Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment

Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment providing comprehensive coverage by international specialists. Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment is the first book to explore conditions and problems of the horses back and pelvis, which are often difficult to diagnose and treat. The importance of the horse’s back to their function and athletic ability cannot be underestimated. There has been considerable progress in recent years in understanding back problems in the horse, and this book brings together the most recent research. The book is divided into sections covering: * the normal anatomy and kinematics of the horse’s back * the approach to investigating suspected back pathology * diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions * back pathology in specific sporting disciplines * complementary therapy and rehabilitation This book is a vital tool for those engaged in improving the diagnosis and management of all horses with back problems.

Dr Frances Henson is currently a Senior Lecturer in equine surgery 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 has an active research group working on equine cartilage and repair, and is a RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics).

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