Equine Emergencies

Treatment and Procedures

Edited by

  • Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl ACVIM, ACVECC, Professor of Medicine New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, The Health Science Unit of Cornell University, Department of Clinical Studies, Ithaca, NY, USA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3609-8


Table of Contents

PART ONE EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

Section I. General Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

1. Blood Collection

2. Medication Administration

3. Intravenous Catheter Placement

4. Intraosseous Infusion Technique

5. Regional Perfusion

6. Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral Infection Diagnoses

7. Biopsy Techniques

8. Endoscopy Techniques

Section II. Ultrasonography

9. General Principles, System and Organ Examination

PART TWO ORGAN SYSTEM EXAMINATION, NEONATOLOGY, SHOCK, AND TEMPERATURE-RELATED PROBLEMS

Section I Organ System Examination and Related Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

10. Cardiovascular System

11. Gastrointestinal System

12. Integumentary System

13. Liver Failure and Hemolytic Anemia

14. Blood Coagulation Disorders

15. Musculoskeletal System

16. Nervous System

17. Ophthalmology

18. Reproductive System

19. Respiratory System

20. Urinary System

Section II Neonatology

21. Neonatology

22. Perinatology/Monitoring the Pregnant Mare

23. Foal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Section III Shock and Temperature-Related Problems

24. Shock and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

25. Shock and Temperature-Related Problems

PART THREE LABORATORY TESTS

26. Emergency Measurement of Complete Blood Cell Count, Serum Chemistry Values, Blood Gases, and Body Fluids in Equine Practice

27. Cytology

PART FOUR TOXICOLOGY

28. Toxicology

PART FIVE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL PROBLEMS

29. Laminitis

30. Disaster Medicine

31. Pain Management

32. Anesthesia for Field Emergencies and Euthanasia

33. Nutritional Guidelines for the Injured, Hospitalized and Post Surgical Patient

34. Emergency Diseases Seen in Europe

35. Emergency Diseases Seen in Australia and New Zealand -- NEW

36. Emergency Diseases Seen in South America -- NEW

37. Emergency Diseases Seen in the Middle East -- NEW

38. Foot Emergencies -- NEW

39. Mules, Donkeys and Miniataure Horses -- NEW

40. Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases -- NEW

41. Biosecurity – NEW

42. Show and Racetrack Emergencies -- NEW

43. Bull Fight Injuries -- NEW

EQUINE EMERGENCY DRUGS: APPROXIMATE DOSAGES, ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS

PART SIX RESOURCE INFORMATION/APPENDICES

Appendix I: Reference Values

Appendix II: Age Related Changes in CBC and Chemistries

Appendix III: Calculations in Emergency Care

Appendix IV: Equivalents

Appendix V: Product Manufacturers

Appendix VI: Long Bone Physeal Fusion Times etc.

Appendix VII: Adverse Drug Reactions

Appendix VIII: Specific Drug Reactions and Recommended Treatments