Veterinary Treatment for Working Equines Edition 2
There are an estimated 116 million equines working throughout the world, providing vital power and transport for many communities, especially in developing countries. Focusing on equines used to carry out working tasks such as pulling or carrying, as opposed to those used for riding or racing, this book takes a practical approach by detailing specific treatment requirements to improve the welfare of working horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. It discusses diagnostic tests, equipment and medicines, anesthesia, vaccines, nutrition, dentistry and ophthalmology, and all common conditions including those of heart, hoof and limb.
Fully updated throughout, this new edition:
- Covers medical, dental and surgical advancements since the previous edition, such as new treatments and techniques for managing skin conditions, eye issues, parasites and more;
- Includes expanded content for tropical areas;
- Continues to provide a welfare-centric approach to treatment and husbandry;
- Includes added information on imaging kindly prepared by Laura Quiney.