BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Rehabilitation, Supportive and Palliative Care

Case Studies in Patient Management

Author: Samantha Lindley,Penny Watson

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: 9781905319206

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 9399

Companion animals are undergoing previously uncontemplated treatments and surviving what would once have been rapidly fatal conditions. This NEW Manual is aimed at the whole veterinary team, drawing on all their skills to help patients achieve as full a function and quality of life as possible after surgery, trauma or disease, and to manage chronic conditions effectively for the benefit of animal, owner and the practice team. Part One discusses the principles of rehabilitation, supportive and palliative care. The science behind pain and its management, clinical nutrition and physical therapies is explored, and clinical applications reviewed with reference to published evidence of efficacy and/or effectiveness. In Part Two, this truly innovative Manual presents a collection of Case Studies across a range of canine and feline patients - from discospondylitis to glaucoma in dogs and from triaditis to leg amputation in cats. The following are considered for every case, with expert assessment from the contributors to Part One of the book: • Acute and chronic pain management • Fear, stress and conflict concerns • Nutritional requirements • Physiotherapy • Hydrotherapy • Acupuncture • Nursing and supportive care • Owner advice and homecare recommendations.

Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

Author: Nicola Ackerman,Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066095

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 3999

The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support. All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date. The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition. Evolve Resources containing Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning Image Bank of over 700 figures Additional chapters Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills. Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated. New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author: Chris Zink,Janet B. Van Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119380545

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 4460

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of this gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation, encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches. Presents current, state-of-the-art information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete and all active dogs Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts Provides clinical cases that set the information in context

Animal Abuse

Helping Animals and People

Author: Catherine Tiplady

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845939832

Category: Nature

Page: 233

View: 8104

Animal abuse is an increasingly recognized issue throughout the world and makes headlines every year. The plight of animals is well documented, but the hidden cost to those who help is not fully understood. This practical handbook covers definitions, types and explanations of forms of animal abuse, and then examines the impacts of animal abuse on professionals and provides coping strategies. The book concludes with a guide to dealing with animal abuse, including providing first aid for common emergencies and dealing with the human abusers.

Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare

Author: Ilona Rodan,Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455774014

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 2072

Learn to manage the physical and psychological well-being of your feline patients with Feline Behavioral Medicine: Prevention and Treatment. From house soiling problems to aggression, this all-new reference offers detailed guidance on assessing, treating, and preventing the full spectrum of feline behavioral problems. Material is organized by both topic and life stage for quick access to the information you need. Plus its incorporation of patient education materials, instructive images, and the latest AAFP guidelines, makes it an invaluable addition to any vet clinician's library. "This book ... will undoubtedly become THE reference in that very specific field." Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, January 2016 UNIQUE! Focus on the prevention of behavior problems is found throughout the majority of the book to show clinicians how to incorporate behavioral considerations into general practice. Comprehensive, holistic care fusing the physical and psychological well-being of feline patients serves as a foundation for all content. International team of expert contributors provides in-depth, authoritative guidance using the most up-to-date information available. Updated information on preventive advice and treatment recommendations follows the guidelines set forth by the AAFP. Client handouts and behavior questionnaires in the book help vets clearly communicate with clients about their cat's behavior.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Author: Tanya Duke-Novakovski,Vries de,Chris Seymour

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781905319619

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 8297

New edition of a popular guide for small animal veterinary practitioners covering anaesthesia and its administration. This new edition covers not only the medical aspects, but also the legal, ethical and practical consequences before, during and after surgery The use of anaesthetics and analgesics is broken down into their use in dental, ophthalmic and thoracic surgery among others, and the impact of various diseases and disorders on their efficacy Provides advice on how to deal with complications and emergencies and techniques for managing pain

BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice

A Foundation Manual

Author: Andrea Harvey,Séverine Tasker

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: 9781905319398

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 8527

This new addition to the BSAVA Foundation Manual series serves to provide an easily accessible source of practical advice on the management of common feline problems encountered in first-opinion practice. It begins with an introduction to important general issues in effective feline practice, including handling techniques, principles of examination and how to ensure a cat-friendly practice. Gold-standard preventive healthcare guidelines focusing on a life-stage approach and a discussion on therapeutics including antibiotic use, analgesia and anaesthesia follow. The main part of the Manual comprises problem-oriented sections that focus on the investigation and initial management of, first, emergencies and then other common presentations such as alopecia, polydipsia and seizures. The final systems-based section gives more detailed information on the management of the disorders commonly seen in general practice. The Manual gives enough information for any vet to deal very competently with commonly seen feline problems, also providing guidance on where to go for further information if required. Where appropriate, guidelines are also given for when referral should be considered, and for situations where financial limitations may exist. A unique feature of this Manual are the many ‘Quick Reference Guides’ (QRGs) provided throughout , which present practical techniques and treatments in easy-to-follow step-by-step guides, with clear colour photographs illustrating each step whenever possible. The international panel of authors were carefully chosen for their practical expertise and passion in different areas of feline practice. The practical and easy-to-follow advice provided in this Manual makes it essential reading for all new graduates and first-opinion vets who see feline cases, as well as veterinary students and veterinary nurses worldwide.

Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals

Principles and Practice

Author: Amir Shanan,Tamara Shearer,Jessica Pierce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119036658

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 7988

Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice offers the first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care, with practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals. Presents the first thorough resource to providing veterinary hospice and palliative care Offers practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals Provides an interdisciplinary team approach, from a variety of different perspectives Gives concrete advice for easing pets more gently through their final stage of life Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts to use in practice

BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish

Author: William H. Wildgoose,British Small Animal Veterinary Association

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1819

The all-new second edition of the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish makes a timely and welcome appearance as the number of clients keeping freshwater and marine aquaria increases. It is an area where particular expertise is valued and of great importance not only to clients who keep fish as a hobby, but also to aquatic traders and those involved in public aquaria. Part I presents an overview of the aquatic environment, commercial farming and trade in ornamental fish, together with the important aspects of filtration and husbandry in garden ponds and aquaria, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations. Part II looks at the individual fish patient, detailing the approach to clinical examination and disease investigation, including anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging. Diseases are described from both a systematic and an aetiological viewpoint to give maximum assistance to the reader. Full-colour photographs illustrate the clinical features of diseases in a number of species and give an appreciation of the variety of infectious and parasitic organisms encountered. Part V then presents a practical approach to treating ornamental fish, including common surgical procedures. Throughout the book, at-a-glance tables provide important information in the BSAVA's established accessible style. Written for an international audience by experts from the UK and the USA, the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish, 2nd edition guides the reader through the vast subject of ornamental fish from a veterinary perspective. It is also a first-class resource for non-veterinarians with an interest in fish health.

Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide

Canine and Feline

Author: Candyce M. Jack,Patricia M. Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118810627

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 7937

Veterinary Technician’s Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline, Third Edition provides a quick reference to all aspects of a technician’s daily responsibilities in clinical practice. Retaining the tabular format for easy access, the Third Edition adds more in-depth skill descriptions, allowing the technician to reach an even higher level of care. Coverage ranges from anatomy and preventative care to diagnostic and patient care skills, pain management, anesthesia, and pharmacology. Now fully revised and updated, the book is designed to build on a veterinary technician’s current knowledge, acting as a quick refresher in the daily clinic setting. A companion website offers forms and worksheets, training materials, review questions, vocabulary flashcards, links to online resources, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. The Third Edition is an invaluable practical resource for increasing confidence and improving technical skills for veterinary technicians.

When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care

Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods

Author: Lucile C Moore,Kathy Smith

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 159580997X

Category: Pets

Page: 456

View: 643

When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care is an illustrated guide to the care and behavior of rabbits with special needs. The book provides information on topics as diverse as how to administer subcutaneous fluids to a rabbit and how sounds and color help promote healing. Quotes from top rabbit veterinarians and alternative healing practitioners from across the country are included, as are useful tips from rabbit owners who have had experience in dealing with particular medical conditions. The text is illustrated with both photographs and drawings, making it easy for readers to follow. Authors Lucile C. Moore and Kathy Smith provide pet owners with special-needs rabbits with information on basic care, pain control, digestive system problems, chronic illnesses, physically challenged rabbits, progressive disabilities causing mobility problems, dental care, elderbuns, and emotional issues.

Reptile Medicine and Surgery - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Divers,Douglas R. Mader

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606477X

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

View: 8353

This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI

Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Author: Brian H. Coles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470691564

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 4365

Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery is designed as a concise quick reference for the busy practitioner and animal nurse. Eminently practical, this classic avian text is prized for its down-to-earth approach. new contributions from world renowned experts in avian medicine new chapter on the special senses of birds, an understanding of which is crucial when giving advice on avian welfare problems fully up-to-date on the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques avian zoonotics are highlighted in infectious diseases section

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders

Author: John E. F. Houlton,James L. Cook,John F. Innes,Sorrel J. Langley-Hobbs

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: 9780905214801

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 4851

Building on the success of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Arthrology, this new Manual has broadened its remit to cover conditions of bone, tendon and muscle, to provide a ready reference for the small animal practitioner faced with a dog or cat showing lameness, stiffness or joint pain. The early parts of the Manual deal with generic issues related to the biology, diseases and treatment of bones, joints, muscles and tendons. Arthritis is addressed in detail, with notes on the modern approach to management. Chapters on surgical principles and instrumentation, biomaterials, arthroscopy and postoperative management address the general issues encountered in joint surgery. Chapters focussed on each of the major synovial joints, including the temporomandibular joint, then follow. Each of these joint-specific chapters deals with basic anatomy and surgical approaches, before describing the conditions that affect the particular joint. Common surgical procedures on joints are described with the use of Operative Techniques. Possible pitfalls and key points are highlighted, so as to make maximum use of the experience of the international panel of authors. The Operative Techniques are illustrated with the specially commissioned colour drawings that are so much a hallmark of BSAVA Manuals.

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Mary Ellen Goldberg,Julia E. Tomlinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119017378

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 9460

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all practical aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses. Provides a comprehensive introduction to physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses Offers a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to become a valued member of a veterinary rehabilitation team Features contributions from leading practitioners from across the United States sharing their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation Presents practical tips, tricks and advice to meet common challenges faced by rehabilitation technicians Covers pain management, hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient motivation, troubleshooting, and more

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology

Author: Michael D. Lorenz,Joe N. Kornegay

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721689869

Category: Medical

Page: 468

View: 6976

The revision of this popular veterinary medicine textbook is perfect for use in basic neuroscience courses, clinical neurology courses, and as a reference for practicing veterinarians. Divided into two parts, the first covers the fundamental concepts required to make an accurate neurological diagnosis, and Part 2 is organized in a problem-oriented format. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Many algorithms, illustrations (both photos and line drawings), and tables provide quick reference and clarification of important information. Coverage encompasses small and large animal neurology including bovine, canine, caprine, equine, feline, ovine, and porcine. Extensive references assist readers in pursuing in-depth research of more advanced topics. An appendix organized alphabetically by species makes it easy to locate material. An increased emphasis on relevant and useful neuroanatomy in Part 1 (Fundamentals) makes the text more practical for basic science courses The chapter on Confirming a Diagnosis (Chapter 4) features more detailed descriptions of advanced imaging techniques, including when they should be used and how to achieve the best results. The chapters in Part 2 (Clinical Problems: Signs and Symptoms) contain updated information on diseases and offer new test cases at the end of each chapter. Large animal test cases are now more detailed and extensive.

Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture

Author: Samantha Lindley,Mike Cummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172312

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 6464

The field of pain research is rapidly expanding in both human and veterinary medicine, and has helped increase our understanding of acupuncture. However, many are still highly sceptical about the use of acupuncture and prefer for it to remain far from orthodox veterinary practice. This book seeks to challenge common misgivings by showing how veterinary acupuncture works (for small and large animals), and why it should be established as an orthodox form of treatment. Written from a Western approach, rather than a traditional Chinese Medicine approach, it explains the background and history of acupuncture and includes key information on safety aspects, understanding pain and how acupuncture can help, practical aspects such as types of needles and methods of restraint, and related techniques. Not intended as a techniques manual, this book is a preparatory text for those considering taking an acupuncture course and those wishing to gain a solid understanding of the subject.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

A Manual for the Veterinary Technician

Author: Andrea M. Battaglia

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721677736

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 598

SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE is the first book in the field written expressly for veterinary technicians. Efficiently organized for fast consultations, it provides quick access to dozens of common, life-saving protocols and procedures. Section I includes chapters on assessment, equipment, and a multitude of therapies and techniques such as fluid therapy, oxygen therapy, transfusions, and more. Every procedure is thoroughly illustrated and described, step-by-step. Details include important coverage of common drugs used to stabilize and maintain patients, with the mode of action and dosages. Section II addresses specific systemic problems, such as hematologic, cardiovascular, and GI emergencies, shock and trauma. The emphasis throughout is on total team management of the critical animal patient. The book concludes with a sensitive chapter on the importance of scheduling to those who care for acutely compromised patients.

BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets

Author: Anna Meredith,Cathy Johnson Delaney

Publisher: BSAVA

ISBN: 9781905319169

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 9544

This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians.

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Author: Darcy H. Shaw,Sherri L. Ihle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708970

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 8504

Review in concise, outline format for veterinary students preparing for National Boards. Includes exam-style review questions.