Practical Guide to Equine Colic takes a step-by-step clinical approach to the medical management of this common condition. Covering colic management and treatment from the veterinarian’s first involvement through referral, surgical intervention, and long-term recovery, the book offers practical advice on managing a colic case. Designed for easy navigation, chapters are brief and fully cross-referenced, allowing the reader to quickly find and apply information in the practice setting.
The book incorporates key points, checklists, clinical tips, step-by-step illustrations, and case examples, emphasizing clinically relevant information throughout and referencing the most applicable and up-to-date literature. Practical Guide to Equine Colic is an ideal resource for daily use in treating horses with colic, appealing to students, equine practitioners, and specialists alike.
- Takes a highly practical approach to managing equine colic patients
- Offers clinically oriented guidance to veterinary care for colic through all stages of the process
- Presents key points, checklists, clinical tips, step-by-step illustrations, and case examples
- Provides easy access, with brief chapters, detailed cross-referencing, and chapter outlines to help the reader locate applicable information
- Designed for daily use in the practice setting for equine veterinarians of any experience level
- Includes access to a companion website with videos, quizzes, and case studies
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: History.
- Chapter 2: Physical Examination.
- Chapter 3: Abdominal Examination per Rectum.
- Chapter 4: Nasogastric Intubation.
- Chapter 5: Abdominocentesis and Peritoneal Fluid Analysis.
- Chapter 6: Management of Mild Colic.
- Chapter 7: Referral of the Horse with Colic.
- Chapter 8: Clinical Laboratory Data.
- Chapter 9: Abdominal Ultrasonographic Examination.
- Chapter 10: Abdominal Radiographic Examination.
- Chapter 11: Trocharization.
- Chapter 12: Medical versus Surgical Treatment of the Horse with Colic.
- Chapter 13: Preoperative Treatment.
- Chapter 14: General Anesthesia for the Horse with Colic.
- Chapter 15: Colic Surgery.
- Chapter 16: Postoperative Patient Care.
- Chapter 17: Enteral Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy.
- Chapter 18: Intravenous Catheter Placement and Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy.
- Chapter 19: Sedation and Analgesic Medication.
- Chapter 20: Postoperative Complications.
- Chapter 21: Long-Term Recovery and Prevention.
- Chapter 22: Nutrition.
- Chapter 23: Gastrointestinal Parasitology and Anthelminitics.
- Chapter 24: Specific Lesions.
- Chapter 25: Special Considerations
Louise L. Southwood, BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania., BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania.