Veterinary Treatment for Working Equines

August 2010
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    24th August 2010
  • ISBN 9781845936556
  • Language English
  • Pages 304 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images b/w photos

There are an estimated 95 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 practical veterinary text details the specific treatment requirements to improve welfare of working horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. Chapters discuss diagnostic tests, equipment and medicines, anaesthesia, vaccines, nutrition, dentistry and ophthalmology, and all common conditions including those of heart, wind and limb. Providing a concise guide for veterinarians in the field, it will be an essential resource for all veterinary surgeons and students, skilled equine workers and charity organizations involved with working equines.

Author's Note
1. Vital Signs and Normal Values
2. Simple Diagnostic Tests
3. Behaviour and Restraint
4. Veterinary Equipment
5. Veterinary Medicines
6. Vaccines
7. Sedation, Field Anaesthesia and Euthanasia
8. Nutrition
9. Dentistry
10. Hoof Conditions and Problems Within the Hoof Capsule
11. Orthopaedics
12. Wounds
13. Respiratory, Cardiac and Circulatory Conditions
14. Gastro-Enteric Conditions
15. Neurological and Locomotory Conditions
16. Eye Conditions
17. Urinogenital Conditions
18. Poisons
19. Skin Conditions
20. Harness and Tack

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. He has been a general practitioner in Norfolk ever since. He is a passionate traveler and has taught and worked with equine practitioners throughout the world. He has completed a doctorate on an investigation of the difficulties faced by practitioner researchers in publication. He is a regular writer in veterinary journals and other publications. He is currently an Equine and Farm Animal Practitioner at Westover Veterinary Centre, UK.