Equine Respiratory Medicine and Surgery

1st Edition

Editors: Bruce McGorum N. Edward Robinson James Schumacher Padraic Dixon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702027598
eBook ISBN: 9780702032684
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 4th September 2006

Description

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.

Key Features

  • High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic and ultrasonographic images, CAT scans, MRI images, and color photographs aid understanding and diagnosis.
  • A truly international perspective includes guidelines for different geographic areas and racing jurisdictions.
  • Features in-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses with respiratory tract diseases.

Table of 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 ev

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders Ltd. 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780702032684
Hardcover ISBN:
9780702027598

About the Editor

Bruce McGorum

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Veterinary Field Station

N. Edward Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Matilda R. Wilson Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

James Schumacher

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA

Padraic Dixon

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Equine Surgery, Division of Veterinary Clinical Science, University of Edinburgh, UK Professor of Equine Surgery

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