Equine Dermatology

2nd Edition

Print ISBN: 9781437709209
eBook ISBN: 9781455758050
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 3rd December 2010
Page Count: 552


Diagnose, treat, and manage equine skin disorders with the most comprehensive reference available! With 900 full-color photos, Equine Dermatology covers skin diseases ranging from those that merely annoy the horse to others that interfere with the horse's ability to function in riding, working, or show. Thorough coverage includes essential basics and practical diagnostic methods, therapies, and specific abnormalities and defects. The book describes the structure and function of the skin, and discusses disorders including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, protozoal, allergic, immune-mediated, endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional diseases. It also covers congenital and hereditary defects, pigmentation abnormalities, keratinization defects, environmental skin diseases, and skin tumors. Written by renowned equine dermatologists Danny Scott and Bill Miller, this all-inclusive resource covers the latest dermatologic topics and the newest therapies.

Key Features

  • Current, comprehensive coverage includes every known equine dermatosis.
  • An emphasis on differential diagnosis includes key differentials and breed predilections for each disease, especially helpful when you have only a specimen and an incomplete history to work with.
  • A consistent format makes it easy to locate information on each skin disorder, including a clinical description, its cause and pathogenesis, clinical features, clinical management, diagnosis, treatment, and any zoonotic aspects.
  • Expert authors Danny W. Scott, DVM, and William H. Miller, Jr., VMD, offer years of knowledge, experience, and their vast image collections.
  • Diagnostic tables in each chapter provide a quick reference for identifying lesions and disorders.
  • An extensive list of references at the end of each chapter includes recommendations for further reading.

Table of Contents

1. Structure and Function of the Skin
2. Diagnostic Methods
3. Dermatologic Therapy
4. Bacterial Skin Diseases
5. Fungal Skin Diseases
6. Parasitic Diseases
7. Viral and Protozoal Skin Diseases
8. Skin Immune System and Allergic Skin Diseases
9. Immune-Mediated Disorders
10. Endocrine, Nutritional, and Miscellaneous Hair Coat Disorders
11. Keratinization Defects
12. Pigmentary Abnormalities
13. Environmental Skin Diseases
14. Congenital and Hereditary Skin Diseases
15. Miscellaneous Skin Diseases
16. Neoplasms, Cysts, Hamartomas, and Keratoses


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