Athletic Horse Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine

ISBN-10: 0721600751
ISBN-13: 9780721600758
Edition: 2nd 2014
List price: $162.00
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Description: Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the  More...

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Book details

List price: $162.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harcourt Health Sciences Group
Publication date: 6/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Showing how to maximize performance in horses, The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new rehabilitation techniques, the latest imaging techniques, and the best methods for equine transportation. Written by expert educators Dr. David Hodgson, Dr. Catherine McGowan, and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, The Athletic Horse includes a website with video clips of gaits, lameness, and equine maneuvers.Expert international contributors provide cutting-edge equine information from the top countries in performance-horse research: the U.S., Australia, U.K., South Africa, and Canada.The latest nutritional guidelines maximize the performance of the equine athlete.Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter provide up-to-date resources for further research and study.A companion website includes video clips of lameness, respiratory endoscopy during exercise, different gaits, and maneuvers used in different disciplines, along with ECGs and ultrasound images. NEW full-color photographs depict external clinical signs, allowing more accurate clinical recognition.NEW and improved imaging techniques maximize your ability to assess equine performance.UPDATED drug information is presented as it applies to treatment and to new regulations for drug use in the equine athlete.NEW advances in methods of transporting equine athletes ensure that the amount of stress on the athlete is kept to a minimum.NEW rehabilitation techniques help to rehabilitate the equine athlete for a return to the job.Two NEW authors, Dr. Cathy McGowan and Dr. Kenneth McKeever, are highly recognized experts in the field.

Structure Considerations in Equine Sports Medicine
An Overview of Performance and Sports Medicine
Comparative Aspects of Exercise Physiology
Physiology of Exercise and Performance
Energetics and Performance
Nutrition of the Performance Horse
Hematology and Biochemistry in the Race Horse
Physiology of Acid Balance and Fluid Shifts with Exercise
Endocrine and Immune Responses to Exercise and Training
Thermoregulation
The Respiratory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training
Transport Stress
The Cardiovascular System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training
Muscle: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training
Tendon, Ligament, Bone, and Cartilage: Anatomy, Physiology, and Adaptations to Exercise and Training
Age and Disuse in Athletes
Biomechanics/Kinematics and Performance
Conformation
The Biomechanics of Equine Locomotion
Kinematics of the Equine Back and Pelvis
Functional Biomechanics: The Effect of the Rider and Track
Practical Exercise Physiology
Training Regimens: An Overview
Training Thoroughbred Racehorses
Training Standardbred Trotters and Pacers
Training Endurance Horses
Training the Event Horse
Training the Dressage Horse
Training Showjumpers
Training the Working Horse
Training Racking Horse
Evaluation of Performance Potential
Clinical Exercise Testing and Investigation of Poor Performance

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