This practical field guide contains details on how to treat all kinds of injury in horses, from superficial cuts and grazes to serious trauma. Provides expert advice on how to minimize the risks of infection and scarring, anticipate and avoid potential complications, and promote rapid and complete healing and recovery. Many key procedures, such as the application of bandages and dressings, surgical procedures, and suturing techniques, are accompanied by line drawings and full-color illustrations. Includes helpful client education information for initial wound management and on-going nursing care while under veterinary supervision.
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.
Medical by Deborah Reeder,Sheri Miller,DeeAnn Wilfong,Midge Leitch,Dana Zimmel
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians offers a compendium of information on the care and treatment of horses for equine veterinary technicians. Highly accessible and easy to use, the book builds on the basics of equine care to provide a complete reference for equine nursing and technical skills. AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is an invaluable guide for qualified equine veterinary technicians and assistants, particularly those earning their equine certification, vet tech students, and equine practices.
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.
Medical by Tim Mair,Sandy Love,James Schumacher,Roger K. W. Smith,Grant Frazer
Author: Tim Mair,Sandy Love,James Schumacher,Roger K. W. Smith,Grant Frazer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The new edition of this introductory-level textbook continues to offer a concise and approachable bridge between student lecture notes and more detailed clinical reference works. All aspects of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction are covered in a single, convenient volume. The second edition has been subject to an extensive revision, with each chapter updated and new chapters added to cover wound management, critical care, anaesthesia and sedation, and diagnostic imaging. While offering key information in an easily and quickly digested format for clinical veterinary students and practising veterinary surgeons, this second edition of Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction will also be relevant to students undertaking equine science degrees, and to professional horse owners and trainers. The wide range of international contributors, highly experienced and all experts in their fields, ensures that the new edition of this popular all-in-one resource remains as indispensable as ever. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction Easy-to-use format Completely revised since the first edition with new chapters added Now with over 100 new illustrations including colour photographs Includes diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as descriptions of commonly employed clinical techniques Includes lists of important differential diagnoses for common clinical signs
This is a greatly enlarged, revised and updated edition of what has, for many years, been widely acknowledged as the leading veterinary book in the field, appreciated by horse-owners and students alike. With its clear, easy to reference format and profuse photographs, plus a new section on holistic and alternative therapies, this long-awaited new edition will be welcomed by everyone involved with the care of horses at any level. Topics include: preventative medicine; wound management and healing; treating the lame horse; conditions of the horse's foot; tendon and ligament problems; joint problems; synovial effusions; diseases of the bone and of the muscle; neurological conditions; the spine and pelvis; physiotherapy; complementary therapies; respiratory system; the skin; the lymphatic system; endocrine disorders; digestive system; eye injury and disease; and the reproductive system.
With a nail-hole at the top of each page spread, this book can hang on a barn wall as a hands-free visual guide to every health situation likely to occur. Graphic step-by-step presentations guide farmers through daily health checks, basic dental and hoof care, preventive procedures, emergency first aid care, and wound treatment.
Covering the main equine drugs available today, this comprehensive handbook includes dosages and adverse reactions as recommended by the manufacturers. A listing of hematological, biochemical, physiological, and therapeutic data is included. Trade names are included with generic names, and all brand names from the drugs are removed to make this book relevant to everybody working in the equine field all over the world, whether veterinary student or equine specialist. Listing of haematological, biochemical, physiological and therapeutic data in 1 volume, produced with the final year vet student and recent graduate in mind Indispensable reference for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and others involved in breeding and keeping horses Includes dosages and adverse reactions as recommended by the manufacturers in their data sheets and literature inserts (unless otherwise stated) SI units and generic names used throughout; all propriertary names from the drugs are removed to make this book relevant to everybody working in the equine field all over the world, whether vet student or equine specialist Includes the main drugs available today fully revised and updated written in a more user-friendly style and format (pocket size + flexicover) inclusion of better quality line drawings and addition of photographs showing nerve block techniques
Wound Care Management assists with general wound care in horses. It includes basic wound cleaning and preparation, important anatomical considerations, moist healing concepts, dressing choices, and specific wounds by body region. Along with detailed sections about wound closure techniques using bandaging and skin grafting there is in-depth discussion of appropriate wound dressing used for cleaning, debridement, packing, absorption, compression, support, and protection. The book emphases important anatomical considerations by body regions in a highly visual format (70 color photos, 100 figures). Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.
You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care
Pets by Thomas Gore, DVM,Paula Gore,James M. Giffin, MD
Author: Thomas Gore, DVM,Paula Gore,James M. Giffin, MD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Completely updated with the latest information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and alternative therapies, the Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition is still as useful and easy to navigate as the original, classic text. With an index of signs and symptoms, a guide to the organs and body systems, a general index, cross-references, and a helpful glossary, this book will help you diagnose and treat your horse. You will appreciate the well-organized contents, which will help you find the information you need quickly, when your horse needs your help most.
The most comprehensive reference available on equine surgery, this book prepares the veterinary surgeon for managing each surgical condition by understanding its pathophysiology and evaluating alternative surgical approaches. Explanations describe how to avoid surgical infections, select and use instruments, and perfect fundamental surgical techniques including incisions, cautery, retractions, irrigation, surgical suction, wound closure, dressings, bandages, and casts. World-renowned contributors include over 70 of the most expert equine specialist surgeons, each providing current and accurate information. Complete coverage of all information needed to study for the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Examinations makes this edition an excellent study tool. Section on anesthesiology and pain management prepares you to manage these critical aspects of any surgery. Extensive, up-to-date orthopedic coverage includes joint disorders and joint trauma. Section on integumentary system contains information on wound management, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafting. Section on the alimentary system covers postoperative care, complications and reoperation guidelines. New techniques in vascular surgery keep you current on best practices. The most comprehensive text on equine surgery focuses on diagnosis and treatment to provide equine practitioners with the information they need to effectively manage and surgically treat equine disorders. Broad collection of high-quality images that were taken by the contributors during surgical procedures to provide the best instructions for other surgeons. NEW! More clinical detail on treatment, diagnosis, and procedures offers more practical information for the general equine practitioner while providing an up-to-date resource for specialists. Minimally invasive surgery and regenerative medicine also have a more prominent role in this edition. NEW! Section on Diagnostic Imaging Examination includes chapters on Radiography, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. NEW! Completely updated sections including the Eye and Adnexa and Urinary System feature new authors and chapter content. NEW! Expanded section on The Musculoskeletal System includes all new chapters on Metallic Instruments and Implants, Management of Bursitis, and Postoperative Physiotherapy Surgery for the Orthopedic Patient. ALL NEW! Chapters on Regenerative Medicine, Chemical Restraint for Long Standing, Radiography, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Scintigraphy, Computed Tomography, Metallic Instruments and Implants, Management of Bursitis, and Postoperative Physiotherapy for the Orthopedic Patient bring practitioners up to date with best practices.
Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition is a full-color atlas that maintains the surgical focus of earlier editions while now presenting essential information on basic principles of wound healing, wound management, and common wound complications. The new edition presents a wider variety of topics including skin fold disorders, urogenital surgery, new flap techniques, and an expanded chapter on facial reconstruction. It also features 40 new plate illustrations, new sections on bandage and splint techniques, and significant updates on wound healing physiology, equipment, and dressing materials.
Medical by Steven P. Brinsko,Terry L. Blanchard,Dickson D. Varner,James Schumacher,Charles C. Love
Author: Steven P. Brinsko,Terry L. Blanchard,Dickson D. Varner,James Schumacher,Charles C. Love
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Now in full color, Manual of Equine Reproduction, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive look at the reproductive management of horses, including management of stallions, pregnant mares, and neonatal foals. Expert authors use a concise, practical approach in discussing improved therapies and treatments in equine breeding. You’ll enhance your skills and knowledge with this book’s detailed coverage of techniques used in reproductive examination, breeding procedures, pregnancy diagnosis, foaling, and reproductive tract surgery. A clinical emphasis includes a step-by-step format of possible scenarios from conception to breeding management. Practical information includes topics such as breeding with transported cooled or frozen semen, and caring for the broodmare and newborn foal. The organization of material corresponds to the course of study in veterinary school, so you can find topics easily. Chapter objectives and study questions at the beginning of each chapter guide you through the material and provide clear learning goals. Evaluation of Breeding Records chapter covers the importance of breeding records, and how to use them to evaluate stallion performance and optimize fertility. References are listed at the end of each chapter for further research and study. Full-color photographs and illustrations clearly depict procedures, and all drawings have been redrawn and improved. NEW Assisted Reproductive Technology chapter goes beyond embryo transfer. Updated content includes the latest advances in therapies and treatments. New content is added to two chapters, Reproductive Physiology of the Nonpregnant Mare and Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare. Thorough coverage of every aspect of equine reproduction provides a strong foundation for success in veterinary practice, including a discussion of the use of GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation; aseptic technique for endometrial biopsy; use of transabdominal ultrasonography, especially in early pregnancy; determination of fetal gender by transrectal ultrasonography; aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument; and procedure for surgical embryo transfer.
This bestseller has been an essential book for all those working with laboratory animals since it was first published in 1994. This fourth edition retains all the classic features that have made it a must-have reference including emphasis on best practice in order to improve animal welfare. The contents have been thoroughly updated and reorganised to make sure it is a really practical book for day-to-day use in the laboratory. The first section of the book covers principles applicable to all species, for example husbandry, handling and the education and training required by scientists and technical staff working with animals in the laboratory. Later chapters focus on specific species or groups of species. New to this edition: • Reflects changes in European legislation and their impact on national legislation • Covers recommendations for the education and training of those carrying out animal experiments across Europe • New chapters on ethical considerations and balancing animal welfare with science • New information on environmental enrichment for laboratory animals • Covers advancements in anaesthesia and analgesia and techniques • Spiral bound for ease-of-use as a bench-top reference This book is ideal for all personnel carrying out scientific procedures using animals, particularly during training and also for the new researcher. It will also be essential reading for study directors designing research programmes, animal technicians and veterinarians working with laboratory animal species.
The Horse Owner's Full-Color Veterinary Care and Conditioning Resource for Modern Performance, Sport, and Pleasure Horses
Author: Nancy S Loving
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A ridden horse is an athletic horse, and just as a human athlete needs to gauge his diet, condition his cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and take meticulous care of his muscles, bones, and ligaments, so too must the rider maintain these systems in her horse. Now, for the first time in one, full-color comprehensive book, Dr. Nancy S. Loving, noted equine veterinarian and dressage, event, and distance riding competitor, addresses the singularly challenging needs of keeping the working horse in working order. With chapters devoted to cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, digestive, and reproductive health, as well to the hooves, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, muscles, and skin, Dr. Loving provides a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the equine body. However, this is not just another veterinary manual. While diseases are indeed clearly explained, and relevant diagnostic tools and methods of prevention and treatment are offered for various ailments, Dr. Loving sets her book apart by diligently applying her scientific knowledge to the practical needs of every pleasure, sport, and performance horse owner—whether you simply hack with friends or compete at the highest level. Over 500 color photographs and 4,000 index entries suitably enrich this consummate text. Whether used as a study guide to better understand your equine athlete or as a quick-find reference when you notice a mysterious new swelling on his near foreleg, All Horse Systems Go is the integral ingredient to ensuring your horse can perform to the very best of his ability, whatever his task may be.
Interdisciplinary in approach, clearly defining the physiological and clinical principles, which are fundamental to management of the critically ill small animla patient. Clear guidelines for organizing, equipping and staffing an Emergency/Critical Care unit and practical coverage of ethical and lefal concerns in Emergency/Critical Care medicine. A generic resource designed for the veterinary health care giver in any Emergency/Critical Care setting. This book is dedicated to the fundamental clinical signs of astute observation, careful differential diagnosis and analytical thereutic decision making. The presentation is consistent in layout and liberally uses algorithms, diagnostic imaging and original line art. It is the product of eighty expert authors who have created a concise, clinically specific resource for the specialist, residents in training, veterinary practitioners, technicians and students.