The first text to specifically address joint disease in the horse! Written by 29 pioneers in the field, the book presents the latest information on basic joint pathobiology and translates these findings into practice-applicable guidance. Clinical studies,methods of diagnosis, rationales for treatment, and critical evaluations of treatment are presented to help readers make the best management choices for each patient. This book offers the ideal combination of solid scientific grounding and up-to-date clinical detail.
- 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 to this Edition
- 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.
By 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