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Equine Wound Management, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1223-6
696 pages
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Equine Wound Management, Second Edition is a comprehensive, authoritative resource for both theoretical and practical information on the care of wounds in horses. Now highly illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this long-awaited second edition is significantly expanded to include new developments and techniques in wound healing. Equine Wound Management is an essential reference for veterinary students, veterinary surgeons, veterinary dermatologists, and equine and large animal veterinarians.
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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Contributors xiii

Chapter 1 Wound Healing 3

1.1 Physiology of Wound Healing 5

1.2 Differences in Wound Healing between Horses and Ponies 29

1.3 Wound Repair: Problems in the Horse and Innovative Solutions 47

Chapter 2 Factors That Influence Wound Infection and Healing 69

2.1 Selected Factors That Negatively Impact Healing 71

2.2 Management Practices That Influence Wound Infection and Healing 85

Chapter 3 Topical Wound Treatments 107

3.1 Update on Wound Dressings: Indications and Best Use 109

3.2 Topical Wound Treatments and Wound Care Products 137

3.3 The Extracellular Matrix as a Biologic Scaffold for Wound Healing in Veterinary Medicine 161

Chapter 4 Approaches to Wound Closure 175

4.1 Selection of Approaches to Wound Closure 177

4.2 Selection of Suture Materials, Suture Patterns, and Drains for Wound Closure 193

4.3 New and Innovative Approaches to Wound Closure 225

Chapter 5 Principles and Techniques For Reconstructive Surgery 239

Chapter 6 Management of Wounds of the Head 273

Chapter 7 Management of Wounds of the Neck and Body 333

Chapter 8 Wounds of the Distal Extremities 373

8.1 Management of Wounds of the Distal Extremities 375

8.2 Degloving Injuries 427

8.3 Treatment of Exuberant Granulation Tissue 445

Chapter 9 Diagnosis and Management of Wounds Involving Synovial Structures 463

Chapter 10 Tendon and Paratendon Lacerations 489

Chapter 11 Free Skin Grafting 509

Chapter 12 Management of Severely Infected Wounds 543

Chapter 13 Burn Injuries 569

Chapter 14 Sarcoid Transformation at Wound Sites 585

Chapter 15 Lasers: Effects on Healing and Clinical Applications 609

Chapter 16 Bandaging and Casting Techniques for Wound Management 623

Index 659

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Ted S. Stashak, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is emeritus professor of equine surgery at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is a past regent of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and past president of the Veterinary Wound Management Society and has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in teaching and research.

Christine L. Theoret, DMV, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, is professor of equine surgical anatomy and Director of the Comparative Tissue Healing Laboratory at the University of Montreal. She is the current president of the Veterinary Wound Management Society.

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  • Fully updated new edition of the gold-standard reference on equine wound management
  • Significantly expanded with a wealth of new information, including new developments and techniques
  • Includes new chapters on factors that influence infection and healing, topical wound treatments, management of severely infected or complicated wounds, management of burn injuries, sarcoid transformation at wound sites, and practical use of lasers in wound healing

  • Now highly illustrated with full-color photographs throughout
  • Emphasizes the management of specific wounds, organized by body system
  • Provides information on common case presentations, including treatment and post-operative care
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"The second edition of Equine Wound Management will be welcomed by veterinary students, practitioners, and clinicians... With 20 authors providing expertise and practical information, the text is twice as large as the first edition and not only will be a useful quick reference guide, but also will provide in-depth information on physiologic, pathophysiologic, and clinical management of equine wound healing. This edition has been much enhanced by the addition of numerous color photographs, tables, and drawings as well as mant of the original classic line drawings. The authors have managed to effectively cover and expand on an extremely wide range of topics, from physiology of basic wound healing to innovative and newer techniques of wound management.... essential for those needing a complete text on equine wound management." - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009 
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