Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Carolyn J. Henry,Mary Lynn Higginbotham

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701981

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 6808

Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice provides you with all the tools needed to diagnose, stage, and manage the many different disease entities known as "cancer." This manual is designed to provide you with easy-to-access, clinically relevant details for complete care of the small animal cancer patient, while considering the needs, concerns, and capabilities of the client. It provides quick reference sections for information not included in current oncology texts, including drug interactions and resources for participation in clinical trials. All information is well referenced and the reference section on the accompanying website includes links to the original and related articles. The latest information including diagnostic procedures, treatment modalities, and outcome predictions to help clients make the best decisions for their pets. Expert contributors, renowned for clinical, as well as academic and research expertise, offer a wide breadth and depth of expertise. Full-color format provides accurate visual depictions of specific diseases and procedures to enhance your diagnostic capabilities. Key Points highlight critical information, enabling quick, easy access. Systems approach to diagnosis and management offers logical, systematic, head-to-tail procedure for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Extensive discussions of supportive care limit adverse events and increase patient survival and puts emergency information at the practitioner’s fingertips. Suggested readings highlight the latest information for further investigation and research. Comprehensive drug safety guidelines thoroughly discuss all information required to safely handle and administer cancer drugs. Helpful drug formularies offer available formulations, recommended dosages, toxicities, and relative costs. Chapter on how to access clinical trials provides helpful information and hope for patients and their caregivers.

Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Birchard,Robert G. Sherding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606429X

Category: Medical

Page: 2032

View: 5956

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. 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.

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

Author: William D. Fortney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145574798X

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 3661

A comprehensive update on geriatrics for the small animal practitioner! Articles will include: clinical pathology interpretation in geriatric patients, geriatric pharmacology, sedation and anesthesia protocols for older patients, management strategies for chronic renal disease in older dogs and cats, alimentary neoplasia, thyroid disorders in the geriatric patient, nutrition for aging cats and dogs, canine and feline cognitive dysfunction syndrome, implementing a successful senior/geriatric health care program, complimentary/alternative medicine in age-related diseases, pain management in older patients, the diagnosis and management of age-related cardiac disease, dentistry in geriatric veterinary patients, and more!

Advances in Veterinary Oncology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Annette N. Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323323529

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 7622

This issue focuses on new advances in oncology in treating dogs and cats. Topics include: Use of metronomic chemotherapy in veterinary cancer patients, Evidence-based integrative medicine in clinical veterinary oncology, The role of surgery in multimodality cancer therapy for small animals, Cancer screening tests for small animals, Antibiotic use in veterinary oncology patients, Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in veterinary oncology practice, Stereotactic radiosurgery/Advances in veterinary radiation therapy, Tumor vaccines in veterinary oncology practice, Chemotherapy safety in clinical veterinary oncology, Role of neutering in cancer development, and more!

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

Author: Joanne B. Messick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455743240

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 6899

Current, important information on hematology for all small animal practitioners! Topics will include in-clinic automated hematology analyzers, quality control recommendations for point-of-care hematology analyzers, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: indications, technique and evaluation, coombs testing and its diagnostic significance, principles and application of flow cytometry and cell sorting, hemolytic anemia due to erythrocyte enzymes deficiencies, role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and potential therapeutic applications, molecular diagnostic testing to identify hematologic malignancies, BCR-ABL in CML, a signaling pathway of initiation and transformation with potentials for targeted therapy, understanding the cause and consequences of neutropenia, hematologic abnormalities in the companion animal cancer patient, neutrophil function testing and application, application of thromboelastography to detect and monitor coagulopathies, evaluation and clinical application of platelet function testing, pathogenesis and most useful test for diagnosing and monitoring disseminated intravascular coagulation, and more!

Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Withrow,Rodney Page,David M. Vail

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241972

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 6842

With a unique focus on the most effective interventional techniques, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition tells the full story of cancer in dogs and cats — what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice. Nearly 500 color photographs, diagrams, x-rays, and gross views depict the clinical manifestations of various cancers. This edition covers the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. With contributions from 65 veterinary oncology experts, this authoritative reference is a must-have for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology. "I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it." Reviewed by: Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UK Date: July 2014 Cutting-edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities prepares you to diagnose and treat pets with cancer rather than refer cases to a specialist. A consistent format for chapters on body system tumors includes coverage of incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies. A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients. Nearly 500 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures. Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment. Expert contributors provide in-depth coverage of the most current information in his or her respective specialty in veterinary oncology. Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy. Discussion of compassion and supportive care for the management of pain, nutritional needs, and grief includes methods for handling the pet’s pain and nutritional complications as well as the pet owner’s grief when treatment is not successful. Thoroughly UPDATED chapters cover the most recent changes in the clinical management of melanoma, mast cell tumors, tumors of the skeletal system, tumors of the endocrine system, tumors of the mammary gland, urinary cancers, nervous system cancers, lymphoma, and histiocytic diseases. NEW Clinical Trials and Developmental Therapeutics chapter discusses the various phases of clinical trials as well as current challenges and opportunities in oncology drug development. NEW! A focus on the best recommended treatment options highlights therapeutic strategies that have been vetted by veterinary oncology experts. NEW co-author Dr. Rodney L. Page adds his valuable perspective, expertise, and research experience.

Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology

Author: David J. Argyle,Malcolm J. Brearley,Michelle M. Turek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780813806594

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 9277

Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology is a practical manual for the increasing number of veterinarians called upon to treat patients with cancer. This case-based quick reference leads practitioners through diagnosis, treatment, and management decisions, offering reliable guidance for more effective management of cancer care. With easy-to-follow algorithms to assist the reader through the critical thinking process, Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology answers the questions most commonly asked in daily practice to provide the cancer knowledge practitioners and students need in general practice.

Urology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Joseph W. Bartges

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323391494

Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 3065

Dr. Joseph Bartges has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of Urology. Articles include: Urinalysis, Diagnostic imaging of lower urinary tract disease, Cystoscopy, Interventional urology, Congenital lower urinary tract diseases, Urinary tract infections, Feline idiopathic cystitis, Complementary and alternative therapies for lower urinary tract diseases, and more!

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis E-Book

A Book of Lists

Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744522

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 8514

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.

Small Animal Oncology E-Book

An Introduction

Author: Susan M. North,Tania Ann Banks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042501

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2118

A highly practical guide suitable for in-clinic reference, Small Animal Oncology has been designed for maximum ease of use and accessibility of information. Whilst giving clear and up-to-date briefing for the busy practitioner, it also is a valuable resource to the student with a special interest in oncology. This Introduction gives an overview of cancer biology and explains the principles of available therapies. There is up to date discussion on new and developing techniques and treatments, and guidance on when these are indicated. The book covers all common, most less common and some rare aspects of small animal oncology. accompanying Evolve website includes over 20 clinical cases to try your knowledge all-round practical, useful, every day essential guide to small animal oncology schematic approach gives quick access to information when you need it explains biology and the basic principles as well as indicating treatment options

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069267

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

View: 1878

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive, concise guide to critical care, encompassing not only triage and stabilization, but also the entire course of care during the acute medical crisis and high-risk period. This clinically oriented manual assists practitioners in providing the highest standard of care for ICU patients. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. Consistent, user-friendly format ensures immediate access to essential information. Organ-system, problem-based approach incorporates only clinically relevant details. Features state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring procedures, as well as an extensive section on pharmacology. Appendices provide conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more.

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book

Author: Virginia P. Studdert,Clive C. Gay,Douglas C. Blood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047449

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

View: 5600

The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Tami Shearer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709158

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 6234

Introducing one of the first primers on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian! Guest edited by Dr. Tami Shearer, this volume will include topics such as: the history of pet hospice, delivery systems of veterinary hospice and palliative care, 5-step pet hospice plan, a veterinarian’s role in helping pet owners with decision making, quality of life assessment techniques, assessment and treatment of pain in life-limiting disease, the role of rehabilitation techniques for hospice and palliative care patients, the role of nutrition and alternative care methods in hospice and palliative care patients, emotional support tips, ethical considerations in life-limiting conditions, case studies, and much more!

Small Animal Oncology

Author: Joanna Morris,Jane Dobson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047068013X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1540

Neoplasms are common in dogs and cats and it has been estimated that 50% of dogs and cats aged over 10 years die of neoplasia. The demand for treatment of pets with cancer is increasing and seems likely to do so for the foreseeable future as more animals become insured and their treatment costs are covered. The purpose of this book is to provide a basic clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the more common tumours in dogs and cats for the practising veterinary surgeon, undergraduate student and veterinary nurse. It is not intended to be a comprehensive reference book, covering all aspects of veterinary oncology, since several such texts exist. Rather it seeks to provide a core of basic, easily accessible and clinically relevant information on general aspects of veterinary oncology. The first three chapters present general background information on pathogenesis, tumour biology, managing the cancer patient and the most frequently used methods of treatment. Practical details of chemotherapy and guidance on safety are given, as well as coverage of radiotherapy. The remaining chapters then provide specific information on the epidemiology, aetiology, pathology, presentation, staging, management and prognosis for tumours occurring in the different body systems.

Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Withrow,David M. Vail

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437702015

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 3957

Focusing on cancer in dogs and cats, this extensively updated 4th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. Ideal for students, practitioners, and those involved in academic research, this book's full-color images and user-friendly format provide quick and easy access to today's most important information on cancer in the small animal patient. Full-color format throughout and full-color illustrations make information more accessible and provide accurate representations of clinical appearance. Chapters are clustered into four major sections: The Biology and Pathogenesis of Cancer, Diagnostic Procedures for the Cancer Patient, Therapeutic Modalities for the Cancer Patient, and Specific Malignancies in the Small Animal Patient. The consistent format includes incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies in the small animal cancer patient. Features cutting edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities. The latest information on the etiology of cancer, including genetic, chemical, physical, and hormonal factors, as well as cancer-causing viruses. Coverage of molecular-targeted therapy of cancer, plus new and emerging therapeutic techniques. New information on molecular diagnostic procedures for the cancer patient. The latest diagnostic imaging techniques in clinical oncology. Discussions of compassion and supportive care, from chronic pain management and nutrition to end-of-life issues and grief support.

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology

Author: Jill E. Maddison,Stephen W. Page,David Church (BVSc.)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028584

Category: Medical

Page: 589

View: 6927

Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology is a practical, clinically-oriented pharmacology text designed to provide the veterinary student and practitioner with all the relevant information needed when designing drug treatment regimens for pets in small animal veterinary practice. Comprehensively updated and revised, the second edition of this core text covers essential new information on drugs used in the management of a range of presenting conditions including heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias. For the second edition new authors, superb new illustrations and a second colour have all been introduced. With its unique approach combining a thorough understanding of the pharmacological action of drugs with a basic understanding of the relevant physiology and pathophysiology of systems and tissues affected, Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology continues to be an indispensable book for all veterinary students and practitioners. Organised by drug class in a uniform and detailed structure which means it is easy to locate key information on dose rates, routes of administration, drug interactions and special considerations at a glance Key chapters based around treatment of disorders of particular body systems, eg cardiovascular and thyroid disorders Essential introductory chapters covering pharmacokinetics, general pharmacological principles and adverse reactions for a thorough basic grounding in the subject All authors are experienced clinicians and recognised experts in their field who bring a down to earth and practical approach to the text

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 6 - E-Book

Author: John R. August

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701884

Category: Medical

Page: 920

View: 8369

Completely revised and updated with 80 all-new chapters covering the most important information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges facing feline practitioners today, Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine is an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician’s library. Full-color illustrations and expert contributions help you master and apply the latest advances in feline nutrition, emerging diseases, pet overpopulation, advanced imaging, and more with a comprehensive, clinically relevant approach. More than 100 worldwide leaders in small animal practice provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. Current, evidence-based coverage reflects the latest findings and reports on pressing topics such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Aspergillosis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Diagnostic Imaging of the Ear Cardiac Blood Tests Urological Interventional Techniques A new section on feline nutrition highlights the impact of nutritional considerations on feline health. A dynamic full-color design, incorporating hundreds of NEW illustrations and tables, clarifies concepts and helps you interpret clinical data.

Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - eBook

Author: Stephen J. Ettinger,Edward C. Feldman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437702821

Category: Medical

Page: 2208

View: 2485

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.

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology

Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Author: Alice Villalobos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119290392

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 8735

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Second Edition provides a complete clinical approach to the most common neoplasias in geriatric dogs and cats. Provides the tools needed to diagnose and treat aging pets with cancer and to help clients make the best decisions for themselves and their animals Addresses the "what-ifs" that often arise during interactions with clients of aging pets with cancer and helps to determine when a pet should enter the hospice phase Features many vignettes and real-life case studies to demonstrate the issues faced by clinicians and owners dealing with older dogs and cats with cancer and end-of-life issues Fully updated and expanded with new and revised information, including new knowledge on palliative and hospice care and self-care techniques for carers

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management - E-Book

Author: James S. Gaynor,William W. Muir

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323062903

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 8398

You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care