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Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

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.

Book, 1104 Pages

Published: February 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3593-8


  • Section I Clinical Pharmacology

    Chapter 1 Adverse Drug Reactions Jennifer L. Davis
    Chapter 2 Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Anthony T. Blikslager
    Chapter 3 Update on Common Antimicrobials K. Gary Magdesian
    Chapter 4 Systemic Chemotherapy for Oncologic Diseases Teresa Burns, C. Guillermo Couto
    Chapter 5 Fluphenazine Toxicosis Michael Brashier
    Chapter 6 Field Anesthesia Craig A. Mosley
    Chapter 7 Anesthesia at High Altitude Khursheed Mama
    Chapter 8 Anesthesia and Sedation of Miniature Horses Nora S. Matthews, Carin Ponder

    Section II Medico-Legal

    Chapter 9 Reading and Interpreting Scientific Literature Philip H. Kass
    Chapter 10 Equine Insurance Ronald Kirk, T. Douglas Byars
    Chapter 11 Protecting Yourself with Medical Records Margaret L. Neterer, Patricia O’Handley
    Chapter 12 The Unwanted Horse: An Overview of the Issue Tom R. Lenz
    Chapter 13 Field Necropsy Kurt Williams

    Section III Nutrition

    Chapter 14 Nutritional Management of the Starved Horse Iveta Becvarova, Craig Thatcher
    Chapter 15 Dietary Management of the Obese Horse Ray J. Geor, Pat Harris
    Chapter 16 Updates to the Nutrient Requirements of the Horse: NRC 2007 guidelines Laurie M. Lawrence
    Chapter 17 Antioxidants and Horse Health Pierre Lekeux, Nathalie Kirschvink
    Chapter 18 Nutritional Factors in Developmental Orthopedic Disease Brian D. Nielsen
    Chapter 19 The Pros and Cons of Probiotics Veronique Julliand, Annette Zeyner
    Chapter 20 Herbs and Nutraceuticals Carey A. Williams
    Chapter 21 Use of Nutraceuticals for Equine Joint Disease Wayne McIlwraith
    Chapter 22 Nutrition for the Critically Ill Horse Susan J. Holcombe, Elizabeth A. Carr

    Section IV Behavior

    Chapter 23 Headshaking Syndrome Katy Taylor, Daniel Mills
    Chapter 24 Management of Stereotypic Behavior (Stable Vices) Daniel Mills
    Chapter 25 Aggression in Horses Sharon Lynn Crowell-Davis
    Chapter 26 Foal Rejection Katherine A. Houpt
    Chapter 27 Transportation of Horses Ted H. Friend

    Section V Infectious Disease

    Chapter 28 Strangles, Immunology and Management John Timoney
    Chapter 29 Epidemiology and Prevention of Rhodococcus Infection Noah Cohen
    Chapter 30 Control of Salmonella and Nosocomial Infections Roberta M. Dwyer
    Chapter 31 Rhodococcus Equi Pneumonia Nathan Slovis
    Chapter 32 Lyme Disease Thomas J. Divers, Yung-Fu Chang
    Chapter 33 Leptospirosis Thomas J. Divers, Yung-Fu Chang
    Chapter 34 Systemic Illness Caused by Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Suzanne M. Pratt
    Chapter 35 Equine Viral Arteritis Peter Timoney
    Chapter 36 Clostridial Diseases J. Scott Weese
    Chapter 37 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci J. Scott Weese
    Chapter 38 Lawsonia Intracellularis Enteropathy in Foals Ramiro E. Toribio
    Chapter 39 Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy Lutz S. Goehring, D. Paul Lunn

    Section VI The Cardiovascular System

    Chapter 40 Cardiovascular Pharmacology Colin C. Schwarzwald
    Chapter 41 Management of Atrial Fibrillation Gunther Van Loon
    Chapter 42 Training Effects on Echocardiographic Measurements Rikke Buhl, Annette K. Ersboll
    Chapter 43 Congestive Heart Failure Sarah Gardner
    Chapter 44 Pericarditis Sophy Jesty
    Chapter 45 Infective Endocarditis Sophy Jesty
    Chapter 46 Pulmonary Hypertension JoAnn Slack
    Chapter 47 Biochemical Tests for Cardiac Injury Simon F. Peek
    Chapter 48 Blood Donors and Whole Blood Transfusion in Private Practice J. Barry David
    Chapter 49 Coagulopathies Karsten Feige

    Section VII The Respiratory System

    Chapter 50 Radiology of Sinuses and Teeth David O. Klugh
    Chapter 51 Sinuscopy and Sinus Surgery in the Standing Horse James Schumacher, Justin Perkins
    Chapter 52 Ultrasonographic Examination of the Upper Airway Heather J. Chalmers, Normand G. Ducharme
    Chapter 53 Disorders of the Guttural Pouch Scott R. Pleasant, Douglass B. Berry, II
    Chapter 54 Efficacy of Surgery for Laryngeal Hemiplegia Jennifer Brown
    Chapter 55 Surgical Advancement of the Larynx for Treatment of Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate Normand G. Ducharme
    Chapter 56 Disorders of the Trachea Niam M. Collins. Padraig M. Dixon
    Chapter 57 Cough Virgina Buechner-Maxwell
    Chapter 58 Viral Respiratory Diseases Undine Christmann, Virginia Buechner-Maxwell
    Chapter 59 Antimicrobial Therapy of the Respiratory System Harold C. McKenzie, III
    Chapter 60 Multimodal Management of the Horse with Airway Disease Laurent Couetil
    Chapter 61 Managing IAD in Pleasure Horses Melissa I. Mazan
    Chapter 62 Inflammatory Airway Disease in Racehorses Brett Berthold, N. Edward Robinson
    Chapter 63 Pleuropneumonia Marybeth Miskovic, Laurent Couetil
    Chapter 64 Granulomatous Lung Disease T. Douglas Byars
    Chapter 65 Pulmonary Fibrosis Kurt J. Williams, Pamela A. Wilkins
    Chapter 66 Silicosis/Osteoporosis Syndrome Matthew Durham
    Chapter 67 Respiratory Fungal Infections Allison J. Stewart
    Chapter 68 Pneumothorax Joel Lugo
    Chapter 69 Thoracoscopically Guided Pulmonary Biopsy Joel Lugo
    Chapter 70 Management of Pulmonary Edema Kate Borer
    Chapter 71 Exercise-induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage Montague N. Saulez

    Section VIII The Gastrointestinal System

    Chapter 72 Dental Consequences of Excessive Use of Power Equipment Thomas J. Johnson
    Chapter 73 Periodontal Disease David O. Klugh
    Chapter 74 Dental Nerve Blocks Colleen Porter
    Chapter 75 Dental Extraction W. Henry Tremaine
    Chapter 76 Management of Tongue Injuries Mathew P. Gérard
    Chapter 77 Oral Cavity Masses Mathew P. Gérard
    Chapter 78 Esophageal Obstruction Yvonne A. Elce
    Chapter 79 Dysphagia of Neurogenic Origin Monica Aleman
    Chapter 80 Esophageal Surgery David E. Freeman
    Chapter 81 Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Jenifer A. Nadeau, Frank M. Andrews
    Chapter 82 Working the Acute Abdomen Including Imaging Alison Morton
    Chapter 83 Stabilizing the Surgical Colic Patient for Referral Lance H. Bassage
    Chapter 84 Laparoscopic Diagnosis in the Abdomen John F. Peroni
    Chapter 85 Multimodal Pain Management of the Horse with Acute Abdomen Lori A. Bidwell
    Chapter 86 Medical Management of the Postoperative Colic Patient Louise L. Southwood
    Chapter 87 Ileal Impaction Kelly Fleming, P.O. Eric Mueller
    Chapter 88 Cecal Impaction Anthony Blikslager
    Chapter 89 Intraluminal Obstruction of the Large Colon Marco Lopes
    Chapter 90 Extraluminal Obstruction of the Large Colon Marco Lopes
    Chapter 91 Acute Colitis Rebecca McConnico
    Chapter 92 Chronic Colic: Diagnosis and Treatment Debra C. Archer
    Chapter 93 Right Dorsal Ulcerative Colitis Samuel L. Jones
    Chapter 94 Antibiotic-induced Colitis Samuel L. Jones
    Chapter 95 Mesh Hernioplasty John F. Peroni
    Chapter 96 Infiltrative Bowel Diseases John Schumacher
    Chapter 97 Integrated Control of Equine Cyathostomes Anne M. Zajac
    Chapter 98 Neoplastic Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract Yvonne A. Elce
    Chapter 99 Rectal Tears John F. Peroni
    Chapter 100 Icterus Simon F. Peek

    Section IX The Musculoskeletal System

    Chapter 101 Heritable Muscle Diseases Stephanie J. Valberg
    Chapter 102 Evaluation of Back Pain Robert Van Wessum
    Chapter 103 Assessing Saddle Fit in Performance Horses Hilary M. Clayton
    Chapter 104 Vertebral Facet Joint Syndrome Robert Van Wessum
    Chapter 105 Sacroiliac Disease Robert Van Wessum
    Chapter 106 Pelvic Fractures Kevin Brown
    Chapter 107 Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Western Performance Horse Robin M. Dabareiner
    Chapter 108 Diagnostic Imaging and Surgical Management of the Stifle Joint Lisa A. Fortier
    Chapter 109 Ultrasound of the Shoulder Mary Beth Whitcomb
    Chapter 110 Hypochoeris Radicata-Associated Stringhalt Sarah Y. Gardner
    Chapter 111 Osteoarthritis Earl M. Gaughan
    Chapter 112 Osteochondrosis Pieter A. J. Brama
    Chapter 113 Management of Tendon Injuries Linda A. Dahlgren
    Chapter 114 Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Radial Pressure Wave Therapy Scott McClure
    Chapter 115 Regional Limb Perfusion with Antimicrobials Joel Lugo
    Chapter 116 White Line Disease Scott R. Pleasant, Stephen E. O’Grady
    Chapter 117 Management of Wounds in the Foot Brian W. Fitzgerald, Clifford M. Honnas
    Chapter 118 Laminitis Pathogenesis James K. Belknap
    Chapter 119 Pharmacological Management of Laminitis John F. Peroni
    Chapter 120 Pasture Laminitis Scott R. Pleasant
    Chapter 121 Chronic Laminitis Andrew H. Parks, Stephen E. O’Grady
    Chapter 122 Ultrasound Imaging of the Distal Extremity Robert Van Wessum
    Chapter 123 Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Horses with Foot Pain John G. Peloso, Lynn Hilt
    Chapter 124 Collateral Desmitis of the Coffin Joint Michael C. Schramme, Mark J. Matinelli
    Chapter 125 Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Foot Michael C. Schramme
    Chapter 126 Ossification of the Cartilages of the Foot (Sidebone) Sue Dyson
    Chapter 127 Rehabilitation Therapy Mimi Porter

    Section X The Nervous System

    Chapter 128 Making a Neuroanatomic Diagnosis John H. Rossmeisl, Jr.
    Chapter 129 Diagnostic Imaging in Neurological Disease John Mattoon
    Chapter 130 Ataxia Allison J. Stewart
    Chapter 131 Equine Motor Neuron Disease Thomas J. Divers, Husni J. Mohamed
    Chapter 132 Alphaviral Encephalomyelitis (EEE, WEE, and VEE) Gabriela Suarez, Robert J. MacKay
    Chapter 133 West Nile Encephalitis Robert J. MacKay
    Chapter 134 Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Debra C. Sellon
    Chapter 135 Atypical Myopathy Vincent Gerber, Dominique Votion

    Section XI The Eye

    Chapter 136 Equine Recurrent Uveitis Brian C. Gilger
    Chapter 137 Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma Elizabeth A. Giuliano
    Chapter 138 Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis Jamie Schorling
    Chapter 139 Medical And Surgical Therapies for Ulcerative Keratitis Mary E. Utter, Dennis E. Brooks
    Chapter 140 Complications of Chronic Ocular Disease Kathryn L. Wotman, Mary E. Utter
    Chapter 141 Enucleation Brian C. Gilger
    Chapter 142 Intraocular Surgery Including Lens Replacement Wendy Townsend
    Chapter 143 Acute Care of Soft Tissue Injuries Involving the Eyelids, Ears, and Face Mathew P. Gérard
    Chapter 144 Electrodiagnostics for Retinal Disease Andras M. Komaromy

    Section XII The Integument

    Chapter 145 Topical Treatments for Skin Disease Paul B. Bloom
    Chapter 146 Insect Hypersensitivities Annette Peterson
    Chapter 147 Non-Neoplastic Nodular and Proliferative Lesions Beth A. Valentine, Jon D. Plant
    Chapter 148 Fungal Skin Diseases Rosanna Marsella
    Chapter 149 Skin Tumors Virginia Beuchner-Maxwell
    Chapter 150 Equine Sarcoid: What’s New in Diagnosis and Treatment Elizabeth Carr
    Chapter 151 Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in Draft Horses Hilde DeCock, Gregory L. Ferraro
    Chapter 152 Hereditary Equine Dermal Regional Asthenia Danika Bannasch, Stephen White
    Chapter 153 Wound Care and Management Linda A. Dahlgren
    Chapter 154 Management of Wounds in High-Motion Areas Dean Hendrickson, Joanna Virgin
    Chapter 155 Skin Grafting Linda A. Dahlgren

    Section XIII The Endocrine System

    Chapter 156 Insulin Resistance/Equine Metabolic Syndrome Nicholas Frank
    Chapter 157 Pituitary Pars Intermidia Dysfunction Janice Sojka
    Chapter 158 Thyroid Disease Babetta Breuhaus

    Section XIV The Urogenital System

    Chapter 159 Management of Bladder Uroliths Claude A. Ragle
    Chapter 160 Hematuria Jan F. Hawkins
    Chapter 161 Clinical Pathology of Renal Disease Frederic S. Almy, Bruce E. LeRoy, Michelle H. Barton
    Chapter 162 Diseases of the Accessory Sex Glands of the Stallion John V. Steiner
    Chapter 163 Inguinal Hernia Warren Beard
    Chapter 164 Conditions of the External Genitalia of Stallions John P. Hurtgen
    Chapter 165 Conditions of the External Genitalia of mares Tracey Chenier
    Chapter 166 Diseases of the Uterus Carlos M. Pinto
    Chapter 167 Prevention of Estrus Behavior in Performance Mares Tracey Chenier
    Chapter 168 Techniques for Ovariectomy and Ovariohysterectomy Thomas B. Yarbrough

    Section XV Reproduction

    Chapter 169 Peripartum Complications in the Mare Pamela A. Wilkins
    Chapter 170 Postpartum Complications in the Mare Grant S. Frazer
    Chapter 171 Artificial Insemination in Private Practice Juan C. Samper
    Chapter 172 Collection and Transportation of Semen Juan C. Samper
    Chapter 173 Embryo Transfer in Private Practice Juan J. Vazquez
    Chapter 174 Ovarian Diseases Patrick M. McCue
    Chapter 175 Problems of the Older Broodmare Michelle LeBlanc
    Chapter 176 Diagnosis of Pregnancy Karen Wolfsdorf
    Chapter 177 Early Embryonic Loss Kirk K. Vanderwall
    Chapter 178 Placentitis Fairfield T. Bain, Walter Zent
    Chapter 179 Causes of Abortion Neil M. Williams
    Chapter 180 Diagnostic Approach to Abortion Neil M. Williams
    Chapter 181 Managing the High-Risk Pregnancy Karen Wolfsdorf

    Section XVI The Foal

    Chapter 182 Rescuing Foals During Dystocia Jonathan E. Palmer
    Chapter 183 Placental Evaluation for Diagnosis of Foal Problems Peter R. Morresey, Kristina G. Lu
    Chapter 184 Meconium Impaction Susan J. Holcombe, Kristin P. Chaney
    Chapter 185 Assays for Evaluation of Transfer of Passive Immunity Johanna L. Watson
    Chapter 186 Septic Inflammatory Response Syndrome T. Douglas Byars, Elizabeth Carr
    Chapter 187 Management of the Sick Neonatal Foal in the Field Fairfield T. Bain
    Chapter 188 Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Foals K. Gary Magdesian
    Chapter 189 Colic in Foals Susan J. Holcombe, Kristin P. Chaney
    Chapter 190 Nonsurgical Urogenital Diseases Sharon Witonsky
    Chapter 191 Angular Limb Deformities A. Berkley Chesen, Clifford M. Honnas
    Chapter 192 Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy in Arabian Foals of Egyptian Linage Monica Aleman

    Section XVII Miscellaneousm

    Chapter 193 The Geriatric Horse Mary Rose Paradis
    Chapter 194 Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Weight Loss, Laureline Lecoq, Jean-Pierre Lavoie
    Chapter 195 Integrative Medicine: Applications of Acupuncture Mark Chrisman, Rachel H.H. Tann
    Chapter 196 Stem Cell Therapy Linda A. Dahlgren
    Chapter 197 Choosing and Purchasing Laser Equipment Tom Yarbrough
    Chapter 198 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Nathan Slovis
    Chapter 199 Maintenance of Horses in Slings Jeremy Hubert, Rebecca McConnico
    Chapter 200 Nursing Care of the Recumbent Horse Jaime Miller
    Chapter 201 Managing the Exhausted Horse Jami Whiting
    Chapter 202 Rattlesnake Envenomation Langdon Fielding
    Chapter 203 Mycotoxins Robert H. Poppenga


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