Dr. McIlwraith’s Joint Disease in the Horse, 2nd Edition is the only book to give you a full account of equine joint disease, combining a thorough, up-to-date survey of scientific advances with a practical guide to both medical and surgical treatments. With contributions from nationally and internationally recognized pioneers in the field, this groundbreaking text offers an overview of joint structure and function and translates the latest information on basic joint pathobiology into practical application for the clinician. Step-by-step guidance on injection techniques and medications, along with a survey of practical arthroscopic surgery and developments, make it a truly indispensable reference for all equine veterinarians treating sports and racing horses.
Section I: General Principles of Joint Pathobiology 1. General Anatomy and Physiology of Joints 2. Biomechanics 3. Traumatic Arthritis and Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis 4. Pathologic Manifestations of Joint Disease 5. Osteochondritis Dissecans 6. Subchondral Cystic Lesions 7. Infective (septic) Arthritis 8. Effect of Loading/Exercise on Articular Tissues
Section II: General Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment 9. Principles of Diagnosis 10. Synovial fluid and serum biomarkers
Section III: Principles of Therapy of Traumatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis 11. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs 12. Intraarticular Corticosteroids 13. Hyaluronan 14. Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (Adequan®) 15. Potential Use of Pentosan Polysulfate for the Treatment of Equine Joint Disease 16. Biological Therapies 17. Stem Cells 18. Rehabilitation 19. Use of oral joint supplements in equine joint disease
Section IV: Specifics of Anatomy, Clinical Diagnosis, Imaging Diagnosis and Treatment by Region 20. Distal limb 21. Fetlock 22. Carpus 23. Elbow and Shoulder 24. Tarsus 25. Stifle 26. Hip
Section V: New Frontiers 27. Arthritis Research, Some Present and Future Direction in Joint Disease