1st Edition

A Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures

By John Schumacher, David Moll Copyright 2006
    181 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    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.

    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


    John Schumacher, David Moll