Small Animal Practice / Edition 2

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The Second Edition of this very popular text continues to be a quick and easy reference for conditions commonly seen in small animal practice. This revised edition features new authors and several new chapters, including ophthalmology techniques and diseases of the eye. Serves as a clinical management guide that is organized to give the reader an instantaneous grasp of important information on diseases, disorders and trauma of the cat and dog. Also features a section on exotic species in recognition of their increasing popularity as pets.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a clinical reference for small animal medicine and surgery. This flex-bound book updates the first edition published in 1994 by the same editors.
Purpose: The principal purpose is to provide a thorough but concise and convenient single volume source of medical and surgical information for the small animal veterinarian in a format to allow quick access to the essentials. The book is also suitable for veterinary students, interns, and residents as a quick and practical clinical reference or as a review text.
Audience: This book is written primarily for veterinarians in small animal practice and is also suitable for veterinary students and small animal interns and residents.
Features: The entire presentation is geared toward usefulness. The binding features a flexible spine, which allows the book to remain open on flat surfaces for hands-free reference. The text condenses a vast amount of information into an efficient and extensively cross-referenced resource that encompasses both medical and surgical aspects of small animal practice. The book principally addresses diseases of dogs and cats, but provides some material on avian and other pets as well. Information is organized generally by systems into nine sections, with additional sections covering general patient management, infectious diseases, and diseases of avian and exotic pets. Supplemental reading lists are provided for each topic area (chapter) and a section on drug dosage guidelines for dogs and cats is included. An outline format is used to present the body of the text and paragraph headings, and Key Points are highlighted in different color print to facilitate ease and speed of locating pertinent information. The book is generously illustrated with excellent diagrams demonstrating the concepts presented and abundant summary tables. These features, along with extensive cross-referencing between chapters, make pertinent material very easy to access and understand and enhances the book's practical usefulness. Particularly useful are the practical tips for client communication and realistic perspectives on expected outcomes and potential complications, often not addressed by other books of this nature. The major shortcoming of the book is the unfortunate choice of an unpleasant glaring red print color for highlighting topics and Key Points, which makes the text uncomfortable to read.
Assessment: This book is peerless in the organization, clarity, and accessibility of content and is superior to other texts of this type in content and format. However, with many excellent options available in this genre, the selection of a comprehensive, single-volume, quick reference for small animal medicine becomes largely a consideration of personal preference as to which textbook is most pleasant to use. This book offers several advantages over most publications of this type in the convenient format and coverage of surgical and medical topics with commendable detail. However, the overly bright red print, though a very minor shortcoming, may nonetheless limit its usefulness to veterinarians who, like myself, find the book unpleasant to read as a result.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721670782
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1664
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Patient Management. Chapter 1: History and Physical . Examination. Practical Methods of Anesthesia. Critical Care Techniques. Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Techniques. Fluid Therapy for Dogs and Cats.
Section 2: Infectious Diseases. Feline Leukemia Virus. Feline Immunodeficiency. Virus. Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Feline Infectious Respiratory Diseases Complex: Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, And Chlamydia. Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough Complex). Canine Distemper. Intestinal Viruses. Rabies and Pseudorabies. Other Viral Diseases. Rickettsia. Lyme Disease. Leptospirosis, Brucellosis, Infectious, And Other Bacterial Diseases. Systemic Mycoses. Toxoplasmosis, Neosporosis, And Other Multisystemic Protozoal Infections.
Section 3: Hematology/Oncology. Erthrocytes, Leukocytes, And Platelets. Coagulation Diseases. Systemic Immune-Mediated Disease. Diseases of the Spleen. Principles of Oncology. Lymphoproliferative Diseases. Tumors of Soft-Tissue Origin. Mammary Gland Neoplasia. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue.
Section 4: Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders. Thyroid Disorders. Diseases of the Parathyroid and Calcium Metabolism. Adrenal Diseases. Diabetes Mellitus. Pancreatic Beta Cell Neoplasia. Diseases of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary.
Section 5: Skin and Ear Diseases. Pyoderma. Mycobacteriosis. Dermatophytosis. Demodicosis. Scabies, Notoedric Mange, And Cheyletiellosis. Flea Allergy. Atopy (Food Hypersensitivity). Recognition and Therapy of Food Allergy Dermatitis. Heart Failure. Immune-Mediated Dermatoses. Keratinization Defects. Growth Hormone-Responsive Alopecia and Sex Hormone-Associated Dermatoses. Necrotizing Skin Diseases. Feline Symmetric Alopecia. Miliary Dermatitis and Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. Skin Biopsy. Surgery of Intertriginous Dermatoses. Management of the Traumatic Wound By Primary Closure. Management of the Open Wound. Selected Skin Graft and Reconstructive Techniques. Diseases of the Pinna. Otitis Externa. Surgical Management of Otitis Externa. Otitis Media and Otitis Interna. Surgery for Otitis Media and Otitis Interna.
Section 6: Cardiopulmonary System. Auscultation and Physical Diagnosis. Radiographic Evaluation. Electrocardiography. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm. Drugs Used for CV Therapy. Valvular Heart Disease. Cardiomyopathy. Pericardial Diseases and Cardiac Neoplasia. Heartworm Disease. Vascular Diseases. Congenital Heart Diseases. Surgical Correction of Patent. Ductus Arteriosus. Shock. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Diagnostic Methods inRespiratory Disorders. Diagnostic Methods in Respiratory Disease. Diseases of the Nasal Cavity. Obstructive Upper Airway Disorders. Chronic Bronchopulmonary Disease. Respiratory Infection. Pleural Effusion. Respiratory Neoplasia. Thoracic Trauma. Principles of Thoracic Surgery.
Section 7: Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dentistry and Diseases of the Oropharynx. Diseases of the Esophagus and Disorders of Swallowing. Surgery of the Esophagus. Diseases of the Stomach. Surgery of the Stomach. Surgery of the Stomach. Diseases of the Intestines. Surgery of the Intestines. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System. Surgery of the Liver and Biliary System. Diseases and Surgery of the Exocrine Pancreas. Anorectal Diseases. Anorectal Surgery. Peritonitis. Section 8: Disorders of the Urogenital System. Diseases of the Kidney and Ureter. Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter. Diseases of the Urinary Bladder. Surgery of the Urinary Bladder. Diseases of the Urethra. Surgery of the Urethra. Micturition Disorders. Diseases of the Prostate Gland. Surgery of the Prostate Gland. Diseases of the Testes and Scrotum. Surgery of the Testes and Scrotum. Diseases of the Penis and Prepuce. Surgery of the Penis and Prepuce. Diseases of the Ovaries and Uterus. Surgery of the Ovaries and Uterus. Diseases of the Vagina and Vulva. Surgery of the Vagina and Vulva. Breeding Disorders.
Section 9: Disorders of the Skeletal System. Fractures of the Skull. Fractures and Dislocations of the Mandible. Fractures of the Maxilla. Neoplasia of the Maxilla and Mandible. Fractures and Dislocation of the Spine. Neoplasia of the Axial Skeleton. Fractures of the Shoulder. Scapulohumeral Luxation. Fractures of the Humerus. Fractures and Growth Deformities of the Radius and Ulna. Fractures and Dislocations of the Carpus.Fractures of the Pelvis. Coxofemoral Joint . Fractures of the Femur. Orthopedic Disorders of the Stifle. Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula. Luxation and Shearing Injuries of the Tarsal Joint. Orthopedic Disorders of the Distal Extremities. Amputation of the Digit. Surgery of Skeletal Muscle and Tendons. Neoplasia of Thoracic and Pelvic Limbs. Miscellaneous Diseases of Bone. Osteochondrosis. Pediatric Fractures. Open Fractures. Osteomyelitis. Delayed Unions, Malunions, And Non-Unions. Osteoarthritis. Immune-Mediated Arthritis.
Section 10: Neuromuscular System. Diagnostic Approach to Neurologic Disease. Diseases of the Brain and Cranial Nerves. Seizures. Spinal Cord Disorders. Peripheral Nerve Disorders. Disorders of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction.
Section 11: Ophthalmology . Introduction to Ophthalmology. Diseases of the Eyelids. Diseases of the Conjunctiva. Diseases of the Cornea and Sclera. Diseases of the Lens. Anterior Uveitis. Glaucoma. Diseases of the Retina, Choroid, And Optic Nerve. Diseases of theLacrimal Apparatus. Diseases of the Orbit. Neuro-Ophthalmology.

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