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The Merck Veterinary Manual / Edition 9

The Merck Veterinary Manual / Edition 9


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The Merck Veterinary Manual is the most comprehensive, reliable reference for veterinary professionals. Trusted for more than 50 years, this reference now features hundreds of full-color images, including illustrations, photomicrographs, and radiographic, ultrasonographic, and endoscopic images. In addition, all 3,000 pages have been updated to reflect the latest advances in veterinary medicine.

This new edition offers comprehensive coverage of exotic and laboratory animals and an extensively revised zoonoses reference table. The section on behavior has been thoroughly revised, and includes the most current information on diagnosing and treating behavioral disorders in dogs, cats, and other domestic animals.

Updated Content:

  • Comprensive discussion of diseases and disorders affecting all common domestic animals
  • Expanded coverage of exotic animals, including pet birds, fish, ratites, reptiles, and rodents
  • Zoonotic potential of veterinary diseases is highlighted throughout
  • Expanded discussions of topics such as antimicrobial resistance, off-label drug usage, vaccines, and advances in imaging techniques
  • Extensively revised Behavior and Immunology sections
  • Reorganized Toxicology section for easier reference

Ten Brand-New Chapters

  • African Hedgehogs
  • Biology of the Immune System
  • Cloning of Domestic Animals
  • Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine
  • Disorders of Potassium Metabolism
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome
  • Poisonous Mushrooms
  • Porcine Circovirus Diseases
  • Pseudopregnancy in Goats
  • Seminal Vesiculitis in Bulls

The Merck Manual has also been completely redesigned for easier reading. Offering a colorful new look at animal health, this edition is truly indispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780911910506
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/31/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 2700
Product dimensions: 5.61(w) x 8.25(h) x 2.36(d)

Table of Contents

Guide for Readersvii
Abbreviations and Symbolsxi
CIR - Circulatory System1
DIG - Digestive System115
EE - Eye and Ear393
END - Endocrine System429
GEN - Generalized Conditions471
IMM - Immune System645
ITG - Integumentary System665
MET - Metabolic Disorders801
MUS - Musculoskeletal System837
NER - Nervous System977
REP - Reproductive System1083
RES - Respiratory System1167
URN - Urinary System1249
BEH - Behavior1289
CPP - Clinical Pathology and Procedures1333
EMG - Emergency Medicine and Critical Care1391
EXL - Exotic and Laboratory Animals1443
MGN - Management and Nutrition1671
PHM - Pharmacology1935
POU - Poultry2185
TOX - Toxicology2337
ZNS - Zoonoses2545
REF - Reference Guides2581
IND - Index2593

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