Equine Emergencies - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Equine Emergencies - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


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.

    • 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 Drug
        James A. Orsini and Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl ACVIM, ACVECC, Professor of Medicine
        New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, The Health Science Unit of Cornell University, Department of Clinical Studies, Ithaca, NY, USA


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