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Equine Health and Emergency Management, 1st Edition

  • Bonny Henderson
  • ISBN-10: 1418065676
  • ISBN-13: 9781418065676
  • 416 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Recognizing and quickly reacting to emergencies involving a horse are critical to its well being and survival. Equine Health and Emergency Management provides essential knowledge in all aspects of the emergent care of horses. The book begins by emphasizing the importance of horsemanship in the prevention of injury and disease. Facility safety and stable management are key factors in prevention, as is a thorough understanding and knowledge of the healthy horse, broodmare, and foal. Once this essential knowledge base is achieved the book progresses to discussion of preparing for and managing emergencies. Assessment and treatment skills are addressed. Then diseases and trauma of each body system are covered outlining the clinical signs, vital signs, history or possible causes, actions to take, and prevention strategies for each. The book concludes by addressing the assessment, planning, and preparation needs when faced with a manmade or natural disaster. No horse owner or veterinary professional specializing in the care of horses should be without Equine Health and Emergency Management.


  • Stresses the importance of prevention in facilities such as lighting, drainage, and ventilation; the grounds such as manure disposal, biosecurity, and insect and rodent control; and trailoring practices.

  • Clearly defines and outlines skills related to assessment and evaluation of normal versus abnormal findings.

  • Step-by-step treatment skills are provided for various types of wraps, splinting, and administration of medications.

  • Quick reference lists and charts provide instant information for emergency situations.

  • Provides useful tools to create a disaster management plan.

About the Author

Bonny Henderson

After years of working with horses, Bonny Henderson began her undergraduate education in Geneseo, NY. Dr. Henderson graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 1994 and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In 2000, Dr. Henderson and her husband opened the Henderson Equine Clinic. Today their respected clinic services the equine needs in Western New York with quality, compassionate care. In her spare time Dr. Henderson is an avid foxhunter.

Table of Contents

1. Facility Safety.
2. Stable Management.
3. Management of the Healthy Horse.
4. The Healthy Broodmare and Foal.
5. Preparing for Emergencies.
6. Assessment of Pain, Wounds, and Bleeding.
7. Treatment Skills.
8. Allergic Reactions.
9. Cardiovascular Emergencies.
10. Dermatological Emergencies.
11. Gastrointestinal Emergencies.
12. Metabolic Emergencies Leading to Collapse.
13. Musculoskeletal Emergencies.
14. Neonatal Emergencies.
15. Neurological Emergencies.
16. Ocular Emergencies.
17. Reproductive Emergencies.
18. Respiratory Emergencies.
19. Toxin and Poisons.
20. Preparing for Disasters.