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1st Edition

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

ISBN 9781840761948
Published October 23, 2014 by CRC Press
880 Pages 908 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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