Comprehensive Colic Guide (The Equine Acute Abdomen)

Nathaniel White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, has authored and edited the second edition of The Equine Acute Abdomen.

The book provides a thorough discussion of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology of the horse's gastrointestinal tract and includes surgical techniques and medical treatments for the diseases that cause colic.

The Equine Acute Abdomen was co-edited by James Moore, DVM, PhD, and Timothy Mair, BVSc, DEIM, DESTS, Dipl. ECEIM, MRCVS. The book offers readers information that will help them effectively identify and treat any disease of the stomach, intestines, peritoneum, liver, and abdominal wall. Complications associated with colic are also described. With more than 410 illustrations contained in 44 chapters, the volume is a valuable compendium of information.

"Dr. White is one of our most accomplished equine clinicians and researchers," said Gerhardt G. Schurig, DVM, MS, PhD, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. "This book is an important scholarly achievement and I'm sure the new edition will become an important reference text for those veterinarians, students, and horse owners who deal with equine abdominal disease."

White has authored or co-authored 152 journal articles and 36 book chapters, has published 43 abstracts, and is the author and editor of The Equine Acute Abdomen, Current Practice of Surgery, Current Techniques in Equine Surgery and Lameness and the Handbook of Equine Colic. His clinical and research interests include pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion, epidemiology of colic, abdominal and orthopedic surgery, and treatment of orthopedic diseases.

White received his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) at Cornell University in 1971. After completing an internship and residency in surgery at the University of California-Davis, he spent a year in practice before graduating with a master of science in pathology at Kansas State University in 1976. White has served on the faculty of Kansas State University, the University of Georgia, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

He was the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Surgery as an eminent scholar at Virginia Tech from 1987 to 2003. White is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a past chairman of the ACVS Board of Regents. In addition, he is currently president-elect of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of the horse.-- Kate Lee, Public Relations Coordinator, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center


Article courtesy of Vital Signs, newsletter of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  

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