1st Edition

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Edited By Louise Southwood, Pamela A. Wilkins Copyright 2014
    880 Pages 908 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. With a view toward improving patient outcome, Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is written by a team of enthusiastic equine specialists who explore a host of conditions that the equine veterinarian will encounter. Areas covered include:

    • Digestive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems
    • Neonatal diseases
    • Lacerations, wounds, and skin diseases requiring emergency care
    • Emergency ophthalmological problems
    • Toxicology
    • Antimicrobial drugs and nutritional support
    • Fluid, inotrope, and vasopressor therapy
    • Sedation and analgesia
    • Systemic inflammatory response
    • The postoperative colic patient
    • Critical care of the pregnant mare and neonate
    • The recumbent horse

    For each disease or condition, the book includes an overview, key points, etiology/pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management/treatment. It also provides step-by-step instructions on frequently performed procedures for the emergency/critical care patient. The text features a concise, bullet-point style to facilitate quick assimilation, along with color photos and useful charts and diagrams. Equine veterinarians will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.

    Emergency medicine

    Digestive system and peritoneal disease; Louise L. Southwood

    Musculoskeletal system; Liberty M. Getman and Troy N. Trumble

    Respiratory tract; Mathew P. Gerard and Pamela A. Wilkins

    Cardiovascular system; Melinda Frye, Vanessa Cook, Louise L. Southwood, and Pamela A. Wilkins

    Urogenital system; Barbara L. Dallap Schaer and Deitrich Volkmann

    Skin; Troy N. Trumble, Louise L. Southwood, and Robert Poppenga

    Neurology; Pamela A. Wilkins

    Eye and associated structures; Elizabeth J. Davidson and Mary E. Utter

    Neonatology; Jane A. Axon and Pamela A. Wilkins

    Toxicology; Robert Poppenga

    Critical care

    Monitoring; K. Gary Magdesian and Louise L. Southwood

    Fluid therapy; Vanessa L. Cook and Louise L. Southwood

    Inotrope and vasopressor therapy; Brett S. Tennent-Brown and Janice Seahorn

    Sedation and analgesia; Janyce Seahorn

    Nutritional support; Brett S. Tennent-Brown

    Antimicrobial drugs; James A. Orsini

    The systemic inflammatory response; Michelle H. Barton and K. Gary Magdesian

    Postoperative colic patient; Louise L. Southwood

    The pregnant mare; Pamela A. Wilkins

    The neonate; Jane Axon and Pamela A. Wilkins

    The recumbent horse; Pamela A. Wilkins


    Louise L. Southwood, BVSc, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
    Associate Professor of Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care
    Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Pamela A. Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DACVECC
    Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
    Section Head, Equine Medicine and Surgery
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    "If you saw something in practice and you didn’t know what it was, it’s highly likely you’d find a picture of it in this book, and, better still, really useful and good quality accompanying ultrasound images and radiographs … If I were off to an equine emergency of any description, I’d take this textbook with me."
    —Emma Shipman in Veterinary Record