The Equine Hospital Manual
Edited by: Kevin Corley, BVM&S, PhD, DECEIM, DACVIM, DACVECC, MRCVS
Jennifer Stephen, BVMS, MRCVS, DECVS

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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May I first congratulate the authors/publishers of this book on their diligence in presenting all photos using clean stalls, clean equipment, fresh substrate in the stalls, gloves and masks and gowns, and fresh bandage/dressings in all photos. I knew it could be done!

The first section addresses procedures in the adult horse covering all aspects of hospital care of the horse and techniques important to equine medicine. There are thirty-four contributors to this book, providing cutting edge medicine and surgery. The information is in an evidence-based format and fully referenced.

The following section relates to hospitalization and treatment of the neonatal foal.

The next section is on the design of an equine hospital. I am not sure why this chapter was dropped between Procedures in a Neonatal Foal and Anesthesia. The book is so good otherwise that I overlooked this odd placement as being there for some reason that I just didn't comprehend.

The procedures are well-described and illustrated with photos, line-drawings where necessary, radiographs, ultrasound, and ECG charts. The basic skills are outlined and progress into advanced skills, including cardiac issues. There are many excellent endoscopic views included. The procedures are shown in photos, and if appropriate, accompanied by a drawing to further illustrate the technique.

There are sections on bio-security, therapeutic drugs and dosages, fluid therapy, including which ones to use when and how much, anesthesia, equipment and post operative analgesia, nutrition for hospitalized patients, including TPN and PPN.

This book is intended to take the equine patient out of the field and into a proper hospital setting. The procedures are clean, well outlined, properly presented and explained. Some of the photos are a little fuzzy, but overall they are very good and illustrative.

Salient points are boxed for emphasis and cross-referenced in the text. Each chapter has a list of references, some rather extensive, some very short. There is a section of hospital forms such as consent, admission, and various check off lists of the organ systems.

All in all, this is an excellent reference and should be in the library and vehicle of all equine veterinarians.

Blackwell Publishers (Wiley) (2008).

736 pages, hardcover, 9 x 11" format, color cover, but all illustrations are black-and-white.

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3016-5.


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
 
* Blackwell's Practice Managemt.
 
* Career Choices for Veterinarians, 2nd Ed.
 
A Veterinarian’s Guide to Financial Planning (VSPN)
 
Associate Buy-Ins – Structuring Successful Transitions, 2nd Edition (VSPN)
 
Educating Your Clients from A to Z: What To Say and How to Say It, Second Edition
 
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Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing With Clients
 
Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills
 
Job Descriptions and Training Schedules for the Veterinary Team (VSPN)
 
Pain Management in Veterinary Practice (VSPN)
 
Patient Assessment (VSPN Review)
 
Vet. Practice Managemt. 3rd Ed.
 
Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques; A Practical Guide, 1st Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Office Practices (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Safety Manual (VSPN Review)
 
* Essential Law Landowner 4th Ed.
 
* Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team (VSPN Review)
 
* Vet. Med. & Practice in Future
 
* Veterinary Support Team
 
*Building Practice Vol. 2
 
*Design the Dream
 
*Veterinary Med. Team
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: September 24, 2008

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