETT). Stance and Gait Abnormalities Caused by Neurological Disease (LUTZ S. GOEHRING). Evaluation of Proper Saddle Fit (KEVIN K. HAUSSLER). Prevention and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Infections (JEREMY HUBERT). 11. Lameness in the Young Horse. The Physis/Physeal Fractures (GARY M. BAXTER). Epiphysitis/Physitis/Physeal Dysplasia (GARY M. BAXTER). Incomplete Cuboidal Bone Ossification/Juvenile Spavin (GARY M. BAXTER). Angular Limb Deformities (ALDs) (GARY M. BAXTER). Flexural Deformities (GARY M. BAXTER). Osteochondrosis (C. WAYNE MCILWRAITH). Lameness in Foals (ROBERT J. HUNT). Cervical Stenotic Myelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome) (BONNIE R. RUSH). 12. Foot Care and Farriery. Basic Foot Care (STEPHEN E. O'GRADY). Principles of Trimming and Shoeing (STEPHEN E. O'GRADY). Farriery for Common Hoof Problems (STEPHEN E. O'GRADY). Natural Balance Trimming and Shoeing (GENE OVNICEK). Index.