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Manual of Equine Gastroenterology

  • ID: 3685116
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • Elsevier Health Science
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.- All the gastrointestinal problems ever likely to be encountered are discussed in detail- Huge section on colic, the most common disorder encountered in horses- Fully international team of editors and contributors- Highly illustrated with almost 250 photographs and line figures- Separate section on gastrointestinal conditions in the foal- Both medical and surgical treatment discussed in detail- Reviews possible complications and shows how to avoid them- Comprehensive chapter on gastrointestinal parasites- Full coverage of all diagnostic procedures- Chapter on laparoscopy in equine gastroenterology

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Section 1: Diagnostic procedures in equine gastroenterology
General physical exam and auscultation
Advanced Diagnostic Procedures
Laparoscopy instrumentation

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
Oesophageal diseases

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
Other conditions

Section 5: Chronic weight loss, malabsorption syndromes and liver disease
Chronic Weight Loss
Hepatic and biliary tract diseases

Section 6: Acute and chronic diarrhoea
Acute Diarrhoea
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
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Tim Mair Partner & Equine Practitioner, Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, UK. Thomas J. Divers Professor, Large Animal Medicine,Department of Clinical Studies,Cornell University,Ithaca, New York. Dr. Thomas J. Divers earned his DVM from the University of Georgia and completed an internship in large animal medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Divers returned to the University of Georgia for a residency in large animal internal medicine and ambulatory practice and later worked for 2 years as an assistant professor in the large animal medicine and ambulatory practice at the college. Dr. Divers then moved to the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years, where he was an associate professor of large animal medicine and served as chief of the section of medicine at the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently Dr. Divers is Professor of Medicine and co-Chief of the Section of Large Animal Medicine at Cornell University. He has been the recipient of teaching awards at three universities, has received the Educator of the Year Award from both the AAEP and ACVECC and recently received the Cornell University Hospital for Animals Distinguished Service Award for service to referring veterinarians. He is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He is co-author of three textbooks, has authored numerous book chapters, and has more than 190 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Dr. Divers is currently consulting editor of Veterinary Clinics of North America-Equine Practice. Dr. Divers' current research focuses on newly discovered hepatitis viruses in horses. Other research activities have included bacterial and toxic causes of liver failure in horses, equine neurological diseases including equine motor neuron disease and equine protozoal myelitis, equine lyme disease, equine leptospirosis, diseases of the urinary system, and advances in internal medicine and critical care for horses, foals, and dairy cattle Norm Ducharme Diplomate, ACVS Professor of Surgery Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY.
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