A vital pocket-sized reference tool for busy practitioners and students, saving hours of searching through multiple sources. Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, Second Edition brings together comprehensive differential diagnosis lists covering a wide range of presenting signs. This new edition has been fully updated with alphabetised lists for improved navigation. The lists cover the majority of presentations that are encountered in practice, including both common and uncommon conditions. Details differential diagnoses from diverse findings such as history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory test results and electrodiagnostic testing Provides guidance on how common conditions are, and how commonly they are the cause of the presenting sign Useful throughout the working day for vets in small animal practice, the information will save hours searching alternative multiple references New co-author Kate Murphy brings her expertise as an ECVIM diplomate For ultimate ease of use this book is also available as an app for iOS and Android devices. To purchase the app visit www.skyscape.com/wiley/DDxSAMed2
Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis, 2nd Edition is a practical, concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps you make more reliable on-the-scene decisions. More than 400 lists bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference. An organized presentation of differential diagnoses by sign and symptom, disorder, and body system, facilitates quick and flexible access to information at many stages of the diagnostic work-up. Alphabetical listing of all relevant laboratory tests makes information easy to find for students and experienced practitioners alike. Easily identify the likeliest diagnosis by reviewing the possibilities listed in order of incidence. Pocket-sized for portability, practicality, and quick reference. NEW! Coverage of new disorders and syndromes expands the span of differential diagnoses to help you effectively evaluate more signs and symptoms. NEW! Addition of new and more widely used diagnostic and laboratory tests keeps you up-to-date as lab tests become more specialized and sophisticated.
Now in smaller format paperback, this book contains over 400 clinical cases, grouped broadly by subject, presented by means of over 800 color photographs of the highest quality, plus detailed captions focusing on key pointers to diagnosis and treatment. The underlying, yet unspoken, theme of the book is that the clinician's eye, thought processes and judgment will always be central to successful clinical practice.
Author: Jill E. Maddison,Holger A. Volk,David B. Church
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A logical approach to making a diagnosis, puts the art back into veterinary science.℗ Essential reading for all small animal clinicians. Professor Edward Hall MA (Cantab), VetMB, PhD(Liv), DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Head of Division and Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, UK This book outlines the philosophy and approaches underlying problem-based clinical reasoning. It is an important resource for vets looking to advance themselves as small animal diagnosticians and essential reading.
Author: Michael D. Lorenz,T. Mark Neer,Paul DeMars
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition takes a problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis and outlines core information necessary to effectively evaluate the major medical problems in dogs and cats. The text starts by defining problems caused by disease and proceeds to integrate the history, physical examination, and diagnostic modalities into a logical approach designed to assist with the medical management of patients. The new edition continues to serve as a vital tool in accurate and appropriate diagnosis for small animal veterinarians, emergency and critical care veterinarians, and veterinary students.
Focusing on 'day one competencies', this book offers essential guidance to the most common problems encountered in small animal general practice. Addressing 100 core scenarios, it is ideal for the undergraduate or newly qualified vet, and for those seeking an up-to-date refresher. Organized by presenting sign (diarrhoea, itching) or disease (diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), and with colour illustration throughout, each chapter explains: how to make a diagnosis which interventions are most appropriate in general practice what the vet should say to the client before and after examination 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.
A unique, case-based guide to diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions encountered in canine internal medicine Canine Internal Medicine: What's Your Diagnosis? is an ideal guide to how internal medicine cases are handled in the clinical setting. This text is part of an exciting series, which combines problem-based learning, case studies, and questions and answers. Designed for veterinarians in practice and students, the series presents material in a format designed to enhance critical thinking and understanding. Adopting a case-based approach, chapters are built around body systems and are directed by questions to test the reader's ability to interpret clinical history, illustrative images and diagnostic results in order to provide differential diagnoses, diagnostic plans and treatment options. Common pitfalls in diagnosis and management are discussed, and you will benefit from the experience of the author as a busy and experienced clinician. An innovative and interesting way to increase knowledge and skills in canine internal medicine, Canine Internal Medicine: What's Your Diagnosis? is an indispensable resource for veterinary students, veterinarians in small animal practice, and those studying for post-graduate qualification in small animal medicine.
Designed with busy practitioners and students in mind, Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide provides concise, thorough coverage of over 250 skin diseases affecting small animals. More than 1,000 high-quality images help to ensure accurate diagnoses, with coverage including clinical features, top differentials, treatment, and prognosis for each disorder. In this edition, author Keith A. Hnilica streamlines content for practical, everyday use in the clinic. The differential diagnosis chapter is updated for added clarity and easier use, and for quick access, chapters now list diseases based upon the frequency of their occurrence in the pet population. A user-friendly organization allows for quick and easy access to information on specific diseases. Vivid, full-color images facilitate accurate diagnosis of each disorder. A comprehensive drug appendix includes information about dosage, adverse reactions, indications, and contraindications. A new section on skin diseases of birds and exotic pets covers the management of rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas, turtles, snakes, and lizards. Hundreds of new, full-color images clearly demonstrate the clinical appearance of skin lesions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Expanded coverage includes multiple methods of developing a differential diagnosis list based on patterns, breed, lesion type, and lesion location. Coverage of the zoonotic potential of animal skin diseases includes information on preventing the spread of disease from animal to human. Content is streamlined to focus on the more common and likely to be seen clinical problems. A completely updated drug formulary outlines the most effective treatment of dermatological conditions.
A quick guide to appropriately selecting and interpreting laboratory tests, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th Edition helps you utilize your in-house lab or your specialty reference lab to efficiently make accurate diagnoses without running a plethora of unnecessary and low-yield tests. It provides answers to commonly asked questions relating to laboratory tests, and solutions to frequently encountered problems in small animal diagnosis. For easy reference, information is provided by clinical presentation and abnormalities, and includes hundreds of tables, boxes, key points, and algorithms. This edition, now in full color, is updated with the latest advances in laboratory testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Written by noted educators Dr. Michael Willard and Dr. Harold Tvedten, this book may be used as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems or conditions as well as a reference for more detailed research on difficult cases. Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses. 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.
This valuable clinical tool presents an algorithmic approach to the differential diagnosis of multiple medical presentations commonly seen in daily veterinary practice. Problems are presented as signs, symptoms and laboratory abnormalities to simulate the way in which a veterinarian works toward a diagnosis. Each algorithm presumes that the first test performed has been a thorough history and physical examination, and from this point it relies on the use of clinical examination and diagnostic texts to progressively narrow a larger list of diagnoses for any given problem. Common Small Animal Medical Diagnoses offers an easy and cost-effective way to quickly rule out possible conditions and arrive at a manageable list of differential diagnoses.
This book will help veterinary students find vital information fast, when every second counts. The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook has become the profession’s gold standard for finding the information needed for everyday clinical practice when and where needed. In fact, more than 30,000 copies have been sold to veterinarians and veterinary students. This pocket-sized reference gives immediate access to accurate, practical information on 21 subjects, with handy headers, as well as sleek tables and charts. The Nerdbook places special emphasis on topics critical to the practice of routine clinical medicine, such as cardiology, toxicology, nutrition, critical care, infectious disease and dermatology. Charts, tables, diagrams, and outlines make skimming the information simple. It’s ideal for clinical use and for board-exam review. The book features: • Concise tables and charts to illustrate content • Simple diagrams provide an alternative to text information • Index of commonly used drug dosages • Extensive references if more in-depth information is needed New to the third edition: • The anesthesia section contains an illustrated instruction on nerve blocks and more on anesthetic monitoring. • The parasitology section summarizes the most updated CDC and CAPC recommendations and heartworm society recommendations. • The infectious disease section explains how to set up vaccine protocols. • A urinary section that follows the international Renal Interests Society staging system. • The GI section features a clinical diagnostic approach to diseases. Purchasing this resource gives access to additional information on the official Nerdbook website, including: • References and recommended readings • A neurologic exam check-off sheet • An illustrated overview of the nervous system • General protocols for behavior modification • Client handouts for prevention of common behavior problems • Videos illustrating behavior modification techniques In its third edition with loads of new and updated information, the Nerdbook is better organized, easier to understand and more clinically relevant than ever before.
Small Animal Ophthalmology: What's Your Diagnosis? is one of the first books in an exciting new series that combines problem-based learning, case studies, and questions and answers. Designed specifically for veterinarians and students, the series aims to present material in a format to enhance critical thinking and understanding. Adopting a case-based approach, chapters are built around common ophthalmic presentations and are directed by questions to test the reader's ability to interpret clinical history, ophthalmic photographs and diagnostic results in order to provide differential diagnoses.
The leading reference for the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in small animals, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice, 4th Edition provides cutting-edge, evidence-based guidelines to enhance your care of dogs and cats. Information is easy to find and easy to use, with comprehensive coverage including fluid and electrolyte physiology and pathophysiology and their clinical applications, as well as the newest advances in fluid therapy and a discussion of a new class of drugs called vaptans. Lead author Stephen DiBartola is a well-known speaker and the "go-to" expert in this field, and his team of contributors represents the most authoritative and respected clinicians and academicians in veterinary medicine. Over 30 expert contributors represent the "cream of the crop" in small animal medicine, ensuring that this edition provides the most authoritative and evidence-based guidelines. Scientific, evidence-based insights and advances integrate basic physiological principles into practice, covering patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, normal and abnormal clinical features and laboratory test results, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder. Hundreds of tables, algorithms, and schematic drawings demonstrate the best approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the most important points in an easy-access format. Drug and dosage recommendations are included with treatment approaches in the Electrolyte Disorders section. Clear formulas in the Fluid Therapy section make it easier to determine the state of dehydration, fluid choice, and administration rate and volume in both healthy and diseased patients. Updated chapters cover the latest advances in fluid therapy in patient management, helping you understand and manage a wide range of potentially life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Expanded Disorders of Sodium and Water chapter includes information on a new class of drugs called vaptans, vasopressin receptor antagonists that may soon improve the ability to manage patients with chronic hyponatremia. Hundreds of new references cover the most up-to-date advances in fluid therapy, including renal failure and shock syndromes.
Learn to effectively recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal medical conditions with this invaluable reference. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, emphasizes practical diagnostic approaches and focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of patient medical management. Extensive color illustrations, boxes, and algorithms, plus new photographs, schematic representations, and updated tables, set this book apart. With its highly functional design and clear, expert voice, this text delivers the most relevant information for the internal medical challenges you’re most likely to face. Utilizes a problem-oriented approach, beginning with a discussion of clinical signs and diagnostic recommendations and techniques and moving on to therapeutic considerations and management Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective specialty. Limited number of authors provides consistency. Clear, step-by-step procedural guidelines thoroughly describe each procedure. Cross-referencing throughout the book reduces redundancy and makes information easy to locate. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter alert you to the latest research findings. Comprehensive drug tables provide recommended dosages and indications. Purposefully written to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Hundreds of summary boxes and tables allow quick access to clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, drugs, and treatment. Full-color format brings you accurate visual depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Two new section editors bring a fresh perspective. Discussion of Immune-Mediated Disorders has been significantly expanded and made into its own section. Hundreds of new, full-color photographs and quick reference tables throughout Completely updated drug and treatment guidelines tables
Exotic pets are more popular than ever before, so make sure you are ready to care for everything from rats to songbirds with Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition. Expanded with three all new chapters and updated content, this new edition provides the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets, to veterinary practitioners who may or may not have experience treating them. Its practical quick-reference outline format makes it easy for you to see the conditions likely to be encountered within a species; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimens. Covers the most commonly encountered exotic species in one text, making it a succinct and practical clinician's guide to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of exotic pets. Expert advice on diagnostic approaches, clinical techniques, anesthetic protocols, and treatment regimens offers an invaluable source of useful clinically applicable material. Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs enables you to access information easily and efficiently. User-friendly outline format allows the guide to act as a quick reference in the clinical setting. NEW! All new chapters on marmosets and tamarins, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders provide up-to-date coverage of exotic species you may encounter in the clinic. NEW! Thoroughly updated and expanded coverage of exotic species and the problems that may plague them helps you develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly and seek appropriate care for exotic animals, such as: ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, hamsters and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars and related species, canaries, finches, toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, salamanders; pond fish, tropical freshwater fish and tropical marine fish.
Be ready to confidently face common and not-so-common canine and feline disorders with Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, Fifth Edition. The most trusted and well-known quick reference available to veterinarians, the updated Fifth Edition continues to provide swift, authoritative answers to every question concerning canine and feline health. More than 300 top specialists provide complete coverage of 838 specific disorders, with dozens of new topics and existing topics thoroughly revised to include the latest research. Arranged alphabetically from A-Z for efficient searching, each topic covers clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The customizable Client Handouts, which have been fully updated and redesigned with an attractive color design, are now available online, along with an image and video bank. Whether you're a student or a practicing veterinarian, this bestselling reference book will cut down on time spent navigating through other resources, allowing you to study, diagnose and treat more quickly.
Michael D. Lorenz,Larry M. Cornelius,Duncan Ferguson
Author: Michael D. Lorenz,Larry M. Cornelius,Duncan Ferguson
This book is a companion volume to Small Animal Medical Diagnosis. It presents key clinical information on evaluation standard therapy, "second level" therapy and drug interaction for all diseases and conditions commonly encountered in small animal practice. Also included is experimental and investigational therapy for the hard-to-treat patient. This text is organized system-by-system, with specific diseases discussed in each section.
This book provides complete, current information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive diseases in dogs and cats. It also discusses the importance of testing procedures in endocrine and reproductive diseases, as well as cost-effective and expedient diagnostic protocols. A complete review of reproduction is presented with the endocrine material, making this text the most inclusive resource overall on the topic. Expansive sections on Canine Male and Female Reproduction. The book is divided into nine sections for an organized and accessible approach to information. Discussions of testing procedures in endocrine and reproductive diseases. Explains cost-effective and expedient diagnostic protocols. Logical, step-by-step guidelines aid in accurate decision-making and diagnosis. A new chapter in the Adrenal Gland section (Section 3) addresses feline hyperadrenocorticism. The chapter on diabetes mellitus in the canine and feline has been divided into two chapters in order to explore the specific aspects of the disease in each species. All material has been extensively revised and brought up to date for this edition. Additional tables and algorithms throughout the book summarize and clarify information.
Ruth Dennis,Robert M. Kirberger,Frances Barr,Robert H. Wrigley
Author: Ruth Dennis,Robert M. Kirberger,Frances Barr,Robert H. Wrigley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Handbook of Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound: Techniques and Differential Diagnoses provides a user-friendly reference for a wide range of radiographic and ultrasonographic findings in dogs and cats. Key features Enables successful and clear interpretation of radiographs and ultrasonograms Offers clearly sequenced text arrangement from the identification of the radiographic or sonographic abnormalities to a list of subsequent considerations for each sign Prioritizes different clinical findings to tailor further diagnostic tests or therapeutic interventions Takes imaging abnormalities from the descriptive to the interpretative New to this edition Colour throughout enhances user-friendliness Many new conditions Extra illustrations show techniques and normal anatomy Additional information on techniques, normal appearance and disease processes Expanded Further Reading sections This book is intended for all users of small animal diagnostic imaging, from radiologists through to general practitioners to veterinary students, and will be an invaluable supplement to existing references in the subject.