The Veterinary Care of the Horse - 3rd Edition
Expected to be Published on November 8th 2019.
Welcome to the third edition of The Veterinary Care of the Horse. Since the second edition was published in 2006 much has changed in equine veterinary medicine and surgery. Our understanding of diseases that affect horses continues to increase and with this knowledge comes the opportunity to improve our management and treatment of both familiar and newly recognized conditions.
The aim of this book is to bring the reader up-to-date with these developments while still presenting the information in the easy-to-read format that was popular with the first two editions.
For ease of reference, each condition is explained under headings which include the causes, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and prognosis.
It is appreciated that it is not always easy to remember every detail of the vet's instructions when coping with a sick or injured horse. For this reason, recommendations regarding everyday procedures such as cleaning a wound, poulticing and bandaging are laid out in a step-by-step format.
Subjects such as the prepurchase examination, choosing horse insurance and the use of medication in the competition horse are covered in some depth together with complementary therapies and the veterinary care of the donkey.
Throughout the book, the text is accompanied by informative line drawings and numerous photographs. The Veterinary Care of the Horse is an essential book for everyone concerned with the care and management of horses.
A fully revised third edition of The Veterinary Care of the Horse. Concise, clear and authoritative, with each condition explained under headings which include causes, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and prognosis, this is an essential book for everyone concerned with the care and management of horses. Chapters include:
- The Healthy Horse
- Preventive Medicine
- The Ill or injured Horse
- Examination of the Lame or Poor Performance Horse
- Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques
- Conditions of the Horse’s Foot
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Joint Injury and Disease
- Synovial Effusions
- Conditions Affecting Bone
- Muscle Disease and Neurological Conditions
- The Horse’s Spine and Pelvis
- Complementary Therapies
- Respiratory Conditions
- The Horse’s Heart and the Circulatory System
- The Digestive System
- The Horse’s Skin
- The Reproductive System
- Endocrine Disorders
- Eye Injury and Disease
- Behavioural Problems
- Veterinary Care of the Donkey
- Veterinary Procedures
- Further Advice and Practical Tips