Stories from a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital

Author: Leslie Guttman

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581502133

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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Written in the tradition of James Herriot, Equine ER explores the power of the human-horse connection, through the lens of Rood & Riddle. Author Guttman masterfully tells the story of veterinarians, staff, owners and patients, giving readers both educational information on the advanced technology of equine veterinary medicine and the compassion and dedication of the Rood & Riddle veterinarians and staff. The book follows the emotional journeys that doctors and owners embark on when a beloved horse becomes ill.
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Author: Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Andris J. Kaneps,Raymond J. Geor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054224

Category: Medical

Page: 1320

View: 4799

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~
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A Guide to Large Animal Rescue

Author: MaryAnne Leighton,Michelle Staples

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646918099

Category: Animal rescue

Page: 144

View: 1097

Each of the 1.3 million horses in Australia, no matter how quiet or well educated, has the potential to become involved in an emergency incident and need rescuing. Two of the most common scenarios are of horses trapped in mud and incidents involving horse floats but horses also fall down cliffs and into ditches, gullies, sinkholes and septic tanks, and they become stuck in quicksand. When it is not possible to help the horse to self-rescue it is vital not to cause additional injuries or kill the casualty. Tragically, if a horse is involved in an emergency situation he could sustain serious injuries or be killed, not necessarily from the original incident but from the rescue attempts of well-meaning but untrained personnel who are not aware that specialised rescue techniques for large animals exist and that the human rescue techniques of primary triage, first aid and medical support can be applied to horses. Injured humans are never removed from an accident scene by being dragged out with ropes tied around their necks, wrists or ankles but that is exactly how horses are manhandled, often with devastating consequences. Horses are routinely strangled, drowned and dropped and rescuers themselves are often severely injured or killed because they don't understand how potentially explosive and dangerous a trapped horse can be. Because of their volatile nature, the dangers inherent in rescuing horses cannot be overemphasised and responders must treat each rescue exactly as if it contained a Hazardous Material - a dangerous object that will explode without warning. These techniques work. Twenty years ago, only a tiny four to ten percent of the one thousand large animal rescues carried out in the UK each year were deemed to be successful - that is, they did not maim, severely injure or kill the animals involved. However, when advisers who were trained in technical large animal rescue techniques joined rescue teams, the percentage of successful rescues was raised to 96% (P. Baker 2006).
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Author: Jose M. Garcia-Lopez

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032361356X

Category: Medical

Page: 297

View: 9903

This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice focuses on Equine Sports Medicine and includes topics on: Lameness evaluation in the equine athlete; Diagnosis of soft tissue injury in the sport horse; Upper airway conditions affecting the equine athlete; Lower airway conditions affecting the equine athlete; Cardiac/Cardiovascular conditions affecting sport horses; Neck, back, and pelvic pain in sport horses; Neurologic conditions affecting the equine athlete; Metabolic diseases in the equine athlete; Muscle conditions affecting sport horses; Lyme disease in the sport horse; Management and rehabilitation of joint disease in sport horses; Regenerative medicine and rehabilitation for tendinous and ligamentous injuries in sport horses; and Chiropractic and manual therapies.
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Author: Bryan M. Waldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119191904

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 3270

Nutritional Management of Equine Diseases and Special Cases offers a concise, easy-to-comprehend text for equine veterinarians with questions about commonly encountered nutritional problems. Assists veterinarians in supporting equine patients with special nutritional needs Focuses on nutritional problems and impact on different body systems Covers ponies, miniature horses, draft horses, donkeys, and mules Offers complete coverage of common diseases and problems helped by nutrition Includes useful chapters on poisonous plants and mycotoxins
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Author: Brian Gilger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437708447

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 6879

With contributions from 18 of the world's leading equine experts, Equine Ophthalmology provides the comprehensive and authoritative coverage you need to diagnose, manage, and operate on ocular disorders in horses. Detailed illustrations facilitate the accurate identification of a wide range of ocular diseases, while up-to-date and easily accessible clinical information helps you decide on the best course of treatment. As the only comprehensive textbook on equine ophthalmology, this reference provides the information you need to treat and manage equine ocular disease. Seventeen expert contributors share their extensive insight while providing the most authoritative and current information available. An extensive collection of high-quality images helps you to identify and treat painful ocular diseases in horses. Coverage of the financial impact of ocular disease on the equine industry provides a larger perspective on the importance of effective treatment. Greater clinical detail concerning treatment, diagnosis, and procedures offers practical information for the general equine practitioner and an up-to-date resource for specialists. Expert coverage of recent and far-reaching advances in equine ophthalmology includes an expanded section on genetics. A NEW chapter on Ophthalmologic Treatment in the Field, written by expert Ann Dwyer, offers an essential overview of ocular problems that require immediate attention. NEW "how to" sections provide succinct directions on specific procedures for readers who are not well versed in surgery. A detailed chapter outline starts each chapter and provides a quick overview of the chapter contents.
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Author: Rebecca Gimenez,Tomas Gimenez,Kimberly Anne May

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813806488

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 6440

The recognition of the importance of safe large animal rescue is quickly growing. The prevailing attitude of large animal owners, whose animals are often pets or a large financial investment, is to demand the safe rescue and treatment of their large animals in emergency situations. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue is a guide for equine, large animal, and mixed animal veterinarians, zoo and wildlife veterinarians, vet techs, and emergency responders on how to rescue and treat large animals in critical situations while maintaining the safety of both the animal and the rescuer. This book is a must have reference for any individual who deals with large animals in emergency situations.
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Author: Jonathan Pycock,Juan C. Samper,Angus O. McKinnon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713009

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 9667

Offering the most current insights on horse breeding, this book covers the entire reproductive system, normal and abnormal mare physiology, and a wide range of reproductive problems commonly seen in both the mare and stallion. Coverage includes advanced reproductive techniques, with numerous breeding strategies to help you achieve optimal fertility rates. Features the most current information available on equine reproduction, including the latest therapies and treatments for breeding dysfunction, as well as advances in reproductive techniques Focuses on therapy and treatment to provide practitioners with quick access to key information Features the shared experience and valuable advice of world-renowned experts who have first-hand knowledge of which treatments and therapies are most effective
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Author: Stephen M. Reed,Warwick M. Bayly,Debra C. Sellon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437708854

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

View: 2829

Develop an essential understanding of the principles of equine disease with this one-of-a-kind, problem-based resource! Extensively revised and updated with contributions from an international team of experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition reflects the latest clinical research in equine medicine and focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases to help you confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you’ll encounter in practice. Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material. Extensive content updates help you improve patient care with up-to-date research and clinical evidence across the full spectrum of equine practice, including: New sections on biofilm ahesins, resistance to phagocytosis, and host substrate utilization New information on changes in body weight Recent findings on fibrocoxib and diclofenac Expanded and reorganized coverage of critical care New material on inborn errors of metabolism and acquired myopathies Detailed treatment information on various disorders of the reproductive tract A new section on toxicoses causing signs related to liver disease or dysfunction Bound-in companion DVD includes more than 120 high-quality video clips that guide you through procedures related to the cardiovascular and neurologic systems.
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Author: Equine Research

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762794518

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 720

View: 4271

It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible. Acclaimed when first published in 1977 and now available for the first time in paperback, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing diseases, unsoundnesses and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia is an indispensable tool for every home, barn, and ranch. The highly acclaimed reference on equine medical treatment and preventive care. It takes more than horse sense to maintain a healthy horse. A knowledge of veterinary medicine is essential, not only for when emergencies occur but also to provide the animal with a safe and nurturing environment that will prevent as many problems as possible. Acclaimed when first published in 1977, and now thoroughly updated with the latest veterinary advances, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, offers a comprehensive approach to equine health, discussing disease, unsoundness, and other problems according to the parts of the horse's body: injuries and lameness; foot and hoof care; parasites; skin and coat care; colic and other sicknesses; infectious diseases such as West Nile virus; dental care; and the respiratory, circulatory and reproductive systems. As a practical handbook for the owner and as a guide to working with the veterinarian and farrier, Horseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated, is an indispensable tool for every home, stable, and ranch.
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A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316025

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2753

Is your horse afraid of the farrier? Are you both struggling during training sessions? Do you want to use clicker training but don’t know where to begin? If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource if you want to better understand your horse’s behaviour and make the most of that understanding to improve your training techniques. Knowing Your Horse gives you a range of practical tools to employ in solving equine behaviour problems, and training tasks and case studies demonstrate these tools in use. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory as applied to horses, and offers practical advice on reward systems, positive and negative reinforcement, and overcoming fears and phobias. If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people. Learning recaps offer quick summaries and training logs are provided for your own training notes.
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Author: Rick Parker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285225880

Category: Science

Page: 608

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EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition imparts students with the basic understanding of horses necessary to be successful in equine care and management. Richly illustrated in full color, the book uses a logical, easy-to-follow outline to make both learning and lesson planning simple, while addressing essential topics like care and feeding, training, development and reproduction, illness, inheritance, and the history of horses. Bursting with helpful features, EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition piques student interest with detailed graphics and photos, as well as informational sidebars, website references, and end-of chapter activities that test their knowledge of the material. Future equine professionals will especially appreciate the glossary of terms at the end of the text, as well as the appendix, which includes useful conversion factors and worksheets and provides contact information for professional organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: David Frape

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111827931X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 6780

Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: References to the most up-to-date information, including “Nutrient Requirements of Horses”, from the National Research Council (2007). Case histories to provide practical examples. Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise. A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated. Extensively revised to make navigation easier. A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.
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Author: David W. Ramey,Mark R. Baus

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455745065

Category: Medical

Page: 274

View: 1693

The equine practitioner will find this comprehensive issue packed with useful, important information on ambulatory practice. Topics include challenges of ambulatory practice, equipment considerations, client psychology and expectations, technology and the ambulatory practitioner, ambulatory medicine, ambulatory surgery and surgical referral, lameness in ambulatory practice, foot care and veterinarian/farrier relations, ophthalmology in ambulatory practice, reproduction in ambulatory practice, dermatology in ambulatory practice, wound care, wellness care, purchase exams and much more!
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Guide and Workbook

Author: Angela Taibo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118774671

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 8484

Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook provides a user-friendly guide for gaining an understanding of veterinary medical terms, from phonetic spelling and meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to more in-depth explanations of terminology. Introductory chapters explain the basic principles of using medical terminology in veterinary medicine, with later chapters organized by body system, covering anatomy, terminology, and abbreviations in a consistent format. Carefully designed to engage the reader, each chapter includes tip boxes, case studies, word lists, and review exercises to promote learning, and a companion website also provides a pronunciation guide, flash cards, teaching PowerPoints, and additional images. Species-specific chapters on the horse, ruminants, exotics, and lab animals offer a unique study of terms specific to these species, making this a truly comprehensive resource. Appendices provide quick access to information on the pronunciation, spelling, and meaning of word parts and commonly used abbreviations. Helpful to both veterinary and veterinary technician students and those in practice, Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook is an essential resource to learning veterinary terminology and using correct medical terms in daily practice.
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