Saunders Equine Formulary, 2nd Edition

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Saunders Equine Formulary, 2nd Edition


A handy and portable guide to today’s leading equine drugs, Saunders’ Equine Formulary, 2nd Edition makes it quick and easy to look up drug information when you need it most — while you’re in the field. And it’s more than a simple formulary: this book also provides benchmark values on vital signs and normal values so that you can correctly interpret diagnostic tests. This new edition is the only equine formulary available both in print and as an app for mobile use. Written by a world-renowned expert on equine medicine, Derek Knottenbelt, this book is an indispensable reference for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and others involved in breeding and keeping horses.

    • A listing of haematological, biochemical, physiological, and therapeutic data is contained in just one volume, designed with the final-year vet student and recent graduate in mind. 
    • Information on drug dosages and adverse reactions reflects manufacturers’ recommendations in data sheets and literature inserts.
    • Clinical Aids section provides highly practical advice and quick synopses for the most common scenarios likely to occur on a field visit, such as bandaging techniques, humane destruction, and restraint techniques.
    • Practical, universal relevance is created by the use of SI units and generic drug names — making this reference useful to everyone working in the equine field all over the world, whether vet student or equine specialist.
    • Practical, step-by-step instructions summarize principal diagnostic tests.
      • NEW! A handy interactive app format allows extra-quick, point-of-care reference.
      • NEW! A full-colour design includes more high-quality line drawings and adds photographs showing nerve block techniques.
      • NEW! Revised clinical techniques section deals with the difficult horse and restraint methods, including field anaesthesia.
      • NEW algorithmic approach updates and clarifies emergency procedures, wound management, disease control protocols, and more.
      • NEW! Wound dressings and suturing sections are thoroughly modernized.

      Part 1: Vital Signs, Normal Values Reference Values Sample Collection Reproductive Data

      Part 2: Diagnostic Tests Test Performances

      Part 3: Index of Drugs Used in Equine Medicine The Use of Veterinary Medicinal Products Guidelines for the Use of Medicines in Equine Animals Prescriptions Prescription Abbreviations Drug Categorisation for Prescription Purposes Distribution Categories (UK) from October 2005 Section 1: Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System Section 2: Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System Section 3: Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System Section 4: Drugs Acting on the Urinary Tract Section 5: Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract Section 6: Hormones/Steroids and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Section 7: Anti-infective Drugs Section 8: Blood Modifying Agents Section 9: Vaccines/Antisera Section 10: Miscellaneous Drugs/Medications and Other Materials

      Part 4: Clinical Aids Section 1: Bodyweight and Surface Area Estimation Section 2: Imperial-Metric Conversion Section 3: SI Unit Conversion Factors Section 4: Restraint of Horses Section 5: Ageing Section 6: Humane Destruction Section 7: Bandaging Techniques Section 8: Clinical Techniques Section 9: Signs of Impending Parturition Section 10: Neonatal Assessment and Sepsis Scoring of Foals Section 11: Poisons and Antidotes Section 12: Notifiable Diseases Section 13: Investigative Methods/Protocols Section 14: Equipment for Equine Practice Section 15: Anaesthesia Section 16 Current Requirements Concerning Drug Usage and Passport Regulations in the UK Index

      Derek C. Knottenbelt, OBE BVM&S DVM&S Dip ECEIM MRCVS, Professor in Equine Medicine
      The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital
      University of Liverpool, UK and Fernando Malalana, DVM GPCert(EqP) DipECEIM MRCVS


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