This systematic yet concise guide to equine pediatric medicine covers etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management. Beginning with a thorough explanation of the physical examination, the chapters then take the reader through the different disorders associated with each body system, including liver, cardiovascular, respiratory, opthalmologic, endocrine, and muscoskeletal diseases. A brand new chapter on nutrition has been added to this fully revised text.
The book is superbly illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams, radiographs and tables, while a new section of in-depth case studies brings the information to life and is ideal for students. Equine practitioners will value this as a ready reference, while veterinary students and technicians can use it as a complete guide to equine pediatric disease.
Physical Examination. Shock, Resuscitation, Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy. Infectious Diseases. Immunologic and Hematologic Disorders. Alimentary Tract Disorders. Liver Disorders. Cardiovascular Disorders. Respiratory Disorders. Urinary and Umbilical Disorders. Neurologic Disorders. Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders. Joint and Skeletal Disorders. Ophthalmologic Disorders. Dermatologic Disorders. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. Neoplasia. Pharmacology. Paediatric Nutrition. Case Studies.
As a student with a keen interest in all things stud medicine, I found this text extremely useful in bridging the gaps in knowledge and my confidence in this field. At veterinary school, we don’t get much in our classroom teaching in terms of paediatric medicine for equine. Our clinical stud medicine teaching is primarily focused on breeding and mare management. The book will be hugely beneficial to my future career path for knowledge of the field, and it will be a nice thing to have on hand at the practice to open up when in need.
The book is most appropriate to the clinically taught years of vet school, but I also believe that it’s a good book to have (at least knowledge of its existence!) if attending a stud on a pre-clinical-years placement (AHEMS). I personally would have found the resuscitation chapter and the introductory information very useful during my stud placement in 2nd year. It offers a good, broad knowledge and coverage of all body systems, organised into such which makes it really easy to orientate through. I feel like it goes into a lot of detail within each of the sections too. There isn’t one chapter that lacks detail compared to the others. I also like how it gives a range of treatment options for each of the conditions, acknowledging author preference but also stating why that may not always be an option. The only suggestion I have to improve this part would be to make reference to the costs of treatments (not specific numbers, but which is cheapest/ most expensive and reference to which is most useful- means vets can weigh up treatment options).
Admittedly, I already have a very keen interest in the subject, but I found it very useful and readable. I picked it up day after day to read with excitement. Sometimes the odd sentence can be a little long and therefore at times hard to make sense of, but generally I really enjoyed the layout and flow of the text. The chapters followed each other well. W