Sunday, January 15, 2017

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. With a view toward improving patient outcome, Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is written by a team of enthusiastic equine specialists who explore a host of conditions that the equine veterinarian will encounter. Areas covered include:

Digestive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems 

Neonatal diseases 

Lacerations, wounds, and skin diseases requiring emergency care 

Emergency ophthalmological problems 


Antimicrobial drugs and nutritional support 

Fluid, inotrope, and vasopressor therapy 

Sedation and analgesia 

Systemic inflammatory response 

The postoperative colic patient 

Critical care of the pregnant mare and neonate 

The recumbent horse 

For each disease or condition, the book includes an overview, key points, etiology/pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management/treatment. It also provides step-by-step instructions on frequently performed procedures for the emergency/critical care patient. The text features a concise, bullet-point style to facilitate quick assimilation, along with color photos and useful charts and diagrams. Equine veterinarians will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine