Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Contents: Section I Clinical Pharmacology. Chapter 1 Adverse Drug Reactions. Chapter 2 Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. Chapter 3 Update on Common Antimicrobials K. Gary Magdesian. Chapter 4 Systemic Chemotherapy for Oncologic Diseases Teresa Burns, C. Guillermo Couto. Chapter 5 Fluphenazine Toxicosis Michael Brashier. Chapter 6 Field Anesthesia Craig A. Mosley. Chapter 7 Anesthesia at High Altitude Khursheed Mama. Chapter 8 Anesthesia and Sedation of Miniature Horses Nora S. Matthews, Carin Ponder. Section II Medico-Legal: Chapter 9 Reading and Interpreting Scientific Literature Philip H. Kass. Chapter 10 Equine Insurance Ronald Kirk, T. Douglas Byars. Chapter 11 Protecting Yourself with Medical Records Margaret L. Neterer, Patricia O'Handley. Chapter 12 The Unwanted Horse: An Overview of the Issue Tom R. Lenz. Chapter 13 Field Necropsy Kurt Williams. Section III Nutrition: Chapter 14 Nutritional Management of the Starved Horse Iveta Becvarova, Craig Thatcher. Chapter 15 Dietary Management of the Obese Horse Ray J. Geor, Pat Harris. Chapter 16 Updates to the Nutrient Requirements of the Horse: NRC 2007 guidelines Laurie M. Lawrence. Chapter 17 Antioxidants and Horse Health Pierre Lekeux, Nathalie Kirschvink. Chapter 18 Nutritional Factors in Developmental Orthopedic Disease Brian D. Nielsen. Chapter 19 The Pros and Cons of Probiotics Veronique Julliand, Annette Zeyner. Chapter 20 Herbs and Nutraceuticals Carey A. Williams. Chapter 21 Use of Nutraceuticals for Equine Joint Disease Wayne McIlwraith. Chapter 22 Nutrition for the Critically Ill Horse Susan J. Holcombe, Elizabeth A. Carr. Section IV Behavior: Chapter 23 Headshaking Syndrome Katy Taylor, Daniel Mills. Chapter 24 Management of Stereotypic Behavior (Stable Vices) Daniel Mills. Chapter 25 Aggression in Horses Sharon Lynn Crowell-Davis. Chapter 26 Foal Rejection Katherine A. Houpt. Chapter 27 Transportation of Horses Ted H. Friend. Section V Infectious Disease: Chapter 28 Strangles, Immunology and Management John Timoney. Chapter 29 Epidemiology and Prevention of Rhodococcus Infection Noah Cohen. Chapter 30 Control of Salmonella and Nosocomial Infections Roberta M. Dwyer. Chapter 31 Rhodococcus Equi Pneumonia Nathan Slovis. Chapter 32 Lyme Disease Thomas J. Divers, Yung-Fu Chang. Chapter 33 Leptospirosis Thomas J. Divers, Yung-Fu Chang. Chapter 34 Systemic Illness Caused by Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis Suzanne M. Pratt. Chapter 35 Equine Viral Arteritis Peter Timoney. Chapter 36 Clostridial Diseases J. Scott Weese. Chapter 37 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci J. Scott Weese. Chapter 38 Lawsonia Intracellularis Enteropathy in Foals Ramiro E. Toribio. Chapter 39 Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy Lutz S. Goehring, D. Paul Lunn. Section VI The Cardiovascular System. Chapter 40 Cardiovascular Pharmacology Colin C. Schwarzwald. Chapter 41 Management of Atrial Fibrillation Gunther Van Loon. Chapter 42 Training Effects on Echocardiographic Measurements Rikke Buhl, Annette K. Ersboll. Chapter 43 Congestive Heart Failure Sarah Gardner. Chapter 44 Pericarditis Sophy Jesty. Chapter 45 Infective Endocarditis Sophy Jesty. Chapter 46 Pulmonary Hypertension JoAnn SlackChapter 47 Biochemical Tests for Cardiac Injury Simon F. Peek. Chapter 48 Blood Donors and Whole Blood Transfusion in Private Practice J. Barry David. Chapter 49 Coagulopathies Karsten Feige. Section VII The Respiratory System: Chapter 50 Radiology of Sinuses and Teeth David O. Klugh. Chapter 51 Sinuscopy and Sinus Surgery in the Standing Horse James Schumacher, Justin Perkins. Chapter 52 Ultrasonographic Examination of the Upper Airway Heather J. Chalmers, Normand G. Ducharme. Chapter 53 Disorders of the Guttural Pouch Scott R. Pleasant, Douglass B. Berry, II. Chapter 54 Efficacy of Surgery for Laryngeal Hemiplegia Jennifer Brown. Chapter 55 Surgical Advancement of the Larynx for Treatment of Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palat Normand G. Ducharme. Chapter 56 Disorders of the Trachea Niam M. Collins. Padraig M. Dixon. Chapter 57 Cough Virgina Buechner-Maxwell. Chapter 58 Viral Respiratory Diseases Undine Christmann, Virginia Buechner-Maxwell. Chapter 59 Antimicrobial Therapy of the Respiratory System Harold C. McKenzie, III. Chapter 60 Multimodal Management of the Horse with Airway Disease Laurent Couetil. Chapter 61 Managing IAD in Pleasure Horses Melissa I. Mazan. Chapter 62 Inflammatory Airway Disease in Racehorses Brett Berthold, N. Edward Robinson. Chapter 63 Pleuropneumonia Marybeth Miskovic, Laurent Couetil. Chapter 64 Granulomatous Lung Disease T. Douglas Byars. Chapter 65 Pulmonary Fibrosis Kurt J. Williams, Pamela A. Wilkins. Chapter 66 Silicosis/Osteoporosis Syndrome Matthew Durham. Chapter 67 Respiratory Fungal Infections Allison J. Stewart. Chapter 68 Pneumothorax Joel Lugo. Chapter 69 Thoracoscopically Guided Pulmonary Biopsy Joel Lugo. Chapter 70 Management of Pulmonary Edema Kate Borer. Chapter 71 Exercise-induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage Montague N. Saulez. Section VIII The Gastrointestinal System: Chapter 72 Dental Consequences of Excessive Use of Power Equipment Thomas J. Johnson. Chapter 73 Periodontal Disease David O. Klugh. Chapter 74 Dental Nerve Blocks Colleen Porter. Chapter 75 Dental Extraction W. Henry Tremaine. Chapter 76 Management of Tongue Injuries Mathew P. G rard. Chapter 77 Oral Cavity Masses Mathew P. G rard. Chapter 78 Esophageal Obstruction Yvonne A. Elce. Chapter 79 Dysphagia of Neurogenic Origin Monica Aleman. Chapter 80 Esophageal Surgery David E. Freeman. Chapter 81 Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Jenifer A. Nadeau, Frank M. Andrews. Chapter 82 Working the Acute Abdomen Including Imaging Alison Morton. Chapter 83 Stabilizing the Surgical Colic Patient for Referral Lance H. Bassage. Chapter 84 Laparoscopic Diagnosis in the Abdomen John F. Peroni. Chapter 85 Multimodal Pain Management of the Horse with Acute Abdomen Lori A. Bidwell. Chapter 86 Medical Management of the Postoperative Colic Patient Louise L. Southwood. Chapter 87 Ileal Impaction Kelly Fleming, P.O. Eric Mueller. Chapter 88 Cecal Impaction Anthony Blikslager. Chapter 89 Intraluminal Obstruction of the Large Colon Marco Lopes. Chapter 90 Extraluminal Obstruction of the Large Colon Marco Lopes. Chapter 91 Acute Colitis Rebecca McConnicoChapter 92 Chronic Colic: Diagnosis and Treatment Debra C. Archer. Chapter 93 Right Dorsal Ulcerative Colitis Samuel L. Jones. Chapter 94 Antibiotic-induced Colitis Samuel L. Jones. Chapter 95 Mesh Hernioplasty John F. Peroni. Chapter 96 Infiltrative Bowel Diseases John Schumacher. Chapter 97 Integrated Control of Equine Cyathostomes Anne M. Zajac. Chapter 98 Neoplastic Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract Yvonne A. Elce. Chapter 99 Rectal Tears John F. Peroni. Chapter 100 Icterus Simon F. Peek. Section IX The Musculoskeletal System: Chapter 101 Heritable Muscle Diseases Stephanie J. Valberg. Chapter 102 Evaluation of Back Pain Robert Van Wessum. Chapter 103 Assessing Saddle Fit in Performance Horses Hilary M. Clayton. Chapter 104 Vertebral Facet Joint Syndrome Robert Van Wessum. Chapter 105 Sacroiliac Disease Robert Van Wessum. Chapter 106 Pelvic Fractures Kevin Brown. Chapter 107 Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Western Performance Horse Robin M. Dabareiner. Chapter 108 Diagnostic Imaging and Surgical Management of the Stifle Joint Lisa A. Fortier. Chapter 109 Ultrasound of the Shoulder Mary Beth Whitcomb. Chapter 110 Hypochoeris Radicata-Associated Stringhalt Sarah Y. Gardner. Chapter 111 Osteoarthritis Earl M. Gaughan. Chapter 112 Osteochondrosis Pieter A. J. Brama. Chapter 113 Management of Tendon Injuries Linda A. Dahlgren. Chapter 114 Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Radial Pressure Wave Therapy Scott McClure. Chapter 115 Regional Limb Perfusion with Antimicrobials Joel Lugo. Chapter 116 White Line Disease Scott R. Pleasant, Stephen E. O'Grady. Chapter 117 Management of Wounds in the Foot Brian W. Fitzgerald, Clifford M. Honnas. Chapter 118 Laminitis Pathogenesis James K. Belknap. Chapter 119 Pharmacological Management of Laminitis John F. Peroni. Chapter 120 Pasture Laminitis Scott R. Pleasant. Chapter 121 Chronic Laminitis Andrew H. Parks, Stephen E. O'Grady. Chapter 122 Ultrasound Imaging of the Distal Extremity Robert Van Wessum. Chapter 123 Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Horses with Foot Pain John G. Peloso, Lynn Hilt. Chapter 124 Collateral Desmitis of the Coffin Joint Michael C. Schramme, Mark J. Matinelli. Chapter 125 Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Foot Michael C. Schramme. Chapter 126 Ossification of the Cartilages of the Foot (Sidebone) Sue Dyson. Chapter 127 Rehabilitation Therapy Mimi Porter. Section X The Nervous System. Chapter 128 Making a Neuroanatomic Diagnosis John H. Rossmeisl, Jr. Chapter 129 Diagnostic Imaging in Neurological Disease John Mattoon. Chapter 130 Ataxia Allison J. Stewart. Chapter 131 Equine Motor Neuron Disease Thomas J. Divers, Husni J. Mohamed. Chapter 132 Alphaviral Encephalomyelitis (EEE, WEE, and VEE) Gabriela Suarez, Robert J. MacKay. Chapter 133 West Nile Encephalitis Robert J. MacKay. Chapter 134 Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Debra C. Sellon. Chapter 135 Atypical Myopathy Vincent Gerber, Dominique Votion. Section XI The Eye: Chapter 136 Equine Recurrent Uveitis Brian C. Gilger. Chapter 137 Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma Elizabeth A. Giuliano. Chapter 138 Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis Jamie Schorling. Chapter 139 Medical And Surgical Therapies for Ulcerative Keratitis Mary E. Utter, Dennis E. Brooks. Chapter 140 Complications of Chronic Ocular Disease Kathryn L. Wotman, Mary E. Utter. Chapter 141 Enucleation Brian C. Gilger. Chapter 142 Intraocular Surgery Including Lens Replacement Wendy Townsend. Chapter 143 Acute Care of Soft Tissue Injuries Involving the Eyelids, Ears, and Face Mathew P. G rard. Chapter 144 Electrodiagnostics for Retinal Disease Andras M. Komaromy. Section XII The Integument: Chapter 145 Topical Treatments for Skin Disease Paul B. Bloom. Chapter 146 Insect Hypersensitivities Annette Peterson. Chapter 147 Non-Neoplastic Nodular and Proliferative Lesions Beth A. Valentine, Jon D. Plant. Chapter 148 Fungal Skin Diseases Rosanna Marsella. Chapter 149 Skin Tumors Virginia Beuchner-Maxwell. Chapter 150 Equine Sarcoid: What's New in Diagnosis and Treatment Elizabeth Carr. Chapter 151 Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in Draft Horses Hilde DeCock, Gregory L. Ferraro. Chapter 152 Hereditary Equine Dermal Regional Asthenia Danika Bannasch, Stephen White. Chapter 153 Wound Care and Management Linda A. Dahlgren. Chapter 154 Management of Wounds in High-Motion Areas Dean Hendrickson, Joanna Virgin. Chapter 155 Skin Grafting Linda A. Dahlgren. Section XIII The Endocrine System. Chapter 156 Insulin Resistance/Equine Metabolic Syndrome Nicholas Frank. Chapter 157 Pituitary Pars Intermidia Dysfunction Janice Sojka. Chapter 158 Thyroid Disease Babetta Breuhaus. Section XIV The Urogenital System: Chapter 159 Management of Bladder Uroliths Claude A. Ragle. Chapter 160 Hematuria Jan F. Hawkins. Chapter 161 Clinical Pathology of Renal Disease Frederic S. Almy, Bruce E. LeRoy, Michelle H. Barton. Chapter 162 Diseases of the Accessory Sex Glands of the Stallion John V. Steiner. Chapter 163 Inguinal Hernia Warren Beard. Chapter 164 Conditions of the External Genitalia of Stallions John P. Hurtgen. Chapter 165 Conditions of the External Genitalia of mares Tracey Chenier. Chapter 166 Diseases of the Uterus Carlos M. Pinto. Chapter 167 Prevention of Estrus Behavior in Performance Mares Tracey Chenier. Chapter 168 Techniques for Ovariectomy and Ovariohysterectomy Thomas B. Yarbrough. Section XV Reproduction: Chapter 169 Peripartum Complications in the Mare Pamela A. Wilkins. Chapter 170 Postpartum Complications in the Mare Grant S. Frazer. Chapter 171 Artificial Insemination in Private Practice Juan C. Samper. Chapter 172 Collection and Transportation of Semen Juan C. Samper. Chapter 173 Embryo Transfer in Private Practice Juan J. Vazquez. Chapter 174 Ovarian Diseases Patrick M. McCue. Chapter 175 Problems of the Older Broodmare Michelle LeBlanc. Chapter 176 Diagnosis of Pregnancy Karen Wolfsdorf. Chapter 177 Early Embryonic Loss Kirk K. Vanderwall. Chapter 178 Placentitis Fairfield T. Bain, Walter Zent. Chapter 179 Causes of Abortion Neil M. Williams. Chapter 180 Diagnostic Approach to Abortion Neil M. Williams. Chapter 181 Managing the High-Risk Pregnancy Karen Wolfsdorf. Section XVI The Foal Chapter 182 Rescuing Foals During Dystocia Jonathan E. Palmer. Chapter 183 Placental Evaluation for Diagnosis of Foal Problems Peter R. Morresey, Kristina G. Lu. Chapter 184 Meconium Impaction Susan J. Holcombe, Kristin P. Chaney. Chapter 185 Assays for Evaluation of Transfer of Passive Immunity Johanna L. Watson. Chapter 186 Septic Inflammatory Response Syndrome T. Douglas Byars, Elizabeth Carr. Chapter 187 Management of the Sick Neonatal Foal in the Field Fairfield T. Bain. Chapter 188 Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Foals K. Gary Magdesian. Chapter 189 Colic in Foals Susan J. Holcombe, Kristin P. Chaney. Chapter 190 Nonsurgical Urogenital Diseases Sharon Witonsky. Chapter 191 Angular Limb Deformities A. Berkley Chesen, Clifford M. Honnas. Chapter 192 Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy in Arabian Foals of Egyptian Linage Monica Aleman. Section XVII Miscellaneousm: Chapter 193 The Geriatric Horse Mary Rose Paradis. Chapter 194 Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Weight Loss, Laureline Lecoq, Jean-Pierre Lavoie. Chapter 195 Integrative Medicine: Applications of Acupuncture Mark Chrisman, Rachel H.H. Tann. Chapter 196 Stem Cell Therapy Linda A. Dahlgren. Chapter 197 Choosing and Purchasing Laser Equipment Tom Yarbrough. Chapter 198 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Nathan Slovis. Chapter 199 Maintenance of Horses in Slings Jeremy Hubert, Rebecca McConnico. Chapter 200 Nursing Care of the Recumbent Horse Jaime Miller. Chapter 201 Managing the Exhausted Horse Jami Whiting. Chapter 202 Rattlesnake Envenomation Langdon Fielding. Chapter 203 Mycotoxins Robert H. Poppenga.