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Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses (6th Edition) by Gary M. Baxter

By Gary M. Baxter

The 6th version of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds at the book’s popularity because the vintage gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in complete colour, the textual content has been absolutely revised and streamlined to enhance user-friendliness, with a brand new, simplified structure and a far better emphasis at the analysis and administration of lameness. A beneficial supplementary DVD offers an entire advisor to diagnosing lameness, delivering extra anatomical pictures; movies demonstrating key systems comparable to actual exam, flexion exams, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness stipulations in movement.

The 6th version offers new or considerably rewritten chapters at the axial skeleton, ideas of musculoskeletal ailment, ideas of treatment for lameness, occupation-related lameness stipulations, and lameness within the younger horse. The diagnostic tactics bankruptcy has additionally been considerably accelerated to mirror advances during this vital region. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, 6th variation is an important addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.

Review

"This very good textual content has constructed good from the former variants. it truly is, I recommend, absolutely nonetheless a vital addition to the bookcase of any perform that does an important quantity of equine work." (Veterinary perform, 1 November 2011)

"The 6th variation of this vintage will end up to be a good source for equine practitioners, veterinary expert trainees, and scholars . . . Dr. Baxter and his colleagues are to be congratulated in this striking book." (Doody's, 15 July 2011)

"The comprehensiveness of this paintings is nothing short of extra special. it really is centred, largely illustrated and could definitely don't have any challengers to the identify because the bible on equine lameness . . . Adams and Stashak have a lot to be pleased with during this publication, as does editor Baxter for his enormous enter. " (Horsetalk , 23 June 2011)

"The comprehensiveness of this paintings is nothing short of exceptional. it really is targeted, greatly illustrated and could without doubt haven't any challengers to the name because the bible on equine lameness." (Horsetalk, June 2011)

"This publication continues to be a key textual content for equine clinicians, with specific strengths being the descriptive anatomy, summaries of diagnostic imaging concepts and the readability of the diagnostic recommendations awarded, either within the textual content and at the DVD." (Equine Veterinary schooling, may well 2011)

"The most recent model of this vintage not just has up to date content material, yet comprises many color photos and illustrations in addition to an accompanying DVD. The latter is a superb 'how to...' consultant to equine lameness research, with very good sections on perineural and intrasynovial injection suggestions, which, for my part, is worthy part the acquisition expense all by means of itself... this publication continues to be an asset to all people with an curiosity in equine lameness." (Veterinary list, April 2011)

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The 6th version of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds at the book’s acceptance because the vintage gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in complete colour, the textual content has been totally revised and streamlined to enhance user-friendliness, with a brand new, simplified layout and a far better emphasis at the analysis and administration of lameness. A worthy supplementary DVD offers an entire consultant to lameness prognosis, providing extra anatomical photographs; videos demonstrating key tactics comparable to actual exam, flexion checks, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness stipulations in movement.

The 6th variation offers new or considerably rewritten chapters at the axial skeleton, rules of musculoskeletal ailment, rules of remedy for lameness, occupation-related lameness stipulations, and lameness within the younger horse. The diagnostic techniques bankruptcy has additionally been considerably extended to mirror advances during this vital quarter. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, 6th version, is an important addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.

Key features

* absolutely revised new version of the vintage textual content on equine lameness
* provided with a simplified structure and lowered repetition to enhance ease of use
* concentrated extra strongly on lameness and diagnostics
* bargains six new or considerably made over chapters and an elevated diagnostic strategies chapter
* encompasses a DVD with useful vitamins, together with extra anatomical photographs, videos demonstrating key systems reminiscent of intrasynovial injections, and examples of stipulations in motion
* Now in complete colour, with an enticing two-color textual content design

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