The authors provide a problem-oriented approach to the assessment and management of respiratory illness in horses. The book deals first with the anatomy, function and clinical examination of the respiratory system, followed by discussion of diagnostic tests and procedures.
The clinical section is focused around the cardinal presenting manifestations of equine respiratory disease: coughing, nasal discharge, increased breathing efforts, respiratory noise, plus a chapter on congenital abnormalities. The text is presented systematically covering definition, aetiology, pathophysioplogy, clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, diagnosis, management and treatment.
The book is illustrated throughout with excellent quality colour photos, diagrams and algorithms. It is of lasting value to equine specialists in practice and in training, and will be a useful reference for non-specialist practitioners.
- Authors’ breadth of experience as clinicians, researchers and teachers in equine respiratory medicine and surgery
- Problem-oriented approach to diagnosis and treatment
- Clinical focus and easy writing style
- Superb colour illustrations, diagrams and algorithms
1.Anatomy of the Equine Respiratory Tract
4.Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
5.The Coughing Horse
6.Horse with Nasal Discharge
7.Horse with Increased Respiratory Efforts
8.Abnormal Respiratory Sounds
Laurent L. Couetil, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
Professor of Large Animal Medicine, Equine Sports Medicine Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Jan F. Hawkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN