Authors: P Stewart Hastie MRCVS and Philip Ivens MA, VetMBCert EM (Int. Med.)
Authoritative, comprehensive and practical, this fully updated and revised edition of The BHS Veterinary Manual includes new material on: Laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Body Condition Scoring, Biosecurity including Yard Biosecurity plans and National Biosecurity plans; and a brief overview on international horse movements. Also included are sections on Exotic Diseases, Equine Grass Sickness, Atypical Myopathy and an update on RAO (COPD).
The BHS Veterinary Manual Second Edition is a companion volume to The BHS Complete Manual of Horse & Stable Management and indirectly to The BHS Complete Manual of Equitation. They are intended primarily for examination students but should also be essential reading for all who care about and care for the horse.
Stewart Hastie is a well-known specialist equine vet with special interest in musculo-skeletal disorders and associated
locomotion spinal problems as these affect athletic performance. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Master
Saddlers in January 2007. He is the only vet to have received this prestigious award for contribution (vet input) to saddle fitting.
Philip Ivens qualified from Cambridge University in 2003. He gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine at the
Equine Referral Hospital at the Royal Veterinary College in London. In 2011 he gained by examination the European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine (DipECEIM) becoming a European specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.