Reflecting the substantial trend in recent years to treat horses in a hospital rather than in the field, this manual provides all you need to know whether you have facilities to treat one or one hundred horses. Written by a team of over 30 international experts working at the cutting edge of equine medicine and surgery, the emphasis is placed on practical, easy-to-access information, with a sound basis in evidence based medicine and full references for further enquiry. Liberally illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the book covers the range of procedures used on hospitalized adult horses and foals from the simple to the advanced. Coverage includes: Basic skills including physical examination, blood collection, and bandaging. Advanced skills including mechanical ventilation, lung biopsy and cardiac output measurement. Designing and setting up an equine hospital. Biosecurity. Therapeutic drugs used in horses and their doses. Nutrition for hospital patients, including TPN and PPN. Fluid therapy - choices, amounts and pitfalls. Anaesthesia - equipment, techniques and post-operative care including analgesia. Contents: Procedures in the adult horse. Procedures in the neonatal foal. Hospital design and organisation. Anaesthesia. Nutritional management of the hospitalised horse. Comon treatments. Common problems encountered in the hospitalised horse. Monitoring and treating the coagulation system. Monitoring and treating the cardiovascular system. Monitoring and treating the respiratory system. Monitoring and treating the gastrointestinal system. Monitoring and treating the liver. Monitoring and treating the urogenital system. Monitoring and treating the neurological system. Monitoring and treating common musculoskeletal problems in hospitalised horses. Management of horses with problems of the integument. Monitoring and treatment of eyes. Physiotherapy.