Table of Contents

Section 1: Diagnostic procedures in equine gastroenterology
General physical exam and auscultation
Advanced Diagnostic Procedures
Laparoscopy instrumentation

Section 2: Gastrointestinal parasites and their control
Gastrointestinal parasites and their control

Section 3: Dysphagia, oral and oesophageal diseases
Differential diagnosis and evaluation of dysphagia.
Dental disease / Cleft palate / Disorders of the mouth
Oesophageal diseases

Section 4: Colic
Pathophysiology, aetiology, and risk factors for equine colic
Clinical evaluation of the colic case
Surgery for Colic (incl. anaesthesia)
Postoperative Treatment and Complications
Diseases of the stomach
Small intestine diseases which can result in colic
Caecum diseases which can result in colic
Large Colon diseases which can result in colic
Small colon and rectum diseases
Other conditions

Section 5: Chronic weight loss, malabsorption syndromes and liver disease
Chronic Weight Loss
Hepatic and biliary tract diseases

Section 6: Acute and chronic diarrhoea
Acute Diarrhoea
Chronic Diarrhoea

Section 7: Gastrointestinal disease in the foal
Clinical Evaluation of the Foal
Stomach diseases of the foal
Small intestine diseases associated with colic
Large and small colon diseases associated with colic
Rectum and anus diseases of the foal
Diarrhoea in the foal
Hepatic diseases in foals


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About the authors

Tim Mair

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner & Equine Practitioner, Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, UK

Thomas J. Divers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, The Health Science Unit of Cornell University, Department of Clinical Studies, Ithaca, NY, USA

Norm Ducharme

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, ACVS Professor of Surgery Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY