Written by one of the UK’s leading equine veterinary practitioners, this textbook is dedicated wholly to the veterinary management of the racehorse. The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual brings together all the major orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic conditions likely to be encountered in racehorse practice and concisely details state-of-the-art ‘best practice’ for diagnosis and management. The book spans the full range of fields relevant to the clinician, including topics as diverse as rehabilitation, respiratory medicine, exercise physiology, pre-purchase and ‘herd health.’
Well-illustrated and comprehensive, it succeeds in being both practical and firmly evidence based, making it an invaluable resource for clinicians worldwide as well as a useful reference work for many non-veterinarians in the racing industry.
"… an excellent, singular resource for thoroughbred racehorse problems."
—Jonathan Hale Foreman, DVM, MS, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for Doody's Review Service
"Razman has consciously created a text based more on evidence than anecdote … [He] provides a practical and objective source of veterinary information, pertinent to the thoroughbred racehorse, that is accessible not only to the racehorse clinician but also others within the industry, who will find it a useful, if not indispensable, reference work."
—Harriet Scott in European Trainer
"…contains a fairly exhaustive list of conditions relevant to racehorses … a great quick reference for equine practitioners, especially recent graduates, and should be in the truck of any practitioner who examines and treats racehorses."
—Omar Maher, DV, DACVS, DACVSMR, in JAVMA
Injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system
Injury management and rehabilitation
Regional musculoskeletal conditions
Other body systems
Training and management
Selection of the racehorse
Exercise physiology and training