Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine

7th Edition

Authors: Kim Sprayberry N. Edward Robinson
Print ISBN: 9781455745555
eBook ISBN: 9780323243216
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th June 2014
Page Count: 1024


With coverage of current issues and the latest therapeutic advances, Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7 provides a concise, all-new reference for the management of equine disorders and conditions. Chapters emphasize the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provide details for therapeutic regimens. This new volume brings you thorough coverage and authoritative advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last five years. Cutting-edge topics include emerging and exotic infectious diseases that may endanger horses in North America; biosecurity strategies; imaging updates; medical genetics; multimodal pain management; and regenerative, geriatric, and oncologic medicine. A logical body-system organization will save you time in finding the information you need. From well-known editors Kim Sprayberry and N. Edward Robinson, with chapters written by nearly 200 equine experts, this invaluable reference provides unparalleled guidance on the latest issues in equine medicine.

Key Features

  • Key topics include all-new coverage of the latest developments in imaging, biosecurity strategies for individual horse owners and owners of commercial farms and stables, diseases affecting horses at various ages, and a review of colic and other GI tract conditions.
  • A recognized panel of nearly 200 expert contributors represents thriving private equine practices, referral hospitals, and academia, and provides insight on challenges, developments, and differing perspectives from around the world.
  • A succinct approach is used to discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis, but therapeutics are covered in detail.
  • The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in equine medicine.
  • A body systems organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter cite peer-reviewed articles and other sources for further research and study.

Table of Contents

Section I: Trauma
1. Trailer accidents
2. Pain management in the trauma patient
3. Internal hemorrhage and resuscitation
4. Thoracic and airway trauma
5. First aid care of limb injuries
6. Extensive skin loss/Degloving injury
7. Crush injuries and compartment syndrome
8. Penetrating Wounds of Synovial Structures
9. Acute neurological injury
10. Ocular trauma
11. Burn injuries
Section II: Pain control
12. Recognition of pain
13. Analgesic Pharmacology
14. Pain control for laminitis
15. Post-operative pain control
16. Spinal anesthesia and analgesia
17. Acupuncture for pain control
Section III: Sports medicine
18. Evaluation of the horse for poor performance
19. Cardiovascular disease in poor performance
20. Upper airway obstructions
21. Heat stress and hyperthermia
22. Managing back pain
23. Neck pain and stiffness
24. Electrotherapy in horse rehabilitation
25. Regenerative medicine in orthopedics
26. Impact of FEI rules on sport horse medication
27. Older horse sports medicine
28. Surfaces and injury
Section IV: Infectious disease
29. Biosecurity in hospitals
30. Biosecurity on horse farms
31. Managing an outbreak of infectious disease
32. PCR in infectious disease diagnosis and management
33. Antimicrobial update
34. African horse sickness
35. West Nile virus
36. Gamma herpesviruses (EHV5 and EHV2)
37. Equine alpha herpesviruses
38. Equine Rhinitis Virus Infection
39. World status of equine influenza: impact on vaccination
40. Rabies
41. Strangles
42. Leptospirosis
43. Screening herds for Lawsonia
44. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection (local and systemic)
45. Equine protozoal myelitis
46. Rickettsial Diseases
47. Vaccination programs
Section V: Respiratory disease
48. Diagnostic procedures for lower airway disease


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About the Author

Kim Sprayberry

Affiliations and Expertise

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky

N. Edward Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

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