Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats

Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats

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by Etienne Cote
     
 

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No other quick reference comes close in covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases in dogs and cats. Etienne Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition is like six books in one -- with concise topics within sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests,

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No other quick reference comes close in covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases in dogs and cats. Etienne Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition is like six books in one -- with concise topics within sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and a drug formulary. Revised from cover to cover, this edition includes dozens of new topics. It also includes free access to a fully searchable companion website featuring an electronic version of the text, all of the book's images, a searchable drug formulary, and 150 Client Education Sheets in both English and Spanish.


  • Section I: Diseases and Disorders provides at-a-glance coverage of nearly 800 common medical problems, arranged alphabetically for immediate access. Entries include a definition, synonyms, epidemiology, clinical presentation, etiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, workup, treatment, prognosis and outcome, plus pearls and considerations. Concise descriptions simplify diagnosis and treatment.

  • Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 111 important clinical procedures.

  • Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 260 different clinical disorders.

  • Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 150 lab tests.

  • Section V: Clinical Algorithms provides decision trees for the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes involved in managing 91 of the most common clinical conditions/disorders.

  • Section VI: Drug Formulary is a compilation of dosages and other relevant information for more than 300 new and current medications.

  • 410 illustrations and photographs depict disease processes and related concepts.

  • A companion website includes the complete text of the book in a fully searchable format, allowing quick access to information, and all of the book's images. It also includes 150 Client Education Sheets, each available in both English and Spanish.

  • Clinical guidance added to diseases and disorders chapters helps you select appropriate tests and treatments for each case.

  • 50 new client "how-to" handouts are added for a total of 150 client education sheets, helping to improve outcomes by informing clients.

  • Technician Tips are inserted throughout nearly 800 diseases and disorders, providing specialized information for veterinary technicians.

  • Enhanced electronic image collection on the companion website includes color images and additional figures not found in the text.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Adam W Stern, DVM, CMI-IV, CFC, DACVP (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This third edition of a concise and to-the-point desk reference on diseases of dogs and cats contains a prodigious amount of information. There are 400 contributing authors.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as an easily accessible source of information for busy veterinary practitioners. The knowledge shared in this book is of major value to veterinarians as it provides concise information on the numerous diseases and syndromes they may encounter, including extremely rare conditions.
Audience: Although written specifically for practicing veterinarians, the book also could serve as a valuable resource for veterinary students during their clinical rotations in small animal medicine and surgery.
Features: The book is divided into six sections (diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and drug formulary), an index and client education sheets. Each section is divided into 1-2 page "chapters" that follow the same format, with basic information on the disease/syndrome including pathogenesis, epidemiology, and clinical presentation, along with further information on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. I found the pearls and considerations section of each disease/syndrome extremely valuable. We teach veterinary students some of these pearls, and they are sometimes hard to find in the literature. There are numerous tables that are easy to read and full of useful information. The clinical algorithms section is amazing, providing an easy-to-follow plan to work up a specific problem. There are few images, which are, unfortunately not of the best quality and do not add much to the book.
Assessment: I am impressed at how thorough this book is. I would recommend it to the students I teach who are about to enter the workforce. It is a must-have for small animal practitioners.
From the Publisher

"The recent edition of the most widely used book in general practice keeps its mission providing easy and fast help to the busy practitioner offering the most up-to-date material available. If there is one book you should have in clinical practice, this is it."

Reviewed by: Etienne Cote, Croatia on behalf of European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP), December 2015.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323068765
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/17/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1784
File size:
56 MB
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Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lieberkuhn More than 1 year ago
This review is for the ebook version of this book, not the hard copy which is an excellent reference (I'd give it 5 stars). I knew that there were potential problems with trying to use a reference book on a nook, but since the description states that it comes with access to the companion website, I figured I could use that to make up for any deficiencies in the ebook version. Turns out (per the publisher) the ebook does not come with website access, despite the advertising. Since there is content that is only available on the website, this is a problem even without nook issues. Whole sections of the book are completely unreadable on the nook, including some of the most useful, such as the drug formulary and the clinical algorithms. I am using the simple nook, not the color nook which may work better with this kind of material. After 90 minutes (not an exaggeration) on the phone with customer service telling me they couldn't refund the money because it was the publisher's problem, I finally got transferred to someone who did let me return the book. As I said before, the book itself is excellent and is a great go-to book to have in clinics, but get the hard copy, not the ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I just graduated veterinary school and I used this book all the time in school. When I graduated, I thought the nook version would be a good environmentally friendly option, but it is a waste of money. The links don't take you to the correct place in the book, making looking up things take up to 15 minutes to find when it should take seconds. There must have been an old version that was updated and the publisher didn't update the hyperlinks. Completely a waste of my money!
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