The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Medical - 342 pages
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Horses are among the most complex creatures in the animal kingdom: so much can go wrong so quickly. And when it does, these delicate, injury prone beasts need swift treatment. Otherwise, a simple eating disorder might rapidly lead to death and a minor hoof injury to permanent lameness. To make things even more difficult, equine veterinary care is costly and insurance prohibitively expensive. That’s why any horse owner, as well as equine veterinarians and students of veterinary medicine, must have this ultimate resource on hand.
The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine is a thorough, carefully designed medical reference featuring four-color anatomical drawings by the most acclaimed veterinary illustrator Kip Carter. It covers all areas of equine health, including diagnosis and treatment, and delves into basic equine behavior and safety, preventive health care, and first aid. Twelve in-depth chapters outline the individual body systems, anatomy and physiology, and abnormalities. A Health Care section includes alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy, along with options for rehabilitation and physical therapy. Critical information appears in tables, charts, side bars, and bulleted lists for quick access.
In addition, there’s an informative history of veterinary procedures, followed by three valuable appendices with terminology, common medications, and advice for the first-time horse owner.
A selection of the Equestrian Book Club.
 

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Great for Novices

User Review  - threedayer - Overstock.com

This is a great book for novices, but has information useful to all. It has wonderful illustrations and photographs. It has a very organized layout. Charts contain normal values and clinical signs to look for if you suspect a problem with your horse. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Madsen - Goodreads

Very good guide to equine physiology and medicine, written in language that a lay person can understand. Fantastic medical illustrations of anatomy. Read full review

Contents

Getting to Know
15
Preventative Health Care
19
Horse First Aid
39
Health and Disease
53
The Musculoskeletal System
55
The Gastrointestinal Tract
101
The Cardiovascular System
123
The Respiratory Tract
135
The Eyes
229
The Teeth
241
The Immune System
255
Special Horses
267
The Broodmare
269
The Foal
285
The Performance Horse
301
The Geriatric
307

The Nervous System
157
The Reproductive Tract
175
The Skin
193
The Urinary Tract
211
The Endocrine System
219
Glossary
312
Guide to Drugs and Medications
317
The New Horse Owner
328
Index
335
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