The racehorse - A veterinary manual
The racehorse - A veterinary manual
2nd ed, 489 pages, 250 ill., CRC Press, February 2024
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The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual has become the definitive text for primary care of the Thoroughbred racehorse. Written by one of the world’s leading racehorse veterinary clinicians, it sets out best practice standards of diagnosis and management of all the major conditions likely to be encountered in racehorse clinical practice, as well as comprehensively reviewing subjects as diverse as pre-purchase assessment and exercise physiology. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and introduces new chapters on a range of topics including injury risk assessment and electrolyte and fluid therapy, expanded sections on nutrition, rehabilitation and sales radiography as well as an array of new images and ready reference charts.
The Racehorse: A Veterinary Manual remains an invaluable resource for both clinicians and non-veterinarians in the racing industry.

PART 1 Musculoskeletal injuries: basic principles
CH 1 Musculoskeletal tissues
CH 2 Exercise physiology and training
CH 3 Racehorse injuries
CH 4 Acute care and wound management
CH 5 Rehabilitation and tissue repair
PART 2 Regional musculoskeletal conditions
CH 6 Appendicular conditions
CH 7 Axial and miscellaneous conditions
PART 3 Other body systems
CH 8 Upper respiratory tract
CH 9 Lower respiratory tract
CH 10 Cardiovascular conditions
CH 11 The head
CH 12 Gastrointestinal conditions
CH 13 Urogenital conditions
CH 14 Neurological conditions
CH 15 Skin conditions
CH 16 Miscellaneous conditions
CH 17 Infectious diseases
PART 4 Management of the racehorse: Population and individual health
CH 18 Selection of the racehorse
CH 19 Injury prevention and screening
CH 20 Poor performance
CH 21 Herd health
CH 22 Nutrition
CH 23 Fluids and electrolytes
CH 24 Blood analysis
CH 25 Transport

Piet Ramzan is one of the leading veterinary clinicians of his generation working in Thoroughbred practice. An upbringing riding Western performance horses in the Hunter Valley led to graduation from the University of Sydney Veterinary School in 1994, and following a season working as a stockman in the Kimberley region of Northern Australia he moved to the UK and entered veterinary practice. In 1998 he joined Rossdale and Partners, Europe’s largest equine practice, and commenced a distinguished career that encompasses first opinion work in Newmarket racing yards and pre-purchase consultancy across northern and southern hemispheres. He has a strong interest in advancing the science and practice of racehorse sports medicine and has drawn on busy clinical practice to inform academic research and drive innovation in many fields, publishing a large number of peer-reviewed papers and regularly contributing to scientific symposia and industry advisory boards. He is a previous recipient of BEVA’s Richard Hartley Clinical Award and in 2018 was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice.

Item Code: EQUIN352
ISBN: 9780367428310
Weigth: 2300 g
Species: Horse
Discipline: Internal medicine
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