Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses 6th Edition 

Adams And Stashak'S Lameness In Horses 6Th Edition Pdf

By Gary M. Baxter

Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses 6th Edition PDF 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 and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.

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Table of Contents

Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system

Anatomic nomenclature and usage

Thoracic limb


Axial components

Conformation and movement


Method of evaluation

Conformation components and traits


Examination for lameness

History, visual exam, palpation and manipulation

Evaluation of horses at work

Objective assessment of lameness


Perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia

Equine diagnostic acupuncture exam (DAPE)

Diagnostic procedures



Nuclear medicine

Magnetic resonance imaging

Computed tomography



Lameness in the extremities




Metacarpus and metatarsus


Antebrachium, elbow, and humerus

Shoulder and scapula

Tarsus and tibia


Femur and coxofemoral joint

Lameness Associated with the Axial Skeleton


Diseases of the sacroiliac region

Thoracolumbar spine

Neck and poll. Principles of musculoskeletal disease

Joint injuries and disease and osteoarthritis

Bone injuries and disease

Tendon and ligament injuries and disease

Muscle injuries and disease

Principles of Therapy for Lameness






Therapeutic trimming and shoeing


Acupuncture treatment of lameness and back pain

Manual therapy techniques

Rehabilitation/physical therapy

Occupation-related lameness conditions

Thoroughbred racehorse

Standardbred racehorse

Racing quarter horse

Endurance horse

Show/pleasure horses

Western performance horse

Jumping/dressage/eventing horses

Draft horse

Miscellaneous musculoskeletal conditions

Guidelines for prepurchase examinations

The poorly performing horse

Headshaking and bit-related problems

Stance and gait abnormalities caused by neurological disease

Evaluation of proper saddle fit

Prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal infections

Lameness in the young horse

The physis/physeal fractures

Epiphysitis/physitis/physeal dysplasia

Incomplete cuboidal bone ossification/juvenile spavin

Angular limb deformities (ALDs)

Flexural deformities


Lameness in foals

Cervical stenotic myelopathy (Wobbler syndrome)

Foot care and farriery

Basic foot care

Principles of trimming and shoeing

Farriery for common hoof problems

Natural balance trimming and shoeing

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