The Veterinary Care of the Horse - 2nd Edition
Published November 30 2006.
Since the first edition was published in 1992, many new developments have occurred in the equine veterinary world. Our understanding of the diseases that affect horses is increasing all the time and we have a wide range of new and sophisticated equipment to help us make a diagnosis. New diseases have emerged and more treatment options are available.
The aim of this book is to bring you up to date with these developments while still presenting the information in the easy-to-read format that was popular with the first edition. Horse owners are now requesting more information so the subjects have been covered in greater depth and a broader range of topics has been included.
This enlarged second edition of The Veterinary Care of the Horse presents the information in an exceptionally clear manner. For ease of reference, each condition is explained under headings which include the causes, clinical signs, treatment, potential complications, 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, 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 also covered in some depth. This edition also includes complementary therapies and veterinary care of the donkey.
Throughout the book, the text is accompanied by informative line drawings and colour photographs. A quick flick through its pages will confirm that The Veterinary Care of the Horse is an essential book for everyone concerned with the care and management of horses.