1st Edition

Concise Textbook of Equine Clinical Practice Book 4 Liver, Endocrine, Urinary, Skin and Wounds

    196 Pages 215 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    196 Pages 215 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This concise, practical text covers the essential information veterinary students need to succeed in equine medicine and surgery, focussing on skin, urinary, liver and endocrine diseases. Written for an international readership, the book conveys the core information in an easily digestible, precise form with extensive use of bullet points, tables, flow charts, diagrams, lists, protocols and extensive illustrations.

    Part of a five-book series that extracts and updates key information from Munroe’s Equine Surgery, Reproduction and Medicine, Second Edition, the book distils best practice in a logical straightforward clinical-based approach. It details clinical anatomy, physical clinical examination techniques, diagnostic techniques and normal parameters, emphasising the things regularly available to general practitioners with minimal information of advanced techniques.

    • The liver section is divided into clinical evaluation, diagnostic tests, possible causes and treatment
    • The diagnostic approach to endocrine disease is followed by specific diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary gland, equine metabolic syndrome and other miscellaneous disorders
    • The approach to urinary tract problems includes information on diagnostic tests and imaging, renal diseases and diseases of the ureter, bladder and urethra
    • The approach to skin disease is discussed in detail, including relevant diagnostic tests. Following this, individual skin diseases are covered under the headings of genetic, infectious, immune-mediated, nutritional, endocrine, idiopathic, traumatic and neoplastic causes
    • Finally, skin wounds, burns and infections of synovial structures are discussed

    Ideal for veterinary students and nurses on clinical placements with horses as well as practitioners needing a quick reference ‘on the ground’.

    Liver Disease. Endocrine System. Urinary System. Skin.


    François-René graduated with a DVM from the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France) and completed an internship at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France). He trained in Equine Internal Medicine at Purdue University (USA) and became a diplomate of the ACVIM. François-René completed his PhD at McGill University (Canada). He joined The University of Queensland in 2016 and has authored several research articles, book chapters and the first textbook on the diagnosis and management of equine endocrinopathies. François-René leads the Equine Endocrinology research group at UQ and is a member of international expert panels to elaborate guidelines for the management of insulin dysregulation and PPID.

    Andy Durham graduated in 1988 and has worked in private practice throughout his entire career. After 2 years in mixed practice Andy entered equine practice in 1991. Andy joined the Liphook Equine Hospital in 1994 where he still works as Clinical Director. Andy gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 1993, the RCVS Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2003 and the European Diploma in equine Internal Medicine in 2004. He is an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine and visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. Andy’s clinical interests span a wide range of equine internal medical problems including endocrinopathies, abdominal disease, nutrition, liver disease, ophthalmology, dermatology, critical care and infectious diseases. His daily work is split between equine medicine referral work and the clinical diagnostic laboratory at Liphook.

    Professor Derek Knottenbelt qualified from Edinburgh and retired from his personal Chair in Equine Internal Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2010. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is Director of Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and through this provides an advisory service in equine oncology. He has been awarded honorary life membership of ECEIM, BEVA, VWHA and ACVIM. He received the Animal Health Trust Scientific Award in 2003, the BEVA (Blue Cross) Welfare Award in 2004, and the Merk - WEVA Welfare Award in 2006. In 2005 he was appointed OBE by the Queen for his services to equine medicine. He has published widely on a range of topics and maintains an interest in equine Internal medicine and oncology in particular. His main interests are in oncology, ophthalmology, wound management and dermatology.

    Dr. Antonio Cruz is double boarded in Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is currently a faculty member at the Justus Liebig Universität Giessen in Germany having spent most of his career in North America. He has spent 25 years in academic practice in different capacities, having been tenured faculty (Associate Professor) at the University of Guelph (Canada) for several years. He has also worked at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Minnesota, Prince Edward Island and Bern in Switzerland. He also spent 7 years in private practice establishing a leading referral surgical and sports medicine facility in Vancouver, Canada. He holds several post-graduate degrees. He has supervised many graduate students, residents and interns and published over 60 articles and many book chapters. He is a regular speaker at international meetings. His main clinical focus is equine orthopaedics, and he is actively involved in research in the area of gait analysis and equine surgery.

    Graham Munroe qualified from the University of Bristol with honours in 1979. He spent 9 years in equine practice in Wendover, Newmarket, Arundel, and Oxfordshire, and a stud season in New Zealand. He gained a certificate in equine orthopaedics and a diploma in equine stud medicine from the RCVS whilst in practice. Joined Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1988 as a lecturer and then moved to Edinburgh Veterinary School as a senior lecturer in large animal surgery from 1994 to 1997. Obtained FRCVS in 1994 and Dip ECVS in 1997 by examination. Awarded a PhD in 1994 for a study in neonatal ophthalmology. He has been visiting equine surgeon at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School, University of Bristol Veterinary School and Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden. Team veterinary surgeon for British Driving Teams 1994-2001, British Dressage Team 2001-2002 and British Vaulting Team 2002. FEI veterinary delegate at Athens 2004 Olympics. He currently works in private referral surgical practice, mainly in orthopaedics. He has published over 60 papers and book chapters.

    "Veterinary students would love this! I have seen the success of similar books in small animal medicine and how useful they can be on rotations when a quick reference is needed. I think it would equally be of benefit to residents and practitioners needing quick refreshers."

    Carla Lusi, University of Melbourne, Australia, author of Fascial Anatomy of the Equine Forelimb (CRC Press)

    "I think this Equine textbook will be exceptionally well received. Although the original book Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction really helped me personally through university, I could only ever use it at my desk or at the library. More concise books allow students and new grads to have them at hand all the time, especially during rotations for quick reference. Leave the 1500 page book at home and take just what they need for the day! Each disease or syndrome has the same layout, allowing a vey quick reference, and the images are amazing. They are good quality and allow very immersive learning."

    Sophie Neasham, Veterinary surgeon, UK

    "While the volume Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction, Second Edition is a great resource for reference, say, when wanting to research differential diagnoses for a case or brush up on a disease, it is not practical to be used out in the field. This smaller, more focused reference guide is more amenable to practical day-to-day veterinary use. For example, when out on a call and you need a quick reference on how to treat a specific presentation, having a resource which is concise and targeted is more user friendly than a large volume."

    Rachael Harmer, Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Surrey (2016-2021), UK