Saunders Equine Formulary , 2nd Edition

By Derek C. Knottenbelt, OBE BVM&S DVM&S Dip ECEIM MRCVS and Fernando Malalana, DVM GPCert(EqP) DipECEIM MRCVS
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  • Listing of haematological, biochemical, physiological and therapeutic data in 1 volume, produced with the final year vet student and recent graduate in mind
  • Indispensable reference for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and others involved in breeding and keeping horses
  • Includes dosages and adverse reactions as recommended by the manufacturers in their data sheets and literature inserts (unless otherwise stated)
  • SI units and generic names used throughout; all propriertary names from the drugs are removed to make this book relevant to everybody working in the equine field all over the world, whether vet student or equine specialist
  • Includes the main drugs available today
  • A handy and portable guide to today's leading equine drugs, Saunders' Equine Formulary, 2nd Edition makes it quick and easy to look up drug information when you need it most - while you're in the field. And it's more than a simple formulary: this book also provides benchmark values on vital signs and normal values so that you can correctly interpret diagnostic tests. This new edition is the only equine formulary available both in print and as an app for mobile use. Written by a world-renowned expert on equine medicine, Derek Knottenbelt, this book is an indispensable reference for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and others involved in breeding and keeping horses.

    Key Features
    • A listing of haematological, biochemical, physiological, and therapeutic data is contained in just one volume, designed with the final-year vet student and recent graduate in mind. 
    • Information on drug dosages and adverse reactions reflects manufacturers' recommendations in data sheets and literature inserts.
    • Clinical Aids section provides highly practical advice and quick synopses for the most common scenarios likely to occur on a field visit, such as bandaging techniques, humane destruction, and restraint techniques.
    • Practical, universal relevance is created by the use of SI units and generic drug names - making this reference useful to everyone working in the equine field all over the world, whether vet student or equine specialist.
    • Practical, step-by-step instructions summarize principal diagnostic tests.
    ISBN 9780702051098
    Author Information By Derek C. Knottenbelt, OBE BVM&S DVM&S Dip ECEIM MRCVS, Professor in Equine Medicine The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital University of Liverpool, UK and Fernando Malalana, DVM GPCert(EqP) DipECEIM MRCVS
    Published Reviews

    'The eagerly awaited updated version of The Equine Formulary has arrived, and the already decent book has been improved. it's author, Professor Derek Knottenbelt, is a world-renowned expert on equine medicine, and particularly for his role in preparing students for life in equine veterinary practise. His vast experience and aptitude for making things easy to understand shine through in this book.
    The book is well organized and the contents pages are well set out... the bulk of the text is an exhaustive index of medicine. The Plethora of entries is a comforting reminder of the relatively large number of drugs that we have available for use. These are helpfully categorized by use or action, aiding drug comparisons and therefore selection of the best remedy... this, I believe, will be the essential in-car reference guide for equine veterinary surgeons. it is certainly a must-have book for all recently qualified equine practitioners, and those veterinarians who are seeing horses infrequently within the mixed practise setting."
    - The Veterinary Record

    Table of Content

    Part 1: Vital Signs, Normal Values
    Reference Values
    Sample Collection
    Reproductive Data

    Part 2: Diagnostic Tests
    Test Performances

    Part 3: Index of Drugs Used in Equine Medicine
    The Use of Veterinary Medicinal Products
    Guidelines for the Use of Medicines in Equine Animals
    Prescription Abbreviations
    Drug Categorisation for Prescription Purposes
    Distribution Categories (UK) from October 2005
    Section 1: Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System
    Section 2: Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System
    Section 3: Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System
    Section 4: Drugs Acting on the Urinary Tract
    Section 5: Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
    Section 6: Hormones/Steroids and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Section 7: Anti-infective Drugs
    Section 8: Blood Modifying Agents
    Section 9: Vaccines/Antisera
    Section 10: Miscellaneous Drugs/Medications and Other Materials

    Part 4: Clinical Aids
    Section 1: Bodyweight and Surface Area Estimation
    Section 2: Imperial-Metric Conversion
    Section 3: SI Unit Conversion Factors
    Section 4: Restraint of Horses
    Section 5: Ageing
    Section 6: Humane Destruction
    Section 7: Bandaging Techniques
    Section 8: Clinical Techniques
    Section 9: Signs of Impending Parturition
    Section 10: Neonatal Assessment and Sepsis Scoring of Foals
    Section 11: Poisons and Antidotes
    Section 12: Notifiable Diseases
    Section 13: Investigative Methods/Protocols
    Section 14: Equipment for Equine Practice
    Section 15: Anaesthesia
    Section 16 Current Requirements Concerning Drug Usage and Passport Regulations in the UK

    Publication Date 05-12-2014
    Pages 496
    Trim 186h × 123w mm
    Stock Status In Stock
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