Cardiology of the Horseby Celia Marr, Mark Bowen
Cardiology of the Horse is a multi-author, contemporary reference on equine cardiology. The first section reviews the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the equine cardiovascular system. The second section describes diagnostic methods from basic to specialist examination skills and the third section addresses the investigation and management of common clinical problems using a problem-orientated approach. Suitable for students, general and specialist practitioners and teachers.
An up-to-date account of current clinical practice in equine cardiology covering:
- recent developments in research and practice
- problem-orientated approaches helpful to both general and specialist practitioners
- clinical management of specific groups from foals and racehorses to geriatric patients
- cardiac problems related to exercise, anaesthesia and intensive care
- A superb companion DVD of clinical cases with extensive footage combining theory and clinical practice:
- heart sounds and murmurs
- Extensive linking of text to DVD, integrating fundamental principles and diagnostic data with information on clinical management of specific problems.
Description: This book, edited by a leading international expert in equine cardiology and ultrasound, is divided into three main sections (Physiology and Pathophysiology, Diagnostic Methods, and Clinical Problems in Equine Cardiology) encompassing 18 chapters written by the editor and 12 contributors.
Purpose: The purpose is "to provide the reader with an up-to-date account of current practice in equine cardiology." The editor acknowledges that the text "is not comprehensive, but the topics have been selected to highlight areas in which new information has become available recently." The objective is an important one since the field of equine cardiology has changed so much over the last 20 years with the advent of technical measures such as two-dimensional, M-mode, and Doppler echocardiography, ambulatory electrocardiography, and determinations of heart rate variability. While observing that "the modern cardiologist is by necessity a techno-wizard," the editor has prefaced the technical section with an excellent review of auscultation methods requisite for every equine practitioner.
Audience: The intended audience is "both equine clinicians and research workers," but it should also serve as a ready resource for veterinary students and graduate students who want to be well-versed in modern equine cardiology.
Features: There is particular value in the liberal use of both black-and-white and color illustrations of equine cardiac cases, including electrocardiograms, ultrasound images, and photographs of equine cardiac patients and gross postmortem specimens.
Assessment: This book is extensive in detail and depth. The quality of the illustrations alone make it worth using. Previous efforts in this field have amounted to well-written chapters included within more extensive texts on equine ultrasound techniques, but this text fills a need for one comprehensive text on equine cardiology. It should be required reading for all equine internists and equine medicine residents.
Veterinary Practice, October 2011
- Elsevier Health Sciences UK
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- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 9 MB
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