Saunders Equine Formulary - Elsevier E-book on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Saunders Equine Formulary - Elsevier E-book on VitalSource, 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.

  • Listing of haematological, biochemical, physiological and therapeutic data in 1 volume, produced with the final year vet student and recent graduate in mind
  • Indispensable reference for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and others involved in breeding and keeping horses
  • Includes dosages and adverse reactions as recommended by the manufacturers in their data sheets and literature inserts (unless otherwise stated)
  • SI units and generic names used throughout; all propriertary names from the drugs are removed to make this book relevant to everybody working in the equine field all over the world, whether vet student or equine specialist
  • Includes the main drugs available today
  • Full colour design introduced throughout
  • All drugs and dosages reviewed and updated, along with regulatory updates
  • Wound dressings and suturing sections thoroughly modernized
  • Major revison of clinical techniques section, including field anaesthesia, dealing with the difficult horse and restraint methods.
  • New algorithmic approach clarifies and updates emergency procedures, wound management, disease contol protocols and more.
  • All clinical techniques reviewed and upated.
  • Second edition now available in handy interactive app format for extra-quick point-of-care reference.

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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