Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 3rd Edition

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2nd Edition PDF

By Kenneth W Hinchcliff, Andris J. Kaneps and Raymond J. Geor

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 3rd Edition PDF provides a comprehensive guide to exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, along with a detailed review of all diseases affecting horses used in racing and competition. Not only does this text discuss the physiological responses of each body system to exercise, but it covers nutritional support, the prevention of exercise-induced disorders and lameness, and modification of training regimens. New to this edition are topics such as drug effects on performance and the use of cloud-based technologies for monitoring performance. Written by an expert team of international authors led by Dr. Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, this authoritative, all-in-one resource is also available as an eBook on Expert Consult with each new print purchase.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Horse as an Athlete

  • History and modern aspects of equine exercise physiology
  • Welfare considerations and the role of veterinarians
  • Laboratory and field exercise testing
  • Utilization of technology in monitoring and training horses
  • Conditioning programs and genetic basis of performance

Section 2: Musculoskeletal System and Lameness

  • Muscle physiology and disorders
  • Epidemiology of orthopedic injuries
  • Skeletal physiology and injuries
  • Tendon, ligament, and joint physiology
  • Objective measurement and diagnosis of lameness
  • Diseases and treatments related to the foot and distal limbs

Section 3: Respiratory System

  • Upper and lower airway function during exercise
  • Disorders of the nasopharynx, larynx, and trachea
  • Noninfectious and infectious respiratory diseases
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage and control of infectious diseases

Section 4: Cardiovascular System

  • Cardiac function during exercise and adaptations
  • Arrhythmias and structural heart diseases
  • Diseases of the large vessels

Section 5: Metabolism and Nutrition

  • Energy metabolism and nutrient requirements
  • Principles of ration design for athletic horses

Section 6: Body Fluids, Electrolytes, Acid-Base, and Thermoregulation

  • Fluid and electrolyte balance during exercise
  • Acid-base physiology and abnormalities
  • Thermoregulation and heat-related illnesses

Section 7: Hematology, Biochemistry, and Immunity

  • Evaluation of clinicopathological abnormalities
  • Exercise-induced changes in hematologic and biochemical variables
  • Exercise and immunity in horses

Section 8: Gastrointestinal System

  • Disorders such as gastric ulcers, sand enteropathy, and colic
  • Interaction of diet and exercise with gastrointestinal function

Section 9: Behavior

  • Equine behavior, learning, and motivation
  • Behavioral abnormalities and stereotypies

Section 10: Vision

  • Equine vision and disorders related to performance

Section 11: Veterinary Management of Athletic Horses

  • Specific aspects of training, conditioning, and competing in various disciplines
  • Management of aged equine athletes and reproductive considerations
  • Emergency procedures, first aid, and pre-purchase examinations

Section 12: Drug and Medication Use in Athletic Horses

  • Detection of drug use and its effects on performance

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