The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual

By Pieter H.L Ramzan

The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual PDF is Written by one of the UK’s leading equine veterinary practitioners, this textbook is dedicated wholly to the veterinary management of the racehorse. The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual brings together all the major orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic conditions likely to be encountered in racehorse practice and concisely details state-of-the-art ‘best practice’ for diagnosis and management. The book spans the full range of fields relevant to the clinician, including topics as diverse as rehabilitation, respiratory medicine, exercise physiology, pre-purchase and ‘herd health.’

Well-illustrated and comprehensive, it succeeds in being both practical and firmly evidence based, making it an invaluable resource for clinicians worldwide as well as a useful reference work for many non-veterinarians in the racing industry.

  • Provides a comprehensive reference text for clinicians and industry professionals working with racehorses
  • Takes a practical approach to diagnosis and management of racehorse injuries and diseases
  • Concisely summarises current approaches to treatment of orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic conditions, based on reviewed equine and human sports medicine literature as well as the collective experience of one of the world’s leading equine practices
  • Supplies information relevant to all the major racing jurisdictions
  • Provides invaluable advice on rehabilitation periods and prognosis for orthopaedic injuries
Table of Contents

Injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system
Injury management and rehabilitation
Regional musculoskeletal conditions
Other body systems
Respiratory conditions
Cardiovascular conditions
The head
Gastrointestinal conditions
Reproductive conditions
Neurological conditions
Skin conditions
Miscellaneous conditions
Infectious diseases
Training and management
Selection of the racehorse
Exercise physiology and training
Ergogenic aids
Blood analysis
Herd health

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