Bruce McGorum, BSc, BVM&S, PhD, CertEM, DECEIM, MRCVS, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Veterinary Field Station
N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS Docteur Honoris Causa (Liege), Matilda R. Wilson Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
James Schumacher, DVM, MS, MRCVS, Dip ACVS, Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA
Padraic Dixon, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, Professor of Equine Surgery, Division of Veterinary Clinical Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Equine Respiratory Medicine and Surgery provides up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders in the horse. It discusses respiratory physiology and examination techniques, as well as a review of the medical and surgical problems that may be encountered, organized anatomically and progressing in logical fashion from the upper airways, larynx and sinuses, through the lower airways, the lungs, and diaphragm. Common conditions covered include infections, allergy, trauma, cysts, and tumors.
This first edition book is designed to be a fully comprehensive, state-of-the-art text to students, clinicians and scientists. It aims to highlight the progress made in out knowledge over the past fifteen years. It describes the many ways in which this system can fall short or fail completely. Seven hundred A4 sized pages are devoted to the current veterinary understanding of equine respiratory physiology and pathology, disease diagnosis and treatment. Fifty-five contributors provide for a wealth of knowledge, a spread of perspective and a range of styles across the chapters. Of the editors, two are UK-based, two USA-based; two are acknowledged experts in medicine and two in surgery.
The opening sections cover `Basic Sciences?, `Diagnostic techniques? and Therapeutics and infectious disease?. The detail of physiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, blood gas analysis and pulmonary function testing may be of interest only to the academic specialist. The sections on clinical examination, collection of samples, radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy, endoscopy, the treadmill and therapy are highly relevant to the veterinary practitioner.
Infectious disease is part, perhaps an increasing part, of everyday equine practice life. Horses and their ailments travel ever further and more frequently. This section is particularly topical at present.
Disorders specific to the upper respiratory tract, thorax and to foals are then explored in greater detail. All the respiratory disease conditions and treatments commonly encountered by this reviewer are considered. `Routine? surgical procedures such as laryngoplasty (the `tie-back? are again described alongside more novel approaches – a full chapter is devoted to the advent of laser surgery. Photographs, anatomical diagrams, boxes and tables are strategically positioned through the text to illustrate techniques, summarise findings and emphasise vital facts. Each chapter is extensively referenced, mostly to post-1990 material.
- Hardcover: 600 pages
- Publisher: --; 1 edition (October 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0702027596
- ISBN-13: 978-0702027598