List of contributors, vii Foreword, ix Preface to the second edition, x Abbreviations and Acronyms, xi 1 Basic equine management, 1 W. Linnenkohl & D.C. Knottenbelt 2 Anatomy and physiology, 25 P.D. Clegg, N. Townsend & R.C. Conwell 3 Genetics, 69 G. Munroe 4 Reproduction, 78 J.F. Pycock 5 Nutrition, 97 P.A. Harris 6 Clinical nutrition, 121 P.A. Harris 7 Basic first aid, 134 M. Smith & S.J. Haylock 8 General nursing, 153 K. Snalune & A. Paton 9 Safety management in the practice, 176 A. Jones & A. Barr 10 The equine nurse?s professional responsibilities, 184 S. Pullen 11 Medicines and their management, 191 C.A. Roberts, L. Loines & K. Tillett 12 Laboratory diagnostics, 201 R.J. Naylor, L.L. Hillyer & M.H. Hillyer 13 Fluid therapy, 226 V.E.N. Copas & J.C. Boswell 14 Medical nursing, 246 J.D. Slater & E.J. Knowles 15 Foal nursing, 286 S.J. Stoneham 16 Equine orthopaedic nursing, 303 E.D. Barr & E. Jones 17 Diagnostic imaging, 332 M.A. Smith, K. Holmes & N. Turley 18 General surgical nursing, 382 S. Boys Smith & B.M. Millar 19 Theatre practice, 407 D.P. McHugh 20 Anaesthesia, 432 J.C. Murrell & V. Ford-Fennah Index, 461
Karen Coumbe, MA VetMB CertEP CertVA MRCVS, trained as aveterinary surgeon at the University of Cambridge and has more than25 years experience in equine veterinary practice. She has workedat Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, an equine hospital in Kent, sinceit started, and is responsible for nurse training. She hasbeen involved in developing the UK's equine veterinary nursingqualification and has also been an equine nursing examiner forthe Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE "Karen Coumbe has successfully edited another fantastic book for equine veterinary nurses. It is a must-have book for nurses and practices, or anyone who works with horses, as a primary reference to assist them in their training and subsequent years as registered equine nurses." (Veterinary Record, 16 February 2014) "This book is essential for anyone nursing in equine practice, either in training or as a qualified equine veterinary nurse. This is the second edition of the book and it has been revised to include further advances in clinical practice, particularly with reference to imaging techniques that have come to the forefront in recent years. I was excited to be asked to review the book and now encourage all my nurses to read it, whether they be first-year trainees covering equine and small animal topics or qualified nurses needing to read up on more advanced procedures. Despite being someone who is easily sidetracked when expected to read dense text, I found myself wanting to read more. The chapters are written by well-respected experts from a variety of clinical backgrounds. The use of coloured pictures, schematic diagrams, tables, sub-headings and highlighted `key note' boxes make information easy to read, understand and absorb. All chapters include a range of suggested further reading for those who wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding further. Chapters on subjects that can be weighty for nurses to learn, such as anatomy and physiology or diagnostic imaging, include plenty of diagrams and photographs to help visualise and understand the dynamics of the subject. Several chapters apply a visual approach to learning. Karen Coumbe has successfully edited another fantastic book for equine veterinary nurses. It is a must-have book for nurses and practices, or anyone who works with horses, as a primary reference to assist them in their training and subsequent years as registered equine nurses." Veterinary Record "With the increasing demands of equine practice has come the need for well trained and competent equine nurses. There have been significant improvements in and expansion of the equine Veterinary Nurse training syllabus over the past few years to meet these demands. This new and updated edition of Equine Veterinary Nursing covers all aspects of the new syllabus with well written and illustrated chapters from a wide range of knowledgable and experienced authors. The British Equine Veterinary Association is pleased to endorse this text as a 'must have' for all trainee equine veterinary nurses and their training practices." - Deidre M Carson BVSc(Syd) MRCVS, Immediate Past President, BEVA