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Animal Physiotherapy


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Contributors iv 1 Introduction 1 Catherine M. McGowan 2 Applied animal behaviour: assessment, pain and aggression 3 Daniel Mills and Fiona Williams 3 Applied animal nutrition 15 Rosalind Carslake and Teresa Hollands 4 Applied canine biomechanics 39 Caroline Adrian 5 Applied Equine Biomechanics 55 Lesley Goff 6 Comparative exercise physiology 73 Catherine M. McGowan and Brian Hampson 7 Equine lameness 92 Chris Whitton 8 Canine lameness 112 Lance Wilson and Bruce Smith 9 Small animal neurological and muscular conditions 127 Philip A. Moses and Rita Goncalves 10 Equine neurological and muscular conditions 150 Harry Carslake 11 Physiotherapy assessment for animals 171 Lesley Goff 12 Manual therapy 198 Lesley Goff 13 Electrophysical agents in animal physiotherapy 212 Tim Watson and Katie Lawrence 14 Aquatic therapy 225 Michelle Monk 15 Acupuncture and trigger points 238 Brooke Marsh 16 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for cardiorespiratory conditions 247 Helen Nicholson 17 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for neurological conditions 260 Heli Hyytiainen 18 Canine treatment and rehabilitation for orthopaedic conditions 272 Laurie Edge-Hughes 19 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine head, neck and thoracic limb 302 Emma Dainty 20 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine thoracolumbar spine, pelvis and pelvic limb 313 Emma Dainty 21 Equine sports medicine and performance management 329 Lesley Goff 22 Outcome measures in animal physiotherapy 347 Anna Bergh Index 364

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Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS Catherineis a veterinarian and Director of Professional Studies at the University of Liverpool. She has a keen interest in equine performance, having completed her PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. She has formerly lectured at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of Queensland, and the University of Helsinki. Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. Dr Lesley Goff PhD MSc(AnimPhysio) MAPpSc(ExSpSc)GDip(Manip) BAppSc(Physio) Lesley is one of the world's leading Animal Physiotherapists, currently balancing an animal physiotherapy practice in Queensland, Australia, with presenting at vet/physiotherapy conferences in Australia and internationally. She has been involved in teaching on the Animal Physiotherapy Masters degree at University of Queensland and is Honorary Lecturer in University of Liverpool for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters degree. Lesley is the consultant Animal Physiotherapist at the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland.


"this edition is a well-rounded and practical guide on animal physiotherapy that will be a valuable resource for all practitioners, particularly those with an interest in comparative training and conditioning of animal athletes." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2016)

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