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Contents Foreword by Martin Pipe CBE xi Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv The Musculoskeletal System Explained The body systems Bones Joints Ligaments Muscle Tendons Respiratory system The heart Circulation The lymphatic system Nervous system The skeleton Hindlimb Forelimb Skeletal muscle Reflex movement patterns 2 Injury ¿ Effects, Repair and Causes The effects of injury Injury and repair Possible causes of injury Stable injuries All weather surfaces and gallops Tooth problems as a cause of injury The foot and shoe as a possible cause of injury Saddles as a cause of injury 3 Problem Assessment Soft tissue examination X-ray and scanning as aids to diagnosis Ultrasonic scanning Heart rate computers Common Sites of Injury in the Horse Conditions 1. Bicepital bursitis 2. Elbow 3. Knee 4. Splint bone 5. Sore shins 6. High ringbone 7 Low ringbone 8. Sandcrack 9. Overreach 10. Sidebones 11. Fetlock joint 12. Sesamoid bones 13. Windgalls (windpuffs) 14 and 15. Flexor tendons andor suspensory ligament 16. Check ligament 17. Speedy cut 1 8. Thoraco lumbar and, or pelvis problems 1 9. Trochanteric bursitis 20. Stifle joint 21 and 22. Spavin 23. Thoroughpin 24. Curb 25. Capped hock Therapy First aid Treatment Massage Hand massage ¿ the three main strokes Heat and cold Cold and its uses Methods of employing ice/water therapy Heat Deep heat Hot and cold contrast bathing Light Therapy Lasers and LEDS Magnetic field therapy (PMF ¿ pulsed magnetic flow) Ultrasound Electrical stimulation of muscle Faradic stimulation Muscle stimulation using a neurotech or trophic stimulator Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS) Manipulation 6 Rehabilitation A reflex action Muscle re-education Passive movements Rehabilitation aids Swimming pool therapy Pools Water walking The Sea Walker The Equi Spa The walker The treadmill Water treadmills Long reining Ridden work Summary 7 The Back ¿ Horse and Human The horse The human back 8 Common Rider injuries Rider injuries Types of injury Self-help Appendix II The Veterinary Act Appendix II: Bandaging Appendix III: Cupping Appendix IV: Points for Those Treating Horses Machines General points The owner Appendix V: The Use of Anti-Concussion Pads Appendix VI: Suppliers of Machines Suitable for Animal Physiotherapy Bibliography Glossary Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Horses -- Wounds and injuries.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- Wounds and injuries.
Horses -- injuries.
Wounds and Injuries -- rehabilitation.
Wounds and Injuries -- therapy.
Wounds and Injuries -- veterinary.