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Clinical Radiology of the Horse. 4th Edition

  • ID: 3610110
  • Book
  • 808 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Clinical Radiology of the Horse is the best–selling, practical guide to all areas of equine radiography and radiology written by an experienced group of clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds. As with previous editions, this fourth edition provides more than 700 normal and clinical images including annotated radiographs and line diagrams. Many of the images have been replaced by digital images, and there are also many new illustrations, both in the textbook and on the companion website.  It provides a comprehensive guide both to the techniques used to obtain radiographs of the horse, and to radiographic interpretation. The normal radiographic anatomy of immature and mature horses is presented with normal variations, incidental findings, and details of significant abnormalities.  Remarks on clinical prognosis and treatment are also included. The text has been updated to include new information, knowledge gained from continued clinical experience and the most relevant references from recent literature. The emphasis throughout is on practical tips, common pitfalls, and the techniques used to obtain the best radiographs of specific areas and conditions.

The fourth edition has been completely updated and now fully reflects the move to digital imaging. Additional changes to this edition include major revisions to the chapters on the head, thorax, and abdomen; expansion of and division into three chapters for the foot, pastern, and fetlock; and further reading lists organised under sub–headings for ease of reference. The focus still remains on radiography and radiology, but the authors reference situations in which other imaging techniques may be appropriate and provide suggestions for further reading.

This edition also includes access to a password–protected website with all the images from the book as well as 150 additional images with examples of more subtle lesions, more fractures, correct technique and positioning versus incorrect, immature horses, progression of disease, and pathological images.

Clinical Radiology of the Horse, Fourth Edition will be invaluable all who take or read equine radiographs, including students, veterinary practitioners who x–ray horses relatively infrequently, and to equine specialists.

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PREFACE to the fourth edition vii


1 General principles 1

Introduction, 1; Principles of radiography, 3; Principles of radiographic interpretation: radiology, 15; Radiological appearance of physiological changes and some common pathological lesions, 20

2 Computed and digital radiography 41

3 The foot 55

Distal phalanx (pedal bone), 55; Hoof, 97; Navicular bone, 113

4 The proximal and middle phalanges and the proximal interphalangeal joint 149

5 Metacarpopha langeal and metatarsopha langeal (fet lock) joints 175

6 The metacarpa l and metatarsal regions 215

7 The carpus and antebrach ium 259

8 The shoulder, humerus, elbow and radius 301

Scapulohumeral (shoulder) joint and humerus, 301; Humeroradial, humeroulnar and radioulnar (elbow or cubital) joints and radius, 330

9 The tarsus 349

10 The stifle and tibia 399

Stifle, 399; Tibia, 440

11 The head 449

Cranium, 451; Paranasal sinuses (frontal, maxillary, conchal) and maxilla, 466; Teeth and mandible, 480; Pharynx, larynx and Eustachian tube diverticulum, 512

12 The vertebra l column 531

Cervical vertebrae, 531; Thoracolumbar vertebrae, 569; Sacrum and coccygeal vertebrae, 602

13 The pelvis and femur 609

Pelvis, 609; Femur, 632

14 The thorax 639

15 The alimentary and urinary systems 687

Oesophagus, 694; Abdomen and gastrointestinal tract, 705; Urinary system, 715

16 Miscellaneous techniques 723

Arthrography and bursography, 723; Tendonography, 724; Angiography, 725; Venography, 730; Myelography, 733; Pneumocystography, 743; Intravenous Pyelography, 744; Other techniques, 744

Appendix A: Fusion times of physes and suture lines 749

Appendix B: Exposure guide, image quality and film processing faults 753

Appendix C: Glossary 761


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Janet A. Butler
Christopher M. Colles
Sue J. Dyson
Svend E. Kold
Paul W. Poulos
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