Equine Veterinary Nursing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-17
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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The second edition of this definitive textbook for equine veterinary nurses is invaluable to all those involved in the care and management of sick horses. It covers all the information that student veterinary nurses need to know on horses, including the following key subjects: medical and surgical equine nursing; equine stud medicine; basic equine management, and the theory underpinning all these and other important topics. The subject matter is presented in a clear and easily assimilated format, appropriate for all involved in equine nursing. The approach throughout is practical and the book is laid out in a user-friendly manner with copious diagrams and photographs. New for this edition: *major revision to sections on diagnostic imaging and surgical nursing to reflect significant advances in technology and techniques *information on safety and management updated in keeping with new regulations *new sections on a number of topics including hospital acquired infections and euthanasia

Author Biography

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

List of contributors, vii

Foreword, ix

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
G. Munroe

4 Reproduction, 78
J.F. Pycock

5 Nutrition, 97
P.A. Harris

6 Clinical nutrition, 121
P.A. Harris

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
S. Pullen

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
S.J. Stoneham

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
D.P. McHugh

20 Anaesthesia, 432
J.C. Murrell & V. Ford-Fennah

Index, 461

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