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    Understanding Lameness: Examining Equine Lameness from Diagnosis to Prognosis (Paperback) By (author) Terry Swanson, By (author) Heidi Di Nyland

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    DescriptionNo matter how horse owners use their animals, whether as recreational mounts, competitive athletes, breeding animals, or companions, every horse is susceptible to lameness and injury. In this book, Dr. Terry Swanson, noted veterinarian and partner at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Colorado and former American Association of Equine Practitioners President, discusses specific lameness issues found throughout the horse's body. In an easy-to-navigate format that breaks down each lameness, Dr. Swanson specifies red flags the owner might recognize, explains etiology, discusses the diagnostic process, and provides insight into management requirements and possible prognosis. Extensive illustrations, radiographs, and photographs supplement the text throughout to provide a thorough understanding of anatomy, degenerative processes, injuries, and conformation. Question-and-answer boxes offer quick bits of valuable, interesting information in each chapter. A pharmaceutical glossary explains what effects commonly used medications have on the horse, and a compilation of various diagnostic methods outlines how the technology works. Furthermore, the discussion of cutting-edge treatments sheds light on new philosophies and ideas. Throughout the book, Dr. Swanson emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the veterinarian, farrier, owner, rider, and other involved parties in facilitating the management of the lame horse for the best possible outcome. No matter a horse's job, Dr. Swanson's goal is always the same: Manage the lameness, based on what the horse needs and get him back to work in a timely fashion, but never sacrifice the horse's well-being in the process.

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    Understanding Lameness
    Examining Equine Lameness from Diagnosis to Prognosis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Swanson, By (author) Heidi Di Nyland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9780911647747
    ISBN 10: 0911647740

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    BIC subject category V2: WNGH
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO057000
    B&T Approval Code: A74700000
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    BIC subject category V2: WSN
    B&T Approval Code: A09406000
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    DC22: 636.1089758
    Thema V1.0: WNGH, SK
    LC classification: SF959.L25 S92 2008
    New edition
    Edition statement
    1st New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    Western Horseman Book
    Publication date
    02 June 2009
    Author Information
    Of his thirty-five years experience practicing equine veterinary medicine, Dr. Terry Swanson has focused the last fifteen to twenty years on equine lameness. He grew up on a cattle ranch outside Chugwater, Wyoming, and is an avid team roper. His responsibilities at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Littleton, Colorado, expose him to horses of all disciplines--hunter-jumpers, dressage, reining, rodeo, and recreational riding. He is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
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    It doesn t matter if your No. 1 horse is a well-seasoned senior, a world champion or a promising prospect; when he s lame, your horse program suffers. The time and money invested in your favorite horse can be substantial. The inevitable emotional investment also carries a high price tag, which makes keeping your horse sound a major priority. In Understanding Lameness, veterinary professional Dr. Terry Swanson of Littleton (Colo.) Equine Medical Center guides you through the degrees of lameness and the effects of injury on your horse s future health and serviceability. A past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Swanson uses the latest diagnostic techniques as key tools in managing lameness problems. Also a horseman, Swanson grasps the physical demands placed on equine athletes and the impact lameness can have from a rider s and an owner s perspectives. From hoof abscesses, white-line disease and navicular syndrome to laminitis, ringbone and soft-tissue injuries, in Understanding Lameness you learn to recognize the symptoms of each problem, which diagnostic tools can be most beneficial and what types of treatments might best put your horse on the road to recovery. Swanson s common-sense information is your best asset in keeping your horse sound, as well as for coping with a lameness diagnosis. In the preface to Understanding Lameness, G. Marvin Beeman, DVM, writes that with Swanson s insight owners are more likely to detect problems earlier in their development, allowing for more satisfactory resolutions of those problems. "