Designed for ease of use in the clinical setting, this up-to-date resource provides all of the essential information needed on equine emergency medicine and surgery. In a logical, clear presentation, the reference outlines step-by-step direction of the procedures needed to stabilize the equine patient. Color illustrations enhance the written text. The text is updated throughout and includes a number of new chapters and illustrations, as well as aesthetic changes that make key information easier to locate. Authored by experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind manual presents data on principles and procedures, organ system examination, neonatology, shock and temperature related problems, interpretation of lab tests, pharmacology and toxicology, and management of special problems. Presents the medical and surgical principles and procedures for all organs and body systems, including common signs of distress. Includes nutritional guidelines for each disease. Easy-to-use format includes a quick reference guide to the equipment needed to perform emergency procedures, treatments presented in at-a-glance outline format, and easy-to-read tables that summarize key information on poisons. Describes laboratory tests, including details on how to obtain the best samples and interpret test results. Offers coverage of not only common medical emergencies, but uncommon emergencies as well. Features useful appendices on normal clinical values, vaccination schedules, product manufacturers, and registry information for various breeds. Includes new chapters on diagnostic ultrasound, pain management, fluid therapy, high-risk pregnancy, regional perfusion, aging guidelines/dentistry, esophagostomy, temporomandibular arthrocentesis, endoscopy of the navicular bursa, corneal scraping, nerve blocks of the eye, caudal epidural catheterization, blood coagulation disorders, emergency measurements of body fluids, and diseases seen in Europe. Presents more than 100 new illustrations and 24 new color plates of GI disorders and toxic plants. Features updated and expanded drug information, including dosages and drug reactions. Thumb tabs mark chapter names and page bars make the drug dosage tables easier to locate. "Must Know" information is called out with a new logo.
There are approximately 5,780 vets in the UK seeing horses regularly and 800 final year students per year studying equine. Equine emergencies (e.g. Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Ophthalmic or Foal) are regular occurrences: most vets are not called out regularly enough to become specialists, but do need to know enough to treat these emergencies. The idea of this book is to be a quick practical reference guide that a vet could keep handy in such emergencies. Currently there are no other easy to use pocketbooks on this subject in the market. The existing Equine Emergencies texts are either aimed at horse owners or are too detailed to be useful in this context, very large and include uncommon equine emergencies and advanced techniques that are irrelevant to the mixed practitioner. - Suitable for all equine practitioners - Concise and practical layout and content - Accessible online downloads
Respond quickly and confidently to emergency situations with the only text dedicated entirely to equine emergency treatment. The latest edition of this reliable manual is vastly expanded to encompass a wide range of new and evolving topics in horse care, with thorough, step-by-step procedures for the most effective emergency treatment. Portable for use in the clinic or in the field and presented for the first time in full color, it's your one-source guide for complete equine emergency support. Unique focus provides your only single-source guide devoted to equine emergency management. Bulleted format makes information easily retrievable, presenting detailed procedures in concise, step-by-step outlines. 12 new chapters help you ensure biosecurity and treat a variety of increasingly common emergency conditions, including diarrheal, infectious, and zoonotic diseases. Revised Organ Systems section presents content in a more user-friendly, timesaving format. What to Do and What Not to Do headings identify proper care techniques and alert you to steps you should avoid. Updated drug dosage table improves treatment with accurate dosage information for many recently approved drugs. Full-color design distinguishes specific features within the text for quick reference in critical situations.
Ideal for use in the clinic and in the field, Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, 4th Edition, offers practical step-by-step guidelines for effectively managing a wide range of emergency situations. Thoroughly updated content keeps you informed of the latest advances in horse care in a portable, convenient format. Essential examination, diagnostic, and treatment information for each body system is presented in a logical format so you can quickly find answers during equine emergencies. What to Do and What Not to Do boxes guide you through the step-by-step treatment of an emergency and draw your attention to important steps to take and those to avoid. High-quality photographs and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and guide you through procedures step by step. NEW! Chapter covering bacterial and viral diseases arms you with critical information on diagnostic labs, collection, submission, and interpretation. NEW! Chapter on emergency diagnostic procedures keeps you up-to-date on all the tests needed to determine the most effective treatment. NEW! Chapter on gene testing provides information on which gene tests and labs should be performed. NEW! Chapter on biopsy techniques highlights the different instruments available, endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, as well as how to perform a pleuritis examination. NEW! Chapter on laboratory submission offers the latest information on tests, laboratory charts, guidelines for making an appropriate submission, and blood drawing. NEW! Chapters on feeding and starvation and flood injury supply the latest guidelines for nutrition, disaster medicine, and snake bites/envenomation.
Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. With a view toward improving patient outcome, Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is written by a team of enthusiastic equine specialists who explore a host of conditions that the equine veterinarian will encounter. Areas covered include: Digestive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems Neonatal diseases Lacerations, wounds, and skin diseases requiring emergency care Emergency ophthalmological problems Toxicology Antimicrobial drugs and nutritional support Fluid, inotrope, and vasopressor therapy Sedation and analgesia Systemic inflammatory response The postoperative colic patient Critical care of the pregnant mare and neonate The recumbent horse For each disease or condition, the book includes an overview, key points, etiology/pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management/treatment. It also provides step-by-step instructions on frequently performed procedures for the emergency/critical care patient. The text features a concise, bullet-point style to facilitate quick assimilation, along with color photos and useful charts and diagrams. Equine veterinarians will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.
Riding is great fun and very rewarding, but accidents can happen, therefore every rider should have a basic knowledge of how to cope in an emergency. The Complete Equine Emergency Bible offers comprehensive advice on exactly what to do should one or one's horse become injured when out riding or at the stable yard. This essential guide brings forth: * Must-have guidance for anyone who rides a horse, not just horse owners * Clear, concise instructions that show reader exactly what to do in an emergency * Both rider and horse emergencies, fully covered * Important road safety advice Many different topics are covered from minor horse injuries such as surface wounds to more serious accidents such as broken bones or an eye injury. Rider accidents include falling from a horse to more serious injuries. The Complete Equine Emergency Bible also discusses accident prevention, both in the stable yard and on one's horse, including safety at home and when out hacking, what to wear and how to avoid problems.
The Handbook of Equine Emergencies is a concise, easy-to-follow practical guide to how to deal with a range of equine emergencies likely to be encountered by clinicians both in the UK and abroad. It is primarily aimed at new graduates and veterinarians who do not deal with equine emergencies on a regular basis, but will also appeal to more experienced equine practitioners who want a quick update on a specific subject area or practical technique. The Handbook is highly portable and contains a large number of colour images, diagrams and tables as well as handy tips and key points to remember. An overview of the basics of dealing with equine emergencies is followed by a convenient organ-based approach. The book includes invaluable information on infectious diseases and specialized emergency situations such as trapped horses or stable fires, and a how-to section gives concise but detailed descriptions of how to perform a number of diagnostic investigations. The Handbook is accompanied by a mobile-optimized website that presents audio, video and text files for quick reprisal via phone or tablet while on-the-go. The website also includes additional colour images that are relevant to specific emergency situations covered in the book. Suitable for all veterinary clinicians seeing horses Concise and practical layout and content Videos, audio, text summaries and images all accessible via your mobile device More than 150 full colour unique images
All veterinary team members involved in the everyday care of horses that require anesthesia or special emergency care will benefit from this reliable and inclusive resource. This text provides all of the information needed to prepare, conduct, and monitor the administration of drugs in order to produce safe and effective anesthesia, treat pain, respond to adverse effects, and perform and monitor emergency and critical care treatment. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book available on these subjects, addressing the needs and concerns of practitioners in both hospital and field settings. Discusses all aspects of equine anesthesia, including history, physiology, pharmacology, drug dosages, patient preparation, induction-maintenance-recovery of anesthesia management of potential complications, and more. Provides a detailed review of the respiratory and cardiovascular physiology of the horse. Provides thorough coverage of preoperative pain management in horses. Covers emergency medical care and managing anesthetic complications in both hospital and field situations. Includes information on the latest anesthetic drugs, including safe and effective protocols for different procedures, and the most up-to-date monitoring techniques. Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective equine specialty, renowned for clinical as well as academic and research expertise. A complete update of all drug information and pain management techniques. The very latest research findings and clinical applications of anesthetic agents and techniques. The most recent developments in post-anesthetic care and monitoring. A chapter on intravenous anesthetic and analgesic adjuncts to inhalation anesthesia. A chapter on anesthesia and analgesia for donkeys and mules. A chapter on perioperative pain management. Many new illustrations as well as tables, graphs, boxes, key points, and summaries that make information instantly accessible.
Provides a fully updated Seventh Edition of the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness This new edition of the go-to resource for equine lameness features updates throughout and more in-depth information on objective lameness assessment, sports medicine, rehabilitation, treatment options, and advanced imaging. With contributions from the world’s leading authorities on the subject, the book covers functional anatomy, examination, imaging, lameness of the distal limb, proximal limb, and axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, therapies, occupation-related conditions, lameness in young horses, and farriery. More than 1,700 images support the text, making it an exhaustive reference for all aspects of lameness in horses. Now in its seventh edition, Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses continues to be the definitive resource on equine lameness for veterinary specialists, practitioners, interns, residents, and students alike. The book is supplemented with a companion website offering a plethora of “how-to” videos demonstrating a variety of different physical examination techniques, including palpation, hoof testing, flexion tests, and perineural and intrasynovial injection techniques. Offers a fully revised new edition of the classic text on equine lameness Includes more extensive information on objective lameness assessment, sports medicine, rehabilitation, treatment options and advanced imaging Features over 1,700 images to illustrate the concepts described Written by internationally renowned experts in the field Includes access to a companion website with "how-to" videos Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses is a must-have reference for any practicing large animal and equine veterinarian, equine veterinary specialist, or veterinary student dealing with lameness in the horse.
Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!
Manual of Equine Lameness provides essential information on equine lameness diagnostics and treatment in an easy-to-use format ideal for the clinical setting. A clinically relevant distillation of topics from Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses, this text offers a quick introduction and fast access to key information. An accompanying DVD includes practical supplements, including additional anatomical images, video clips demonstrating key procedures such as perineural and intrasynovial injections, and examples of lameness conditions in motion. Designed for use in daily practice, the book is presented in brief chapters carefully formatted to maximize the usefulness for practicing veterinarians. Manual of Equine Lameness is an invaluable resource to any veterinarian treating lameness in horses and an ideal reference for veterinary students wanting to learn the fundamentals of lameness.