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Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1   By: (1882-)

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In "Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No.1," John Victor Lacroix offers a comprehensive and valuable resource for veterinary practitioners and horse enthusiasts alike. This book delves into the complex subject of lameness in horses, providing an in-depth analysis of its causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

One of the standout features of Lacroix's writing is his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. As a seasoned veterinarian specializing in equine medicine, the author offers a wealth of information backed by years of hands-on practice. This expertise shines through in the book's meticulous attention to detail and practical advice, making it an essential reference for both professionals and horse owners.

The organization of the book is particularly commendable, starting with an introduction that lays out the basics of equine anatomy and locomotion. Lacroix then delves into different types of lameness, systematically exploring their causes and providing thorough descriptions of the associated clinical signs. The author's clear and concise writing style makes complex concepts easily understandable, allowing readers to grasp the intricacies of lameness assessment and diagnosis.

One of the most valuable aspects of this book is its emphasis on diagnostic techniques. Lacroix presents a comprehensive range of tools and methods, including detailed descriptions of physical examinations, imaging techniques, and nerve and joint blocks. This comprehensive approach ensures that practitioners have all the necessary tools at their disposal to accurately diagnose and effectively treat lameness issues.

Moreover, case studies and real-life examples are interspersed throughout the book, providing practical illustrations of concepts and bringing the material to life. These examples not only enhance understanding but also allow readers to connect theory with real-world scenarios, making it easier to apply the knowledge gained from this book in their own veterinary practices.

However, one potential drawback of this book is its technical nature. While it serves as an excellent resource for professionals, readers without a strong background in veterinary medicine may find some sections challenging to comprehend. It is worth noting that this book is primarily intended for those already familiar with equine veterinary practices.

In conclusion, "Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No.1" by John Victor Lacroix is an indispensable reference for veterinarians and horse enthusiasts seeking to deepen their understanding of equine lameness. Combining the author's wealth of knowledge with a practical approach, this book provides an invaluable resource for diagnosing and managing lameness issues in horses. Despite its technical nature, it serves as an essential guide for anyone involved in equine healthcare, ensuring the well-being and soundness of our cherished companions.

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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... Continue reading book >>

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