Key Features

  • A practical guide emphasizing how to distinguish conditions of similar appearance but different implication for diagnosis, management, and prognosis.
  • A unique ready reckoner (key points chart) is included in each disorder to allow rapid summary information acquisition and use for practitioners and students at all levels.
  • Offers expert guidance with algorithms for decision making and treatment choices and considers syndromes as well as the diseases involved in the differential diagnosis and investigation.
  • Focuses on commonly encountered skin diseases but includes rarer disorders.
  • Covers skin conditions of the horse occurring worldwide.
  • An extensive unique section on neoplastic disease is included.
  • Includes discussion of hoof disorders and skin wounds.
  • Superbly illustrated with over 650 full-colour figures.
  • Contains CD-ROM with image library offering over 300 extra illustrations.

Table of Contents

Part I – Principles and Techniques

Introduction to clinical equine dermatology

The approach to the equine dermatological case

Diagnostic/investigative tests

Principles of dermatological therapeutics

Part II – Syndromes in Equine Dermatology

Syndromes in equine dermatology

Part III – Disease Profiles

Section A – Infections Diseases

Viral diseases

Bacterial diseases

Fungal diseases

Protozoal diseases

Metazoan/ parasitic diseases

Section B – Noninfectious Diseases

Congenital/ developmental diseases

Immune-mediated/ allergic diseases

Chemical and toxic dermatoses

Endorcrine disorders

Nutritional disorders

Latrogenic and idiopathic disorders

Physical and traumatic disorders

Injuries and diseases of the hoof

Neoplastic onditions




Saunders Ltd.
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About the author

Derek Knottenbelt

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Equine Medicine The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital University of Liverpool, UK