Thoracolumbar Vertebral Region

Anatomy

  • Haussler KK. The anatomy of the thoracolumbar vertebral region. (1999) Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Back Problems, 15 (1): 13-26.
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM, Willits NH. (1997) Developmental variation in lumbosacropelvic anatomy of Thoroughbred racehorses. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 58 (10): 1083-1091.

Biomechanics

  • Van Weeren PR, McGowan C, Haussler KK. (2010). Development of a structural and functional understanding of the equine back. Equine Veterinary Journal, 42 (Suppl. 38): 393-400.
  • Haussler KK, Bertram JEA, Gellman K, Hermanson JW. (2001) Segmental in-vivo vertebral movements at the walk, trot, and canter: A preliminary study. Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement, 33: 160-164.

Pathology

  • Haussler KK. Osseous spinal pathology. (1999) Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Back Problems, 15 (1): 103-112.
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM, Willits NH. (1999) Pathology of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis in Thoroughbred racehorses. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 60 (2): 143-153.
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM. (1998) Stress fractures of the vertebral lamina and pelvis in Thoroughbred racehorses. Equine Veterinary Journal, 30 (5): 374-381.

Diagnosis

  • Haussler KK, Jeffcott LB. (2014) Back and pelvis. In: Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edition, (Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, and Geor R, editors), Elsevier. pp. 419-456.

Treatment

  • Walter KW, Altman J, Haussler KK. (2022) Reducing chronic back pain and Inflammation in horses using a commercial herbal liniment. Equine Vet Educ 1-8.  DOI: 10.1111/eve.13743.
  • Haussler KK, Manchon PT, Donnell JR, Frisbie DD. (2020) Effects of low-level laser therapy and chiropractic care on back pain in quarter horses. J Equine Vet Sci.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2019.102891.  PMID: 32067657. 
  • Haussler KK. (2015) Managing back pain. In: Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th edition, (Sprayberry KA, Robinson NE, editors), Elsevier, pp. 92-96.