By Deborah Reeder, Sheri Miller, DeeAnn Wilfong, Midge Leitch, Dana Zimmel

Counseled via the British Equine Veterinary organization, this booklet goals to hide the syllabus for the recent RCVS equine veterinary nursing certificates. It covers matters reminiscent of scientific and surgical equine nursing, uncomplicated equine administration and the idea underpinning those issues. additionally it is chapters on foodstuff, imaging and anatomy and body structure now not formerly good lined for the equine at a degree applicable for nurses. The method is functional and the booklet is specified by a straightforward demeanour with copious illustrations.

Content:
Chapter 1 uncomplicated administration (pages 1–24): L. C. Marlborough and D. C. Knottenbelt
Chapter 2 Anatomy and body structure (pages 25–73): P. D. Clegg, C. L. Blake, R. C. Conwell, E. Hainisch, A. Newton, E. M. publish, M. J. Senior, S. L. Taylor and A. J. Wise
Chapter three Genetics (pages 74–80): G. A. Munroe
Chapter four copy (pages 81–100): J. F. Pycock
Chapter five foodstuff (pages 101–125): P. A. Harris
Chapter 6 medical food (pages 126–139): P. A. Harris and J. M. Naylor
Chapter 7 simple First relief (pages 140–161): N. E. Haizelden and H. J. Hangartner
Chapter eight normal Nursing (pages 162–174): R. J. Baxter
Chapter nine safeguard administration within the perform (pages 103–184): A. Jones and E. R. J. Cauvin
Chapter 10 easy clinic perform (pages 185–195): J. Masters
Chapter eleven drugs and Their administration (pages 196–204): R. J. Baxter and R. D. Jones
Chapter 12 Laboratory prognosis (pages 205–227): L. L. Hillyer and M. H. Hillyer
Chapter thirteen Fluid treatment (pages 228–248): J. C. Boswell and M. C. Schramme
Chapter 14 clinical Nursing (pages 249–283): J. D. Slater
Chapter 15 Foal Nursing (pages 284–297): S. J. Stoneham
Chapter sixteen Lameness and Orthopaedic Nursing (pages 298–322): E. Jones and T. J. Phillips
Chapter 17 Diagnostic Imaging (pages 323–361): E. R. J. Cauvin
Chapter 18 basic Surgical Nursing (pages 362–381): D. Lloyd and B. M. Millar
Chapter 19 Theatre perform (pages 382–413): D. P. McHugh
Chapter 20 Anaesthesia (pages 414–437): J. C. Murrell and C. B. Johnson

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