From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. For anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian’s office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.
You’ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long (and at what cost) treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.
You’ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages. With a wry and winning tone, Dr. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.
Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged. If you’ve ever had a pet or special place in your heart for furry friends, Dr. Trout’s irresistible book is for you.
The book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now completely updated and revised--for the first time in 9 years. Writing with the warmth and compassion that have won them a national following, veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care.
They now cover environmental matters, including pollutants both inside the home and out, as well as recent hot-button topics, such as Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, and the West Nile virus. They've updated dozens of recipes for delicious and healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and an in-depth "Quick Reference" section, they give specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders--with special attention to homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional remedies.
"In summary, if you still don’t have a previous edition of Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat on your bookshelves, this is a must have. If you already have a previous edition, the difference between the 4th and 5th are not big, but there are a few additions that will still make it a worthwhile buy." Reviewed by: Benito De La Puerta, Ldo, Cert SAS Dip ECVS, UK Date: July 2014Step-by-step procedures walk you through proper positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure.Primary indications listed for each surgical approach help you quickly determine which approach is most appropriate for a particular surgery.Consistent format features text on the left side and illustration plates on the right, for quick access to key information.High-quality drawings created by an expert medical artist provide exceptional clarity, realism, and detail.Cross-references throughout the text make it easy to compare surgical approaches for the same body area.Full pages dedicated to each plate allow you to more easily view anatomical parts and approaches.NEW! Six all-new approaches to surgical procedures have been added to the text. They include: Approach to the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk and Foramen Through a Lateral Transilial OsteotomyApproach to the Medial Region of the Shoulder JointMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the HumerusApproach to the Lateral Aspect of the HemipelvisMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the FemurMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the TibiaNEW! Expanded coverage of modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat include: Approach to the Lateral Aspect of the Humeral Condyle and Epicondyle in the CatApproach to the Craniodorsal Aspect of the Hip Joint Through a Craniolateral Incision in the CatApproach to the Shaft of the Femur in the CatNEW! Updated images provide a better picture of various surgical approaches.
The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.
No foot, no horse. It's an old saying, but it rings as true today as it ever did in humankind's history of horsemanship. What can you do to ensure your horse's hooves are sound? Follow the advice of those who know horses' hooves best: farriers.
In Hoof Care for Horses, long-time farrier Henry Heymering outlines the best preventative maintenance for hooves, giving practical tips on achieving dry footing, good ventilation in stalls, proper diet, and adequate exercise. You'll learn about the best supplements for hoof health -- and when is the right time to give them to your horse -- as well as how to recognize and treat common shoe and hoof wall problems, sole and frog conditions, and internal hoof diseases. You'll even discover the best way to pick up and clean a horse's hoof, as well as how to properly hold a horse for a farrier. Offering tricks of the trade, expert advice, and simple step-by-step techniques, Heymering makes it easy for owners to practice good hoof care on a daily basis.
The first section of the book gives an overview of the basics of tortoise and semi-aquatic/ aquatic freshwater turtle husbandry and keeping, as well as a guide to general investigation and diagnostic techniques open to clinicians. The second section provides a clinical guide based on clinical signs and differential diagnoses.
Based upon the experience of authors who have been practicing with these species for several decades, this book is a useful guide to veterinarians, students, veterinary nurses and technicians new to working with these fascinating creatures. It will also serve as a useful aide memoire to more experienced clinicians.
Featuring a new content organization designed for improved navigability, the Tenth Edition adds chapters on the cardiovascular system, diagnostic tests and test performance, food safety and zoonotic diseases, show and pet pigs, and the most current information on both long-recognized and emerging pathogens. Diseases of Swine, Tenth Edition is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in swine health.
Key features include:Pictorially based with a wealth of digital ultrasound images covering both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal areas and their associated pathologies. Each chapter begins with a discussion of normal anatomy and demonstrates how to obtain and interpret the images presented. A video library of over 50 ultrasound examinations is available for streaming or download and viewing on-the-go. Access details are provided in the book.
In this book the authors are concerned with the prevention, management and treatment of movement and allied disorders. It encompasses detailed assessments, treatment programmes that involve hands-on therapy along with dynamic remedial and strengthening techniques using exercise plans.
Following succinct discussion of the relevant canine anatomy and physiology, the authors provide chapters on each of the key topics: movement and muscles; exercise; preparation for sports performance; rehabilitation techniques; massage and physical therapy; and common relevant pathologies affecting dogs.
Physical Therapy and Massage for he Dog is of interest to all those involved in canine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, dog owners and dog trainers.
Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition is the must-have reference for any aquaculturists, aquatic biologists, or fish health specialists dealing with diagnosing or treating fish diseases.
Clear, concise descriptions of tissue sampling techniques, slide preparation and examination guidelines
Helpful hints for avoiding technical pitfalls and improving diagnostic quality of specimens
Includes all body systems and fluids as well as pathological changes associated with infectious agents
Histologic and histopathologic correlates provided in all organ system chapters.
User-friendly format and logical organization facilitates readability and learning.
Expert contributors represent the most respected leaders in the field.NEW! Chapter on Fecal Cytology
Highlighted boxes featuring Key Points provide helpful tips for best conceptual understanding and diagnostic effectiveness
Photomicrographs now include more comparative histology
Discussions of broader uses of stains and immunocytochemistry for differential cytologic characterization
Expanded chapter on Advanced Diagnostic Techniques includes more methodology and application of current tools, representing advances in both aspiration and exfoliative cytology.
The book begins with introductory chapters covering general information, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns, then moves into specific disease chapters organized by system. The book takes an individual medicine perspective throughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guide to diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyard poultry.
Practical, clinically-relevant text is comprehensive and yet concise in its delivery of vital information such as:
Principles and procedures that are employed in recognizing normal, abnormal, and artifactual features of blood and bone marrow samples and developing accurate diagnoses
Common cytochemical stains and summary charts for interpretation
Sample collection, staining procedures, and diagnostic techniques
Differentiating features of malignant and benign hematologic disorders
Miscellaneous cells and blood parasites and their significance in the evaluation of blood smears
Hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic neoplasms
High- resolution photomicrographs and excellent schematic drawings, tables, boxes and quick-reference algorithms aid your understanding of basic clinical concepts and differential diagnostic considerations. Over 800 full-color illustrations help you clearly visualize the concepts and clinical features of the blood and bone marrow — from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies.
Describing the structure and function of the various body systems and clearly explaining the scientific rationale behind modern horse husbandry practices, this book has been written specifically for students on National and Higher Diploma courses and equine studies degree programmes, Advanced National Certificate and BHS Stage IV.
The second edition has been revised to reflect the changes in the student curriculum, and the book includes two new chapters on the cell and genetics.
Sarah Pilliner is an equine consultant specialising in horse care. She is also an experienced lecturer, competition rider and senior examiner, and the author of several books.
Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultant equine nutritionist, author and external examiner for higher education courses. She has substantial experience in equine management and training.
Important changes to this new edition are the inclusion of data on free-living birds, additional material on fractures, pathology, legislation and poisons, and new sections on neonatology, health monitoring, captive-breeding and host-parasite relations.
This book reviews all aspects of birds of prey, giving invaluable up-to-date information on diseases and pathology, but also looking at the history of the subject, the origins of terms, the evolution of current thinking and ending with a reliable list of primary references for further reading.
The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations.
"This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice.A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques.Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas.Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics.The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided.The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!
As well as fulfilling its original purpose as a practical tool for the busy clinician, this edition offers valuable and useful support material for all those studying the field of companion animal behavior. Now in full color and using a revised format, Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat remains the most complete, up-to-date and practical resource for the treating and diagnosing canine and feline behavior problems.
new contributions from world renowned experts in avian medicine
new chapter on the special senses of birds, an understanding of which is crucial when giving advice on avian welfare problems
fully up-to-date on the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques
avian zoonotics are highlighted in infectious diseases section
"Overall, this book provides a great review of recent literature covering specific topics within small animal respiratory medicine" Reviewed by European Journal of Companion Animal Practice Jan 2015
If getting used to the long night shifts wasn't bad enough, emergency cases are rarely straightforward. Whether it was dog who swallowed golf balls, or a gerbil in urgent need of a caesarean, every case had the potential for heartbreak. But animals and their owners could also be hilarious, such as the breeder who unwittingly gave his German Shepherd four testicles. . .
Over the course of twelve tough months, the clinic began to flourish. Would Marc finally make something of himself after all?
Marc Abraham writes guilelessly about his early mistakes, and the terror and joy involved in saving an animal's life. His memoir is a heart-warming, compelling and thoroughly entertaining look at the life of a vet on call.
Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding.
Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better.
Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable.
Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary ScienceFeatures a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behaviorDiscusses all factors that effect equine behaviorContrasts normal behavior with abnormal behaviorReviews all behavioral problemsLists and reviews the latest drug therapiesAddresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this areaProvides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering'Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys
Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making.
Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation.
Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations.
Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions.
A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more.Updated coverage integrates the newest advances in testing methods and diagnostic problem solving.
Full-color photos and schematic drawings are placed adjacent to related text, and accurately depict diagnostic features on microscopic slide preparations as well as test procedures and techniques.
Practical information includes topics such as breeding with transported cooled or frozen semen, and caring for the broodmare and newborn foal.
The organization of material corresponds to the course of study in veterinary school, so you can find topics easily.
Chapter objectives and study questions at the beginning of each chapter guide you through the material and provide clear learning goals.
Evaluation of Breeding Records chapter covers the importance of breeding records, and how to use them to evaluate stallion performance and optimize fertility.
References are listed at the end of each chapter for further research and study.Full-color photographs and illustrations clearly depict procedures, and all drawings have been redrawn and improved.
NEW Assisted Reproductive Technology chapter goes beyond embryo transfer.
Updated content includes the latest advances in therapies and treatments.
New content is added to two chapters, Reproductive Physiology of the Nonpregnant Mare and Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare.
Thorough coverage of every aspect of equine reproduction provides a strong foundation for success in veterinary practice, including a discussion of the use of GnRH-analog deslorelin (Ovuplant) to hasten ovulation; aseptic technique for endometrial biopsy; use of transabdominal ultrasonography, especially in early pregnancy; determination of fetal gender by transrectal ultrasonography; aspiration testicular biopsy using a spring-loaded biopsy instrument; and procedure for surgical embryo transfer.
Over 200 illustrated clinical cases are presented randomly and contain integrated questions and detailed explanatory answers. The book appeals to professionals in practice and in universities, to veterinary students, veterinary nurses and technicians.
En este libro descubriréis cómo realizar una correcta formulación de las dietas para cada una de las especies de Psitácidas teniendo en cuenta infinidad de aspectos para garantizar cubrir sus necesidades indispensables.
El presente Manual propone una visión global, teniendo en cuenta aspectos puramente nutricionales, pero además, aspectos etológicos, anatómicos, aportaciones de la medicina veterinaria y las experiencias que se han acumulado en su mantenimiento en cautividad.
Teniendo en cuenta todo ello, se van a sentar las bases para la elaboración de las dietas especie-especificas de las diferentes especies de papagayos.
Para que todos los profesionales (biólogos, veterinarios, nutricionistas, conservadores, técnicos de zoología, etc...) dispongan de unas herramientas básicas, pero bien fundadas, para confeccionar sus propias dietas adaptándolas a los contextos propios en los que mantienen a las especies destino en cautividad. Pero además, cualquier propietario, no profesional, de psitácidas, tendrá la información necesaria para hacerlo también, ayudándose de los anteriores.
La Dietología, entendida como la ciencia y arte de utilizar los alimentos
de forma adecuada, nos va a definir el objeto principal de este libro.
A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions.
Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data.
Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities.
Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice.
Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings.
A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover.
A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference
This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation.Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms.
The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases.
Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
A virus of astonishing lethality, known as H5N1, has become entrenched in the poultry and wild bird populations of East Asia. It kills two out of every three people it infects. The World Health Organization warns that it is on the verge of mutating into a super-contagious pandemic form.
In this urgent and extraordinarily frightening book, Mike Davis reconstructs the scientific and political history of a viral apocalypse in the making, exposing the central roles of agribusiness and the fast-food industries, abetted by corrupt governments, in creating the ecological conditions for the emergence of this new plague. He also details the scandalous failure of the Bush administration, obsessed with hypothetical "bio-terrorism," to safeguard Americans from the greatest biological threat since HIV/AIDS.
The authors also offer invaluable advice on other key topics such as annual health checks, neutering and euthanasia, and they tackle the tough questions: What if it doesn't get better? What is the low cost option? When should I refer?
Never before has so much practical information been brought together in a single volume. Like having an experienced or specialist clinician standing by your side in the consulting room, 100 Top Consultations will become a trusted companion for students and practitioners alike.
Straight in at the deep end, Anna faces two tricky calvings, an emergency call-out to a frightened mare, lots of mad cats (and mad cat women) and one enormous dog with an injured leg and a threatening bark. Spirited and determined, Anna quickly finds her feet and falls in love with rural life, including Ebbourne’s eccentric characters and their animals.
Disasters, dramas, farmers and friendship – and not to mention a whirlwind romance with a local Wildlife Trust worker – this warm and witty memoir offers a window into what working with animals and country life is really all about.