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

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
520
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Print ISBN:
9780702028816
Electronic ISBN:
9780702042515

About the author

Derek Knottenbelt

Affiliations and Expertise

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