Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on ...

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~

Equine Exercise Physiology

Piercy RJ, Rivero JLL. Muscle disorders of equine athletes. In: Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Geor RJ, eds. Equine sports medicine and surgery: Basic and clinical sciences of the equine athlete. Chapter 6. Edinburgh: Saunders; 2004:77–129.

Equine Exercise Physiology

Equine Exercise Physiology provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic sciences required for an understanding of the physiology of the equine athlete. This book provides a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training. It is the ideal resource for those interested in equine exercise physiology: undergraduate and post-graduate students in exercise science, comparative physiology, biology and veterinary science; veterinary students; horse trainers and owners of sport horses; journalists writing in equine specialty magazines; and interested lay persons. Topics include: the musculoskeletal system and physiology; tendon, ligament and joint physiology; the biomechanics of locomotion; respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems; metabolism and nutritional management; thermoregulation; hematology and immunology Written by the top experts currently working in the area of equine exercise physiology Designed for those seeking comprehensive information in a digestible format about the basic science of equine exercise physiology, rather than the clinical aspects Over 250 high quality illustrations that amplify and illustrate important points Information available in a readily accessible format.

Equine Sports Medicine An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice E Book

Equine sports medicine and surgery. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2014. p. 503–26. 2. Dyson SJ. The cervical spine and soft tissues of the neck. In: Ross MW, Dyson SJ, editors. Diagnosis and management of lameness in the ...

Equine Sports Medicine  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America  Equine Practice E Book

This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice focuses on Equine Sports Medicine and includes topics on: Lameness evaluation in the equine athlete; Diagnosis of soft tissue injury in the sport horse; Upper airway conditions affecting the equine athlete; Lower airway conditions affecting the equine athlete; Cardiac/Cardiovascular conditions affecting sport horses; Neck, back, and pelvic pain in sport horses; Neurologic conditions affecting the equine athlete; Metabolic diseases in the equine athlete; Muscle conditions affecting sport horses; Lyme disease in the sport horse; Management and rehabilitation of joint disease in sport horses; Regenerative medicine and rehabilitation for tendinous and ligamentous injuries in sport horses; and Chiropractic and manual therapies.

Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation

(2016) 32:xiii–xiv. doi:10.1016/j.cveq.2016.02.001 3. Bergh A. Physical treatment of the equine athlete. In: Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, and Geor RJ editors. Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Edn. China: Saunders Elsevier (2014). p.

Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation


Equine Sportsmedicine News

The subsequent development of general anesthesia machines for horses changed the nature of equine medicine and surgery . But I predict that within the next few years , sports medicine will effect a change in equine medicine that is more ...

Equine Sportsmedicine News


Equine Clinical Medicine Surgery and Reproduction Second Edition

Rivero JL, Piercy RJ (2013) Muscle disorders of equine athletes. In: Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edn. (eds K Hinchcliff, R Geor, A Kaneps) Elsevier Saunders, St. Louis, pp. 69–109. Toribio RE (2018) Disorders of calcium and ...

Equine Clinical Medicine  Surgery and Reproduction  Second Edition

This fully-revised new edition of the bestselling Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction is supported by over 1800 illustrations of the highest quality: colour photographs, radiographic and ultrasound images, and diagrams. System-based, the chapters introduce each individual system with precise information on the relevant basic anatomy and physiology, standard clinical examination techniques and useful differential diagnostic aids. This is followed by diseases and disorders that are pertinent to that system, grouped together either anatomically or based on presenting clinical signs. Each condition is described using consistent headings: definition/overview, etiology and pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, management/treatment, and prognosis. Additional chapters deal with the foal, with wounds and behavioural problems. New to the second edition is expanded material on the musculoskeletal system, a new muscle section, updated information on reproduction, including assisted breeding and laparoscopic techniques, more information on diagnostic tests including over ground endoscopy, chest ultrasonography and head CT, and a significantly expanded surgical section. The material on equine dentistry, neurology, endocrine system and the liver has also been considerably developed. The focus throughout remains on providing clinically relevant information required for practical case management, plus sufficient background on causes and disease processes to enable readers to understand the conditions and the rationale for diagnostic and treatment options. Expert authors come together under the editorship of Dr Graham Munroe to create a textbook that will be of lasting value as a teaching and training resource for equine specialists and students in veterinary medicine and related equine courses, as well as a ready reference for non-specialist practitioners.

The acute poorly performing sport horse

In: K.W. Hinchcliff, A.J. Kaneps and R.J. Goer (Eds.) Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery: Basic and Clinical Sciences of the Equine Athlete, Edinburgh: Saunders, p. 9-19. Durando, M.M. and L.E. Young, 2003.

The acute poorly performing sport horse

The determination and management of performance-limitation in sport horses is very challenging, especially within a short time period before an important competition. In this book experts disclose their experience on: -What do we know about the poor performance horse? -The gastrointestinal tract: medical, nutritional and surgical considerations. -Could it be the heart? -Could it be the muscles? -Monitoring orthopaedic health in competition horses. -Could it be the foot? -Could it be neurological? -Cases where physiotherapy helped to make a difference. -Could it be respiratory?

Equine Internal Medicine E Book

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Edinburgh: Saunders Elsevier; 2014. Couroucé-Malblanc A, van Erck-Westergren E. Exercise testing in the field. In: Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Geor RJ, eds. Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery.

Equine Internal Medicine   E Book

Confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions with the only comprehensive book on the market devoted solely to equine internal medicine. Filled with fully updated content on principles of treatment and contributions from internationally known equine experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 4th Edition focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases. A problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you will encounter in practice. A new companion website with over 120 video clips presents diseases and disorders that cannot be explained as well through words Updated information throughout, including the most recent drug information. Current and well-referenced content on equine diseases and treatment techniques cites the latest books and journals. Internationally known equine experts present information on problems affecting horses throughout the world — and provide contributions that enable practitioners and students to approach disease and treatment of equine patients with more authority and understanding. User-friendly exterior and interior design makes the book appealing to both the equine internal medicine practitioner and the veterinary student. Easy-to-find information facilitates a more thorough understanding with minimal frustration. Organized and consistent coverage among chapters allows you to easily find information on a specific topic. NEW! Fully updated and revised sections on disorders and principles of treatment. NEW! Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you will encounter in practice. NEW! Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. NEW! Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. NEW and UNIQUE! Companion website includes more than 120 video clips linked to content from chapters on cardiovascular and neurologic system disorders. NEW! Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material.

Clinical Cardiology An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice

Equine sports medicine and surgery. St Louis (MO): Elsevier Saunders; 2014. p. 667–94. 2. Evans DL. Training and fitness in athletic horses. RIRDC report 2000. Available at: https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/downloads/00-00. 3.

Clinical Cardiology  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America  Equine Practice

This issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice, Guest Edited by Dr. Colin Schwarzwald and Dr. Katharyn Mitchell, in collaboration with Consulting Editor Dr. Thomas Divers, focuses on Clinical Cardiology. Article topics include: An overview of the equine heart in health and disease; Examination of horses with cardiac disease; Echocardiography; Electrocardiography; Cardiac arrhythmias; Congenital cardiac disease; Acquired valvular disease; Pericardial disease, myocardial disease, and great vessel abnormalities; CV causes of exercise intolerance and poor performance; Assessment of the CV system during prepurchase and insurance examinations; Monitoring of the CV system; Response to exercise and training; and Drugs used to treat cardiac disease.

Management of lameness causes in sport horses

Equine sports medicine and surgery: basic and clinical sciences ... The athletic horse: principles and practice of equine sports medicine. 497 pp. Marlin, D. and K. Nankervis, 2002. Equine exercise physiology. Oxford: Blackwell. 296 pp.

Management of lameness causes in sport horses

Key aspects on the diagnosis and management of lameness caused by muscle, tendon, joint and bone related disorders in sport horses will be presented in this book. Topics included are among others: - Deep digital flexor tendon lesions in the fetlock region: Diagnosis. - Results of the treatment of the causes of distension of the deep digital flexor tendon. - Superficial digital flexor tendonitis: Diagnosis. - Management of superficial digital flexor tendonitis. - Proximal suspensory desmitis in fore- and hindlimbs: Diagnosis. - Management of proximal suspensory desmitis in fore and hindlimbs. - How are tendon injuries tackled in human athletes? - Osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease: Diagnosis. - Management of osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease. - How is osteoarthritis & traumatic joint disease managed in human athletes? - Monitoring training and disease of Thoroughbreds in the UK. - Physiotherapeutic options for the prevention and management of skeletal disorder.

Equine Medicine Surgery and Reproduction E Book

In: Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Geor RJ (eds) Equine sports Chapter Diseases of the equine urinary tract CONTENTS 8.18 Intersex. • It has been associated with parasite migration (Strongylus vulgaris) in the vessel walls, ...

Equine Medicine  Surgery and Reproduction   E Book

The new edition of this introductory-level textbook continues to offer a concise and approachable bridge between student lecture notes and more detailed clinical reference works. All aspects of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction are covered in a single, convenient volume. The second edition has been subject to an extensive revision, with each chapter updated and new chapters added to cover wound management, critical care, anaesthesia and sedation, and diagnostic imaging. While offering key information in an easily and quickly digested format for clinical veterinary students and practising veterinary surgeons, this second edition of Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction will also be relevant to students undertaking equine science degrees, and to professional horse owners and trainers. The wide range of international contributors, highly experienced and all experts in their fields, ensures that the new edition of this popular all-in-one resource remains as indispensable as ever. Comprehensive coverage of all areas of equine medicine, surgery and reproduction Easy-to-use format Completely revised since the first edition with new chapters added Now with over 100 new illustrations including colour photographs Includes diagnostic and therapeutic information as well as descriptions of commonly employed clinical techniques Includes lists of important differential diagnoses for common clinical signs

Adams and Stashak s Lameness in Horses

APPSC(PT), M.ANIM ST C. STUBBS, B (ANIMAL PHYSIOTHERAPY) Consultant, Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation West Palm Beach, FL 33412 KENNETH , DIPLOMATE ACVS Professor and Chair Dept. of Equine Medicine and Surgery College of ...

Adams and Stashak s Lameness in Horses

Provides a fully updated Seventh Edition of the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness This new edition of the go-to resource for equine lameness features updates throughout and more in-depth information on objective lameness assessment, sports medicine, rehabilitation, treatment options, and advanced imaging. With contributions from the world’s leading authorities on the subject, the book covers functional anatomy, examination, imaging, lameness of the distal limb, proximal limb, and axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, therapies, occupation-related conditions, lameness in young horses, and farriery. More than 1,700 images support the text, making it an exhaustive reference for all aspects of lameness in horses. Now in its seventh edition, Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses continues to be the definitive resource on equine lameness for veterinary specialists, practitioners, interns, residents, and students alike. The book is supplemented with a companion website offering a plethora of “how-to” videos demonstrating a variety of different physical examination techniques, including palpation, hoof testing, flexion tests, and perineural and intrasynovial injection techniques. Offers a fully revised new edition of the classic text on equine lameness Includes more extensive information on objective lameness assessment, sports medicine, rehabilitation, treatment options and advanced imaging Features over 1,700 images to illustrate the concepts described Written by internationally renowned experts in the field Includes access to a companion website with "how-to" videos Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses is a must-have reference for any practicing large animal and equine veterinarian, equine veterinary specialist, or veterinary student dealing with lameness in the horse.

Equine Lameness for the Layman

It is with these two key audiences in mind that Dr. Bob Grisel has created a book unlike any other.

Equine Lameness for the Layman

Lameness is the most common cause of poor performance in the horse. This makes management of his soundness over the long–term integral to both his general well–being and his ability to participate in recreational and competitive activities. Unfortunately, most equine caretakers are unable to perceive abnormal movement in the horse, extending the period between the onset of a problem and its eventual treatment, and the longer an issue is allowed to persist, the greater the chance that it will progress. Many equine veterinarians also find it difficult to visually decipher lameness, which leads to lengthy, expensive, and often inaccurate diagnostic work–ups. It is with these two key audiences in mind that Dr. Bob Grisel has created a book unlike any other. With hundreds of illustrations, dozens of charts, and links to online videos of explanatory case studies, readers are given a complete course in observing, identifying, and decoding equine lameness. Dr. Grisel helps you interpret what is seen, plain and simple (no need for medical knowledge of equine anatomy and pathology). Whether first–time horse owner or seasoned professional, you are guaranteed to come away with a detailed, systematic, and comprehensive method for a happier, healthier equine partner.

Complications in Equine Surgery

Synovial hernia as a possible complication of arthroscopic surgery in a horse. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. ... In: Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery Basic and Clinical Sciences of the Equine Athlete, 2e (ed K.W. Hinchcliff, A.J. Kaneps, ...

Complications in Equine Surgery

Complications in Equine Surgery is the first reference to focus exclusively on understanding, preventing, recognizing, managing, and prognosing, technical and post-procedural complications in equine surgery. Edited by two noted experts on the topic, the book presents evidence-based information using a clear approach, organized by body system. Featuring color images, the book contains detailed coverage of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, urogenital, and neurological systems. Each chapter contains a short introduction of the procedure with explanations of when and how the procedure is to be performed. All chapters review how to recognize and prevent technical complications and explain how to manage post-operative complications. This important text: Offers the first resource specifically focused on complications encountered in equine surgery Takes a helpful format organized by body system Provides consistently formatted chapters for ease of use Covers clinically relevant information for dealing with technical and post-operative complications Presents more than 350 color images to illustrate the concepts described Written for general practitioners and specialists, Complications in Equine Surgery is an essential resource to decreasing morbidity and mortality and increasing surgical success in horses.

Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. (pp. 569–573). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company. Holcombe SJ, Derksen FJ, Stick JA, Robinson NE. 1997. Effects of bilateral hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerve blocks on epiglottic and soft ...

Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery

Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on surgical techniques in the upper respiratory tract in the horse, presenting theory and background as well as detailed procedures. Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series copublished with the ACVS Foundation, the book covers the most common upper respiratory diseases, with in-depth information on laryngeal hemiplegia and dorsal displacement of the soft palate. Providing a complete resource, the book reflects the current state of the art, offering a significant update on disorders of the nasal septum, nasal passage, paranasal sinuses, hard and soft palate, epiglottis, arytenoids, guttural pouch, and trachea in the horse. The book includes 200 images illustrating key points of each surgical procedure. Potential complications and expectation management are discussed alongside the technique information. Advances in Equine Upper Respiratory Surgery is a useful reference for those in clinical practice and surgical residents. Offers an evidence-based state-of-the-art reference on surgical procedures in the equine upper respiratory tract Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series published in association with the ACVS Foundation Presents practical techniques for clinical practice alongside the theory and background Well-illustrated throughout with images demonstrating the procedures discussed Covers all common upper respiratory disorders, including laryngeal hemiplegia and dorsal displacement of the soft palate Provides essential information for managing the case, including potential complications and expectation management

Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Medicine E Book

Tapeworm segments may sometimes be seen in the faeces by gross examination and are often seen at surgery in the caecal content of patients ... In: Hinchcliffe KW, Kaneps A J, Geor RJ, Bayly W (eds) Equine sports medicine and surgery.

Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Medicine E Book

Whether to confirm a diagnosis or to narrow down a list of differentials, a wide range of tests, procedures and methods of investigation is available to veterinarians in equine practice. However, practical information about particular techniques is often difficult to find in standard textbooks of equine medicine and surgery. Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Medicine provides the practical information required to be able to undertake all these procedures. This second edition is organised by techniques per organ system, has been updated thoroughly and includes new material. Clear step-by-step descriptions are illustrated with photographs and line drawings Walks you through conducting a thorough examination with observations on signs and symptoms User-friendly tables illustrate how different techniques can be applied to narrow down a list of differential diagnoses Helpful appendices demonstrate applications of different techniques to assist in defining a diagnosis An increased focus on ultrasound techniques General up-date of current information with new material included Focus on ultrasound image techniques which are used much more in veterinary practices now

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition E Book

In: Hinchcliff, K.W., Kaneps, A.J., Geor R.J. (Eds.), Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Elsevier, London. pp. 898–917. Jose-Cunilleras, E., Hinchcliff, K.W., Sams, R.A., et al., 2002. Glycemic index of a meal fed before exercise ...

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition E Book

Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition is a comprehensive text resource on the nutrition and feeding management of horses. Over 20 experts from around the world share their wisdom on a topic of central relevance to all equine practitioners and the equine community generally. Both basic and applied (including healthy and diseased animals) nutrition and feeding management of horses and other equids (i.e. ponies, donkeys, wild equids) are covered. The book will appeal to a wide audienc: undergraduate and post-graduate students in equine science and veterinary medicine, veterinarians, equine nutritionists, horse trainers and owners. The clinical component will strengthen the appeal for equine veterinarians. Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition will be a "must have" for anyone involved in the care of horses, ponies and other equids. The book is divided into 3 parts: Basic or core nutrition in this context refers to digestive physiology of the horse and the principles of nutrition. Applied nutrition deals with the particular types of foods, and how to maintain an optimum diet through various life stages of the horse. You might characterize this aspect as prevention of disease through diet. Clinical nutrition covers various diseases induced by poor diet, and their dietary treatment and management. It also looks at specific feeding regimes useful in cases disease not specifically induced by diet. Authoritative, international contributions Strong coverage of clinical aspects either omitted from or only sparsely dealt with elsewhere Full colour throughout The only clinical equine nutrition book

Equine Neck and Back Pathology

Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment full function, and the programme should include ridden work only when appropriate ... Hinchcliff, K.W., Kaneps, A.J. and Geor, R.J. Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery.

Equine Neck and Back Pathology

A unique reference dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the equine neck and back Building on the strength of the first edition, Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition explores conditions and problems of the horse’s back and pelvis, and has been expanded to include coverage of the neck as well. This book is a vital tool for all those engaged in improving the diagnosis and management of horses with neck or back problems. The only book devoted to the conditions and problems of the equine neck, back and pelvis, it provides comprehensive coverage by international specialists on how to diagnose and treat problems in these areas. This updated and revised edition covers normal anatomy and kinematics, neck and back pathology, diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions, and complementary therapy and rehabilitation. Equine Neck and Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for equine practitioners, specialists in equine surgery, veterinary nurses and allied professionals involved in treating horses. It is also an excellent supplementary text for veterinary students with a keen interest in horses.

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Proc 18th Am Coll Vet Intern Med 195–197. ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Chaffin MK, Carter GK, Byars TD (1994) Equine bacterial pleuropneumonia. Part III. ... In: Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery.

Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. With a view toward improving patient outcome, Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is written by a team of enthusiastic equine specialists who explore a host of conditions that the equine veterinarian will encounter. Areas covered include: Digestive, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems Neonatal diseases Lacerations, wounds, and skin diseases requiring emergency care Emergency ophthalmological problems Toxicology Antimicrobial drugs and nutritional support Fluid, inotrope, and vasopressor therapy Sedation and analgesia Systemic inflammatory response The postoperative colic patient Critical care of the pregnant mare and neonate The recumbent horse For each disease or condition, the book includes an overview, key points, etiology/pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management/treatment. It also provides step-by-step instructions on frequently performed procedures for the emergency/critical care patient. The text features a concise, bullet-point style to facilitate quick assimilation, along with color photos and useful charts and diagrams. Equine veterinarians will find this book an essential addition to their libraries.

Veterinary Medicine E BOOK

FURTHER READING Piercy RJ, Rivero J. Muscle disorders of equine athletes. In: Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery: Basic and Clinical Sciences of the Equine Athlete. 2nd ed. London: W.B. Saunders; 2014:109. REFERENCE 1.

Veterinary Medicine   E BOOK

Treat the diseases affecting large animals! Veterinary Medicine, 11th Edition provides up-to-date information on the diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Comprehensive coverage includes the principles of clinical examination and making a diagnosis, along with specific therapy recommendations. For easier use, this edition has been divided into two volumes and restructured into a logical, anatomically based approach to disease. From internationally known veterinary experts Peter Constable, Kenneth Hinchcliff, Stanley Done, and Walter Grünberg, this book is the definitive, one-stop reference for farm animal and equine care. Comprehensive coverage includes information essential to any large-animal veterinarian, especially those working with horses, cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs. Coverage of diseases addresses major large-animal diseases of all countries, including foreign animal and emerging diseases. User-friendly format makes it easier to quickly absorb key information. Quick review/synopsis sections make important information on complex diseases easy to find. NEW! Convenient, easy-access format is organized by organ systems, and divides the content into two compact volumes with the same authoritative coverage. Nearly 200 new color photographs and line drawings are included in this edition. NEW full-color design improves navigation, clarifies subject headings, and includes more boxes, tables, and charts for faster reference. New Diseases Primarily Affecting the Reproductive System chapter is added. Updated and expanded chapter on pharmacotherapy lists therapeutic interventions and offers treatment boxes and principles of antibiotic use. Expanded sections on herd health include biosecurity and infection control, and valuable Strength of Evidence boxes. NEW or extensively revised sections include topics such as the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viral epidemics of ruminants in Europe, Wesselbron disease in cattle, hypokalemia in adult cattle, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, Hendra virus infection, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, torque teno virus, and numerous recently identified congenital and inherited disorders of large animals. Additional content is provided on lameness in cattle and the diseases of cervids.