The Equine Manual - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702027697, 9780702059612

The Equine Manual

2nd Edition

Editors: Andrew Higgins Jack Snyder
Print ISBN: 9780702027697
eBook ISBN: 9780702059612
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 7th December 2005


This second edition of the popular resource serves as a ready reference for equine practitioners. It provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of equine medicine and many surgical conditions. It is a hands-on, user-friendly text aimed at the busy practitioner, veterinary students, specialist equine technicians and others with an interest in horse health. Covers new topics, including intensive care, the pre-purchase examination, equine behavior, and anesthesia (including euthanasia).

Key Features

  • Covers a full range of topics in equine medicine, including infectious diseases, all major organs and systems, intensive care, nutrition, and much more.
  • Designed to assist with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of diseases and disorders in horses.
  • Provides quick and easy access to practical solutions for clinical conditions.
  • Comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Contributors


1. Infectious Diseases

2. The Immune System

3. Equine Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases

4. Toxicology and Pharmacology

5. The Skin

6. The Ear, Nose and Throat

7. The Lower Respiratory Tract

8. The Cardiovascular System

9. The Hemolymphatic System

10. The Gastrointestinal and Digestive System

11. The Endocrine System

12. The Urinary System

13. The Stallion and Mare Reproductive System

14. Perinatology

15. The Musculoskeletal System

16. Performance-related Problems and Exercise Physiology

17. The Nervous System

18. Behavior

19. Ophthalmology

20. Oncology

21. Anesthiology

22. Fundamentals of the Equine Pre-purchase Examination

23. Intensive Care Medicine

Glossary of Abbreviations



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About the Editor

Andrew Higgins

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, The Veterinary Journal, Editorial Office, The Animal Health Trust

Jack Snyder

Affiliations and Expertise

Surgical and Radiological Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, University of California