Small Animal Internal Medicine / Edition 5

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With hundreds of images and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition helps you recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal disorders and conditions. Clear, step-by-step guidelines thoroughly describe commonly performed procedures. Hundreds of summary tables make it easy to look up clinical signs, potential causes, drug information, and treatment modalities. This edition is updated with the latest research findings for accurate diagnosis and management of small animal pathologies. Written by veterinary clinicians Richard Nelson and C. Guillermo Couto, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this text is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to solving internal medical challenges.

• A problem-oriented approach
begins with a discussion of clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques, and then moves on to therapeutic considerations and management.
Step-by-step procedures provide an easy-to-follow description of each procedure.
Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
Color-coded summary tables and boxes make it quick and easy to look up clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, treatment, and recommended drug dosages and indications.
Knowledgeable contributors are recognized experts in their respective internal medicine specialties, and known for their clinical as well as academic and research expertise.
Practical algorithms promote decision-making skills based on clinical findings.
Extensive cross-referencing makes it easy to locate related information.
Suggested readings at the end of each chapter facilitate access to the latest research findings.

• NEW! Updated content
on hundreds of internal medicine topics helps you make the best diagnostic and treatment determinations. New coverage includes management of heart failure, chronic mitral valve disease, and heartworm disease; diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease in cats and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs; treatment and monitoring of diabetic dogs and cats; dietary recommendations for obesity in dogs and cats; diagnosis and management of seizure disorders; and new diagnostic methods in patients with hematologic disorders.
NEW authors have completely revised the Urinary Tract Disorders and Reproductive System Disorders sections, providing all-new content that clarifies the latest research and clinical findings in these areas.
UPDATED! Drug and treatment tables ensure that you have the most current treatment information.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an up-to-date internal medicine textbook that covers essential topics in a thorough manner. It is full of excellent quality photos, algorithms, tables, schematics, and charts that serve to make the wealth of information accessible. The previous edition was published in 2009.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is to create a practical book with a strong clinical slant, which this book achieves nicely.
Audience: It is written for both practitioners and students, according to the authors. It will also benefit those in training (interns and residents).
Features: The book's 14 sections are divided by organ system and they cover these areas in a very thorough but concise way. For example, the cardiology section covers clinical manifestations, tests, heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital, myocardial, and pericardial diseases, heartworm disease, hypertension, and thromboembolic disease. Each section has only one author (an expert in that area) for all of the chapters. This engenders consistency and makes each of the sections more coherent (with less overlap) than if different authors had written each chapter. Each section has a multitude of visual images that enhance the text. For example, the cardiology section includes ECGs, thoracic radiographs, echo images, color flow Doppler, angiocardiograms, algorithms, tables, and pictures of clinically affected animals.
Assessment: This will make an excellent addition to the library of small animal veterinarians. It has numerous images, including pictures, diagrams, algorithms, radiographs, ultrasound and echo images, treatment tables, and ECG rhythm strips. This edition is appropriately updated and includes significant new material.
From the Publisher
"For those looking for an in-depth medicine text to cover all aspects of this vast subject then you may have to look elsewhere; however, as a reference textbook for use on a day-today basis I would highly recommend this book. It lives up to its promises and really is a ‘practical, easy-to-use, quick, clear and logical’ text book for practitioners and students alike." Reviewed by: Jenny R. Helm Date: 25/07/2014

"This book, the work of top experts in their fields from both sides of the Atlantic, provides practical answers to all the internal medicine challenges practitioners will encounter. The many tables, decision trees, drawings and photos highlight the key points which make for a very pleasant read. I bet that the previous edition of this major textbook is a bit dog-eared and so now is the time to invest. ROI* guaranteed (*Return On Investment)"

Vets Today, Aug 14

Karen L. Campbell
This is the second edition of a book on small animal internal medicine. The first edition was published in 1992. The authors' goal for this edition is to provide a practical textbook with clinically relevant up-to-date information on the diagnosis and management of the most common disorders in small animal internal medicine. This objective is very worthwhile due to the rapid advances in diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options available to small animal practitioners. What was ""state-of-the-art"" five years ago is rapidly becoming obsolete, thus it is important for practitioners to have current texts such as this in their offices. This book will likewise be useful to students who want to review the more common disorders in internal medicine. The two authors and eight additional contributors are all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and respected authorities in their individual fields. One criticism of the authorship is the apparent omission of someone knowledgeable in veterinary dermatology -- the text and tables contain out-of-date information relating to several dermatological syndromes and systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations. It is organized into 13 sections by organ systems and disciplines. Depth of coverage varies considerably; for example, over 200 pages are devoted to in-depth presentations of diagnostic and therapeutic options in cardiology while there are less than 80 pages in the hematology and immunology section. The table of contents is very detailed and there is an excellent index. The book contains over 800 illustrations, many in full color, and many tables and algorithms. This second edition includes updatedmaterial, new pictures, and the addition of new sections and chapters. The extensive use of color illustrations, tables, and algorithms sets this book apart from others in the field. It is more comprehensive than Current Veterinary Therapy and more in depth than Handbook of Small Animal Practice, but not as in-depth as Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323086820
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/23/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1504
  • Sales rank: 357,549
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Clinical Manifestations of Cardiac Disease
2. Diagnostic Tests for the Cardiovascular System
3. Management of Heart Failure
4. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Therapy
5. Congenital Cardiac Disease
6. Acquired Valvular and Endocardial Disease
7. Myocardial Diseases of the Dog
8. Myocardial Diseases of the Cat
9. Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Tumors
10. Heartworm Disease
11. Systemic Arterial Hypertension
12. Thromboembolic Disease
13. Clinical Manifestations of Nasal Disease
14. Diagnostic Tests for the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
15. Disorders of the Nasal Cavity
16. Clinical Manifestations of Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Disease
17. Diagnostic Tests for the Larynx and Pharynx
18. Disorders of the Larynx and Pharynx
19. Clinical Manifestations of Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
20. Diagnostic Tests for the Lower Respiratory Tract
21. Disorders of the Trachea and Bronchi
22. Disorders of the Pulmonary Parenchyma and Vasculature
23. Clinical Manifestations of the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinal Disease
24. Diagnostic Tests for the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinum
25. Disorders of the Pleural Cavity
26. Emergency Management of Respiratory Distress
27. Ancillary Therapy: Oxygen Supplementation and Ventilation
28. Clinical Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disorders
29. Diagnostic Tests for the Alimentary Tract
30. General Therapeutic Principles
31. Disorders of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Esophagus
32. Disorders of the Stomach
33. Disorders of the Intestinal Tract
34. Disorders of the Peritoneum
35. Clinical Manifestations of Hepatobiliary Disease
36. Diagnostic Tests for the Hepatobiliary System
37. Hepatobiliary Diseases in the Cat
38. Hepatobiliary Diseases in the Dog
39. Treatment of Complications of Hepatic Disease and Failure
40. The Exocrine Pancreas
41. Clinical Manifestations of Urinary Disorders
42. Diagnostic Tests for the Urinary System
43. Glomerular Disease
44. Acute and Chronic Renal Failure
45. Canine and Feline Urinary Tract Infections
46. Canine and Feline Urolithiasis
47. Obstructive and Non-obstructive Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
48. Disorders of Micturition
49. Disorders of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
50. Disorders of the Parathyroid Gland
51. Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
52. Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas
53. Disorders of the Adrenal Gland
54. Disorders of Metabolism
55. Electrolyte Imbalances
56. Tools for the Practice of Theriogenology
57. Clinical Conditions of the Bitch and Queen
58. Clinical Conditions of the Dog and Tom
59. Infertility and subfertility
60. Lesion Localization and the Neurologic Examination
61. Diagnostic Tests for the Neuromuscular System
62. Intracranial Disorders
63. Loss of Vision and Pupillary Abnormalities
64. Seizures
65. Head Tilt
66. Encephalitis, Myelitis, and Meningitis
67. Disorders of the Spinal Cord
68. Disorders of Peripheral Nerves and the Neuromuscular Junction
69. Disorders of Muscle
70. Clinical Manifestations of and Diagnostic Tests for Joint Disorders
71. Disorders of the Joints
72. Cytology and Biopsies
73. Principles of Cancer Treatment
74. Chemotherapy for the Practitioner
75. Complications of Cancer Chemotherapy
76. Approach to the Patient with a Mass
77. Lymphoma
78. Leukemias
79. Selected Neoplasms
80. Anemia
81. Clinical Pathology in Greyhounds and Other Sighthounds
82. Erythrocytosis
83. Leukopenia and Leukocytosis
84. Combined Cytopenias and Leukoerythroblastosis
85. Disorders of Hemostasis
86. Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly
87. Hyperproteinemia
88. Fever of Undetermined Origin and Recurrent Infections
89. Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
90. Practical Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
91. Prevention of Infectious Diseases
92. Polysystemic Bacterial Diseases
93. Polysystemic Rickettsial Diseases
94. Polysystemic Viral Diseases
95. Polysystemic Mycotic Infections
96. Polysystemic Protozoal Infections
97. Zoonoses
98. Pathogenesis of Immune-Mediated Disorders
99. Diagnostic Testing for Autoimmune Disease
100. Treatment of Primary Immune-Mediated Diseases
101. Common Immune-Mediated Diseases

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