Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists

by Mark Thompson
     
 

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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists is a quick, practical, and concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice in a

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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists is a quick, practical, and concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice in a conveniently brief form, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps the clinician make more reliable on-the-scene decisions.

  • Includes over 350 lists to bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference.
  • Features a user-friendly format with differential diagnosis by both presenting clinical sign and medical disorder to allow easy access to the most relevant information for the user.
  • Alphabetical listings of all relevant laboratory tests make determining the next step of diagnosis easy.
  • Clean 2-color design makes the information readily accessible.
  • Small, pocket-sized design allows for portability, practicality, and fast reference when needed most.

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Reviewer: Julie K Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a book of differential diagnosis lists for the most common clinical signs and laboratory abnormalities encountered in small animal clinical practice. Historical, clinical, and laboratory findings for many of these diseases are also included in a separate section.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a quick and easy-to-access reference for small animal practitioners, particularly when time does not allow for more in-depth searching of the literature and textbooks. While this objective is both worthy and useful, it must be remembered that differential lists are not the same for every patient with a single clinical finding, and no book replaces the practitioner's critical analysis.
Audience: This book is written primarily for veterinary students and new graduates, although experienced small animal practitioners will find it useful for refreshing the memory when they encounter an unusual case. As a boarded veterinary practitioner, the author presents the material from this point of view.
Features: The first of the book's three sections provides a list of differential diagnoses for over 80 different clinical signs in the dog and cat. The second part lists clinical findings and associated disorders for common diseases by body system. Part three provides an extensive list of laboratory abnormalities and their causes. This book presents the differential lists in a clear and concise manner with the objective of a quick reference in mind. The presentation of differentials by clinical finding, body system, and laboratory test provides for flexibility of its use by practitioners at many stages of the diagnostic work-up. The lists are neither exhaustive nor complete, but they do cover the most common (and many uncommon) differentials. The book is intended as a guide to practitioners, not a replacement for more complete texts.
Assessment: This is a useful tool in busy practice settings, particularly for new graduates. It does not replace a thorough evaluation of the patient, and the information it provides must be applied in context of the individual case. However, it will help to guide practitioners confronted with difficult and unusual cases and refresh the memory on less common differential diagnoses for clinical problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455744527
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
900,156
File size:
2 MB

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Brevard Animal Hospital, Brevard, NC, USA

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