Equine Neonatal Medicine
A Case-Based Approach
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Get expert insight into the latest life-saving techniques and procedures from leaders in equine neonatal medicine. This outstanding textbook and clinical reference takes a case-based approach to the basic pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in the newborn foal, along with neonatal pharmacology, nutrition, assessment, and high-risk pregnancies.
- Features the latest advances in equine neonatology that have the potential to significantly increase the survival rate of critically ill foals.
- Provides thorough coverage of both basic concepts and hot topics in the field, including pathophysiology, and diagnosis and treatment of disease in the newborn foal, along with information on nutrition, assessment, and high-risk pregnancies.
- Case-based chapters use real-life scenarios to help the reader apply key concepts to actual practice.
- Expert contributors are leaders in the field of equine neonatal medicine and ensure the accuracy and clinical relevance of all information.
EQUINE NEONATAL MEDICINE – A CASE BASED APPROACH
MARY ROSE PARADIS
Reviewed by Ian J. Cameron for the Veterinary Times, 19th February 2007
Neonatology is well recognised as a challenging and unique area of equine practice. The diseases encountered and their pathogenesis, along with the treatment methods and protocols employed, require a sound knowledge of neonatal immunology and the various challenges the newborn foal encounters in its new, extra-uterine environment.
This book, by Mary Rose Paradis, attempts to use a number of co-authors (mostly from the US, along with Sarah Stoneham from Rossdale and Partners and Bettina Dunkel from the RVC) to share their experience and knowledge.
Each author presents a case that develops as the chapter progresses. The text between the sections detailing the case allows for discussion of the pathogenesis, diagnosis (and differential diagnosis) and treatment options of the various related syndromes and diseases; and, at each point, returns to the specific diagnosis and treatments made for the individual case that is presented.
The author’s aim is to present the science behind equine neonatology in a format that will encourage the reader to question and understand the cases and, therefore, hold their attention.
The text is complemented by a large number of colour photographs, ultrasound or radiographic images, tables and diagrams.
Overall, this book successfully achieves what is sets out to do. It presents the common problems faced in neonatal medicine in a format that is readable and informative. I found that basing the text around clinical cases certainly makes the reader feel more involved.
At less than £60, it is not overpriced in comparison to similar books. It would prove useful to the enthusiastic veterinary student or veterinary surgeon.
By Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA