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DISEASES

OF

THE HORSE'S FOOT

By

H. CAULTON REEKS

Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Author of 'The Common Colics of the Horse'
1906
 

To

J. MacQueen, F.R.C.V.S.,

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY AT THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE, LONDON,
AS A SLIGHT ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF HIS ABILITY AS A TEACHER,
AND IN RETURN FOR MANY KINDLY SERVICES,
THIS VOLUME IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED BY

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE

Stimulated by the reception accorded my 'Common Colics of the Horse,' both in this country and in America, and assured by my publishers that a work on diseases of the foot was needed, I have been led to give to the veterinary profession the present volume.

While keeping the size of the book within reasonable limits, no effort has been spared to render it as complete as possible. This has only been achieved by adding to my own experience a great deal of the work of others. To mention individually those who have given me permission to use their writings would be too long a matter here. In every case, however, where the quotation is of any length, the source of my information is given, either in the text or in an accompanying footnote. A few there are who will, perhaps, find themselves quoted without my having first obtained their permission to do so. They, with the others, will, I am sure, accept my hearty thanks.

The publishers have been generous in the matter of illustrations and diagrams, and although to the older practitioner some of these may appear superfluous, it is hoped they will serve to render the work an acceptable textbook for the student.

H. CAULTON REEKS.

SPALDING, January, 1906.

 

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER II

REGIONAL ANATOMY

CHAPTER III

GENERAL PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ANATOMICAL OBSERVATIONS

CHAPTER IV

METHOD OF EXAMINING THE FOOT

CHAPTER V

GENERAL REMARKS ON OPERATIONS ON THE FOOT

CHAPTER VI

FAULTY CONFORMATION

CHAPTER VII

DISEASES ARISING FROM FAULTY CONFORMATION

  • A. Sand-crack
    • Definition
    • Classification
    • Causes
    • Complications
    • Treatment
    • Surgical Shoeing for Sand-crack
  • B. Corns
    • Definition
    • Classification
    • Causes
    • Pathological Anatomy and Histology
    • Treatment
    • Surgical Shoeing for Corn
  • C. Chronic Bruised Sole

CHAPTER VIII

WOUNDS OF THE KERATOGENOUS MEMBRANE

CHAPTER IX

INFLAMMATORY AFFECTIONS OF THE KERATOGENOUS APPARATUS

  • A. ACUTE
    • Acute Laminitis
      • Definition
      • Causes
      • Symptoms
      • Pathological Anatomy
      • Complications
      • Diagnosis and Prognosis
      • Treatment
      • Broad's Treatment for Laminitis
      • Smith's Operation for Laminitis
  • B. CHRONIC

CHAPTER X

DISEASES OF THE LATERAL CARTILAGES

CHAPTER XI

DISEASES OF THE BONES

CHAPTER XII

DISEASES OF THE JOINTS

  • A. Synovitis
    • (a) Simple
      • (1) Acute
      • (2) Chronic
    • (b) Purulent or Suppurative
  • B. Arthritis
    • (a) Simple or Serous
    • (b) Acute
    • (c) Purulent or Suppurative
    • (d) Anchylosis
  • C. Navicular Disease
    • Definition
    • History
    • Pathology
      • Changes in the Bursa
      • Changes in the Cartilage
      • Changes in the Tendon
      • Changes in the Bone
    • Causes
      • Heredity
      • Compression
      • Concussion
      • A Weak Navicular Bone
      • An Irregular Blood-supply to the Bone
      • Senile Decay
    • Symptoms and Diagnosis
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Prognosis
    • Treatment
  • D. Dislocations