'Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine,' 4th Edition, Published

Renowned equine veterinarian John Madigan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has recently published the fourth edition of the "Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine." The manual has been considered the most authoritative and easy-to-use source of information for the veterinarian working on foals in the field, clinic, or critical care unit.

Veterinary students, animal technicians, and horse owners around the world have used this guide to find quick information to aid in the management, diagnosis, and treatment of young foals. The fourth edition is completely updated and has several new sections added, all continuing with the tradition of a format for rapid access to needed information.

Each section of the manual has been updated.

Updates include:

  • Neonatal ultrasound (gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and cardiac);
  • Fetal ultrasound;
  • New drug formulary with specific doses for foals;
  • New method of foal restraint (non-chemical "Madigan Squeeze Method");
  • Limb deformity management (by Hans Castelijns, DVM); and
  • New sedation and anesthesia guidelines.

The manual can be ordered online at www.equineneonatalmanual.com.

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