Author: Wolf Schamberger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013
Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment and actually prevent the initial occurrence of symptoms. Now in its second edition, The Malalignment Syndrome has established itself as a trusty one-stop reference providing a detailed description of this syndrome and how it can be identified and treated. It concentrates on the trunk, pelvis, spine, sacroiliac joint and legs, incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, stability issues, possible causes, examination and diagnostic techniques as well as a comprehensive treatment approach. Emphasis is also placed on the participation of the patient/athlete in the day-to day treatment process to achieve long-term results. Evidence-based practical advice and guidance Multidisciplinary in approach Highly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and anatomical models Recognizes the importance of prevention as well as treatment Summary and case boxes Over 100 new illustrations Additional examination techniques to facilitate diagnosis Extensively rewritten for easier reading Contributions by David Lane (Chapter 6: Horses, Saddles and Riders), Sarah Stevens and Karina Steinberg (Chapter 8: Treatment: The Manual Therapy Modes) Focuses on diagnosis/treatment of malalignment-related pelvic, leg and back pain
Author: Susan E. Harris
Release Date: 2017-10
Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse's structure, natural balance and way of moving.All horses--whether a dressage horse or a hunter--have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse.This is an exhaustive guide to:Find out how balance and conformation affect movement.View flexion, bending and lateral movements.See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement.Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement
Author: Tristan David Martin Roberts
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Animal locomotion
The topics discussed in detail include: the relevant application of Newtonian mechanics, the generation and deployment of muscle force, active balance, locomotion and the nature of the signal processing operations that are carried out within the central nervous system. Illustrative examples are used throughout to highlight the mechanisms involved.
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Books
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Conformation concerns body structure and anatomy. In this comprehensive volume, Heather Smith Thomas explains how conformation relates to function and what to look for when evaluating a horse. She teaches the reader to see beyond a horse's physical beauty to identify desirable attributes and potential faults, and with copious illustrations and explanations, trains the eye to recognize the hallmarks of soundness, durability, trainability, and athletic potential. Thomas begins with an in-depth discussion of equine anatomy and the importance of balance and proportion. She also explains how to detect "heart," that indefinable quality that distinguishes a horse from his peers and compels him to excel. The book concludes with real-world applications of the principles of good conformation, including helping a horse succeed by matching him with the right job and what the conformation of the aging horse can tell you. Horses with good conformation move fluidly, experience less wear and tear on joints, and are more apt to stay fit and sound during a long life of service. Whether you're buying your first horse, choosing breeding stock, or simply want to learn more about your equine companion, The Horse Conformation Handbook will help you understand horses better than ever before.
Author: Raquel M. Walton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Equine Clinical Pathology is the first complete resource for hematology and clinical chemistry in horses. Encompassing the basic principles and advanced interpretation, the book’s single-species approach to pathology allows for focused coverage of the unique disease characteristics of equids. Equine Clinical Pathology is equally useful for anyone using clinical pathology as a diagnostic tool, from beginning student to experienced specialist. The heart of the book is organized by body system, making it easy to find and apply information. Chapters cover general laboratory medicine, including instruments and techniques, hematology, and proteins as well as specific organs, such as the kidney and liver. Equine Clinical Pathology is a useful bench-side reference for anyone involved in laboratory medicine for the horse.
More than 4,000 photographs in series and stopped action of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography. "Impressive and valuable collection." — Scientific American.
THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN'S POCKET PARTNER is a comprehensive, pocket-sized reference guide for the small animal practitioner. The easy to use format provides veterinary technicians access to practical information needed to excel in the workplace. THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN'S POCKET PARTNER reviews common lab and nursing procedures, animal nutrition, and provides on-the-job terminology and abbreviations right at the reader's fingertips. The Pocket Partner also covers essential clinical topics relating to emergency care, surgery and pharmaceuticals, as well as additional information on standard office procedures. Instead of spending valuable time researching information, veterinary technicians can use the color-coded tabs, helpful websites, and charts like the canine and feline zoonotic table, to quickly access the information they need. The book's wipe and wash pages, and notes pages for personalized information ensure that student's can take this reference guide from the classroom to the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This vintage book contains a detailed guide to playing polo. It includes information on how the game is played, the rules, tips, equipment, riding, and everything else players need to know about the game. "As to Polo" is highly recommended for those with an interest in the game and constitutes a must-have for collectors of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "The Game", "The Polo Club", "Field, Ponies and Equipment", "Rules", "Horsemanship", "Use of the Mallet", "Team Play", "Duties of No. 1", "Duties of No. 2", " Duties of No. 3", " Duties of No. 4", " Duties of the Captain", "Match Playing", "A Possible way of Supplying Ponies", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are now republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
Author: Daniel I. Rubenstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Seeking common principles of social evolution in different taxonomic groups, the contributors to this volume discuss eighteen groups of birds and mammals for which long-term field studies have been carried out. They examine how social organization is shaped by the interaction between proximate ecological pressures and culture"--the social traditions already in place and shaped by local and phylogenetic history. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Tom Gore
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2008-09
Completely updated with the latest information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and alternative therapies, the Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition is still as useful and easy to navigate as the original, classic text. With an index of signs and symptoms, a guide to the organs and body systems, a general index, cross-references, and a helpful glossary, this book will help you diagnose and treat your horse. You will appreciate the well-organized contents, which will help you find the information you need quickly, when your horse needs your help most.
Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-14
You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to: Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2007-03-06
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.