Equine Laminitis By James K, Belknap

The first book dedicated to this common, serious, and complex equine disease, Equine Laminitis is the gold–standard reference to the latest information on every aspect of the disease and its treatment.

Equine Laminitis By James K, Belknap

Equine Laminitis

Offering a comprehensive, evidence–based knowledge of the disease and therapies from over 30 experts from around the world, the book describes the current understanding of the pathophysiology of the three primary causes of laminitis, the biomechanical principles behind displacement of the distal phalanx, and thoroughly discusses the diagnosis and therapeutic management of the different types of laminitis cases.  It presents an overview of options for foot management of different types of displacement, with discussions on making decisions on adjusting therapies in the long term case and both anticipating and managing complications if they occur.

Key features

  • Provides the first book devoted specifically to equine laminitis
  • Discusses the current state of knowledge on all aspects of the disease, including its history, relevant anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, the diagnostic workup, and clinical treatment
  • Presents 50 chapters written by leading international experts, under the editorship of the foremost authority on equine laminitis
  • Offers a thorough understanding of this common affliction, grounded in the scientific literature
  • Describes effective prevention and treatment plans

This state–of–the–art reference promotes a complete understanding of laminitis, and aids in developing effective prevention and treatment strategies.  Equine Laminitis is an essential resource for the approach to a laminitis case and an invaluable tool for clinicians, including equine veterinarians, specialists, and farriers, and researchers.

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