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Overview

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: Kathryn L Wycislo, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This concise yet complete compilation of the multitude of diseases encountered by small animal practitioners updates the first edition published in 2007. Algorithms, explanation of techniques, interpretation of laboratory tests, a drug formulary, and access to client handouts round out the book.
Purpose: The second edition is intended to improve upon the first edition without tinkering with what appealed to so many readers. By striving to create a balance among disease mechanisms, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, treatment recommendations, and outcome, the editor wanted readers to be able to say, "This is exactly what I wanted to know." The book accomplishes a feat that is quite difficult in veterinary medicine — presenting the useful information necessary for optimal and appropriate patient care while filtering out the extraneous information that can be quite useless to practitioners and students who need a quick but thorough review of a disease, behavioral issue, or technique.
Audience: While the editor does not specifically identify an audience, the book is appropriate for general small animal practitioners, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students. This is a great resource for small animal practitioners at any level, from the new graduate to the general practitioner to the internal medicine resident. The format is ideal for third- and fourth-year veterinary students.
Features: Practically every disease process is covered in a mini-format that highlights the important aspect of the disease, along with how to appropriately diagnose and treat it. This part of the book is the most innovative, as it gives readers a 5- to 15-minute review that rarely lacks pertinent information. Algorithms, differential diagnoses lists, and explanations of laboratory tests present an additional level of information, along with many techniques and procedures. Helpful hints and some illustrations are scattered throughout. References appear at the end of each chapter. The one shortcoming of this book is that some of the less common or less important topics are covered primarily only on the website. While this is not a problem if the reader has access to a computer and adequate time to spend online, it potentially could pose a time nuisance for some students and practitioners.
Assessment: "This is a great resource for veterinarians of all kinds and veterinary students. A real must-have! The editor has produced another succinct, thorough resource that rarely disappoints and has evolved appropriately from the first edition. I would refer to this book over Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Clinical Consult: Canine and Feline, 4th edition, Tilley and Smith (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) any day. "
From the Publisher

"The consulting room bible."

Tomorrow's Vets, July 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323036986
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1744
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 2.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Diseases and Disorders

Section II: Procedures and Techniques

Section III: Differential Diagnosis

Section IV: Laboratory Tests

Section V: Clinical Algorithms

Section VI: Drug Formulary

Index

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