Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

By

  • N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS Docteur Honoris Causa (Liege), Matilda R. Wilson Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9540-2


Table of Contents

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

Appendices
Table of drugs
Clinical pathology data