Small Animal Dermatology - Elsevieron VitalSource: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide

Small Animal Dermatology - Elsevieron VitalSource: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide

by Keith A. Hnilica
     
 

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Designed with busy practitioners and students in mind, Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide provides concise, thorough coverage of over 250 skin diseases affecting small animals. More than 1,000 high-quality images help to ensure accurate diagnoses, with coverage including clinical features, top differentials, treatment, and

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Designed with busy practitioners and students in mind, Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide provides concise, thorough coverage of over 250 skin diseases affecting small animals. More than 1,000 high-quality images help to ensure accurate diagnoses, with coverage including clinical features, top differentials, treatment, and prognosis for each disorder. In this edition, author Keith A. Hnilica streamlines content for practical, everyday use in the clinic. The differential diagnosis chapter is updated for added clarity and easier use, and for quick access, chapters now list diseases based upon the frequency of their occurrence in the pet population.

  • A user-friendly organization allows for quick and easy access to information on specific diseases.
  • Vivid, full-color images facilitate accurate diagnosis of each disorder.
  • A comprehensive drug appendix includes information about dosage, adverse reactions, indications, and contraindications.
  • A new section on skin diseases of birds and exotic pets covers the management of rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas, turtles, snakes, and lizards.
  • Hundreds of new, full-color images clearly demonstrate the clinical appearance of skin lesions for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Expanded coverage includes multiple methods of developing a differential diagnosis list based on patterns, breed, lesion type, and lesion location.
  • Coverage of the zoonotic potential of animal skin diseases includes information on preventing the spread of disease from animal to human.
  • Content is streamlined to focus on the more common and likely to be seen clinical problems.
  • A completely updated drug formulary outlines the most effective treatment of dermatological conditions.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Karen L Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This third edition of an atlas of small animal dermatology comes five years after the previous edition and adds a new chapter on avian and exotic animal dermatology, many new illustrations, and an "Author's Notes" feature that reflects the author's opinions on various aspects of the diagnosis and management of dermatological disorders.
Purpose: It is designed as a practical color atlas and companion to Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology, 6th edition, Scott et al. (Elsevier, 2001). It is also intended as an easy-to-use reference with current treatments for each disorder. These are worthy objectives, but this quick-reference format results in the omission of important information such as cautions regarding drug interactions and monitoring for side effects.
Audience: This book is primarily intended for practicing small animal veterinarians. Veterinary students also will appreciate the excellent photographs depicted in this book and the diagnostic algorithms.
Features: Two introductory chapters provide overviews of differential diagnoses for common presenting clinical signs and of diagnostic techniques useful in the evaluation of patients with dermatological disorders. Subsequent chapters provide succinct information on the features, top differentials, most important diagnostic tools, treatment, and prognosis of the dermatological diseases most likely to be seen by practitioners. Several examples illustrate the clinical appearance of lesions associated with each disease.
Assessment: The abundant new color images and the addition of a chapter on common dermatological disorders affecting birds, reptiles, and small mammals justify the purchase of this third edition. While it should not be the sole reference used for evaluating patients with dermatological diseases, it is an excellent resource for small animal veterinarians. Users should consult pharmacology references or more detailed dermatology books prior to prescribing any drug they have not used on a regular basis.
From the Publisher
"This is a book for the busy vet, in general small animal practice. It is indeed 'a practical tool you'll see use every day!' In conclusion, the third edition is better than the previous ones, even if a list of references and further reading might have been useful."

Vet Today, October 2011

"Additional material for the third edition includes personal comments by the author in 'author's notes' boxes and a chapter on the more common skin conditions of avian and exotic species kept as pets...This practical, unpretentious dermatology atals has hundreds of good-quality relevant photographs to portray a very visual subject."

Vet Record, April 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437701944
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
1,027,621
File size:
76 MB
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