Covering the field of equine disease, diagnosis and management in a semi-note form, this book gives the basic information that the practitioner needs. This second edition has been updated and includes a new chapter on the cardiovascular system. It takes the reader through the diagnostic process, up to treatment and prognosis. There are chapters on each major system, each starting with a general view of history-taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and aetiology of problems of that organ system. Specific diseases are then discussed; most following a standard pattern of clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. Some chapters consider procedures which aid diagnosis, laboratory services and orphan foal rearing.
Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Respiratory disease; Diseases of the alimentary tract; Liver disease; Urinary tract disease; Foal diseases; Internal parasites; Skin diseases; Diseases of the musculoskeletal system; Cardiovascular system; Neurological disease; Notifiable diseases; Poisonings; Miscellaneous diseases; Therapy; Procedure which may aid diagnosis; Laboratory service; Orphan foal rearing; Appendix; Further reading; Index