How To: Collected Articles from BSAVA Companion


This new book brings together 40 of the best ‘How to…’ articles published in companion (the BSAVA’s monthly membership magazine) over the past four years into an easy reference book. 

  • Practical tips and tricks on a wide variety of commonly-encountered situations.
  • From how to place an oesophagostomy tube, through microchipping ...
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This new book brings together 40 of the best ‘How to…’ articles published in companion (the BSAVA’s monthly membership magazine) over the past four years into an easy reference book. 

  • Practical tips and tricks on a wide variety of commonly-encountered situations.
  • From how to place an oesophagostomy tube, through microchipping chelonians, to selecting and carrying out a gastropexy procedure.
  • Articles have been revised and updated where appropriate, so they remain current. 
  • Illustrated throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905319503
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents



How to... Place an oesophagostomy tube                                                                    

Nick Bexfield and Penny Watson

How to... Investigate and treat a feather plucking parrot                                              

Kevin Eatwell

How to... Approach the anorexic cat                                                                            

Allison German

How to... Utilise blood products in small animals                                                       

Gillian Gibson

How to... Unravel the mysteries of feline alimentary lymphoma                                   

Mark Goodfellow

How to... Use a direct ophthalmoscope                                                                       

David Gould 

How to... Place local anaesthetic blocks in small animals                                           

Nicki Grint

How to... Choose a cat urinary catheter                                                                       

Danielle Gunn-Moore 

How to... Approach a dog with pale mucous membranes                                            

Laura Holm and Kit Sturgess

How to... Provide effective oxygen supplementation                                                   

Karen Humm 

How to... Approach the hypertensive patient                                                               

Rosanne Jepson

How to... Microchip chelonians                                                                                   

Mike Jessop

How to... Decide whether CT or MRI is best for your patient                                        

Victoria Johnson

How to... Pick your way through the jungle of ectoparasite treatments for dogs and cats        

Peri Lau-Gillard 

How to... Perform rhinoscopy in the dog and cat                                                        

Philip Lhermette

How to... Approach the smelly ear                                                                               

Janet Littlewood

How to... Treat a rabbit with urine scalding                                                                 

Brigitte Lord 

How to... Manage seizures                                                                                          

Mark Lowrie 

How to... Perform a CSF tap                                                                                        

Mark Lowrie 

How to... Perform a surgical extraction of a canine tooth                                            

Lisa Milella 

How to... Treat hyperthyroid cats with radioactive iodine                                            

Carmel Mooney

How to... Handle bats                                                                                                  

Liz Mullineaux and Matt Brash 

How to... Collect a diagnostic bone marrow sample                                                    

Kate Murphy 

How to... Approach canine mammary tumours                                                            

Gerry Polton

How to... Manage the systemically unwell, substage b, case of canine lymphoma      

Gerry Polton

How to... Perform reliable veterinary haematology in practice                         

Roger Powell

How to... Perform a successful joint tap                                                                      

Alasdair Renwick

How to... Approach the hypercalcaemic patient                                                           

Kirsty Roe

How to... Approach the anorexic rabbit                                                                       

Richard Saunders 

How to... Perform a cystotomy                                                                                    

Chris Shales

How to... Get the best from liver samples                                                                    

Susana Silva

How to... Recognise HAC in cats                                                                                 

Andrew Sparkes

How to... Record an ECG                                                                                             

Nuala Summerfield

How to... Get the best from fluid therapy                                                                     

Simon Tappin 

How to... Perform effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation                                          

Simon Tappin

How to... Get the best cytology samples                                                                      

Kathleen Tennant

How to... Use progesterone testing in practice                                                            

Angelika von Heimendahl

How to... Manage feline urethral obstruction                                                               

David Walker

How to... Choose a wound dressing                                                                            

Dick White and Georgie Hollis 

How to... Select and carry out a gastropexy procedure   
John Williams

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