Equine Internal Medicine


  • Stephen Reed, DVM, Dip ACVIM, Associate, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dip ACVIM, Provost and Executive Vice President, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Equine Internal Medicine is devoted solely to internal medicine. This problem-oriented book is organized into two primary sections. Part 1 focuses on the mechanisms underlying disease and the principles underlying treatment. Part 2 takes a body systems approach to common problems. Individual diseases are discussed in terms of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9777-2


Chapter 1 The Equine Immune System
1.1 Equine Immunology
1.2 Hypersensitivity & Autoimmunity
1.3 Immunodeficiency
1.4 Immunomodulators
Chapter 2 Mechanisms of Infectious Disease
2.1 Mechanisms of Establishment and Spread of Bacterial and Fungal Infections
2.2 Mechanisms of Establishment and Spread of Viral Infections
2.3 Internal Parasite Infections
2.4 Rickettsial Diseases
Chapter 3 Clinical Approach to Commonly Encountered Problems
3.1 Syncope and Weakness
3.2 Polyuria and Polydipsia
3.3 Edema
3.4 Changes in Body Weight
3.5 Abdominal Distention
3.6 Dysphagia
3.7 Respiratory Distress
3.8 Cough
3.9 Changes in Body Temperature
3.10 Diarrhea
3.11 Clinical Assessment of Poor Performance
Chapter 4 Pharmacologic Principles
4.1 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
4.2 Antimicrobial Therapy
4.3 Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
4.4 Respiratory Pharmacology
Chapter 5 Clinical Nutrition
Chapter 6 Critical Care
Chapter 7 Disorders of the Respiratory System
Chapter 8 Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 9 Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 10 Disorders of the Neurologic System
Chapter 11 Disorders of the Skin
Chapter 12 Disorders of the Hematopoietic System
Chapter 13 Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
13.1 Examination for Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
13.2 Pathophysiology of Gastrointestinal Inflammation
13.3 Pathophysiology of Diarrhea
13.4 Malabsorption Syndromes and Maldigestion: Pathophysiology, Assessment, Management and Outcome
13.5 Pathophysiology of Mucosal Injury and Repair
13.6 Gastrointestinal Ileus
13.7 Endotoxemia
13.8 Oral Diseases
13.9 Esophageal Diseases
13.10 Diseases of the Stomach
13.11 Duodentitis/Proximal Jejunitis (Anterior Enteritis, Proximal Enteritis)
13.12 Proliferative and Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases Associated with Malabsorption and Maldigestion
13.13 Inflammatory Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract Causing Diarrhea
13.14 Ischemic Disorders of the Intestinal Tract
13.15 Obstructive Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
13.16 Neoplasia of the Gastrointestinal Tract
13.17 Peritonitis
Chapter 14 Disorders of the Liver
Chapter 15 Equine Ophthalmology
Chapter 16 Disorders of the Reproductive System
Chapter 17 Disorders of the Urinary System
Chapter 18 Disorders of the Endocrine System
18.1 Calcium Disorders
18.2 Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Equine Cushing's Disease)
18.3 Thyroid Gland
18.4 The Adrenal Glands
18.5 Endocrine Pancreas
18.6 Magnesium Disorders
Chapter 19 Disorders of Foals
Chapter 20 Toxicologic Problems
Chapter 21 Veterinary Epidemiology