Large Animal Internal Medicine / Edition 4by Bradford P. Smith
Pub. Date: 06/02/2008
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The new, third edition of the "gold standard" in the field has been completely revised and updated, reflecting large animal internal medicine as it is practiced today. In a single, comprehensive volume, it covers virtually everything the busy practitioner needs to know on the subject. Using a problem-oriented approach to the diagnosis of diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, and goats, it teaches readers how to diagnose based on what they observe and what the laboratory and diagnostic tests reveal. Complete lists of common, less common, and uncommon diseases associated with particular signs or symptoms are given in easy-to-find boxes, and the clinician is given an approach to each manifestation of disease and a method to work toward a diagnosis. Readers will also find guidance on treating problems symptomatically, a method that is commonly used in everyday practice. In addition, interpretation of abnormalities is made easier with complete lists of diseases associated with a given laboratory abnormality provided in handy boxes.
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Table of ContentsPART ONE History, physical examination, and medical records
1 Ruminant history, physical examination, and records.
2 Equine physical examination.
PART TWO Manifestations of disease
4 Alterations in body temperature.
5 Alterations in respiratory function.
6 Alterations in cardiovascular and hemolymphatic systems.
7 Alterations in alimentary and hepatic function.
8 Localization and differentiation of neurologic diseases.
9 Alterations in body weight or size.
10 Alterations in urinary function.
11 Alterations in skin.
12 Alterations in sexual function.
13 Musculoskeletal abnormalities.
14 Collapse/sudden death.
PART THREE Disorders and management of the neonate
15 The peripartum period.
16 Perinatal adaptation, asphyxia, and resuscitation.
17 Initial management and physical examination of the neonate.
18 Supportive care of the abnormal newborn.
19 Neonatal infection.
20 Manifestations of disease in the neonate.
21 Milk replacers.
PART FOUR Collection of samples and interpretation of laboratory tests
22 Clinical chemistry tests.
23 Collection and submission of samples for cytology and hematology.
24 Alterations in the erythron.
25 Alterations in the leukogram.
26 Alterations in blood proteins.
27 Alterations in the clotting profile.
PART FIVE Disorders of the organ systems
28 Diseases of the cardiovascular system.
29 Diseases of the respiratory system.
30 Diseases of the alimentary tract.
31 Diseases of the hepatobiliary system.
32 Diseases of the renal system.
33 Diseases of the nervous system.
34 Mammary gland health and disorders.
35 Diseases of the hematopoietic and hemolymphatic systems.
36 Diseases of bones, joints, and connective tissues.
37 Diseases of the eye.
38 Diseases of the skin.
39 Endocrine and metabolic diseases.
40 Diseases of muscle.
41 Diseases of the reproductive system.
PART SIX Preventive and therapeutic strategies
42 Principles of antimicrobial therapy.
43 Disinfectants and control of environmental contamination.
44 The use of biologics in the prevention of infectious diseases.
45 Parasite control programs.
46 Nutrition of the sick animal.
PART SEVEN Congenital, hereditary, immunologic, and toxic disorders
47 Congenital defects and hereditary disorders in ruminants.
48 Congenital defects and hereditary diseases in the horse.
49 Immunologic disorders.
50 Disorders caused by toxicants.
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