Written and edited by leading experts on equine digestive diseases, The Equine Acute Abdomen, Third Editionis the preeminent text on diagnosing and treating acute abdominal diseases in horses, donkeys, and mules.
The definitive guide to acute abdominal disorders in equine patients, fully updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field Lavishly illustrated with more than 450 color illustrations, photographs, line drawings, and figures A companion website features video clips and images from the book available for download Provides an invaluable resource to equine surgery and internal medicine specialists, researchers, practitioners, and students who deal with colic
Anthony T. Blikslager
, Nathaniel A. White
, James Moore
, Tim S. Mair
Country of Publication:
13 October 2017
Professional and scholarly
Editors viii List of Contributors ix Preface and Dedication xiii About the Companion Website xiv Part I Normal Anatomy and Physiology 1 1 Gross and Microscopic Anatomy of the Equine Gastrointestinal Tract 3 Thomas M. Krunkosky, Carla L. Jarrett, and James N. Moore 2 Intestinal Epithelial Stem Cells 19 Liara M. Gonzalez 3 Gastric Secretory Function 24 Michael J. Murray 4 Small Intestinal Function 27 Anthony T. Blikslager 5 Large Intestine Function 41 Marco A. F. Lopes and Philip J. Johnson 6 Liver Function 55 Tim S. Mair 7 The Equine Intestinal Microbiota 58 J. Scott Weese 8 Effects of Feeding on Equine Gastrointestinal Function or Physiology 66 Marco A. F. Lopes and Philip J. Johnson 9 Intestinal Motility and Transit 78 Jorge E. Nieto and Peter C. Rakestraw Part II Pathophysiology of Gastrointestinal Diseases 97 10 Pathophysiology of Gastric Ulcer Disease 99 Michael J. Murray 11 Pathophysiology of Gastrointestinal Obstruction and Strangulation 102 Anthony T. Blikslager 12 Pathophysiology of Pain 119 Casper Lindegaard, Karina B. Gleerup, and Pia Haubro Andersen 13 Pathophysiology and Treatment of Postoperative Ileus 140 Jorge E. Nieto and Peter C. Rakestraw 14 Pathophysiology, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesions 153 P. O. Eric Mueller 15 Pathophysiology of Enteritis and Colitis 166 Harold C. McKenzie III 16 Pathophysiology of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome 183 Clare E. Bryant and James N. Moore Part III Intestinal Parasitism 193 17 Intestinal Parasitism 195 Christopher J. Proudman Part IV Epidemiology of Colic 205 18 Epidemiology of Colic: Principles for Practice 207 Noah D. Cohen 19 Epidemiology of Colic: Risk Factors 215 Noah D. Cohen Part V Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Disease 221 20 Diagnostic Approach to Colic 223 Anne Desrochers and Nathaniel A. White II 21 Investigations of Chronic and Recurrent Colic 263 Nathaniel A. White II 22 Alternative Diagnostic Techniques 266 Nathaniel A. White II and Anne Desrochers 23 Imaging of the Abdomen 271 Anne Desrochers 24 Decision for Surgery and Referral 285 Nathaniel A. White II 25 Prognosticating Equine Colic 289 Nathaniel A. White II 26 Biosecurity in the Management of Equine Gastrointestinal Disease 301 Harold C. McKenzie III Part VI Medical Management 311 27 Medical Management of Gastrointestinal Diseases 313 Tim S. Mair 28 Treatment of Shock 331 Kevin Corley 29 Diagnosis and Treatment of Peritonitis and Hemoperitoneum 361 John F. Peroni 30 Diagnosis of Enteritis and Colitis in the Horse 376 Harold C. McKenzie III Part VII Colic in the Foal 411 31 Diagnosis of Colic in the Foal 413 Martin Furr 32 Imaging of the Foal with Colic and Abdominal Distention 418 Martin Furr 33 Medical Management of Colic in the Foal 422 Martin Furr 34 Surgical Management of Colic in the Foal 426 Sarah M. Khatibzadeh and James A. Brown 35 Anesthesia of Foals with Colic 437 Cynthia M. Trim 36 Specific Diseases of the Foal 452 Martin Furr 37 Liver Diseases in Foals 459 Tim S. Mair and Thomas J. Divers Part VIII Colic in the Donkey 469 38 Colic in the Donkey 471 Alexandra K. Thiemann, Karen J. Rickards, Mulugeta Getachew, and Georgios Paraschou Part IX Nutritional Management 489 39 Nutritional Management of the Colic Patient 491 Shannon E. Pratt ]Phillips and Raymond J. Geor Part X Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery 509 40 Anesthesia for Horses with Colic 511 Cynthia M. Trim Part XI Surgery for Acute Abdominal Disease 539 41 Preparation of the Patient for Abdominal Surgery 541 Anna K. Roetting 42 Surgical Exploration and Manipulation 549 Anna K. Roetting 43 Intestinal Viability 570 Liara M. Gonzalez 44 Small Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis 581 Anna K. Roetting 45 Large Colon Enterotomy, Resection, and Anastomosis 597 Joanne Hardy 46 Abdominal Closure 604 Vanessa L. Cook Part XII Intensive Care and Postoperative Care 611 47 Monitoring Treatment for Abdominal Disease 613 Tim S. Mair 48 Postoperative Complications 624 Diana M. Hassel 49 Laminitis Associated with Acute Abdominal Disease 639 James K. Belknap and Andrew H. Parks Part XIII Specific Diseases of Horses 663 50 Diseases of the Stomach 665 Michael J. Murray 51 Diseases of the Liver and Liver Failure 673 Tim S. Mair and Thomas J. Divers 52 Diseases of the Small Intestine 704 Debra C. Archer 53 Diseases of the Cecum 737 James N. Moore and Joanne Hardy 54 Specific Diseases of the Ascending Colon 748 Joanne Hardy 55 Diseases of the Descending Colon 775 John F. Peroni 56 Equine Grass Sickness 783 Tim S. Mair 57 Rectal Tears 790 Canaan M. Whitfield ]Cargile and Peter C. Rakestraw 58 Malabsorption Syndromes 804 Tim S. Mair and Thomas J. Divers 59 Colic and Pregnant Mares 819 Elizabeth M. Santschi 60 Colic from Alternative Systems: False Colics 831 Tim S. Mair 61 Abdominal Trauma 843 John F. Peroni 62 Abdominal Abscesses and Neoplasia 848 Jan F. Hawkins Index 855
The editors ANTHONY T. BLIKSLAGER, DVM, PHD, DACVS, is Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. NATHANIEL A. WHITE II, DVM, MS, DACVS, is Professor Emeritus of Equine Surgery at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, in Leesburg, Virginia, USA. JAMES N. MOORE, DVM, PHD, DACVS, is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Educational Resources, in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. TIM S. MAIR, BVSc, PHD, DEIM, DESTS, DECEIM, Assoc. ECVDI, FRCVS, is an equine practitioner and Director at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Maidstone, UK.
Reviews for The Equine Acute Abdomen
The chapters dedicated to diagnostic modalities and procedures will be an excellent resource for novice veterinarians and a good review for experienced practitioners . Overall, this book represents a reasonably priced and comprehensive reference for any practitioner who treats abdominal disease in equids of any age. - JAVMA, March 2018