This book provides a practical, clinical approach to diagnosing, treating, and managing endocrine diseases in the horse. Each chapter uses the same structure to form a user-friendly tool of information and advice on aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment for each endocrine disorder.
The book covers:
- diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands;
- diseases of the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid and hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axes;
- diseases of the endocrine pancreas;
- hyperlipaemia and lipid metabolism disorders; and
- diseases of the female and male reproductive systems.
Also including material on additional endocrinopathies such as diabetes and pheochromocytoma, this book is dedicated to the fast-moving field of equine endocrinology. Written by international experts in Australia and the USA, it collates their insights and experience into approaches that prove invaluable for general equine practitioners.
"The text is complemented by extensive images that depict the body condition scoring system commonly used for horses, photographs of horses with specific endocrine disorders, tables of reference ranges, and diagrams that allow for quick assessment of a topic. Each chapter is extensively and accurately referenced, reflecting both current research and important foundational information. That is a unique and valuable aspect of this book, which will be particularly useful for experienced practitioners. Overall, this book contains information regarding current best practice methods for diagnosing, treating, and managing equids with endocrine disorders. It will be a valuable resource for anyone who manages such patients."JAVMA
1: Clinical approach to equine endocrinology
2: Diseases of the thyroid gland and the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis
3: Calcium regulation and diseases of the parathyroid gland
4: Diseases of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis
5: Diseases of the endocrine pancreas and Equine Metabolic Syndrome
6: Hyperlipaemia and lipid metabolism disorders
7: Additional endocrinopathies
8: Diseases of the female reproductive system
9: Diseases of the male reproductive system