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From The CriticsReviewer: Kent Davis, DVM, B.S. (University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital)
Description: This is a guideline to Thurmon's more comprehensive Lumb & Jones' Veterinary Anesthesia, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1996). It contains 518 pages divided into 137 chapters.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide widely usable facts regarding performing anesthesia on small animals.
Audience: This text is targeted at veterinary practitioners.
Features: This book contains the essentials of small animal anesthesia and analgesics used in everyday procedures and pharmacology of a wide variety of species. The explanation of physiology and pharmacology are given in an easy to understand form with very good algorithms, charts, and graphs.
Assessment: This book is of good quality and includes all the information needed for quick and easy reference for anesthesia and analgesia in small animal veterinary medicine. The information in this book is needed in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery. It would be a good addition to the practitioner's library.