The internationally respected editors and authors have combined to produce this major new textbook and reference source in a single volume, covering all aspects of equine medicine, surgery, and reproduction. The text is supported by a wealth of over 1200 illustrations of the highest quality: color photographs, radiographic and ultrasound images, and diagrams.
The book is system-based and each individual system is introduced with precise information on the relevant basic anatomy and physiology, standard clinical examination techniques and useful differential diagnostic aids. This is followed by diseases and disorders that are pertinent to that system, grouped together either anatomically or based on presenting clinical signs. Each condition is described using consistent headings: definition/overview, etiology and pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, management/treatment, and prognosis. Additional chapters deal with the foal, with wounds and behavioral problems.
The focus throughout is on providing clinically relevant information required for practical case management, plus sufficient background on causes and disease processes to enable readers to understand the conditions and the rationale for diagnostic and treatment options.
This book is of lasting value as a teaching and training resource for equine specialists, a ready reference for non-specialist practitioners, and a textbook for students in veterinary medicine and related equine courses.
…an up to date and comprehensive overview of equine practice…a practical and easy point of reference that is ideal for the general practitioner, as well as the equine-orientated veterinary student…a book that covers not only a huge range of topics, but successfully explores each of them in a relevant and up-to-date manner…The systems-based approach of this text is key to its easy-to-use feel…The authors must be commended on covering such a wide spectrum of topics, whilst still offering enough information to provide the clinician with a good level of understanding…a large number of illustrations are provided that include diagrams and photographs as well as ultrasound and radiographic images…this feature remains a particular highlight of the text…
The authors set out to provide a text that could be well used on a day-to-day basis, and this is exactly what they have achieved. Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction provides a user friendly reference source, full of essential information that is ideal for the first opinion equine practitioner. As a single volume, current manual on equine practice – this certainly makes an excellent choice.
—Equine Veterinary Education
…lavishly illustrated with excellent colour photographs, diagrams and radiographic and ultrasonographic images… a true work of the 21st century: beautifully designed and laid out, comprehensive and authoritative…brings together a huge body of the information which has been developing at great speed in the last decades…subjects are comprehensively with the photographs adding enormously to the value of the text… a magnificent achievement…will provide a comprehensive, accessible source of information for veterinary surgeons and students…
—Marion McCullagh, Veterinary Practice, February 2012
For the next generation of mixed practice vets, recent graduates and clinical students, Munroe and Weese have created a great first point of reference… The contributor list is impressive… The information contained in each section is sufficient to allow a thorough initial examination, to inform the client on their horse’s condition and to direct the next diagnostic or therapeutic step… should be an essential part of any general practice’s library.
—Richard Hepburn, Veterinary Record, May 2012
Wound management and infections of synovial structures