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.
This classic revision of Adams' Lameness in Horses represents a detailed, comprehensive review of the development, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of lameness in horses. The book includes descriptions of the anatomy, physical features, and radiographic examination procedures, as well as nutrition, and the development of diseases.
This is an updated, practical version of Dr. Stashak's top selling book Adams' Lameness in Horses, 4th edition. The material is heavily illustrated and provides a hands-on guide to common clinical problems. The authors present important guidelines for decision making and preventive measures. This is a hands-on, authoritative resource that clearly differentiates between important and non-important clinical situations.
Accompanying DVD contains ... "additional anatomical images, video clips demonstrating key procedures, such as perineural and intrasynovial injections, and examples of lameness conditions in motion."--P.  of cover.
Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.
A comprehensive review of Therapeutic Farriery for the equine practitioner! Topics include: the importance of therapeutic farriery in equine practice, the biomechanics of the equine foot as it pertains to farriery, equine imaging: the framework for applying therapeutic farriery, the basics of farriery as a prelude to therapeutic farriery, therapeutic farriery: A veterinarian's perspective, therapeutic farriery: a farrier's prospective, farriery for the hoof with a low or under run heel, farriery for the hoof with sheared heels, disease of the hoof capsule: infections, white line disease, keratomas and canker, therapeutic farriery for the young horse, farriery for the hoof with a high heel or club foot, glue-on technology as a means to implement therapeutic farriery, understanding the mechanisms that leads to hoof capsule distortions as a basis for rational management, farriery for hoof wall defects: quarter cracks and toe cracks, treating laminitis: beyond the mechanics of trimming and shoeing, and more!
The equine practitioner will find this comprehensive issue packed with useful, important information on ambulatory practice. Topics include challenges of ambulatory practice, equipment considerations, client psychology and expectations, technology and the ambulatory practitioner, ambulatory medicine, ambulatory surgery and surgical referral, lameness in ambulatory practice, foot care and veterinarian/farrier relations, ophthalmology in ambulatory practice, reproduction in ambulatory practice, dermatology in ambulatory practice, wound care, wellness care, purchase exams and much more!
Understanding Equine Lameness defines the condition of lameness in a straightforward, accessible style. You will learn how the horse's front and rear legs are put together and how the horse moves. Also covered are the common causes of lameness and how they are diagnosed, treated, and prevented. Original illustrations and photographs enhance the text.
An important review on advances in imaging for the equine practitioner! Chapters include an algorithm approach to imaging, advances in computed and digital radiography, advances in ultrasound, advances in nuclear medicine, advances in computed tomography and use of contrast, advances in magnetic resonance imaging, imaging of articular cartilage, computed tomography arthrography of the stifle with comparison to other diagnostic modalities, imaging of proximal suspensory ligament disease, the value of recheck imaging examinations, how does MRI impact case management?, the use of contrast MRI, correlation of imaging findings (Rads, Nuc Med, CT, MRI) in thoroughbred racehorses, and much more!