Respiratory Problems Explained
Problems of the respiratory tract—from a persistent cough to exercise-induced bleeding from the lungs—can be challenging and frustrating to horse owners and veterinary surgeons. Not only are respiratory conditions quite common, but they are also often difficult to diagnose and treat.
This valuable guide sheds light on equine respiratory disease, offering information in an accessible manner.
It introduces the reader to the anatomy of the horse’s respiratory tract and discusses the diagnostic methods and veterinary treatments commonly used today.
Individual chapters are devoted to the upper and lower airways and common diseases of the respiratory tract- COPD (broken wind or heaves), pleuropneumonia (travel sickness), strangles, and ‘bleeding’- taking the reader through symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The book’s emphasis on preventative care can also help owners examine management practices that may contribute to their horse’s health problems. 96 black & white pages inclusive of diagrams.
Author Notes: David 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 has 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 such as arthritis, colic, laminitis, medications and supplements, nutrition, and tendon & ligament injuries.
Book Title: Respiratory Problems Explained
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
Number of Pages: 96
Author: David Ramey