The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 3968

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

Practical Lurcher Breeding

Author: David Brian Plummer

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9781904784067

Category:

Page: 192

View: 5907

How to Make a Puppy!

A Practical Guide for Dog Breeders with 100+ Illustrations.

Author: Sy Guth

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466994908

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6031

Dog breeding is a wonderful and fulfilling activity. The aim of this book is to aid the novice dog breeder in establishing a methodology based on best practices and common sense to ensure the delivery and rearing of healthy puppies. The book covers the basic aspects of dog breeding from designing a kennel to a detailed description on whelping puppies to preparing weaning formulas to choosing a puppy to breed on from; vetting puppy buyers; and case lessons based on the author's own experiences. The book also presents the basics of coefficient of inbreeding; reproduction cycle and mating; record keeping; and equipment helpful in breeding dogs. The book is well illustrated to enable an easy understanding of the concepts. The reader will find this book a caring approach to breeding dogs.

Clinical Endocrinology of Dogs and Cats

An Illustrated Text

Author: A. Rijnberk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400901054

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 4850

Clinical endocrinology is a fascinating field requiring the challenging combination of broad pathophysiological interest and specific expertise in the field of endocrinology, thereby occupying a common ground between biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine. In the majority of cases the clinician's notion of the presence of an endocrine disease is largely based upon pattern recognition, in which physical changes play an important role. Therefore many color illustrations have been included throughout the text. In addition there are many full color graphs and illustrations of diagnostic imaging and pathology. With over 350 illustrations the book represents a richly illustrated text on the diseases of endocrine glands. For each gland there is an introductory section on the relevant morphology and physiology, followed by descriptions of the disorders of the gland. When endocrine diseases are quite different in dogs and cats, separate descriptions are given for these species. Protocols for function tests and emergency treatments are presented in the last chapters. Consequently the book provides the user with both comprehensive descriptions and quick references. The book has been written by leading clinicians in the field, with contributions from two biochemists, a radiologist and pathologist. As such a valuable textbook for veterinary students and practitioners has been compiled to fulfil the need for an up-to-date and complete book on endocrine diseases of dogs and cats.

Theriogenology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Catherine Lamm,Chelsea Makloski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744476

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 2281

Guest Editors Catherine Lamm and Chelsea Makloski review articles in theriogenology for the small animal practitioner. Topics will include: managing the reproductive cycle in the bitch, clinical techniques of artificial insemination in dogs, current advances in gestation and parturition in cats and dogs, clinical approaches to infertility in the bitch, the problem stud dog, guide to emergency interception during parturition in the dog and cat, clinical approach to abortion, still birth and neonatal death in cats and dogs, disorders of sexual development, common lesions in the male reproductive tract of cats and dog, common lesions in the female reproductive tract of cats and dogs, bacterial reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, viral reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, and more!

Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - eBook

Author: Stephen J. Ettinger,Edward C. Feldman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437702821

Category: Medical

Page: 2208

View: 9506

Now in its 7th edition, this popular, must-have text remains the only encyclopedic resource for veterinary internal medical problems. The internationally acclaimed "gold standard" offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting dogs and cats, as well as the latest information on the genome, clinical genomics, euthanasia, innocent heart murmurs, hyperbaric medicine, home prepared and raw diets, obesity, botulism, artificial pacing of the heart, cancer vaccines, and more. The 7th edition combines the convenience of a two-volume printed textbook with the enhanced functionality of an Expert Consult website that enables you to electronically search your entire book and study more efficiently. With instant access to the most reliable information available, you’ll always be at the forefront of veterinary care! Fully searchable online text provides fast, easy access to the most reliable information in the field. More than 150 clinical algorithms throughout the text aid in disease-identification and decision-making. Expanded online chapter content enhances your understanding through additional text, illustrations, tables, and boxes. Hyperlinked client information sheets streamline reference of specific conditions and enhance communication with clients. Extensive online reference list directs you to full-text PubMed abstracts for additional research. Thoroughly updated and expanded content, including 90 new chapters, addresses the latest developments across the full spectrum of small animal care. Companion Expert Consult website enhances your learning experience with the ability to search the entire electronic text instantly for easy reference. Expert Consult also gives you instant access to: More than 150 procedural videos that guide you step-by-step through essential procedures. Audio files that help you identify heart abnormalities by their sound.

Dog

Author: Susan McHugh

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894880

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 2589

Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction

Evidence-Based Answers

Author: Margaret V. Root Kustritz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119949491

Category: Medical

Page: 332

View: 4326

Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers provides quick, reliable answers to the most common questions in canine and feline reproductive and pediatric practice. Written using an innovative question-and-answer format, each answer is designed for quick reference, with the best references listed for further information as needed. Based on the author’s years of experience answering questions on reproduction and pediatrics, Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction allows the practicing veterinarian to rapidly find and apply evidence-based answers from the scientific literature to their clinical questions.

Born to Win, Breed to Succeed

Author: Patricia Craige Trotter

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1621870715

Category: Pets

Page: 424

View: 428

The most important book on dog breeding and showing ever written just got bigger and better! Complete with new and updated content by Patricia Craige Trotter, who won her signature breed group at Westminster a record-breaking ten times, Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, 2nd edition is now the most inclusive how-to guide on dog shows ever written. This full-color edition feature’s updated and revised information on everything from tips for breeders, owners, and handlers to the proper documentation of your breeding program. In addition to the expanded content, this book also contains more than 400 color photographs of historic and current show dogs with informational sidebars.

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV - E-Book

Author: John D. Bonagura,David C. Twedt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711529

Category: Medical

Page: 1440

View: 7816

From medical disorders to toxicology to infectious disease, Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV includes the most up-to-date information from leading experts in the veterinary field with over 260 new chapters. The user-friendly format presents content clearly to help you easily find the information you need and put it in practice. Selective lists of references and suggested readings provide opportunities for further research, and the Companion CD includes helpful information from the previous volume that still applies to current practice. Authoritative, reliable information on diagnosis includes details on the latest therapies. An organ-system organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information. Well-known writers and editors provide accurate, up-to-date coverage of important topics. A convenient Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information. Cross-references to the previous edition make it easy to find related information that remains valid and current. A list of references and suggested readings is included at the end of most chapters. A fully searchable companion Evolve website adds chapters from Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, with information that has not changed significantly since its publication. It also includes an image collection with over 300 images, and references linked to PubMed. Useful appendices on the website provide a virtual library of valuable clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, body fluid analyses, conversion tables, nutritional profiles, a drug formulary, and more. More than 260 new chapters keep you at the leading edge of veterinary therapy.

Breeding Dogs For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068632

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 6843

So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437707998

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 3847

Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. 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.

Sporting Terriers

Their History, Training and Management

Author: Pierce O'Conor

Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 9780953364893

Category:

Page: 157

View: 7403

This is Pierce O'Connor's detailed and useful account of all aspects of terrier work as practiced at the time of publication. Something of a revolution in its day, it has since become a classic. The book includes an extract (in French) from 'La Venerie de Jacques D. Fouilloux' on "Comme il faut dresser les petits chiens de terre, pour la chasse des renards et tessons". This edition has as a front cover the wonderful photograph of John Gaunt, rat-catcher to the Midland Railway Company in Derbyshire. It is a studio photograph of Gaunt sitting, with three rough-coated Jack Russell-type terriers, and holding three tame foxes and a cat, and is taken from "My Life As A Soldier And Sportsman" by J. Robson Scott.

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases - E-BOOK

Author: Jane E. Sykes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241948

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 6001

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases is a practical, up-to-date resource covering the most important and cutting-edge advances in the field. Presented by a seasoned educator in a concise, highly visual format, this innovative guide keeps you current with the latest advances in this ever-changing field. 80 case studies illustrate the clinical relevance of the major infectious disease chapters. Well-organized Major Infectious Diseases chapters break down content by etiologic agent and epidemiology, clinical signs and their pathophysiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, immunity, prevention, and public health implications. Over 80 case studies illustrate how the information provided can be applied in everyday practice. Logical approach to laboratory diagnosis guides you through all the steps needed to accurately diagnose and treat viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and algal diseases. Practical protocols provided by expert clinicians guide you in the management of canine and feline patients suspected to have infectious diseases, including handling, disinfection, isolation, and vaccination protocols. Over 500 full color images – geographic distribution maps, life cycle drawings, and hundreds of color photographs – visually illustrate and clarify complex issues. Easy-to-understand tables and boxes make content quickly accessible, eliminating the need to sort through dense text for critical information in the clinical setting.

Dog Breeds

Author: Juliette. Cunliffe

Publisher: Parragon Publishing

ISBN: 9780752541617

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 553

Welpen für Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783527702541

Category:

Page: 271

View: 5058

In einen Welpen hat man sich schnell verliebt. Die großen Kulleraugen, die riesigen Pfoten ... einfach süß. Doch bei der Anschaffung und Erziehung eines Welpen kann man viele Fehler machen, und mancher hat die Anschaffung eines Welpen schon bereut. In "Welpen für Dummies" finden Welpenbesitzer, und diejenigen, die es bald werden möchten, alles Wissenswerte rund um die Aufzucht, Erziehung und Pflege des neuen Familienmitglieds. Außerdem findet der Leser viele Tipps, wie die kritischen ersten Monate gemeinsam mit dem Welpen erfolgreich überstanden werden.

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV - E-Book

Author: John D. Bonagura,David C. Twedt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323227627

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

View: 2170

Written by today s leading experts, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XV keeps you completely current with the latest in disease management for dogs and cats. It uses a clear and practical approach to medical disorders; the typical chapter includes both a brief guide to diagnosis and a detailed discussion of therapy. You ll gain quick access to information such as critical care; infectious, toxicologic, and dermatologic disorders; and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, neurologic,and ophthalmologic systems. From editors John Bonagura and David Twedt plus hundreds of expert contributors, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy enhances your skills in evidence-based treatment planning. "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 2015 Authoritative, 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.

The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog

Author: Ann Seranne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764573020

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 237

View: 6002

Back by popular demand the only breeding book endorsed by top breeders "There are many books on breeding dogs, but Ann′s book is so on–target and comprehensive that it has become a bible among successful breeders. The news that Howell is making this modern classic available again is to the benefit of both new and future generations of aspiring breeders." –– From the new Foreword by Wendell J. Sammet, The American Kennel Club′s first Breeder of the Year (2002) The bible of quality dog breeding, The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog is a must–have for novice and veteran breeders alike, covering everything from developing a viable breeding program to genetics to whelping, raising, and socializing puppies. Written in easy–to–understand language by renowned dog breeder Ann Seranne, this classic takes you step by step through the entire process of breeding a successful litter, from the moment of conception to a dog′s first show. You′ll see how to select a method of breeding, evaluate your own breeding stock and the potential of a litter, avoid the pitfalls of whelping, and properly care for the litter until the puppies are ready to go to their new homes. Ann Seranne′s deep love of dogs, her vast knowledge, and her expertise make this the only guide you will ever need to become a successful breeder.

Veterinary Immunology - E-Book

Author: Ian R. Tizard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291694

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 8453

The only complete resource on immunology for veterinary students and practitioners, Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction features a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts. Comprehensive coverage of vaccines and vaccine usage, allergies and allergic diseases, and autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies, prepare you for the multiple immunologic issues you will encounter in practice. A wealth of clinical examples clearly illustrate key concepts and offer practical strategies for diagnosing and treating immunologic disorders in the clinical setting. More than 500 full-color diagrams and illustrations visually demonstrate and clarify complex issues. Completely updated section on innate immunity includes new chapters on natural killer (NK) cells and systemic responses to infection to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. New information on genomics and molecular diagnostic techniques explores how the emerging field of genomics impacts disease resistance and immunology in general, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of immunological and infectious diseases. Updated content provides new information on well-recognized older diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as current information on new diseases such as devil facial tumor disease and bovine neonatal pancytopenia. Expanded coverage brings you the latest knowledge on resistance to infection, such as vaccine usage, especially with respect to duration of immunity, the effects of key vitamins and lipids on immune responses, the effects of old age on immunity, and both antiviral and parasitic immunity. Diagnostic tests described throughout the text include a new section on the analysis of ELISA test data, as well as a brief summary of molecular diagnostic techniques. Coverage reflecting a significant change in the overall view of immunology provides you with the foundational knowledge needed to grasp the broad pattern of immunologic reactions and understand how the immune system functions as an interconnected network, rather than a series of independent pathways. New discussions of the critical importance of commensal bacteria and intestinal flora explain help you understand the importance of this normal flora with respect to antibacterial immunity, allergies, and autoimmunity, while at the same time providing a broader view of the animal body and its microflora as a "superorganism." A discussion of the importance of adipose tissue in immunity and inflammation addresses the epidemic of obesity in domestic pets and the extraordinary growth rates expected of domestic livestock. The section on inflammatory mechanisms has been divided into separate chapters focusing on the detection of invaders and the mediators of inflammation to incorporate the vast amount of new information on pattern recognition receptors and the ways in which they warn the body of microbial invasion.