As the number of donkey and mule patients continually rises, so too increases the necessity for practicing veterinarians to expand their knowledge on these often overlooked animals. Donkeys are not small horses, and as such, there are numerous anatomical findings in both donkeys and mules differing from those of horses, and thus often complicating, or even preventing, conventional treatment methods.
The object of the book at hand is to depict these differences through both descriptions and images of dissected and living specimens, often with direct comparisons to the situation found in horses, in order to increase the learning effect.
This book is not only relevant for veterinarians, but also of interest to owners and breeders. Information on weight calculation, for example, is helpful in preventing the unfortunately common-place obesity which can later lead to clinical issues such as fatty liver. Overall, knowledgeable owners are more likely to have healthy, well-cared for animals.
The information provided in this book is necessary and very interesting not only for anatomists but also for those interested in the clinic and in the conservation of these species. It is a modest book but at the same time complete and easy and quick to read.
Universidad de murcia (10.03.2021)
Libro completa de manera significativa los conocimientos contenidos en libros especializados en anatomía, propedéutica y clínica del caballo y, no sólo es relevante para veterinarios y
estudiantes de veterinaria, sino también de interés para propietarios y criadores. Por lo tanto, es un complemento ideal en la biblioteca de cualquiera de ellos.
Sociedad de medicina veterinaria del uruguay (07.04.2021)