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
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.
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