This book provides the equine expert and general veterinary practitioner with a complete review of the latest information on all aspects of equine gastroenterology. Edited by an international team of equine specialists and with over 55 contributors from the USA and Europe, it provides the most up-to-date information on a wide range of conditions such as colic, hepatobiliary disease, oesophageal disorders, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal parasites and many more. With detailed chapters on diagnosis and clinical examination, medical and surgical treatment and management of complications, it gives veterinarians all the information they need to diagnose and treat any gastrointestinal problem in the horse or foal.
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General physical exam and auscultation
Advanced Diagnostic Procedures
Section 2: Gastrointestinal parasites and their control
Gastrointestinal parasites and their control
Section 3: Dysphagia, oral and oesophageal diseases
Differential diagnosis and evaluation of dysphagia.
Dental disease / Cleft palate / Disorders of the mouth
Section 4: Colic
Pathophysiology, aetiology, and risk factors for equine colic
Clinical evaluation of the colic case
Surgery for Colic (incl. anaesthesia)
Postoperative Treatment and Complications
Diseases of the stomach
Small intestine diseases which can result in colic
Caecum diseases which can result in colic
Large Colon diseases which can result in colic
Small colon and rectum diseases
Section 5: Chronic weight loss, malabsorption syndromes and liver disease
Chronic Weight Loss
Hepatic and biliary tract diseases
Section 6: Acute and chronic diarrhoea
Section 7: Gastrointestinal disease in the foal
Clinical Evaluation of the Foal
Stomach diseases of the foal
Small intestine diseases associated with colic
Large and small colon diseases associated with colic
Rectum and anus diseases of the foal
Diarrhoea in the foal
Hepatic diseases in foals
Divers, Thomas J. Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
Ducharme, Norm Diplomate, ACVS Professor of Surgery Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY.