• This is an expanded and updated edition of this bestselling book. The authors, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging, and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse. The new edition has been restructured, there is a new chapter on mobilisation and stretching, along with 61 new illustrations. This subtle and original book is of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders and trainers.

  • Contents



    Part 1: Basic Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Concepts of neuromuscular physiology

    2. Anatomy and basic biomechanics concepts

    Part 2: The equine athlete

    3. general points concerning the young horse

    4. Communication and relaxation

    Part 3: Physiotherapeutic methods and techniques

    5. The techniques of massage

    6. Mobilization and stretching

    7. Electrotherapy and Ultrasound

    Part 4: Treatment of commonly encountered lesions

    8. Common lesions in joints, tendons and muscles

    Part 5: Treatment specific to the various anatomical areas of the body

    9. Treatment by anatomical area

    10. Preparing muscles for specific competition References


  • Jean-Marie Denoix

    Professor, DVM, Phd, Assoc. LA-ECVDI, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) President

    Dr. Denoix of the CIRALE (Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections) in Normandy, France is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer. Dr. Denoix is a founder and current president of ISELP and was also the 2006 recipient of the Schering Plough Equine Research Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association for outstanding applied research work in Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Jean-Marie has been the invited speaker at many international meetings in more than 30 countries around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.