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Equine September 2009 (Vol 4, No 7)

Reading Room — Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Equine, 2nd edition

by Dennis Aron, DVM, DACVS, Martti Attila, PhD, D. L. Step, DVM, DACVIM, Rhonda L. Schulman, DVM, DACVIM, Kynan Sturgess, DVM, Peter E. Ziegler, BA, Stephanie L. Schaaf, BA, Bruce Brodersen, DVM, PhD

    Title: Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, 2nd ed.

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Lavoie and Kenneth William Hinchcliff

    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

    Year: 2008

    Pages: 874

    ISBN: 978-0-8138-1487-2

    If you would like a quick-reference manual that provides pertinent equine information at your fingertips, this book is ideal.

    The second edition of Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, a hardcover reference text, is a must-read for veterinarians who want a quick refresher of pertinent facts about various equine diseases.

    At the beginning of the book, the contents are listed (1) in alphabetic order, including specific disease names and broad topics (e.g., "Anemia," "Cough," "Dystocia"), and (2) by topic (e.g., "Behavior," "Dermatology," "Ophthalmology," "Respiratory," "Urinary," "Laboratory Tests," "Theriogenology," "Toxicology").

    Throughout the book, diseases and conditions are presented in alphabetic order, with the disease/condition name highlighted at the top of each page for ease of use. The information for each disease/condition is broken into the categories "Basics," "Diagnosis," "Treatment," "Medications," "Follow-up," and "Miscellaneous." This user-friendly format allows for skimming or in-depth reading. A suggested reading list is included for each disease/condition. The book concludes with a thorough index.

    I highly recommend this book for veterinarians and veterinary students who are looking for a concise text to refresh their basic knowledge. If you would like a quick-reference manual that provides pertinent equine information at your fingertips, this book is ideal. It is also an excellent reference text to take in the field and should fit nicely in your front seat!

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    For further information about this book or to order a copy, visit www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell.

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