Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine

Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine

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by Alex Gough
     
 

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Veterinary practitioners and students are presented with many different and complex cases, and are expected to offer an accurate diagnosis quickly. The differential diagnosis list is one of the most important aspects of the problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis. Finding good lists in a readily available form can be difficult, and can involve laborious

Overview

Veterinary practitioners and students are presented with many different and complex cases, and are expected to offer an accurate diagnosis quickly. The differential diagnosis list is one of the most important aspects of the problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis. Finding good lists in a readily available form can be difficult, and can involve laborious reference to multiple texts and sources. Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine brings this information together in one place in an easy reference format.

· Rapid reference that concentrates solely on differential diagnosis lists of major problems in small animal medicine.

· Details differential diagnoses from diverse findings such as history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging and laboratory test results.

· Includes radiographs, ultrasounds, selected diagnostic algorithms, colour pictures and protocols for selected diagnostic tests.

· Covers the majority of presentations that are encountered in practice, including both common and uncommon conditions.

Suitable for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, veterinary specialists with an interest in small animal medicine, and veterinary nurses.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Chantal A Imbs, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book of differential diagnosis in small animal medicine is organized in seven parts, containing lists of differentials, some diagnostic algorithms, and checklists for diagnostic investigations.
Purpose: This a very useful book to formulate a differential list from the clinical, laboratory, radiographic, ultrasonographic and electrodiagnostic findings. The sixth section describes the most common diagnostic procedures.
Audience: Veterinary students, general practitioners, interns, and residents should all find this book helpful. It saves valuable time by bringing information from various sources together.
Features: This concise, thorough reference covers numerous differential diagnoses. The diagnostic procedures section details comprehensively the indications, technique, and interpretation of common tests. The diagnostic algorithms are also helpful.
Assessment: This high quality, rapid reference book concentrates information from multiple sources about major problems in small animal medicine. It is a useful and appropriate source of information for anyone who needs a differential diagnosis list quickly, or information about diagnostic procedures.
From the Publisher
“Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine is not a book, it is a tool – and very useful one.” (European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 1 October 2015)

“It will be handy for your clinical rota but I’m certain you will keep it when in practice.” (Vet Nurses Today, 1 October 2015)

“The second edition of Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicineis an excellent resource for third- and fourth-year veterinary students on clinical rotations and new graduates who are in need of a compact, pocket-friendly reference with a problem-oriented approach to clinical cases.” (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2015)

"I would say this book allows for peace of mind that every possible avenue has been explored. When dealing with a returning patient, which requires more in-depth examination, the book may well come into its own. The list-like structure makes referencing simple and clear, and explains the varying diagnosis resulting from a huge range of clinical signs and biological data."(Veterinary Record 2016)

II would say this book
allows for peace of mind that every possible
avenue has been explored. When dealing
with a returning patient, which requires
more in-depth examination, the book may
well come into its own. The list-like structure
makes referencing simple and clear, and
explains the varying diagnosis resulting from
a huge range of clinical signs and biological
data. would say this book
allows for peace of mind that every possible
avenue has been explored. When dealing
with a returning patient, which requires
more in-depth examination, the book may
well come into its own. The list-like structure
makes referencing simple and clear, and
explains the varying diagnosis resulting from
a huge range of clinical signs and biological
data.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405132527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Veterinary students [and] general practitioners should all find this book helpful…saves valuable time…useful source of information for anyone who needs a differential diagnosis list quickly…”
Doody’s Review Service

“An excellent reference tool … author is an advocate of the problem-oriented approach to medical management … the author does a superior job in meeting this goal.”
Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association

“It is a very user-friendly text that takes a very systematic approach to medicine. I will definitely keep it in my drawer as a quick reference.” Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (Tech News)

Meet the Author

Alex Gough MA VetMB CertSAM CertVC PGCert (Neuroimaging) MRCVS
Alex is the Director of a referral and first opinion practice in Bath, UK, where he sees referrals in small animal medicine, cardiology and neurology. He is a holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Cardiology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroimaging for Research. He is the author of Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats, also published by Wiley, and is a frequent contributor to the Veterinary Times.
 
Kate Murphy BVSc (Hons) DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS PGCert(HE)
Kate is the Clinical Lead in a referral practice in Bristol, UK, where she sees a wide spectrum of medicine cases. Before working in referral practice, Kate was a Small Animal Medicine clinician at the University of Bristol from 2002 to early 2011 where she ran the intensive care and emergency medicine service and also the medicine referral team. She is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Kate is co-author of Notes on Canine Internal Medicine and has contributed chapters to BSAVA manuals and also has a number of peer-reviewed publications. 
Alex Gough MA VetMB CertSAM CertVC PGCert (Neuroimaging) MRCVS
Alex is the Director of a referral and first opinion practice in Bath, UK, where he sees referrals in small animal medicine, cardiology and neurology. He is a holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Cardiology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroimaging for Research. He is the author of Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats, also published by Wiley, and is a frequent contributor to Veterinary Times.
 
Kate Murphy BVSc (Hons) DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS PGCert(HE)
Kate is the Clinical Lead in a referral practice in Bristol, UK, where she sees a wide spectrum of medicine cases. Before working in referral practice, Kate was a Small Animal Medicine clinician at the University of Bristol from 2002 to early 2011 where she ran the intensive care and emergency medicine service and also the medicine referral team. She is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Kate is co-author of Notes on Canine Internal Medicine and has contributed chapters to BSAVA manuals and also has a number of peer-reviewed publications. 
 

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Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great resource that provides differentials for virtually any clinical sign or diagnostic result. As a veterinary student, I found this very helpful with considering differentials while writing up SOAPs.
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