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The Handbook of Equine Emergencies is a concise, easy-to-follow practical guide to how to deal with a range of equine emergencies likely to be encountered by clinicians both in the UK and abroad. It is primarily aimed at new graduates and veterinarians who do not deal with equine emergencies on a regular basis, but will also appeal to more experienced equine practitioners who want a quick update on a specific subject area or practical technique.

The Handbook is highly portable and contains a large number of colour images, diagrams and tables as well as handy tips and key points to remember. An overview of the basics of dealing with equine emergencies is followed by a convenient organ-based approach. The book includes invaluable information on infectious diseases and specialized emergency situations such as trapped horses or stable fires, and a how-to section gives concise but detailed descriptions of how to perform a number of diagnostic investigations.

The Handbook is accompanied by a mobile-optimized website that presents audio, video and text files for quick reprisal via phone or tablet while on-the-go. The website also includes additional colour images that are relevant to specific emergency situations covered in the book.

  • Suitable for all veterinary clinicians seeing horses

  • Concise and practical layout and content

  • Videos, audio, text summaries and images all accessible via your mobile device

  • More than 150 full colour unique images

Wounds / dermatology emergencies

    • Wounds of the head and neck

    • Wounds to the body

    • Wounds to the limbs

    Musculoskeletal emergencies

      • The collapsed / recumbent horse

      • The severely lame horse

      • Foot abscesses

      • Foot penetrations

      • Laminitis

      • Synovial sepsis

      • Rhabdomyolysis

      Gastrointestinal tract emergencies

        • Colic

        • Dysphagia / choke

        • Diarrhoea

        • Grain overload

        • Rectal tears

        Respiratory tract emergencies

          • Respiratory distress

          • Epistaxis

          Ophthalmic emergencies

            • Corneal ulcers

            • Uveitis

            • Traumatic injuries to the cornea

            • Eyelid lacerations

            Neurological emergencies

              • Head trauma

              • Acute onset blindness / circling / seizures

              Endocrine emergencies

                • Hyperlipaemia

                Reproductive tract emergencies

                  • Dystocia

                  • Uterine torsion

                  • Uterine prolapse & tears

                  • Uterine artery rupture

                  • Abortion

                  • Retained foetal membranes

                  • Penile trauma

                  • Post-castration emergencies

                  Urinary tract emergencies

                    • Urinary tract obstruction

                    Foal emergencies

                      • Meconium impaction

                      • Diarrhoea

                      • Septicaemia

                      • The dummy / weak foal

                      Emergency horse rescue

                      Emergency anaesthesia



                        • Anaphylaxis

                        • Pyrexia of unknown origin

                        Chapter 1 The Basics

                        Chapter 2 Wounds And Other Integumentary Emergencies

                        Chapter 3Musculoskeletal Emergencies

                        Chapter 4 Oral & Gastrointestinal Emergencies

                        Chapter 5 Respiratory Emergencies

                        Chapter 6 Ophthalmic Emergencies

                        Chapter 7 Neurological Emergencies

                        Chapter 8 Reproductive Emergencies

                        Chapter 9 Urinary Tract Emergencies

                        Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Emergencies

                        Chapter 11 Hepatic, Endocrine And Metabolic Emergencies

                        Chapter 12 Emergencies In Foals

                        Chapter 13 Emergencies In Donkeys And Mules

                        Chapter 14 Iatrogenic Emergencies

                        Chapter 15 Infectious Diseases

                        Chapter 16 Poisoning, Bites And Stings

                        Chapter 17 Other Specific Emergency Situations

                        Chapter 18 Other Essentials

                        Chapter 19 How To…

                        Abbreviations and Symbols


                        Debra Catherine Archer, BVMS PhD CertES(soft tissue) DipECVS MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Clinical Science, Equine Hospital, Neston, UK
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