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 authors

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