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Handbook of Equine Emergencies

The Handbook of Equine Emergencies is a concise, easy-to-follow practical guide to how to deal with a range of equine emergencies likely to be encountered by clinicians both in the UK and abroad. It is primarily aimed at new graduates and veterinarians who do not deal with equine emergencies on a regular basis, but will also appeal to more experienced equine practitioners who want a quick update on a specific subject area or practical technique.

The Handbook is highly portable and contains a large number of colour images, diagrams and tables as well as handy tips and key points to remember. An overview of the basics of dealing with equine emergencies is followed by a convenient organ-based approach. The book includes invaluable information on infectious diseases and specialized emergency situations such as trapped horses or stable fires, and a how-to section gives concise but detailed descriptions of how to perform a number of diagnostic investigations.

The Handbook is accompanied by a mobile-optimized website that presents audio, video and text files for quick reprisal via phone or tablet while on-the-go. The website also includes additional colour images that are relevant to specific emergency situations covered in the book.

Audience

Mixed practitioners; specialist equine practitioners; final year students

Paperback, 440 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4545-5

Contents

  • Wounds / dermatology emergencies

    • Wounds of the head and neck
    • Wounds to the body
    • Wounds to the limbs

    Musculoskeletal emergencies

    • The collapsed / recumbent horse
    • The severely lame horse
    • Foot abscesses
    • Foot penetrations
    • Laminitis
    • Synovial sepsis
    • Rhabdomyolysis

    Gastrointestinal tract emergencies

    • Colic
    • Dysphagia / choke
    • Diarrhoea
    • Grain overload
    • Rectal tears

    Respiratory tract emergencies

    • Respiratory distress
    • Epistaxis

    Ophthalmic emergencies

    • Corneal ulcers
    • Uveitis
    • Traumatic injuries to the cornea
    • Eyelid lacerations

    Neurological emergencies

    • Head trauma
    • Acute onset blindness / circling / seizures

    Endocrine emergencies

    • Hyperlipaemia

    Reproductive tract emergencies

    • Dystocia
    • Uterine torsion
    • Uterine prolapse & tears
    • Uterine artery rupture
    • Abortion
    • Retained foetal membranes
    • Penile trauma
    • Post-castration emergencies

    Urinary tract emergencies

    • Urinary tract obstruction

    Foal emergencies

    • Meconium impaction
    • Diarrhoea
    • Septicaemia
    • The dummy / weak foal

    Emergency horse rescue

    Emergency anaesthesia

    Euthanasia

    Miscellaneous

    • Anaphylaxis
    • Pyrexia of unknown origin

     

    Chapter 1 The Basics

    Chapter 2 Wounds And Other Integumentary Emergencies

    Chapter 3Musculoskeletal Emergencies

    Chapter 4 Oral & Gastrointestinal Emergencies

    Chapter 5 Respiratory Emergencies

    Chapter 6 Ophthalmic Emergencies

    Chapter 7 Neurological Emergencies

    Chapter 8 Reproductive Emergencies

    Chapter 9 Urinary Tract Emergencies

    Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Emergencies

    Chapter 11 Hepatic, Endocrine And Metabolic Emergencies

    Chapter 12 Emergencies In Foals

    Chapter 13 Emergencies In Donkeys And Mules

    Chapter 14 Iatrogenic Emergencies

    Chapter 15 Infectious Diseases

    Chapter 16 Poisoning, Bites And Stings

    Chapter 17 Other Specific Emergency Situations

    Chapter 18 Other Essentials

    Chapter 19 How To…

    Abbreviations and Symbols

    Index

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