Manual of Equine Lameness by Gary M. Baxter

By Gary M. Baxter

Manual of Equine Lameness presents crucial info on equine lameness diagnostics and therapy in an easy-to-use structure excellent for the medical setting. A clinically appropriate distillation of issues from Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses, this article bargains a short advent and quickly entry to key information. An accompanying DVD comprises functional vitamins, together with extra anatomical photos, movies demonstrating key systems reminiscent of perineural and intrasynovial injections, and examples of lameness stipulations in motion. 

Designed to be used in day-by-day perform, the publication is gifted in short chapters conscientiously formatted to maximise the usefulness for practising veterinarians. Manual of Equine Lameness is a useful source to any veterinarian treating lameness in horses and an excellent reference for veterinary scholars desirous to study the basics of lameness.

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A horny cutaneous structure, the chestnut, is present on the medial skin of the distal one-third of the forearm. The chestnut is considered to be a vestige of the first digit. Beneath the superficial antebrachial fascia, the thick, deep antebrachial fascia invests all of the muscles of the forearm and provides for insertion of the tensor fasciae antebrachii muscle medially, the cleidobrachialis muscle laterally, and Functional Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System the biceps brachii muscle cranially by means of the lacertus fibrosus.

HINDLIMB Digit and Fetlock The hind foot is somewhat smaller and more elongate than the fore foot. It has been commonly reported that, compared to the fore hoof, the angle of the toe of the hind hoof is slightly greater. 29). The long digital extensor muscle’s tendon attaches to the dorsal surfaces of the proximal and middle phalanges and the extensor process of the distal phalanx, but the tendon of the lateral digital extensor usually does not attach to the proximal phalanx as it does in the thoracic limb.

Under the proximal part of the flexor retinaculum the tendon of the humeral head of the superficial digital flexor is joined by a flat, wide fibrous band, its accessory ligament (really a radial head of the muscle), which comes from its attachment on a ridge on the mediocaudal surface of the distal half of the radius. The long, distinct tendon of the ulnar head of the deep digital flexor muscle joins the main tendon of the large humeral head proximal to the antebrachiocarpal joint just before the combined tendon becomes enclosed with the tendon of the superficial digital flexor in the carpal synovial sheath.

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