Manual of Equine Diagnostic Procedures
Very few diagnostic procedures require a great deal of expertise to perform. All the clinician needs is a good explanation and a chance to perform the procedure. Most procedures described in this book are easily performed and require little repetition for the clinician to become comfortable in their application. Veterinary academicians have an adage - "see it once, do it once, then teach it". We hope that the procedures set forth in this book are described well enough that "see it once" can be replaced by "read it once".
This book is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joe Spano who was the heart and soul of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. He was kind, wise and always ready to help.
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Front Matter of Printed Book Version
The book is a step-by-step manual describing the most commonly performed diagnostic procedures in horses making it an ideal quick reference resource for general and equine practitioners. The title is a concise compilation of technical information on collection and handling body tissues for the diagnosis of equine diseases. Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures along with common joint injection and aspiration techniques are thoroughly explained.
The manual describes and demonstrates the collection of fluid and tissue samples from all body systems and when applicable, and discusses