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Cardiology of the Horse

Saunders Ltd. Title
ISBN: 9780702028175

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Cardiology of the Horse , 2nd Edition

Edited by Celia Marr, BVMS, MVM, PhD, MRCVS and Mark Bowen, BVetMed, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), MRCVS

320 pages
Trim Size 7 3/8 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2011
$173.00, Hardcover, Reference

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Cardiology of the Horse is a multi-author, contemporary reference on equine cardiology. The first section reviews the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the equine cardiovascular system. The second section describes diagnostic methods from basic to specialist examination skills and the third section addresses the investigation and management of common clinical problems using a problem-orientated approach. Suitable for students, general and specialist practitioners and teachers.


"This much-antipated second edition of Cardiology of the Horse is certainly worth the wait!...This textbook provides valuable information, fabulous images and an opportunity for interactive learning for veterinary students, practitioners and specialists...Overall, this a splendid resource for veterinary students and general and specialist practitioners, and may be especially useful for those veterinarians studying towards for those veterinarians studying towards post-graduate qualifications."

Veterinary Practice, October 2011

Key Features

An up-to-date account of current clinical practice in equine cardiology covering:

  • recent developments in research and practice
  • problem-orientated approaches helpful to both general and specialist practitioners
  • clinical management of specific groups from foals and racehorses to geriatric patients
  • cardiac problems related to exercise, anaesthesia and intensive care

New to this Edition

  • companion DVD of clinical cases with extensive footage combining theory and clinical practice:
    • echocardiograms
    • heart sound and murmurs
    • ECGs
    • radiography
    • pathology

  • extensive linking to the DVD, integrating fundamental principles and diagnostic data with information on clinical management of specific problems

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to cardiac anatomy and physiology

2. Neuroendocrine Control of Cardiovascular Function: Physiology and Pharmacology

3. Cardiac responses to exercise and training

4. Cardiac Disease & Pathology

5. Pathophysiology of heart failure

6. Electrophysiology and arrhythmiogenesis

7. Pharmacology of drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease


8. Auscultation

9. Echocardiography

10. Ambulatory Electrocardiography & Heart rate variability

11. Exercise & Stress Testing

12. Biochemical Markers of cardiovascular disease


13. Dysrhythmias: assessment and medical management

14. Arrhythmias: pacing and electrocardioversion

15. Cardiac Murmurs: Congenital Heart Disease

16. Cardiac Murmurs: Valvular regurgitation and insufficiency

17. Fever: endocarditis and pericarditis

18. Collapse and Syncope

19. Heart Failure

20. Cardiovascular emergencies associated with anaesthesia

21. Cardiovascular complications in the Intensive Care Patient

Author Information

Edited by Celia Marr, BVMS, MVM, PhD, MRCVS, Internal Medicine Clinician, Beaufort Cottage Equine Hospital, Newmarket and Mark Bowen, BVetMed, PhD, CertEM(IntMed), MRCVS, Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine, The University of Nottingham Associate Professor in Veterinary Internal Medicine

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