Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures 4th edition

Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures 4th edition PDF

By James Orsini and Thomas J. Divers

Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures 4th edition PDF is Ideal for use in the clinic and in the field, Equine Emergencies: Treatment and Procedures, 4th Edition, offers practical step-by-step guidelines for effectively managing a wide range of emergency situations. Thoroughly updated content keeps you informed of the latest advances in horse care in a portable, convenient format.

  • 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.

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Table of Contents


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


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


34. Toxicology


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


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

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