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.
Classic authoritative reference work
Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance
Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries
Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants
New for this edition
Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology
Pronunciation of key terms
Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance
Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice
Easy-to-read bullet-point text gives quick access to the most essential information needed to treat emergency cases quickly and efficiently. Loads of practical appendices of commonly used drugs and supplements, drugs in special circumstances (e.g. safe drugs in pregnancy, drugs to avoid in renal failure, etc.), clinical chemistry and laboratory data, conversion tables, and many more, are included for easy reference to essential data.
With step-by-step coverage of cardiopulmonary emergencies, trauma gastrointestinal emergencies, toxicological events, a greatly expanded chapter on exotic pets, and much more, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you the facts you need to help you save more lives faster!All you need to know to manage every small animal emergency case you will encounterMany excellent and practical appendices of drugs, poisons, lab data, haematology Takes the diagnosis-prognosis-treatment approach to every emergency situationEasy-to-access format, with concise text and lots of listsDivided into organ systems, making it easy to locate information in a hurryHandy information on what to tell the owner in emergency injury situationsExpanded chapter on Emergencies in Exotic SpeciesText updated throughoutInformation on drugs is updatedNew cover design to make the new edition stand out Flexicover to protect the book against heavy usage - this is not a book that will remain on the shelves
"For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, ... CVT is the perfect reference ." Reviewed by: Ryan Ong, WAVES Veterinary Hospital on behalf of Australian Veterinary Hospital, March 2015Authoritative, easy-to-read coverage includes a brief approach to diagnosis with detailed discussions of the latest therapies.An organ-system organization and a convenient index make it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.Treatment algorithms help you manage patients with difficult medical problems.A handy Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.365 illustrations depict the pathophysiologic basis for therapy or show the management of a defined condition. A companion website includes valuable information still relevant from CVT XIV, an index, and drug formulary, all fully searchable; a collection of 300 images; references that link to PubMed; and clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, conversion tables, and more.Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.Expert contributors and editors provide scientific, up-to-date coverage of clinically useful topics, including broad, traditional, and controversial subjects.References indicate related material from earlier volumes of Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy. NEW chapters cover the most important, emerging information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges in today’s veterinary practice. A new section on feline and canine nutrition covers important issues in nutritional health. 50 new chapter authors join hundreds of expert international contributors, all of whom are leading authorities in their fields.NEW! Availability as Pageburst ebook allows you digital access to this volume along with your library of other Elsevier references.
All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current.
Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife.
Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents.
More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition.
References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study.
Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents.New Invertebrates chapter has been added.
New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup.
Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market.
Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.
"This is the book that any clinician that has interest in veterinary diagnostic imaging should have." Reviewed by Denis Novak on behalf of European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, June 2015
"There will be very few clinicians who will fail to learn something new within a few minutes of opening it." Reviewed by Louise McLean on behalf of Veterinary Record, July 2015
Video clips accessible on the accompanying website allows the ultrasonographer to visualise organs in motion. The real stuff!" Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, July 2015Head-to-tail chapter organization makes finding specific information quick and easy.The most up-to-date ultrasound imaging techniques ensure you stay on top of the industry.Online glossary contains over 400 terms offer a more complete understanding of ultrasonography.NEW! Color Design includes over 750 images appearing near their text mentions.NEW! Approximately 100 video clips located on the companion website demonstrate conditions as they appear to an ultrasonographer.NEW! Updated and expanded coverage of Doppler imaging principles and applications, including non-cardiac organs and abdominal vasculature, keep you up to date in this critical area.NEW! Gross anatomic and pathological specimen images accompany the ultrasound images to help orient you to the tissues under study.
"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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy" Reviewed by: Helen Davies, University of Melbourne on behalf of Australian Veterinary Journal, March 2015Invaluable protocols for conservative and postoperative treatment ensure the successful healing of dogs and their return to full mobility.Printable medical record forms on the companion website, including client information worksheets, referral forms, orthopedic evaluation forms, and more, can be customized for your veterinary practice.Six completely updated chapters on exercising dogs define the basic principles of aquatic and land-based exercise and how they may be applied to dogs, as well as how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" exercises to dogs.Numerous chapters on therapeutic modalities, including therapeutic lasers, illustrate how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" modalities to dogs.Physical examination chapters offer comprehensive information on orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitation. NEW! Companion website with 40 narrated video clips of modalities and exercises used by physical therapists demonstrates effective ways to treat various neurologic and musculoskeletal problems in dogs.NEW! Fourteen new chapters describe the latest advances in the areas of joint mobilization, rehabilitation of the athletic patient, biomechanics of rehabilitation, therapeutic lasers, and physical therapy for wound care.
The Atlas has been prepared with contributions from experienced toxicological pathologists who are specialists in each of the laboratory animal species covered and who have published extensively in these areas.over 600 high-definition, top-quality color photographs of background lesions found in rats, mice, dogs, minipigs, non-human primates, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits
a separate chapter on lesions in the reproductive systems of all laboratory animals written by Dr Dianne Creasy, a world expert on testicular lesions in laboratory animals
a chapter on common artifacts that may be observed in histological glass slides
extensive references to each lesion described
aging lesions encountered in all laboratory animal species, particularly in rats in mice which are used for carcinogenicity studies
Covering over 100 species of birds, the Atlas illustrates the general hematological characteristics of birds; the hematological variations encountered between the different Orders of birds; and the hematological responses to disease of birds, using clinical cases from many species of birds and a range of clinical disorders.Describes how to collect and handle blood samples from birds to best preserve the quality of the blood. Highly illustrated, color guide to the hematological characteristics of birds Case data and images illustrates the avian hematological responses to disease
Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need.
• Provides a complete resource for identifying both common and not-so-common diseases in a wide range of avian species
• Includes more than 850 full-color images to show disease lesions
• Offers context for the interpretation of pathologic findings, promoting an understanding of the pathogenesis and epizootiology of disease
• Adds information on pigeons and chickens, pathophysiology, prognosis and trends, and globally relevant diseases
• Aids pathologists, diagnosticians, and avian veterinarians in identifying lesions in pet birds
Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners — including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions.
Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information.
Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions.
Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners' expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats.
Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment.
Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders.
Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care.
Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats.
The complete contents also are available online through Veterinary Consult.