AAEVT’s Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians

This book was created as a resource to assist equine veterinary technicians, assistants and other support staff working in a practice, as well as, to be used by students going through an AVMA/CVMA accredited program of study.

It is also the required text for those enrolled in our AAEVT Certification Program.

As an AAEVT member you can purchase this text (in print or as an e-book) with a 20% discount directly from the publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Use Discount Code: BP960

Schools may also purchase this book through Wiley-Blackwell for use in their programs.

Features & Summary

Special Features of this book:

  • Acts as a complete reference that is specific to Equine Practice
  • Covers all aspects of the care and treatment of horses
  • Conveniently serves as a single resource for information on equine veterinary technician education and practice
  • Highly accessible and easy to use

Summary

AAEVT’s Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is a complete compendium of information on the care and treatment of horses for equine veterinary technicians. Highly accessible and easy to use, the book builds on the basics of equine care to thoroughly cover equine information and skills. Carefully organized for easy reference, AAEVT’s Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians brings together the body of knowledge on equine veterinary technician education and practice in a single quick resource.

With chapters on key areas such as nutrition, reproduction, anesthesia, and technical procedures, the book covers vital skills, training, and technical information. AAEVT’s Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is an invaluable guide for qualified equine veterinary technicians and assistants, particularly those earning their equine certification, vet tech students, and equine practices.

About the Editors

Deborah Reeder, RVT is the executive director of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.

Sheri Miller, LVT is a former President of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.

DeeAnn Wilfong, BS, CVT is a former President of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.

Midge Leitch, VMD, DAVCS was the Clinician in Radiology at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dana Zimmel, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP (Equine Practice) is on the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Midge Leitch

Acknowledgments ix
Deborah Reeder

Contributors xi

Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii
Deborah Reeder and Sheri Miller

1 General Horse Management 3
Dana Zimmel

2 Equine Nutrition 11
Mary Beth Gordon J. K. Young K. E. Davison and R. H. Raub

3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 47
Amanda M. House Kira Epstein Laura Riggs and Kelsey A. Hart

4 Equine Reproduction 93
Michelle LeBlanc and Audrey Kelleman

5 Equine Wellness Program 131
Dana Zimmel

6 Foal Care 147
Bonnie S. Barr DeeAnn Wilfong Laura Javsicas Tanya M. Balaam-Morgan and Dana Zimmel

7 Equine Pharmacology 165
Jennifer L. Davis

8 Laboratory Diagnosis in Equine Practice 187
Craig F. Shoemaker

9 Equine Anesthesia 217
Erin M. McNally and Luisito S. Pablo

10 Surgical Assistance 249
Gail Broussard Elizabeth Hinton and Tracy McArthur

11 Nursing Care 265
Bonnie S. Barr Dennis Brooks Laura Javsicas and Dana Zimmel

12 Technical Procedures 301
DeeAnn Wilfong and Bryan Waldridge

13 Diagnostic Procedures 317
Katherine Garrett and Midge Leitch

14 Common Equine Medical Emergencies 341
Michael Porter

15 Equine Office Procedures 355
Deborah Reeder

Index 377

Reviews

“The text is well organized and thorough, provides excellent academic knowledge, and covers topics that are most likely to be encountered by a veterinary technician employed. The text involves a depth of knowledge that I believe would be well understood by students. In addition, the book complements the narrative of each chapter with pictorials that students will find to be extremely beneficial.” (Vet Med Today, 15 June 2010)

“The one thing I really like about this text is the sample forms (eg, dental charts, general procedure forms, and client-consent forms) designed specifically for equine patients. This text has great potential for being incorporated into a veterinary technology curriculum.” (Vet Med Today, August 2010)

“The text is well organized and thorough, provides excellent academic knowledge, and covers topics that are most likely to be encountered by a veterinary technician employed in equine medicine… the authors did an extremely good job of providing the elements in a complete and compact package for students interested in this topic. The one thing I really like about this text is the sample forms (eg, dental charts, general procedure forms, and client-consent forms) designed specifically for equine patients. This text has great potential for being incorporated into a veterinary technology curriculum.” (JAVMA, June 2010)

“This is a complete and thorough manual for a very specific audience and the quality of the information is first rate.” (Doody’s, May 2010)

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