Literature to get ahead in equine medicine?

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        05-21-2013, 11:30 PM
    Literature to get ahead in equine medicine?

    I read a really good, fairly basic book called "The Everything Horse Care Book". I'm planning on becoming a horse vet (I don't really need to hear about how hard it is to get into vet school, I'm quite aware) and I work with horses almost daily, and I love the feeling I get when people are amazed at my second nature knowledge of veterinary medicine.

    If it helps I understand some very basic diseases like strangles, colic, laminitis, abscesses, heaves. I kind of understand vaccinations and antibiotics, but not much else as far as actual medicine. Otherwise I'm a blank slate as far as equine medicine goes. I'm quick to learn though.

    So what are some good, preferably shortish (ADHD ) books that will help explain equine pathology and general horse care as far as a veterinary career would be concerned?
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        05-21-2013, 11:36 PM
    I think the best place to start would be equine anatomy. But to get through vet school, you have to deal with a bunch of different species, so broadening your knowledge couldn't hurt.
        05-21-2013, 11:39 PM
    Originally Posted by aforred    
    I think the best place to start would be equine anatomy. But to get through vet school, you have to deal with a bunch of different species, so broadening your knowledge couldn't hurt.
    Actually you can specialize in vet school now. You can do just one thing if you want. Small animal, large animal, equine, exotic pet. It's changing. I don't think that's universal yet, but by the time I go to vet school it will have long been universal. But good point. I actually know a lot more about small animal (cat & dog) vet medicine than I do about horses even though I've been trying to learn eq med for years.

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