Handbook of Equine Respiratory EndoscopyBy
- Safia Barakzai
Handbook of Equine Respiratory Endoscopy is a highly illustrated guide that provides quick, readily available answers for veterinary practitioners. It offers assitance in diagnosing respiratory disorders in the field with ease, plus full color endoscopy images illustrate normal anatomy, variations of normal anatomy, and disorders of the respiratory tract. Written by a leading equine respiratory clinician and researcher, this handbook is user-friendly and includes comprehensive, in-depth information at the same time. The book also discusses anatomy, tips for endoscopic evaluation, and the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for disorders of the respiratory tract.
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 countrys leading endoscopists Paddy Dixon and Geoff Lane 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 £34.99 this book fulfils a niche in the current literature.
- Foreword by Padraic M. Dixon
1. Endoscopic equipment
2. Practical guide to equine respiratory endoscopy
3. Nasal cavities
5. Guttural pouches
7. Trachea and bronchi
8. High speed treadmill endoscopy