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Joint Disease in the Horse - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Joint Disease in the Horse - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

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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.

    • UNIQUE! Unprecedented, state-of-the-art coverage of the pathology, pathogenesis, and clinical diagnosis of traumatic and degenerative joint disease, so you stay in the know.
    • Section on general principles of joint pathobiology provides the background to evaluate and interpret the diagnostic and surgical aspects of disease.
    • Explores treatments for traumatic arthritis and osteoarthritis and other joint entities, offering a broad range of options and up-to-date recommendations for problematic decisions.
    • Addresses recent advances and results in arthroscopic surgery for the acute injury and results including fragment removal, fragment fixation, and synovectomy.
    • Discussion of current research provides insight for difficult cases and calls out the directions in which future arthritis research is headed.
    • More than 325 photographs and line drawings help engage and guide you through procedures and treatments.
      • NEW! Full color throughout with new artwork and a range of new images including radiographs showing both the normal and the disease progression.
      • NEW! Practical step-by-step approach demonstrates the authors’ preferred injections methods and shows underlying anatomic correlations.
      • NEW and UPDATED! Restructured and substantially revised to emphasize treatment options, making it a practical, concise, and accessible reference and text.
      • NEW! All-new chapters on drugs and new biological therapies, including stem cells, IRAP, and PRP and thoroughly updated coverage of HA and corticosteroids.
      • NEW! Covers advanced imaging, giving you the latest information available.
      • NEW! Expert advice from Dr. McIlwraith, three new co-editors, and new contributors — all distinguished specialists in the field of joint disease in the horse.
        • Lameness and surgical clinicians describe how to approach the various, specific disease conditions.
        • Equine specific radiologists provide their opinions on the best imaging techniques for defining the disease and making interpretations.

      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

      C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS, Diplomate ACVSMR, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons, Professor of Surgery, Director of Equine Sciences, Orthopedic Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, David D Frisbie, Christopher E Kawcak and René van Weeren, DVM PhD Dipl ECVS, Professor, Equine Services, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, Netherlands

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