Table of Contents

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. 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. 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.