• A unique reference dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the equine neck and back

    Building on the strength of the first edition, Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition explores conditions and problems of the horse’s back and pelvis, and has been expanded to include coverage of the neck as well. This book is a vital tool for all those engaged in improving the diagnosis and management of horses with neck or back problems.

    The only book devoted to the conditions and problems of the equine neck, back and pelvis, it provides comprehensive coverage by international specialists on how to diagnose and treat problems in these areas. This updated and revised edition covers normal anatomy and kinematics, neck and back pathology, diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions, and complementary therapy and rehabilitation.

    Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for equine practitioners, specialists in equine surgery, veterinary nurses and allied professionals involved in treating horses. It is also an excellent supplementary text for veterinary students with a keen interest in horses.

  • List of Contributors ix

    1 The Normal Anatomy of the Neck 1
    David Bainbridge

    2 The Normal Anatomy of the Osseous and Soft Tissue Structures of the Back and Pelvis 9
    Leo B. Jeffcott, Jessica A. Kidd and David Bainbridge

    2.1 Normal Anatomy of the Osseous Structures 9

    2.2 Normal Anatomy of the Soft Tissue Structures of the Back 21

    2.3 Normal Anatomy of the Soft Tissue Structures of the Pelvis 30

    3 The Normal Anatomy of the Nervous System 39
    Constanze Fintl

    4 Kinematics 49
    Rene van Weeren

    5 Neurological Examination of the Back and Pelvis 73
    Constanze Fintl

    6 Clinical Examination 81
    Graham A. Munroe

    7 Radiography of the Cervical Spine 95
    Marianna Biggi, Gabriel Manso-Díaz and Renate Weller

    8 Radiography of the Back 107
    Frances M.D. Henson

    9 Nuclear Scintigraphy and Computed Tomography of the Neck, Back and Pelvis 121
    Sarah Powell

    10 Ultrasonography 143
    Mary Beth Whitcomb, Luis P. Lamas and Marcus Head

    10.1 Ultrasonography of the Thoracic Spine 143

    10.2 Ultrasonography of the Pelvis, Lumbar Spine and SacroIliac Region 149

    11 Thermography 165
    Tracy Turner

    12 Neck Pathology 175
    Richard Hepburn

    13 Back Pathology 195
    Adam Driver, Frances M.D. Henson, Jessica A. Kidd, Luis P. Lamas and Rob Pilsworth

    13.1 Traumatic damage 195

    13.2 Over Riding Dorsal Spinous Processes (‘Kissing Spines’) 208

    13.3 Miscellaneous Osseous Pathology 216

    13.4 Pathology of the Supraspinous and Dorsal Sacroiliac Ligaments 224

    14 Sacroiliac Dysfunction 239
    Leo B. Jeffcott

    15 Muscular Disorders 249
    Richard J. Piercy and Renate Weller

    16 Integrative and Physical Therapies 265
    Joyce Harman and Mimi Porter

    16.1 Integrative Therapies 265

    16.2 Physical Therapies 278

    17 Rehabilitation 283
    Mary Bromiley

    Index 297

  • Frances M.D. Henson is a Senior Lecturer in Equine Studies and Head of the Comparative Musculoskeletal Biology Group at the University of Cambridge, UK. Specialising in horses with back problems and poor performance, she takes referral cases from all over the country, and lectures to other equine veterinary surgeons on the back. Dr Henson is a RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics).

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