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The Sixth Edition of Adams & 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 & Stashak's Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner's bookshelf.
Concise table of contents:
List of Contributors
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Common Terminologies and Abbreviations
1. Functional Anatomy of the Equine Musculoskeletal System
2. Conformation and Movement
3. Examination for Lameness
4. Diagnostic Procedures
5. Lameness in the Extremities
6. Lameness Associated with the Axial Skeleton
7. Principles of Musculoskeletal Disease
8. Principles of Therapy for Lameness
9. Occupation-related Lameness Conditions
10. Miscellaneous Musculoskeletal Conditions
11. Lameness in the Young Horse
12. Foot Care and Farriery
Detailed table of contents:
List of Contributors.
Preface to the Sixth Edition.
Preface to the Fifth Edition.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
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 VALDÉS-MARTÍNEZ AND RICHARD D. PARK).
Ultrasound (W. RICH REDDING).
Nuclear Medicine (ALEJANDRO VALDÉS-MARTÍNEZ 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 Stifle (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 Therapy 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).
Gary M. Baxter, VMD, MS, is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
"This excellent text has developed well from the previous editions. It is, I suggest, without doubt still an essential addition to the bookcase of any practice that does a significant amount of equine work."
- Veterinary Practice, 1 November 2011
"The sixth edition of this classic will prove to be an excellent resource for equine practitioners, veterinary specialist trainees, and students [...] Dr. Baxter and his colleagues are to be congratulated on this outstanding book."
- Doody's, 15 July 2011
"The comprehensiveness of this work is little short of phenomenal. It is focused, extensively illustrated and would surely have no challengers to the title as the bible on equine lameness [...] Adams and Stashak have much to be proud of in this book, as does editor Baxter for his substantial input."
- Horsetalk, 23 June 2011
"This book remains a key text for equine clinicians, with particular strengths being the descriptive anatomy, summaries of diagnostic imaging techniques and the clarity of the diagnostic techniques presented, both in the text and on the DVD."
- Equine Veterinary Education, May 2011
"The latest version of this classic not only has updated content, but includes many colour photographs and illustrations as well as an accompanying DVD. The latter is an excellent 'how to [...] ' guide to equine lameness investigation, with excellent sections on perineural and intrasynovial injection techniques, which, in my opinion, is worth half the purchase price all by itself [...] this book remains an asset to all those with an interest in equine lameness."
- Veterinary Record, April 2011