Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface viii

Dedication ix

Acknowledgements xi

About the Authors xii

Disclaimer xiii

1 Introducing Osteopathy for Horses 1
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

2 Horse Anatomy for Osteopaths 4
Julia Brooks and Anthony Pusey

3 Neurophysiological Basis of Osteopathic Medicine 40
Julia Brooks

4 Making a Start in Animal Practice 52
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

5 Case History 55
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

6 Static Observation 59
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

7 Observation of Active Movements 67
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

8 Palpatory Examination of the Unsedated Horse 76
Annabel Jenks

9 Palpatory Examination of the Sedated Horse 91
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

10 Osteopathic Treatment - Overarching Principles 100
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

11 Osteopathic Treatment Without Sedation 106
Annabel Jenks

12 Osteopathic Treatment of the Sedated Horse 154
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

13 Examination and Treatment under General Anaesthetic 171
Anthony Pusey and Julia Brooks

14 Post-treatment Care and Management 191
Annabel Jenks

15 Differential Diagnosis 200
Christopher Colles

Glossary 208

Appendix A: Safety Aspects for Treating Horses, Unsedated and Sedated 214
Annabel Jenks

Appendix B: Referral for Osteopathic Treatment 217
Julia Brooks

Appendix C: Owner Consent Form for Osteopathic and Sedation Procedures 218
Julia Brooks

Appendix D: Information Sheet, Osteopathy in Practice 219
Julia Brooks

Appendix E: Case Sheet 221
Julia Brooks

Appendix F: Case History Questions 223
Annabel Jenks

Appendix G: Static and Active Examination 225
Annabel Jenks

Appendix H: Drugs Used in Treatment with Sedation and Treatment under Anaethetic 227
Julia Brooks

Index 230

About the Author

Anthony Pusey, an osteopath of international renown, hasbeen instrumental in establishing the role of osteopathy in thetreatment of animals. Qualifying from the British School ofOsteopathy in London in 1971, he developed a large humanosteopathic practice whilst also forging links with veterinarypractices where he treated horses from the top echelons of thehorse world, including Olympic competitors of many differentnations. He also treated the horses of the Household Cavalry, TheRoyal Mews and Windsor Castle. He lectured nationally andinternationally, as well as developing a Master of Science degreein the application of osteopathy in the treatment of animals. Thisbook is a distillation of over 35 years of his work in this field. Julia Brooks MSc DO qualified from the British School ofOsteopathy in 1983, before joining Anthony Pusey in a practice thatencompassed both human and animal osteopathy. She haslectured nationally and internationally at postgraduate level, andhas been involved in Masters programmes and postgraduate diplomasin both the development stages and as an external examiner for theUniversity of Wales. Annabel Jenks DO, ND is an osteopath with over 25years experience. She has a private practice in Essex, UK,treating a full spectrum of patients both human and equine, fromPony Club to Olympian. She graduated from The British College ofOsteopathic Medicine in London, where she has been a governor since1997. She is a faculty member on the Masters Degree in AnimalOsteopathy at the University of Wales. She has previously ridden inall disciplines but now concentrates on dressage, training andcompeting with her own horses, from novice through to advancedlevel.

Reviews

"This is a very useful book for equine veterinarians on the use of osteopathy along with other traditional therapies." (Doody's, 21 October 2011) "Despite this book obviously being written with an audience of osteopaths in mind, it is a useful reference for vets who would like to expand their knowledge in this area... any vet considering branching out and taking a course in equine osteopathy or chiropractics should read this book." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 1 March 2011) "This is a beautifully illustrated book that is well laid out and interesting to read." (Veterinary Times, 28 February 2011)

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