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cover image - Equine Emergencies,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455708925
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: 12-03-2013
Page Count: 912
Imprint: Saunders
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Equine Emergencies, 4th Edition

by James A. Orsini, B.S., D.V.M., Dipl. ACVS and Thomas J. Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC


cover image - Equine Emergencies,4th Edition
ISBN: 9781455708925
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: 12-03-2013
Page Count: 912
Imprint: Saunders
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Ideal for use in the clinic and in the field, Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, 4th Edition, offers practical step-by-step guidelines for effectively managing a wide range of emergency situations. Thoroughly updated content keeps you informed of the latest advances in horse care in a portable, convenient format.

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    • Essential examination, diagnostic, and treatment information for each body system is presented in a logical format so you can quickly find answers during equine emergencies.
    • What to Do and What Not to Do boxes guide you through the step-by-step treatment of an emergency and draw your attention to important steps to take and those to avoid.
    • High-quality photographs and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and guide you through procedures step by step.
    • NEW! Chapter covering bacterial and viral diseases arms you with critical information on diagnostic labs, collection, submission, and interpretation.
    • NEW! Chapter on emergency diagnostic procedures keeps you up-to-date on all the tests needed to determine the most effective treatment.
    • NEW! Chapter on gene testing provides information on which gene tests and labs should be performed.
    • NEW! Chapter on biopsy techniques highlights the different instruments available, endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, as well as how to perform a pleuritis examination.
    • NEW! Chapter on laboratory submission offers the latest information on tests, laboratory charts, guidelines for making an appropriate submission, and blood drawing.
    • NEW! Chapters on feeding and starvation and flood injury supply the latest guidelines for nutrition, disaster medicine, and snake bites/envenomation.

    Section I: Important Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures for Emergency Care

    1. Blood Collection

    2. Medication Administration and Alternative Methods of Drug Administration

    3. Intravenous Catheter Selection, Sites for Placement and Maintenance

    4. Venous Cutdown

    5. Intraosseous and Regional Perfusion

    6. Biopsy Techniques

    7. Hyperbaric Oxygen Indications in Emergencies

    8. Alternative Therapies in Emergencies: Acupuncture

    Section II: Emergency Imaging, Endoscopy, Laboratory Diagnostics and Monitoring

    9. Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Diagnostic Samples

    10. Critical and Emergency Care Monitoring Techniques

    11. Cytology

    12. Emergency Diagnostic Endoscopy

    13. Gene Testing

    14. Imaging Techniques and Indications for the Emergency Patient

    15. Laboratory Tests and Point of Care Diagnostics


    Section I: Body and Organ Systems

    16. Blood Coagulation Disorders

    17. Cardiovascular System

    18. Gastrointestinal System

    19. Integumentary System

    20. Liver Failure, Anemia and Blood Transfusion

    21. Musculoskeletal System

    22. Nervous System

    23. Ophthalmology

    24. Reproduction System

    25. Respiratory System

    26. Urinary System

    Section II: Pregnancy, Perinatal/Neonatal Period

    27. Monitoring the Pregnant Mare

    28. Emergency Foaling

    29. Foal Resuscitation

    30. Perinatology

    31. Neonatology

    Section III: Shock, Temperature Related Problems, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Muti-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    32. Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)

    33. Temperature Related Problems: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia


    34. Toxicology


    Section I: Special Problems

    35. Burns, Acute Soft Tissue Swellings. Pigeon Fever

    36. Caring for the Down Horse

    37. Disaster Medicine

    38. Diseases Unique to Donkeys and Miniature Horses

    39. Diseases Unique to Draft Horses

    40. Emergency Diseases Unique to Countries Outside the Continental United States

    41. Flood Injury

    42. Foot Injuries

    43. Laminitis

    44. Orthopedic Emergencies of the Racing Athlete

    45. Snake Envenomination

    46. Thoracic Trauma

    Section II: Anesthesia

    47. Anesthesia for Out-of-Hospital Emergencies

    48. Euthanasia/Humane Destruction

    49. Pain Management

    Section III: Nutrition

    50. Approach to the Feed and Starvation Emergency

    51. Nutritional Guidelines for the Injured, Hospitalized and Postsurgical Patient

    Section IV: Biosecurity

    52. Contagious and Zoonotic Diseases

    53. Standard Precautions and Infectious Disease Management


    1: Commonly Used Formulas and Calculations in Emergency Care

    2: Important Equivalents and Conversions for Clinical Practice

    3: Miscellaneous Charts and Tables Useful in Clinical Practice

    4: Reference Values

    5: Clinical Pharmacology and Emergency Drug Facts

    A. Emergency Drugs, Recommended Dosages and Adverse Drug Events

    B. Drugs for Specific Emergencies, Protocols and Clinical Situations

    • Antibiotics – Concentration Dependent vs. Time Dependent Drugs
    • Anesthetic Induction
    • Cardio-Respiratory Resuscitation
    • Cardiac Arrhythmia Drugs and Protocols
    • Pharmacologic Adjuncts to Intubation
    • Physical and Chemical Restraint
    • Pressors
    • Prokinetics
    • Seizure Control
    • Sepsis
    • Shock

    C. Adverse Drug Events and Management

    D. Clinical Signs and Overdose Response of Commonly Used Medications and

    Recommended Treatments


  • James A. Orsini, B.S., D.V.M., Dipl. ACVS, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania and Thomas J. Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Professor, Large Animal Medicine,Department of Clinical Studies,Cornell University,Ithaca, New York
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