David W Ramey DVM

Concise Guide to Respiratory Disease in the Horse

  • Concise Guide to Respiratory Disease in the Horse

David W Ramey DVM

Concise Guide to Respiratory Disease in the Horse

Description

Keep your horse breathing with ease...
From horses with persistent coughs to those that suffer from chronic heaves, problems with the respiratory tract can be challenging and frustrating to horse owners and veterinarians. Not only are medical problems affecting the various parts of the respiratory tract quite common, they are also often difficult to diagnose and treat.

This valuable guidebook helps illuminate equine respiratory disease by introducing the reader to the anatomy of the horse's respiratory tract and discussing the diagnostic methods and treatments usually used today. Individual chapters are devoted to the upper and lower airways and the four most common diseases of the respiratory tract—"shipping fever," "strangles," "heaves," and "bleeding"—walking the reader through symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

]This guide is the first step in understanding how and why respiratory disease occurs, providing readers the knowledge necessary to intelligently and rationally discuss potential problems with their veterinarians. Its emphasis on preventative care can also help owners examine management practices that may contribute to their horses' health problems.
"Your horse," asserts the author, "deserves nothing less."

About the Author:

David W. Ramey, DVM is a 1983 graduate of Colorado State University and served an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Iowa State University, 1983-84. He's been in private veterinary practice since 1984 in California and is involved with all aspects of equine health care, including surgery, lameness, and medicine. He is a noted speaker and author on equine health-related topics and has written all the titles in the Concise Guide series.

BOOK: perfect-bound Binding
PAGES: 94 pages Pages
Pub Date: 2004
List Price: 14.95
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 1288