A Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures

1st Edition

By John Schumacher, David Moll

Teton NewMedia

181 pages

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Paperback: 9781893441996
pub: 2006-06-15
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The book is a step-by-step manual describing the most commonly performed diagnostic procedures in horses making it an ideal quick reference resource for general and equine practitioners. The title is a concise compilation of technical information on collection and handling body tissues for the diagnosis of equine diseases. Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures along with common joint injection and aspiration techniques are thoroughly explained.

The manual describes and demonstrates the collection of fluid and tissue samples from all body systems and when applicable, and discusses multiple techniques for collecting the tissue samples. This book takes a unique approach to the presentation of synoviocentesis techniques by superimposing radiographic images over the corresponding joints of the intact limbs. These images greatly assist clinicians in visualizing anatomical orientation with the described palpable landmarks. This user-friendly text includes over 150 full-color images.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.

Table of Contents

Collection of Tissue

Handling of Fluid Specimens

Handling of Specimens for Bacterial Culture and Viral Isolation

Collection of Hair, Crusts, and Skin

Collection of Blood from Sites other than a Jugular Vein

Bone Marrow Aspirate and Core Biopsies

Collection of Corneal Tissue

Collection of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)




Collection of Lower Airway Secretions

Lung Biopsy

Collecting Urine

Renal Biopsy

Collection of Endometrial Secretions

Endometrial Biopsy

Collection of Semen

Testicular Biopsy

Abdominocentesis (Peritoneal Tap)

Liver Biopsy

Rectal Mucosal Biopsy

Muscle Biopsy


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal