The authors' purpose is to provide the clinician with guidance towards a presumptive diagnosis, to consider the relevant pathophysiology and differential diagnoses, leading to a confirmed diagnosis, and a plan for the therapeutic course to be taken. The organisation of the book is system based. The first chapter describes the physical examination of the foal - the basis for all diagnosis. The second chapter deals with cardiovascular shock, a frequent emergency in the equine pediatric patient, subsequent resuscitation, and fluid and electrolyte therapy.
Chapters then discuss the diseases and disorders affecting each body system in turn. Throughout the book the authors refer to the latest imaging and diagnostic testing techniques, in support of the physical examination, and focus on the relevance to daily equine practice. The text is illustrated throughout by a wealth of top-quality clinical photographs , imaging and tables. 'Equine Pediatric Medicine' is of particular value to equine practitioners as a ready reference, and to veterinary students and technicians as a complete guide to equine pediatric disease.
- System-based concise guide covering etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis and management. • Focus on physical examination supported by latest diagnostic and testing techniques. • Top quality clinical photographs and imaging, plus tables and strategy lists.
1 Physical examination 2 Cardiovascular shock, resuscitation, and fluid and electrolyte therapy 3 Infectious diseases 4 Immunologic and Hematologic disorders 5 Alimentary tract disorders 6 Liver disorders 7 Cardiovascular disorders 8 Respiratory disorders 9 Urinary and umbilical disorders 10 Neurologic disorders 11 Muscle and the neuromuscular junction disorders 12 Joint and skeletal disorders 13 Ophthalmologic disorders 14 Dermatologic disorders 15 Endocrine and metabolic disorders 16 Neoplasia 17 Pharmacology Index
...there is a real space in the market for a good equine paediatric textbook,
and this is exactly what this is. There is a really good chapter on pharmacology
for equine paediatric patients, an area of huge divergence from adult patients,
with easy-to-read tables of commonly used medications... inviting layout and
more than 400 colour photographs to support the text. Most of them are excellent
quality and cover both common conditions and the more unusual ones... The level
of information is useful for all, and the students and new graduates I showed
this book to felt that it was exactly the sort of book they’d like as
a reference point in their car when they drove to see their first sick foal...
up to date on areas of medicine that are changing fast... a really useful book
– easy to read, and giving up-todate, useful information in an easy-to-find
Emma Shipman, Veterinary Record, 21 Mar 2012
...the text summarises key points... supported by a comprehensive range of
drawings, tables, charts, colour photographs, radiographs, ultrasound scans
and images... a really useful addition to the limited range of texts available
within this subject area, and its design and layout enables it to be an effective
initial reference to students and general clinicians...
Kirsty Lesniak, Equine Health, 01 May 2012
...a beautiful book... a must for the equine practice library... extremely
useful for the mixed practitioner... well laid out... clearly set out tables...
pictures and tables are really excellent... I would certainly advise all equine
practitioners, whoever has to treat foals, to buy this book... An hour reading
this book would be just as useful as an hour in a lecture theatre. With days
of CPD costing between £250 and £300, this book must be excellent
value for money
Graham Duncanson, Veterinary Practice, 01 Sep 2012
...text is supported by many colour photographs in addition to endoscopic,
ultrasonographic and radiographic images,which are generally of good quality.
There are also frequent tables, which are easy to read and allow for the concise
delivery of important information... provides a comprehensive description of
disorders afflicting foals... well written and easy to read... recommendations
on management of disorders are generally current, sound and practical...The
chapters on shock, resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte therapy and pharmacology
are not provided in other comparable foal medicine texts... an excellent resource
for veterinary students, mixed practitioners and general equine practitioners...
Information is easy to access and digest... handy enough that it could be used
as a ready reference in the car or on the practice shelf for looking up details
on a challenging foal case.
Laura Nath, Australian Veterinary Journal, 01 Jun 2012
William Bernard, DVM
Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
Bonnie S. Barr, VMD DipACVIM
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Contributors: Kevin Corley, Claire Latimer, Johanna M. Reimer, Troy N. Trumble, Mary E. Utter