Veterinary Treatment for Working Equines Edition 2

November 2023
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    20th November
  • ISBN 9781800624269
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

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.
A crucial and practical guide to working equid veterinary care, worldwide, this book is a complete resource for veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone working with these important animals.

Graham R. Duncanson

Graham R. Duncanson is a farmer's son who qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1966 at Bristol University. He spent eight years working in Kenya before returning to the UK, and has been a general practitioner in Norfolk ever since. He is a passionate traveller and has taught and worked throughout the world. He has completed a doctorate on an investigation of the difficulties faced by practitioner researchers in publication, and is a regular writer in veterinary journals and other publications. He is currently an Equine and Farm Animal Practitioner at Westover Veterinary Centre, UK.

veterinary treatment of equines; veterinary treatment of horses; veterinary treatment of donkeys; veterinary treatment of mules; veterinary treatment of ponies; working equines; equine medicine; equine surgery; equine treatment; veterinary diagnostics; equine behavior; equine welfare