Recognizing and Treating the Horse's Most Common Ailment
By Equine Research
(Lyons Press, Paperback, 9781592286676, 1048pp.)
Publication Date: April 2005
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Lameness, one of the most common and most troublesome of all equine ailments, remains the primary reason why horses are unable to fulfill their potential and their riders' and trainers' expectations. More preparation time is lost, more competitions are missed, and more careers are prematurely ended because of lameness than any other condition.
This book analyzes the causes, diagnoses, and management of the myriad causes of lameness:
--Defining and identifying the lame leg; spotting gait abnormalities and non-muscular causes; physical examinations and evaluations; diagnostic tools and other tests; the role of the veterinarian and farrier in pre-purchase examinations.
--Physical therapies; the applicability of rest, medications, and other veterinary procedures.
--Hoof conformation and shoeing options.
--Joint, bone, muscle, and tendon and ligament problems.
--Neurological, dermatological, and developmental orthopedic causes of lameness.
--Treatment of specific conditions to the foot, pastern and fetlock, cannon and splint bones, knee, upper foreleg, hock, upper hind leg, and back.
No other book covers this vital subject in such a comprehensive and understandable fashion. For that reason, no other book deserves a more prominent place on the shelf of anyone who owns, trains, rides, or drives horses.
Equine Research is a respected publisher of horse-related academic and popular books. Its reference works include the contributions of this country's most authoritative veterinarians and other experts in their respective fields.
"What a terrific book: Don't be put off by its girth - it's very readable, easy to use, and interesting to flip through."--Horseman's Yankee Pedlar
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