Lameness of the Horse

John Victor Lacroix
Lameness of the Horse

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Title: Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
Author: John Victor Lacroix

Release Date: July 27, 2005 [eBook #16370]
Language: English
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Transcriber's Note:
The original text was inconsistent in the use of accents and hyphenation. These variants and a small number of typographical errors were maintained in this transcription. A complete list of the variant spellings is found at the end of the book along with the list of typographical errors.
The Table of Contents lists the Authorities Cited section as preceding the Index, but it was printed following the Index. This order has been retained in this transcription.

Veterinary Practitioners' Series
No. 1
J. V. Lacroix, D.V.S.
Professor of Surgery, The Kansas City Veterinary College Author of "Animal Castration"
Chicago American Journal Of Veterinary Medicine

All that can be known on the subject of lameness, is founded on a knowledge of anatomy and of the physiology of locomotion. Without such knowledge, no one can master the principles of the diagnosis of lameness. However, it must be assumed that the readers are informed on these subjects, as it is impossible to include this fundamental instruction in a work so brief as this one.
The technic of certain operative or corrective procedures, has been described at length only where such methods are not generally employed. Where there is no departure from the usual methods, treatment that is essentially within the domain of surgery or practice is not given in specific detail.
Realizing the need for a treatise in the English language dealing with diagnosis and treatment of lameness, the author undertook the preparation of this manuscript. That the difficulties of depicting by means of word-pictures, the symptoms evinced in baffling cases of lameness, presented themselves in due course of writing, it is needless to say.
It is hoped that this volume will serve its readers to the end that the handling of cases of lameness will become a more satisfactory and successful part of their work; that both the practitioner and his clients may profit thereby; and last but by no means least, that the horse, which has given such incalculable service to mankind and is deserving of a more concrete reward, will be benefited by the application of the principles herein outlined.
In addition to the consultation of standard works bearing on various phases of the subject of lameness, the author wishes to thankfully acknowledge helpful advice and assistance received from the publisher, Dr. D.M. Campbell; to appreciatively credit Drs. L.A. Merillat, A. Trickett and F.F. Brown for valuable suggestions given from time to time. Particular acknowledgment is made to Dr. Septimus Sisson, author, and W.B. Saunders & Co., publishers of The Anatomy of Domestic Animals, for permission to use a number of illustrations from that work.
Chicago, Illinois, October, 1916.

_Justice shows a triumphant face at the works of humane practitioners, who give serious thought and expend honest effort, for the alleviation of animal suffering._

Page Illustrations 7 Introduction 11
Etiology and Occurrence 15 Affections of Bones 15 Rarefying Osteitis, or Degenerative Changes 16 Fractures 16 Affections of Ligaments 20 Luxations--Dislocations 21 Arthritis 22 Affections of Bursae and Thecae 27 Affections of Muscles and Tendons 28 Affections of Nerves 30 Affections of Blood Vessels 31 Affections of Lymph Vessels and Glands 32 Affections of the Feet 34
Diagnostic Principles 37 Anamnesis 38 Visual Examination 39 Attitude of the Subject 41 Examination by Palpation 43 Passive Movements 47 Observing the Character of the Gait 48 Special Methods of Examination 53
SECTION III Lameness in the Fore Leg
Anatomo-Physiological Review of Parts of the Fore Leg 55 Shoulder Lameness 61 Fracture of the Scapula 62 Scapulohumeral Arthritis 65 Infectious Arthritis 66 Injuries 66 Wounds 67 Luxation of the Scapulohumeral Joint 67 Inflammation of the Bicipital Bursa 68 Contusions of the Triceps Brachii 71 Shoulder Atrophy (Sweeny) 73 Paralysis of the Suprascapular Nerve 75 Radial Paralysis 77 Thrombosis of the Brachial Artery 81 Fracture of the Humerus 82 Inflammation of the Elbow 84 Fracture of the Ulna 86 Fracture of the Radius 87 Wounds of the Anterior Brachial Region 90 Inflammation and Contraction of the Carpal Flexors 93 Fracture and Luxation of the Carpal Bones 96 Carpitis 98 Open Carpal Joint 100 Thecitis and Bursitis 104 Fracture of the Metacarpus
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