Meticulously organized by body system for optimal readability and ease of reference, the 3rd edition of this best-selling manual provides quick, comprehensive, and practical guidance on evaluating and managing a full range of common medical and surgical conditions encountered in small animal practice. Medical chapters discuss etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment, while surgical chapters discuss anatomy, preoperative considerations, procedures and postoperative care. It also contains an entire section devoted to avian and exotic pets and a comprehensive drug formulary.
A consistent outline format provides easy access to information on etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment for each disease or disorder, as well as anatomy, preoperative conditions, techniques, and postoperative care for surgical procedures.
Key Points draw attention to helpful tips and key concepts.
Includes a comprehensive section covering diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for avian and exotic pets.
New to this Edition
Features new chapters that cover key topics such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, vaccination guidelines, and syncope.
Includes the latest information on drugs and clinical equipment throughout.
Section 1 Patient Management 1. History and Physical Examination 2. Practical Methods of Anesthesia 3. Critical Care Techniques 4. Radiographic and Ultrasonographic Techniques 5. Fluid Therapy for Dogs and Cats 6. Pain Management Section 2 Infectious Disease 7. Vaccination Guidelines 8. Feline Leukemia Virus 9. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus 10. Feline Coronavirus and FIP 11. Feline Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex 12. Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough) 13. Canine Distemper 14. Intestinal Viruses 15. Rabies and Pseudorabies 16. Miscellaneous Viral Diseases 17. Rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Neorickettsiosis 18. Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) 19. Systemic Bacterial Infectious Diseases 20. Systemic Mycoses 21. Toxoplasmosis and Other Systemic Protozoal Infections Section 3 Hematology/Oncology 22. Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Platelets 23. Coagulation Diseases 24. Systemic Immune-Mediated Diseases 25. Diseases of the Spleen 26. Principles of Oncology 27. Lymphoid Neoplasia 28. Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Mast Cell Tumors 29. Mammary Gland Neoplasia 30. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues Section 4 Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 31. Diseases of the Thyroid Gland 32. Diseases of the Parathyroid Gland and Calcium Metabolism 33. Diseases of the Adrenal Gland 34. Diabetes Mellitus 35. Pancreatic Beta Cell Neoplasia 36. Diseases of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Section 5 Skin and Ear Diseases 37. Skin Cytology and Biopsy 38. Pyoderma 39. Mycobacteriosis 40. Deep Fungal Infections 41. Malassezia Dermatitis 42. Dermatophytosis 43. Demodicosis 44. Scabies, Notoedric Mange, Cheyletiellosis 45. Flea Allergy Dermatitis 46. Atopic Dermatitis 47. Food Hypersensitivity 48. Immune-Mediated Dermatoses 49. Necrotizing Dermatoses 50. Keratinization Defects 51. Growth Hormone and Sex Hormone - Associated Dermatoses 52. Feline Symmetric Alopecia 53. Miliary Dermatitis and Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex 54. Surgery of Intertriginous Dermatoses 55. Management of Traumatic Wounds by Primary Closure 56. Management of the Open Wound 57. Selected Skin Graft and Reconstructive Techniques 58. Diseases of the Pinna 59. Otitis Externa 60. Surgery of External Ear Canal and Pinna 61. Otitis Media and Interna 62. Surgery for Otitis Media and Otitis Interna 63. Disorders of the Claw Section 6 Digestive System 64. Oropharnyx 65. Diseases of the Esophagus and Disorders of Swallowing 66. Surgery of the Esophagus 67. Diseases of the Stomach 68. Surgery of the Stomach 69. Diseases of the Intestines 70. Surgery of the Intestines 71. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Tract 72. Surgery of the Liver and Biliary Tract 73. Diseases and Surgery of the Exocrine Pancreas 74. Anorectal Diseases 75. Anorectal Surgery 76. Peritonitis Section 7 Disorders of the Urogenital Sysetm 77. Diseases of the Kidney and Ureter 78. Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter 79. Diseases of the Urinary Bladder 80. Surgery of the Urinary Bladder 81. Disease of the Urethra 82. Surgery of the Urethra 83. Disorders of Micturition 84. Diseases of the Prostate Gland 85. Surgery of the Prostate Gland 86. Diseases of the Testes and Scrotum 87. Surgery of the Testes and Scrotum 88. Disease of the Penis and Prepuce 89. Surgery of the Penis and Prepuce 90. Disease of the Ovaries and Uterus 91. Surgery of the Ovaries and Uterus 92. Disease of the Vulva and Vagina 93. Surgery of the Vulva and Vagina 94. Infertility and Breeding Disorders Section 8 Skeletal System 95. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (NEW!) 96. Fractures of the Skull 97. Fractures and Dislocations of the Mandible 98. Fractures of the Maxilla 99. Neoplasia of the Maxilla and Mandible 100. Fractures and Dislocations of the Spine 101. Neoplasia of the Axial Skeleton 102. Fractures of the Shoulder 103. Scapulo-Humeral Luxation 104. Fractures of the Humerus 105. Fractures and Growth Deformities of the Radius and Ulna 106. Fractures and Dislocations of the Carpus 107. Fractures of the Pelvis 108. Disorders of the Coxofemoral Joint 109. Fractures of the Femur 110. Orthopedic Disorders of the Stifle 111. Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula 112. Luxation, Subluxation, and Shearing Injuries of the Tarsal Joint 113. Orthopedic Disorders of the Distal Extremities 114. Amputation of the Digit 115. Surgery of the Skeletal Muscle and Tendon 116. Neoplasia of the Thoracic and Pelvic Limbs 117. Miscellaneous Diseases of the Bone 118. Osteochondrosis 119. Pediatric Fractures 120. Open Fractures 121. Osteomyelitis 122. Delayed Unions, Nonunions, Malunions 123. Osteoarthritis 124. Immune-Mediated Arthritis Section 9 Nervous System 125. Diagnostic Approach to Neurologic Disease 126. Diseases of the Brain 127. Seizures 128. Disorders of the Spinal Cord 129. Peripheral Nerve Disorders 130. Disorders of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Section 10 Ophthalmology 131. Ophthalmic Equipment and Techniques 132. Diseases of the Eyelid 133. Diseases of the Conjunctiva 134. Diseases of the Cornea and Sclera 135. Diseases of the Lens 136. Diseases of the Uvea 137. Glaucoma 138. Diseases of the Retina, Choroid and Optic Nerve 139. Diseases of the Lacrimal Apparatus 140. Diseases of the Orbit 141. Neuro-ophthalmology Section 11 Cardiopulmonary System 142. Auscultation and Physical Diagnosis 143. Cardiovascular Radiography 144. Electrocardiography 145. Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm 146. Drugs for Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases 147. Syncope 148. Heart Failure 149. Valvular Heart Disease 150. Cardiomyopathy 151. Pericardial Diseases and Cardiac Neoplasia 152. Heartworm Disease 153. Vascular Diseases 154. Congenital Heart Disease 155. Surgical Correction of Patent Ductus Arteriosus 156. Shock 157. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation 158. Diagnostic Methods in Respiratory Disease 159. Diagnostic Imaging in Respiratory Disease 160. Surgery of the Nasal Cavity and Sinuses 161. Obstructive Upper Airway Disorders 162. Bronchopulmonary Disease 163. Respiratory Infections 164. Pleural Effusion 165. Respiratory Neoplasia 166. Thoracic Trauma 167. Principles of Thoracic Surgery Section 12 Diseases of Avian and Exotic Pets 168. Avian Techniques 169. Avian Infectious Diseases 170. Avian Dermatology 171. Disorders of the Avian Respiratory System 172. Disorders of the Avian Digestive System 173. Avian Obstetric Medicine 174. Disorders of the Avian Nervous System 175. Ferrets 176. Rabbits 177. Pet Rodents 178. Basic Husbandry and Medicine of Pet Reptiles
By Stephen J. Birchard, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVS, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Colunbus, OH; and Robert G. Sherding, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Chair, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbia, OH
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Any book that attempts to cover the whole of small animal medicine and surgery in a single volume is, by necessity, almost bound to fail. That said, this book makes a good attempt and contains much useful information.
There are 12 main sections, covering patient management, infectious disease, haematology/oncology, endocrine and metabolic disorders, skin and ear disease, digestive system, urogenital, skeletal, nervous system, ophthalmology, cardiopulmonary and exotic pets. These sections are further subdivided into 178 chapters, a sixteen page formulary and a fifty page index. Navigating the text is simple and the consistent format of two-tone text, clear headings and bullet pointing is user friendly. Diagrams and tables are clear and illustrate the text well, though not comprehensively. The list of authors is impressive, though almost exclusively North American.
Each chapter covers a specific topic logically and mostly anatomically. Aetiology, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment are then presented in bullet point format, highlighted by tables and algorithms, with key points emphasised by the use of red font.
Although not a small book at 2000 pages, the scope of subject matter inevitably means that each topic is only dealt with very briefly, with little discussion, although the list of references is adequate. Anaesthesia is therefore contained in a mere 11 pages and the whole of stifle diseases in just twelve. This brevity is simultaneously the book's best feature, but frustratingly also its major draw-back. For a clinician in practice, with little time to search texts between cases, it offers a fantastic, easily accessible review and 'aide memoire'. However, when faced with an unfamiliar case the book will pose as many questions as it answers. Used correctly, therefore, as a revision aid for the busy clinician it deserves a place on every practice book- shelf, though there is the risk of abusing the volume if it is relied upon for short- cut answers for a practitioner in unfamiliar territory.
My one main criticism of the book is its binding: it is not a lightweight volume and presumably the intention is to be leafed through regularly. It therefore deserves a more substantial hard cover over the present flimsy offering, which will rapidly lose its support. At £82 it offers value for money, but would be more valuable and more appreciated at an increased cost and in a stronger format. Buy this book, but use it alongside the excellent range of BSAVA manuals.
Tim Hutchinson BVSc CertSAS. MRCVS (UK) FECAVA Vol. 16-2 October 2006