Small Animal Internal Medicine / Edition 5

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Learn to effectively recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal medical conditions with this invaluable reference. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, emphasizes practical diagnostic approaches and focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of patient medical management. Extensive color illustrations, boxes, and algorithms, plus new photographs, schematic representations, and updated tables, set this book apart. With its highly functional design and clear, expert voice, this text delivers the most relevant information for the internal medical challenges you're most likely to face.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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authorship is the apparent omission of someone knowledgeable in veterinary dermatology -- the text and tables contain out-of-date information relating to several dermatological syndromes and systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations.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.
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Reviewer: Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a 2003 textbook of veterinary internal medicine.
Purpose: It is a clinically oriented and practical textbook of small animal medicine with an easy-to-use format that provides quick access to relevant information on a broad range of significant medical problems.
Audience: Small animal practitioners and veterinary students are the intended audience. Many of the topics are presented with a depth of detail that make the book suitable for use as a review for small animal interns and for residents in nonmedicine specialties.
Features: The book is organized by body system or by discipline for multisystem disorders (oncology, infectious and immune-mediated diseases, metabolic disorders and electrolyte abnormalities) into 14 parts. Chapters begin with a chapter outline and conclude with a listing of suggested readings. The book does not provide references other than for some of the figures. Specific medical conditions are presented in a clear, concise manner with distinct sections covering etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis clearly indicated for each disease. The book is extensively cross-referenced and includes an exceptional number of useful tables and figures that are highlighted by different background colors. The book is generously illustrated with relevant images of outstanding quality, most in color. The use of contrasting color for headings makes it easy for readers to find what they're looking for. The Evolve web site allows readers to search content quickly and to develop an integrated digital library with other titles.
Assessment: This book is a remarkable accomplishment, masterfully achieving depth and breadth of coverage while remaining concise and accessible. The formatting and visual presentation are phenomenal, making the book enjoyable as well as easy to use. It is unsurpassed as a comprehensive yet practical and time-saving reference for busy practitioners and a well-organized, easily-understood textbook for veterinarians-in-training. The only drawback is a binding that may not be substantial enough to stand up to the frequent use that this book will get.

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: 596,488
  • 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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