Respond quickly and confidently to emergency situations with the only text dedicated entirely to equine emergency treatment. The latest edition of this reliable manual is vastly expanded to encompass a wide range of new and evolving topics in horse care, with thorough, step-by-step procedures for the most effective emergency treatment. Portable for use in the clinic or in the field and presented for the first time in full color, it's your one-source guide for complete equine emergency support.
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.
PART 1: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND DIAGNOSTICS 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 PART 2: EMERGENCY EXAMINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ORGAN SYSTEMS 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 PART 3: TOXICOLOGY 34. Toxicology PART 4: SPECIAL PROBLEM EMERGENCIES 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 APPENDICES 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 INDEX