Veterinary medicine

Now in full-color with over 750 vivid images located near their text descriptions, Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound, 3rd Edition is the must-have resource for coverage of the basic principles of ultrasonography in small animal medical care. Using a logical body-systems approach, where chapters are organized from "head to tail," this third edition offers completely revised and up-to-date information regarding the latest techniques, applications, and developments in ultrasonography ? including expanded coverage of Doppler imaging principles and new gross anatomic and pathological specimen images. Also new to this edition are 100 video clips (housed on a companion website) that demonstrate normal and abnormal conditions as they appear in ultrasound scans.

"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 2015

  • Head-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.
The fourth edition of Small Animal Surgery serves as a one-stop resource for authoritative information on all aspects of small animal surgery. Coverage includes basic procedures such as spays, castrations, and declaws, as well as more advanced surgeries like craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. New contributors bring a fresh perspective and discuss the latest advances in key areas such as imaging modalities, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and neurology. Access to a companion website provides a fully searchable version of the book, bi-monthly content updates, videos, aftercare instructions, case presentations, and a fracture planner.
  • Well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques
  • provide quick reference to practical how-to information in emergency and clinical situations.
  • Coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and digital imaging, explores the most useful imaging modalities for demonstrating areas of surgical concern.
  • Access to the continually updated companion website for the life of this edition includes:
    • Bi-monthly content updates provide cutting-edge information on surgery developments
    • Video clips of step-by-step surgical procedures
    • Customizable and printable aftercare instructions
    • Interactive Fracture Planner
    • Case presentations
    • Neurosurgery video clips
    • References linked to PubMed
  • Over 1500 full color images offer exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure.
  • Anesthesia Protocols offer easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders.
  • Notes boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information.
  • A new
  • chapter on neurologic examination provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, electro-diagnostics, and basic MRI physics and principles, enabling you to perform a proper neurologic exam to detect problems in cats and dogs, some of which can be corrected via surgical repair.
  • A new chapter on regenerative medicine provides the most current information on stem cell research.
  • Differential diagnosis tables and boxes offer quick access to vital information, including how to avoid misdiagnosis of disorders that may mimic more commonly encountered surgical neurologic problems that are not actual disorders requiring surgical repair.
With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 6 continues to provide outstanding coverage of today’s most relevant topics. This book is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts.
  • Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography.
  • Divided into four sections -- Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals -- to help you find the information you need quickly.
  • Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world.
  • Presents timely topics in zoo and wild animal medicine with 57 new chapters to provide the best and most current information available.
  • The most up-to-date information on hot topics such as avian influenza, West Nile virus, and other pathogens threatening wildlife and human populations on a global scale.
  • Cutting-edge insights on environmental and public health concerns, such as occupational exposure to zoonotic simian retroviruses and use of wildlife rehabilitation centers as monitors for ecosystem health.
  • A color plate section presents vivid depictions of external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.
Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases.
  • Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians.
  • Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it's easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders.
  • Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures.
  • An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment.
  • A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system.
  • Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets.
  • Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather's solution for fecal flotation.
  • Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions.
  • A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets.
  • Full-color photographs and graphics accurately depict conditions and procedures.
  • New Fluid Therapy and Nutritional Support chapter covers emergency and critical care essential to the care of sheep and goats.
  • New Gastrointestinal Parasitism chapter covers treatments for parasites, key to the successful management of all flocks.
  • New Necropsy chapter helps you prevent disease outbreaks in a flock by determining the cause of death.
Master the art and science of specimen collection, preparation, and evaluation with Canine & Feline Cytology: A Color Atlas and Interpretation Guide, Second Edition. This easy-to-use guide covers all body systems and fluids including a special chapter on acquisition and management of cytology specimens. Hundreds of vivid color images of normal tissue alongside abnormal tissue images – plus concise summaries of individual lesions and guidelines for interpretation - will enhance your ability to confidently face any diagnostic challenge.
  • A greatly expanded image collection, with more than 1,200 vivid, full-color photomicrographic illustrations depicting multiple variations of normal and abnormal tissue for fast and accurate diagnosis
  • 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.
With a unique focus on the most effective interventional techniques, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition tells the full story of cancer in dogs and cats — what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice. Nearly 500 color photographs, diagrams, x-rays, and gross views depict the clinical manifestations of various cancers. This edition covers the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. With contributions from 65 veterinary oncology experts, this authoritative reference is a must-have for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology.

"I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it." Reviewed by: Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UK Date: July 2014

  • Cutting-edge information
  • on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities prepares you to diagnose and treat pets with cancer rather than refer cases to a specialist.
  • A consistent format for chapters on body system tumors includes coverage of incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies.
  • A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients.
  • Nearly 500 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures.
  • Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment.
  • Expert contributors provide in-depth coverage of the most current information in his or her respective specialty in veterinary oncology.
  • Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy.
  • Discussion of compassion and supportive care for the management of pain, nutritional needs, and grief includes methods for handling the pet’s pain and nutritional complications as well as the pet owner’s grief when treatment is not successful.
  • Thoroughly UPDATED chapters
  • cover the most recent changes in the clinical management of melanoma, mast cell tumors, tumors of the skeletal system, tumors of the endocrine system, tumors of the mammary gland, urinary cancers, nervous system cancers, lymphoma, and histiocytic diseases.
  • NEW Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics chapter discusses the various phases of clinical trials as well as current challenges and opportunities in oncology drug development.
  • NEW! A focus on the best recommended treatment options highlights therapeutic strategies that have been vetted by veterinary oncology experts.
  • NEW co-author Dr. Rodney L. Page adds his valuable perspective, expertise, and research experience.
Interpret diagnostic images accurately with Diagnostic Radiology and Ultrasonography of the Dog and Cat, 5th Edition. Written by veterinary experts J. Kevin Kealy, Hester McAllister, and John P. Graham, this concise guide covers the principles of diagnostic radiology and ultransonography and includes clear, complete instruction in image interpretation. It illustrates the normal anatomy of body systems, and then uses numbered points to describe radiologic signs of abnormalities. It also includes descriptions of the ultrasonographic appearance of many conditions in dogs and cats. Updated with the latest on digital imaging, CT, MR, and nuclear medicine, and showing how to avoid common errors in interpretation, this book is exactly what you need to refine your diagnostic and treatment planning skills!
  • Hundreds of detailed radiographs and ultrasonograms clearly illustrate principles, aid comprehension, and help you accurately interpret your own films.
  • The normal anatomy and appearance for each body system is included so you can identify deviations from normal, such as traumatic and pathologic changes.
  • Coverage of the most common disorders associated with each body system help you interpret common and uncommon problems.
  • Coverage of radiographic principles and procedures includes density, contrast, detail, and technique, so you can produce the high-quality films necessary for accurate diagnosis.
  • Clinical signs help you arrive at a clinical diagnosis.
  • An emphasis on developing a standardized approach to viewing radiographs and ultrasonograms ensures that you do not overlook elements of the image that may affect proper diagnosis.
  • Complete coverage of diagnostic imaging of small animals includes all modalities and echocardiography, all in a comprehensive, single-source reference.
  • Discussions of ultrasound-guided biopsy technique help you perform one of the most useful, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures.
  • Single chapters cover all aspects of specific body compartments and systems for a logical organization and easy cross-referencing.
  • Coverage of different imaging modalities for individual diseases/disorders is closely integrated in the text and allows easier comprehension.
  • A consistent style, terminology, and content results from the fact that all chapters are written by the same authors.
From basic procedures like spays, castrations, and declaws to advanced surgeries like craniotomy, vertal slots, and lung lobectomy, Fossum’s Small Animal Surgery, 5th Edition is the go-to, full-color guide for everything that general veterinarians and vet students need to know about both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Five editors bring their expert perspective as they discuss the latest advances in key areas such as imaging modalities, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and neurology. There is no better resource to keep you up to date on the latest advances and techniques in small animal surgery!
  • NEW! Expanded sections on thoracoscopy, arthroscopy, and laparoscopy
  • reflect the significant growth in minimally invasive procedures in vet medicine.
  • NEW! Significantly revised section on joint disease includes additional techniques and procedures.
  • NEW! Revised chapter on regenerative medicine emphasizes application of stem cell and regenerative medicine technologies to clinical patients.
  • NEW! Increased emphasis on differential diagnosis helps you learn how to avoid misdiagnoses that result in unnecessary surgery with the inclusion of boxes covering disorders that may mimic the more commonly encountered surgical neurologic problems that are not actual disorders requiring surgical repair.
  • NEW! Correlation boxes highlight the advances in veterinary medicine that correlate with human medicine.
  • NEW! Expanded chapter on neurologic examination cover how to perform a proper neurologic exam to detect problems in cats and dogs.
  • NEW! Step-by-step procedure videos that walk through both basic and advanced procedures have been added to this new edition.
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