Handbook of Equine Respiratory EndoscopyBy
- Safia Barakzai
Published: October 2006
HANDBOOK OF EQUINE RESPIRATORY ENDOSCOPY
Reviewed by Tim Greet, Veterinary Times, Vol 37 No. 5, 19th February 2007
These days, more or less every equine practice has access to an endoscope of some sort. This is a small and practical handbook designed to give an overview of equine respiratory Endoscopy.
The author gained experience with two of the countryâs leading endoscopists â Paddy Dixon and Geoff Lane â and the very practical nature of the book is a testament to that provenance.
The text and photographs cover all the common conditions of the upper airway down to the major bronchi. There are also sections on direct paranasal sinus Endoscopy and treadmill Endoscopy. There are also brief introductory sections on selecting and endoscope and useful endoscopic accessories.
Each chapter has a brief anatomical introduction and most have practical tips for obtaining a better view, or other technical matter. The text is augmented with a reading list at the end of each chapter that, though not exhaustive, does provide useful additional background material.
The figures are all reproduced in colour and most are endoscopic images, with a few diagrams in some chapters. They are diagnostic and useful.
I suspect the book will find its greatest role living in the cars of those practitioners carrying out Endoscopy in the field. However, it will also be useful as an aide memoire for students and those sitting certificate examinations. At Â£34.99 this book fulfils a niche in the current literature.