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Equine Respiratory Medicine and Surgery

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Equine Respiratory Medicine and Surgery provides up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders in the horse. It discusses respiratory physiology and examination techniques, as well as a review of the medical and surgical problems that may be encountered, organized anatomically and progressing in logical fashion from the upper airways, larynx and sinuses, through the lower airways, the lungs, and diaphragm. Common conditions covered include infections, allergy, trauma, cysts, and tumors.

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Published: September 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2759-8

Reviews

  • EQUINE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE AND SURGERY

    This first edition book is designed to be a fully comprehensive, state-of-the-art text to students, clinicians and scientists. It aims to highlight the progress made in out knowledge over the past fifteen years. It describes the many ways in which this system can fall short or fail completely. Seven hundred A4 sized pages are devoted to the current veterinary understanding of equine respiratory physiology and pathology, disease diagnosis and treatment. Fifty-five contributors provide for a wealth of knowledge, a spread of perspective and a range of styles across the chapters. Of the editors, two are UK-based, two USA-based; two are acknowledged experts in medicine and two in surgery.

    The opening sections cover ‘Basic Sciences’, ‘Diagnostic techniques’ and Therapeutics and infectious disease’. The detail of physiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, blood gas analysis and pulmonary function testing may be of interest only to the academic specialist. The sections on clinical examination, collection of samples, radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy, endoscopy, the treadmill and therapy are highly relevant to the veterinary practitioner.


    Infectious disease is part, perhaps an increasing part, of everyday equine practice life. Horses and their ailments travel ever further and more frequently. This section is particularly topical at present.

    Disorders specific to the upper respiratory tract, thorax and to foals are then explored in greater detail. All the respiratory disease conditions and treatments commonly encountered by this reviewer are considered. ‘Routine’ surgical procedures such as laryngoplasty (the ‘tie-back’ are again described alongside more novel approaches – a full chapter is devoted to the advent of laser surgery. Photographs, anatomical diagrams, boxes and tables are strategically positioned through the text to illustrate techniques, summarise findings and emphasise vital facts. Each chapter is extensively referenced, mostly to post-1990 material.

    I could readily imagine consulting this book during the course of an endoscopic examination for laryngeal grading, when considering differentials for a set of clinical signs, or when encountering a complication during a surgical procedure. I can equally see this book as a comprehensive source for more considered study. It provides a thorough overview of the functioning of the equine respiratory tract as well as detailed specifics on disease and disordered – how to diagnose and how to treat. Those seeking even further knowledge can always track the references to source.

    Reviewed by Joe Collins for The Irish Veterinary Journal, Volume 60 Number 5

Contents

  • 1. BASIC SCIENCES

    Anatomy
    Airway physiology
    Pulmonary circulation
    Gas exchange
    Airway defenses
    Immunology / Inflammation
    Pulmonary pharmacology and Therapeutics Overview

    2. EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES

    History & Clinical Examination Techniques
    Endoscopy URT & LRT (BMG)
    Sample Collection Including Tracheal, BALF, Pleural Aspirates
    Cytology & Bacteriology of Samples
    Thoracic Ultrasonography
    Radiography URT & LRT
    Pulmonary Scintigraphy
    Blood Gas Analysis
    Pulmonary Function Testing
    Pleuroscopy & Lung Biopsy
    Post Mortem Examination

    3. INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    Viruses
    Bacteria
    Mycoplasmas
    Fungi
    Lungworm / Parascaris

    4. INFLAMMATORY / IMMUNE MEDIATED DISEASES
    COPD, SPAOPD


    IAD
    Pulmonary Neoplasia
    Miscellaneous (Inhaled Foreign Bodies, Pulmonary Oedema, Alveolitis and Interstitial Pneumonia, Granulomas, Fibrosis, Smoke Inhalation, Aspiration Pneumonia, Drowning, Silicosis, Eosinophilic Pneumonia

    5. FOAL RESPIRATORY DISEASES

    Examination techniques which differ from adults
    Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Bacterial incl R.equi, Pneumocystis
    Viral
    Meconium Aspiration
    Idiopathic tachypnoea
    Interstitial Pneumonias
    Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
    Intensive management of the foal’s respiratory system

    6. EIPH

    EIPH

    7. DISORDERS OF CHEST WALL, PLEURA, DIAPHRAGM & MEDIASTINUM

    Pleuropneumonia
    Other Pleural Effusions
    Thoracic Wall Injuries & Pneumothorax
    Diaphragmatic Hernia
    Mediastinal Abscess / Neoplasia
    Synchronous Diaphragmatic Flutter

    8. DISEASES OF THE EQUINE UPPER AIRWAYS

    9. DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR URT DISEASE

    Radiology
    Sinoscopy
    CT
    Scintigraphy
    Treadmill evolution

    10. DISORDERS OF THE NOSTRILS

    Atheromas (Epidermal Inclusion Cyst)
    Alar Fold Stenosis
    Nasal Paralysis
    Nostril Wounds

    11. DISORDERS OF THE NASAL PASSAGES

    Wry Nose
    Nasal Septum Abnormalities
    Vasomotor, allergic rhinitis, Rhinitis sicca
    Alar fold collapse
    Nasal Mycoses (Aspergillus Phycomycosis, Rhinosporidiosis etc)
    Nasal Tumours

    12. DISORDERS OF THE SINUSES

    Sinoscopy
    Primary Empyema
    Dental Sinusitis
    Sinus Cysts
    Neoplasms
    Mycotic infections
    Sinus trauma
    Sinus neoplasia

    13. DISORDERS OF THE ETHMOTURBINATES

    Progressive Ethmoidal Hematoma

    14. DISORDERS OF THE GUTTURAL POUCH

    Anatomy
    Tympany
    Guttural Pouch Empyema
    Guttural Pouch Mycosis
    Guttural pouch Tumors (inc melanomas)
    Surgical Approaches
    Hyovertebrotomy
    Viborg's Approach
    Whitehouse Approach
    Modified Whitehouse Approach

    15. DISORDERS OF THE NASOPHARYNX

    Pharyngeal Lymphoid Hyperplasia or PLH
    Pharyngeal Cysts
    Nasopharyngeal Scarring
    Pharyngeal Paralysis
    Pharyngeal Neoplasia

    16. DISORDERS OF THE SOFT PALATE

    Cleft Palate
    Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate (DDSP)

    17. DISORDERS OF THE LARYNX

    Epiglottic Fold (AEF) Entrapment
    Cricopharyngeal laryngeal dysplasia / Rostral Displacement of the Palatopharyngeal Arch (PPA)
    Laryngeal Hemiplegia
    Neuromuscular pedicle grafting
    Arytenoid Chondropathy
    Miscellaneous disorders of the larynx webbing, injury, neoplasia

    18. URT LASER SURGERY

    19. DISORDERS OF THE TRACHEA

    20. CRICOTRACHEAL MEMBRANE EVERSION

    21. TEMPORARY TRACHEOSTOMY

    22. PERMANENT TRACHEOSTOMY

    23. TRACHEAL COLLAPSE

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