The past 20 years has seen a remarkable growth in the knowledge base and skill set available in small animal practice the range of specialist information now available may appear daunting to the relatively inexperienced vet looking for a concise answer to one of the many common problems presented in the consulting room. Authored by vets with many years of experience in general practice, this new Foundation Manual aims to provide the first port of call for the busy practitioner faced with uncertainty over a new case. Common sense, first line approaches are given in a problem oriented setting stemming from the nose to tail examination. The Manual is broadly divided into three sections: The Art of Canine Practice Common Consultations Common Clinical Presentations.
The classic BSAVA Manuals of Canine Behaviour and Feline Behaviour were ahead of their time in the appreciation of the importance of small animal behaviour and its problems and treatment. This completely new Manual builds on their success. Written primarily for the veterinary surgeon in general practice, by veterinarians working in the fields of behaviour in different countries, the BSAVA Manual of Clinical and Feline Behavioural Medicine offers both sound scientific information and practical easy-to-follow advice. The book will also appeal to those who already have a special interest in behaviour problems. Following a consideration of the place of behavioural medicine within the practice setting, the normal behaviours of cats and dogs are described. Some more theoretical chapters are included, to give a background understanding of learning theory, the physiology of fear, and types of aggression. But the major focus of the Manual is on the practical approach to history taking, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, and follow-up of the range of behavioural problems encountered in dogs and cats. Colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate important features such as body postures, and tables throughout help the reader to access important information quickly. In the last 10-15 years the veterinary professional has increasingly appreciated the wider importance of animal behaviour and psychological well-being. Behavioural problems can disrupt the pet=owner relationship to the point of breaking, and many pets are re-homes, abandoned or euthanased as a result. Safeguarding the pet-owner relationship and assisting owners in gaining a deeper understanding of their companion animals is an integral part of modern veterinary practice. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine will enable you to cater for this need.
Diseases affecting the kidneys and urinary system are frequently seen in small animal practice. This manual reviews nephrology and urology of the dog and cat. Illustrated and problem orientated, the book aims to facilitate the understanding, diagnosis and successful management of importatnt diseases of the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract and prostate.
Author: British Small Animal Veterinary Association
This unique book, written by specialists from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa, bridges the disciplines of clinical pathology, internal medicine and critical care in a single volume. The Manual is divided into three sections: haematology, haemostasis and transfusion medicine. Within each section, review chapters are augmented by contributions on selected topics of interest to the practitioner. Methods of sample collection and interpretation for routine haematology, haemostatic function and bone marrow analysis are reviewed and new developments, such as flow cytometry for typing leukaemias, outlined. The diagnosis and management of a range of major infectious, immune-mediated and neoplastic diseases of the haematopopietic system are discussed. A chapter on canine babesiosis is timely, given the recent reports of cases in the UK, and a chapter is also included on the feline pathogen Haemobartonella felis. A wealth of excellent colour photographs throughout the book illustrates cell types and abnormalities, plus techniques such as blood transfusion. The range of coverage and the practical information in this Manual will render it of great value in the practice setting. BSAVA, BVNA and FECAVA members can claim their member discount by ordering direct from: British Small Animal Veterinary Association Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4AB, Tel: 01452 726709, Fax: 01452 726701, E-mail: [email protected]
Principles of Health and Welfare in a Multi-animal Environment
Author: Rachel Dean
This brand new manual provides a practical guide on how to deal with various clinical situations that arise when working with cats and dogs in a shelter environment. The first part of the manual describes the principles of shelter medicine and population health. The second part covers the prevention, management and control of disease in a shelter environment. The final part provides information on working with people in the shelter environment.
This is a foundation level manual in the popular series from the BSAVA. It presents the basic principles upon which the practice of modern veterinary surgery is based. The principles of surgery will often dictate the outcome of a surgical procedure, more so than the use of the most up-to-date technique, and the surgeon ignores them at their peril. The BSAVA Manual of Surgical Principles presents a solid grounding in the basic principles, with practical examples of why they are important, creating a manual that is very readable and relevant for the veterinary surgeon in practice.
This new edition presents a logically arranged and readily accessible source of practical information for general practitioners, veterinary surgeons studying for certificate level qualifications in surgery, veterinary students, nurses and technicians. The manual covers investigation of lameness, and other musculoskeletal disorders, principles of orthopaedic surgery and the management of disorders affecting specific joints. Imaging and operative technique sections provide a ready practical reference.
Dermatology constitutes a large percentage of the daily caseload in small animal practice and can represent a challenge for the busy practitioner as many different diseases have similar presenting signs. Thus, a solid understanding of how to logically and sequentially approach a dermatological case is essential for a successful outcome. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology begins by providing the reader with a grounding in examination and investigative techniques. The second section of the Manual provides a problem-oriented approach to the common dermatological conditions encountered in practice, including erosions and ulcerations, focal and multifocal alopecia and pruritus. The final part of the Manual covers the major skin diseases of dogs and cats caused by bacteria, yeast, fungi and parasites.
In the latest addition to the BSAVA imaging Manuals series, this book provides an overview of the physical principles of ultrasonography and discusses the equipment required as well as the general principles of the ultrasound examination. It then moves on to discuss body systems in individual chapters, with each chapter following a similar format: • Indications • Comparison of ultrasonography with radiography and CT • Imaging technique • Normal ultrasonographic appearance • Interpretation of disease. The Manual is extensively illustrated with images of both normal anatomy and the abnormalities associated with disease. In addition, as the moving image is such a vital part of interpreting ultrasound studies, a DVD-ROM featuring video clips relevant to the individual chapters accompanies this Manual.