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Karen Coumbe, MA VetMB CertEP CertVA MRCVS, trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Cambridge and has more than 25 years experience in equine veterinary practice. She has worked at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, an equine hospital in Kent, since it started, and is responsible for nurse training. She has been involved in developing the UK's equine veterinary nursing qualification and has also been an equine nursing examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition, x
Abbreviations and Acronyms, xi
1 Basic equine management, 1
W. Linnenkohl & D.C. Knottenbelt
2 Anatomy and physiology, 25
P.D. Clegg, N. Townsend & R.C. Conwell
3 Genetics, 69
4 Reproduction, 78
5 Nutrition, 97
6 Clinical nutrition, 121
7 Basic first aid, 134
M. Smith & S.J. Haylock
8 General nursing, 153
K. Snalune & A. Paton
9 Safety management in the practice, 176
A. Jones & A. Barr
10 The equine nurse’s professional responsibilities, 184
11 Medicines and their management, 191
C.A. Roberts, L. Loines & K. Tillett
12 Laboratory diagnostics, 201
R.J. Naylor, L.L. Hillyer & M.H. Hillyer
13 Fluid therapy, 226
V.E.N. Copas & J.C. Boswell
14 Medical nursing, 246
J.D. Slater & E.J. Knowles
15 Foal nursing, 286
16 Equine orthopaedic nursing, 303
E.D. Barr & E. Jones
17 Diagnostic imaging, 332
M.A. Smith, K. Holmes & N. Turley
18 General surgical nursing, 382
S. Boys Smith & B.M. Millar
19 Theatre practice, 407
20 Anaesthesia, 432
J.C. Murrell & V. Ford-Fennah