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Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment

Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment

ISBN: 978-1-405-15492-5

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

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An invaluable reference dedicated to the equine back, providing comprehensive coverage by international specialists. Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment is the first book to explore conditions and problems of the horses back and pelvis, which are often difficult to diagnose and treat. The importance of the horse’s back to their function and athletic ability cannot be underestimated. There has been considerable progress in recent years in understanding back problems in the horse, and this book brings together the most recent research.

The book is divided into sections covering:


  • the normal anatomy and kinematics of the horse’s back

  • the approach to investigating suspected back pathology

  • diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions

  • back pathology in specific sporting disciplines

  • complementary therapy and rehabilitation

This book is a vital tool for those engaged in improving the diagnosis and management of all horses with back problems.

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Section 1 Anatomy And Function.

1. The Normal Anatomy of the Osseous Structures.

2. The Normal Anatomy of the Soft Tissue Structures of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine.

3. The Normal Anatomy of the Soft Tissue Structures of the Pelvis.

5. Kinematics of the Equine Back.

Section 2 The Investigation Of Back Pathology.

6. The Clinical Examination.

7. The Neurological Examination.

8. Radiography.

9. Nuclear Scintigraphy.

10. Ultrasonography of the Thoracolumbar Region.

11. Ultrasonography of the Lumbosacral Spine and Pelvis.

12. Thermography.

Section 3 The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Specific Conditions.

13.Trauma.

14. Over-Riding Dorsal Spinous Processes.

16. Muscle Disease.

17. Supraspinous Ligament and Dorsal-Sacro-Iliac Ligament Desmitis.

18. Sacro-Iliac Dysfunction.

Section 4 Back Pathology in Specific Disciplines.

19. Dressage Horses.

20. Showjumpers.

21. Eventers.

22. Racehorses.

Section 5 Complementary Therapy And Rehabilititation.

23. Complementary Therapies in the Treatment of Back Pain.

24. Integrative Therapies in the Treatment of Back Pain.

25. Rehabilitiation

"This textbook appears to fill a unique niche in veterinary medicine because I am not aware of other textbooks with similar content. The textbook is well organized and clearly written. One outstanding feature of this textbook is the illustrations, with beautiful diagrams and photographs of diagnostic images and horses with specific conditions." (Vet Med Today, 15 June 2010)

The textbook is well organized and clearly written. One outstanding feature of this textbook is the illustrations, with beautiful diagrams and photographs of diagnostic images and horses with specific conditions. The figures are representative of points made in the text. The price is reasonable when considering the high quality of this publication." (Vet Med Today, August 2010)

“There is no other single source of this much information on the equine back. It is well worth the investment to have available in one book the vast array of information this provides.” (Doody’s, April 2010)

"This textbook appears to fill a unique niche in veterinary medicine because I am not aware of other textbooks with similar content. One outstanding feature of this textbook is the illustrations, with beautiful diagrams and photographs of diagnostic images and horses with specific conditions. The figures are representative of points made in the text." (JAVMA, June 2010)

"Overall, for the equine clinician this is an extremely useful, clear and concise book, which should be available in all equine practices. It fulfils my original hopes by clarifying and giving structure to the examination and thought processes involved, and providing a resource of all relevant information in one place." (The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists, July 2010)

“It should prove to be an excellent reference for any practitioner when they get the inevitable call to examine a horse with back pain.” ( Veterinary Times, October 2009)


  • The first book devoted to the conditions and problems of the equine back and pelvis.
  • Brings together the most recent research and aims to improve diagnosis and management of all horses with back problems.
  • Incorporates coverage of complementary therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Comprehensive reference written by a team of international experts.