Helping you to apply many different diagnostic tools, "Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, 2nd Edition" explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Written by an international team of authors led by Mike Ross and Sue Dyson, this resource describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types. It emphasizes accurate and systematic observation and clinical examination, with in-depth descriptions of diagnostic analgesia, radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, thermography, and surgical endoscopy. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition includes a companion website with 47 narrated video clips demonstrating common forelimb and hindlimb lameness as well as gait abnormalities.
1. Lameness Examination: Historical Perspective 2. Lameness in Horses: Basic Facts Before Starting 3. Anamnesis (History) 4. Conformation and Lameness 5. Observation: Symmetry and Posture 6. Palpation 7. Movement 8. Manipulation 9. Applied Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System 10. Diagnostic Analgesia 11. Neurological Examination and Neurological Conditions Causing Gait Deficits 12. Unexplained Lameness 13. Assessment of Acute-Onset, Severe Lameness 14. The Swollen Limb 15. Radiography and Radiology 16. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Equine Limb: Technique 17. Ultrasonographic Examination of the Joints 18. Ultrasound and Orthopedic (Non-Articular) Disease 19. Nuclear Medicine 20. Computed Tomography 21. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 22. Gait Analysis for the Quantification of Lameness 23. Arthroscopic Examination 24. Tenoscopy and Bursoscopy 25. Themography: Use in Equine Lameness 26. Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and Its Effect on Lameness 27. The Foot and Shoeing 28. Trauma to the Sole and Wall 29. Functional Anatomy of the Palmar Aspect of the Foot 30. Navicular Disease 31. Fracture of the Navicular Bone and Congenital Bipartite Navicular Bone 32. Primary Lesions of the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Within the Hoof Capsule 33. The Distal Phalanx and Distal Interphalangeal Joint 34. Laminitis 35. The Proximal and Middle Phalanges and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint 36. The Metacarpophalangeal Joint 37. The Metacarpal Region 38. The Carpus 39. The Antebrachium 40. The Elbow, Brachium, and Shoulder 41. The Hind Foot and Pastern 42. The Metatarsophalangeal Joint 43. The Metatarsal Region 44. The Tarsus 45. The Crus 46. The Stifle 47. The Thigh 48. Mechanical and Neurological Lameness in the Forelimbs and Hindlimbs 49. Diagnosis and Management of Pelvic Fractures in the Thoroughbred Racehorse 50. Lumbosacral and Pelvic Injuries in Sports and Pleasure Horses 51. Diagnosis and Management of Sacroiliac Joint Injuries 52. The Thoracolumbar Spine 53. The Cervical Spine and Soft Tissues of the Neck 54. Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis 55. The Role of Nutrition in Developmental Orthopedic Disease: Nutritional Management 56. Diagnosis and Management of Osteochondrosis and Osseous Cyst-like Lesions 57. Physitis 58. Angular Limb Deformitis 59. Flexural Limb Deformity in Foals 60. Cervical Stenotic Myelopathy 61. Osteoarthritis 62. Markers of Osteoarthritis: Implications for Early Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pathology and Effects of Therapy 63. Gene Therapy 64. Models of Equine Joint Disease 65. Infectious Arthritis 66. Non-infectious Arthritis 67. Joint Conditions 68. Pathophysiology of Tendon Injury 69. Superficial Digital Flexor Tendonitis 70. The Deep Digital Flexor Tendon 71. Desmitis of the Accessory Ligament of the Deep Digital Flexor Tendon 72. The Suspensory Apparatus 73. Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors 74. Diseases of the Digital Synovial Sheath, Palmar Annular Ligament, and Digital Annular Ligaments 75. The Carpal Canal and The Carpal Synovial Sheath 76. The Tarsal Sheath 77. Extensor Tendon Injury 78. Curb 79. Bursae and Other Soft Tissue Swellings 80. Other Soft Tissue Injuries 81. Tendon Lacerations 82. Soft Tissue Injuries of the Pastern 83. Skeletal Muscle and Lameness 84. Principles and Practice of Joint Disease Treatment 85. Analgesia and Hindlimb Lameness 86. Bandaging, Splinting, and Casting 87. External Skeletal Fixation 88. Counterirritation 89. Cryotherapy 90. Radiation Therapy 91. Rest and Rehabilitation 92. Acupuncture Channel Palpation and Understanding Musculoskeletal Pain 93. Chiropractic Evaluation and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders 94. Physiotherapy Including Therapeutic use of Ultrasound, Lasers, Tens and Electromagnetics 95. Osteopathic Treatment of the Axial Skeleton of the Horse 96. Shock Wave Therapy 97. Poor Performance and Lameness 98. Experiences Using a High Speed Treadmill to Evaluate Lameness 99. The Sales Yearling 100. Pathophysiology and Clinical Diagnosis of Cortical and Subchondral Bone Injury 101. Biochemical Markers of Bone Cell Activity 102. Part 1: The Bucked Shin Complex and Surgical Management 103. The On-the-Track Catastrophe in the Thoroughbred Racehorse 104. Catastrophic Breakdowns 105. Track Surfaces and Lameness: Epidemiological Aspects of Racehorse Injury 106. The North American Thoroughbred 107. The European Thoroughbred 108. Standardbreds 109. Part 1: The European Standardbred Part 2: The Australasian Standardbred 110. The Racing Quarterhorse 111. The Racing Arabian 112. The National Hunt Racehorse, Point to Point Horse, and Timber Racing Horse 113. The Finnish Horse and Other Scandinavian Cold-Blooded Trotters 114. The Prepurchase Examination of the Performance Horse 115. The Show Jumper 116. The Dressage Horse 117. The Three-day Event Horse 118. The Endurance Horse 119. The Polo Pony 120. The Western and European Performance Horses 121. Walking Horses 122. Saddlebreds 123. The Arabian and Half-Arabian Show Horse 124. The Driving Horse 125. Draft Horses 126. The Pony 127. Breeding Stallions and Broodmares 128. The Foal 129. The Pleasure Riding Horse