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Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

The latest expanded volume of the "gold standard" in equine medicine offers detailed guidance on the most up-to-date diagnostic methods, treatments, and preventive measures for both common and rare diseases of the horse. It features a systems approach, focusing on problems associated with each body system, with additional chapters on toxicology, nutrition, immunizations, and drug classes. New sections in this edition discuss clinical pharmacology and infectious diseases, and many new topics have been added to all sections, making it more comprehensive than ever. Internationally recognized editors and contributors present cutting edge information and authoritative perspectives.


Published: December 2002

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-9540-2


  • SECTION I. Clinical Pharmacology
    1. Neonatal pharmacology and therapeutics
    2. Antimicrobial therapy
    3. NSAIDs
    4. Slow-acting disease modifying osteoarthritic agents
    5. Injectable anesthetic protocols
    6. Critical care therapy
    7. Preventing the spread of infectious disease
    8. Nutraceuticals
    9. Pharmaceutical compounding
    10. Drug testing
    SECTION II. Infectious Diseases
    11. Equine viral arteritis
    12. Equine herpesvirus
    13. Equine influenza
    14. Equine infectious anemia
    15. Viral encephalitides
    16. Vesicular stomatitis
    17. Lyme disease
    18. Salmonellosis
    19. Rhodococcus equi infections
    20. Strangles
    21. Equine protozoal myelitis
    22. Equine monocytic ehrlichiosis
    23. Equine granulocytic ehrlichiosis
    24. Leptospirosis

    SECTION III. Gastrointestinal Diseases
    25. Dental problems
    26. Differential diagnosis of oral ulceration
    27. Esophaeal obstruction (choke)
    28. Gastric ulcer syndrome
    29. Management factors associated with colic
    30. Gastric outflow obstruction
    31. Endotoxemia
    32. Modulation of intestinal motility
    33. Parenteral nutrition for colic patients
    34. Management of pain and dehydration
    35. Duodenitis-Proximal jejunitis
    36. Small intestinal strangulating obstruction
    37. Ileal impaction
    38. Large colon impaction
    39. Large colon volvulus and reperfusion injury
    40. Cecal impaction
    41. Right dorsal colitis
    42. Infiltrative bowel diseases
    43. Laparoscopic and ultrasonographic
    44. Rectal tears: initial management and liability
    45. Peritonitis
    46. Intestinal tapeworm infestation
    47. Resistant cyathostomosis
    48. Lawsonia intracellularis enteropathy
    49. Clostridium difficile infection
    50. Liver disease

    SECTION IV. Skin Diseases
    51. Photosensitivity
    52. Cutaneous drug reactions
    53. Atopy
    54. Arthropod hypersensitivity
    55. Mites and ticks
    56. Fly control
    57. Cutaneous habronemiasis
    58. Folliculitis
    59. Pastern dermatitis
    60. Sarcoid
    61. Non-neoplastic Sterile Nodules
    62. Cutaneous lymphosarcoma
    63. Papillomatosis
    64. Sporotrichosis
    65. Alopecia areata
    66. Linear alopecia and linear keratosis
    67. Pemphigus foliaceus
    68. Congenital skin disease
    69. Burns

    SECTION V. Reproduction
    70. Endometrial cytology
    71. Endometrial culture
    72. Endometrial cysts
    73. Endometrial biopsy
    74. Persistent mating-induced endometritis
    75. Photoperiod manipulation
    76. Induction of ovulation
    77. Use of ultrasund to stage estrus
    78. Twins
    79. Foal heat breeding
    80. Thyroid function and fertility
    81. Management of stallions for artificial breeding
    82. Endocrine Diagnostics for Stallion Subfertility
    83. Ovarian abnormalities
    84. Mare behavior problems
    85. Liquid preservation of equine semen
    86. Cryopreservation of semen
    87. AI with shipped semen
    88. Management of embryo donors--
    89. Embryo collection storage and transfer
    90. Oocyte transfer
    91. Fetal sexing
    92. Peritoneal fluid
    93. Placentitis
    94. Placental hydrops
    95. Stallion injuries
    96. Ventral hernia and repubic tendon rupture
    97. Uterine torsion
    98. Induction of parturition
    99. Stallion behavior problems
    100. Obstetrics
    101. Evaluation of the postpartum mare and foal
    102. Postpartum prolapses and genital tract lacerations
    103. Management of postpartum hemorrhage
    104. Retained fetal membranes
    105. Perineal and cervical lacerations

    SECTION VI. Hematopoietic Diseases
    106. Diagnositc approach to anemia
    107. Blood loss anemia
    108. Anemia secondary to inadequate erythropoiesis
    109. Hemolytic anemia
    110. Thrombocytopenia
    111. Hemostatic disorders
    112. Blood and blood component therapy
    113. Poycythemia
    114. Lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative disorders
    115. Vasculitis

    SECTION VII. Upper Airway Diseases
    116. Endoscopic examination of the upper airway
    117. Diagnosis of sinus diseases
    118. Progressive ethmoid hematoma
    119. Axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds
    120. Arytenoid chondrosis
    121. Laryngeal hemiplegia in non-racehorses
    122. Guttural Pouch Disease
    123. Post-anesthetic upper airway obstruction
    124. Laser surgery of the upper airway
    125. Permanent tracheostomy
    126. Medical management of upper airway dysfunction

    SECTION VIII. Respiratory Diseases
    127. Tracheal aspirates
    128. Bronchoalveolar lavage
    129. Inflammatory airway disease
    130. Heaves
    131. Pleuropneumonia
    132. Interstitial pneumonia
    133. Exercise-induced pulmonary hemmorhage
    134. Pneumothorax, rib fractures, diaphragmaitc hernia
    135. Aerosol devices
    136. Aersol medications
    137. Immunomodulators in respiratory disease treatment

    SECTION IX. Eye Diseases
    138. Examination of the eye
    139. Equine vision and optics
    140. Ocular therapy
    141. Emergency treatment of ocular trauma
    142. Recurrent uveitis
    143. Ocular manifestations of equine herpesviruses
    144. Fungal keratitis
    145. Ocular squamous cell carcinoma and sarcoid
    146. Glaucoma
    147. Epiphora

    SECTION X. Musculoskeletal Disease

    SECTION XI. Cardiovascular Disease

    SECTION XII. Foal Diseases
    148. Evaluation and early care of the sick neonatal foal
    149. Immunodeficiencies of foals
    150. Neonatal isoerythrolysis
    151. Sedation and general anesthesia in foals
    152. Neonatal septicemia
    153. Foal diarrhea
    154. Cardiopulmonary resuscitiation
    155. Evaluation of the foal with colic
    156. Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
    157. Neonatal prematurity
    158. Respiratory disorders
    159. Infectious musculoskeletal disorders

    SECTION XIII. Urinary System
    160. Examination of the urinary system
    161. Urinary incontinence
    162. Congential disorders of the urinary tract
    163. Polydipsia and polyuria
    164. Urolithiasis and obstructive disease
    165. Urinary tract neoplasia
    166. Urinary tract infection
    167. Acute renal failure
    168. Chronic renal failure
    169. Renal tubular acidosis
    170. Aminoglycoside dosing
    171. Hematuria
    172. Uroperitoneum

    SECTION XIV. Nutrition
    173. Clinical assessment of nutritional status
    174. Dietary fat and fiber in equine nutrition
    175. Prebiotics and probiotics
    176. Nutrititional management in chronic disease
    177. Nutritional management of chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis
    178. Enteral and parenteral nutritional support of the critically ill neonate

    SECTION XV. Endocrine disorders

    SECTION XVI. Toxicology

    Table of drugs
    Clinical pathology data


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