Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition

Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition

by Frances M. D. Henson, Year 2018, File Type: PDF

Equine neck and back pathology diagnosis and treatment 2nd edition

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 neck is a common derived characteristic of land vertebrates, not shared by their aquatic ancestors. In fish, the thoracic fin girdle, the precursor of the scapula, coracoid and clavi­cle, is frequently fused to the caudal aspect of the skull. In contrast, as vertebrates emerged on to the dry land, the forelimb separated from the head and the intervening vertebrae speci­alised to form a relatively mobile region – the neck – to allow the head to be freely steered in many directions. Get: Manual of Canine and Feline Head Neck and Thoracic Surgery 2nd Edition

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, 2nd 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.

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