Clinical Equine Oncology

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Clinical Equine Oncology


Diagnose common equine tumors accurately and find clinical information quickly! Clinical Equine Oncology describes the cellular basis of cancer and its etiopathogenesis, along with the principles of diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancer cases. This comprehensive resource offers more than just facts and diagrams — hundreds of detailed photographs make it easier to recognize and evaluate more than 50 types of tumors. It’s useful to anyone working in the equine field, whether you’re a veterinary surgeon, a practicing vet, equine dentist, or veterinary student. Written by a recognized expert on equine medicine, Derek Knottenbelt, this is the only book on the market that is completely dedicated to coverage of cancer in horses!

    • More than 50 different types of tumor are covered, including tumors that occur in each of the 10 body systems.
    • Over 800 excellent-quality photographs show the appearance of pathologies and cancerous conditions both before and after treatment.
    • More than 80 full-color diagrams summarize key information.
    • Detailed Pathology section describes common neoplasms in horses, cites research literature, and describes what is generally known about each condition.
    • Authoritative, inclusive, and unique coverage is likely to remain the standard reference for years to come.
    • Expert authors are recognized as the top experts in the field of equine oncology.
    • Practical, colorful design includes icon-based references for quick appraisal of prevalence and prognosis.
    Section 1: Basic Principles of Oncology
    1. Introduction
    2. The Challenges and Problems of Equine Oncological Practice
    3. Tumour Nomenclature
    4. Biology of Tumour Growth
    5. Clinical Effects of Cancer in Horses
    6. Paraneoplastic Syndromes
    7. Principles of Diagnosis
    8. Pathological Methods in Equine Oncology
    9. Principles of Oncological Therapy
    Section 2: Pathology
    10. Introduction
    11. Sarcoids
    12. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    13. Melanocytic Neoplasms
    14. Other Epithelial Neoplasms: Cutaneous, Mucocutaneous and Ocular Adnexal
    15. Internal Surface-based Neoplasia: Mesothelioma
    16. Mesenchymal Neoplasms: Fibrous and Adipose
    17. Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
    18. Smooth Muscle and Skeletal Muscle Neoplasms
    19. Bone and Dental Region Neoplasms
    20. Vascular Neoplasms
    21. Haematopoietic (Round Cell) Neoplasms
    22. Central and Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
    23. Internal Ocular Neoplasms
    24. Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasms
    25. Gonadal Neoplasms
    26. Stem or Progenitor Cell Neoplasms
    Section 3: Practitioner’s Guide to Equine Tumours
    27. Approach to the Suspected or Confirmed Cancer Case
    28. Tumours of the Alimentary Tract and Abdominal Cavity
    29. Tumours of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract
    30. Tumours of the Cardiovascular System
    31. Tumours of the Skin
    32. Tumours of the Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Systems
    33. Tumours of Nerves and Nervous Tissues
    34. Tumours of the Eye
    35. Tumours of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems and Mammary Gland
    36. Tumours of the Urinary Tract
    37. Tumours of the Musculoskeletal System
    Derek C. Knottenbelt, OBE BVM&S DVM&S Dip ECEIM MRCVS, Professor in Equine Medicine
    The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital
    University of Liverpool, UK, Katie Snalune, BSc MA VetMB Cert EM (Int.Med.) Cert ES (Soft Tissue) MRCVS, Clinical Head of Hospital
    Newnham Court Equine Clinic
    Kent, UK and Janet Patterson Kane, BVSc PhD Dip ACVP MRCVS, Professor of Veterinary Pathology
    Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
    University of Glasgow, UK


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