AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians offers a compendium of information on the care and treatment of horses for equine veterinary technicians. Highly accessible and easy to use, the book builds on the basics of equine care to provide a complete reference for equine nursing and technical skills.
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is an invaluable guide for qualified equine veterinary technicians and assistants, particularly those earning their equine certification, vet tech students, and equine practices.
Deborah Reeder, RVT is the executive director of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. Sheri Miller, LVT is the president of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. DeeAnn Wilfong, BS, CVT is the president-elect of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. Midge Leitch, VMD, DAVCS is the Clinician in Radiology at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dana Zimmel, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP (Equine Practice) is on the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.
Preface vii Midge Leitch Acknowledgments ix Deborah Reeder Contributors xi Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii Deborah Reeder and Sheri Miller 1 General Horse Management 3 Dana Zimmel 2 Equine Nutrition 11 Mary Beth Gordon J. K. Young K. E. Davison and R. H. Raub 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 47 Amanda M. House Kira Epstein Laura Riggs and Kelsey A. Hart 4 Equine Reproduction 93 Michelle LeBlanc and Audrey Kelleman 5 Equine Wellness Program 131 Dana Zimmel 6 Foal Care 147 Bonnie S. Barr DeeAnn Wilfong Laura Javsicas Tanya M. Balaam-Morgan and Dana Zimmel 7 Equine Pharmacology 165 Jennifer L. Davis 8 Laboratory Diagnosis in Equine Practice 187 Craig F. Shoemaker 9 Equine Anesthesia 217 Erin M. McNally and Luisito S. Pablo 10 Surgical Assistance 249 Gail Broussard Elizabeth Hinton and Tracy McArthur 11 Nursing Care 265 Bonnie S. Barr Dennis Brooks Laura Javsicas and Dana Zimmel 12 Technical Procedures 301 DeeAnn Wilfong and Bryan Waldridge 13 Diagnostic Procedures 317 Katherine Garrett and Midge Leitch 14 Common Equine Medical Emergencies 341 Michael Porter 15 Equine Office Procedures 355 Deborah Reeder Index 377