The 4th edition of Miller's Anatomy of the Dog will be a welcome textbook and resource for veterinary students, clinicians, researchers, and anyone interested in learning about and clarifying points of anatomy of the canine species. The addition of color to almost all of the black-and-white illustrations in the previous edition is a particularly welcome enhancement. Also, this edition includes citations of research information published since the previous edition and includes the anatomic terms used in an international standard, the version of Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria published in 2005.
The second edition of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Procedures is a softcover, 278-page textbook. It is a good quick reference for anyone seeking a step-by-step manual on how to perform certain common procedures (eg, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, and thoracostomy tube placement) used in emergency rooms and intensive care units. The general target for this book is not veterinarians experienced in emergency medicine; rather, it is intended for veterinarians who infrequently perform these procedures, veterinary students, and advanced veterinary technicians (eg, veterinary technicians working in an emergency or specialty clinic).
As the authors of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies remind us, clinical neurologists must frequently evaluate and treat patients on an emergency basis, and many of these patients require critical care. Because clinical neurologists often have to assess patients and make urgent treatment decisions on the basis of little objective information, this book is extremely relevant to practicing neurologists, residents, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.
Drs. Mooney and Peterson have successfully teamed up again for the fourth edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology. Twenty-seven other internationally recognized clinicians and researchers have also contributed material to this manual. The BSAVA manuals are designed to be practical and accessible. This book fits that concept, with short but comprehensive chapters and a thorough index. In addition, the first 2 chapters provide an excellent review of the key concepts behind endocrine testing and the impact of the diagnostic method on those results.
Canine & Feline Gastroenterology is a long-awaited, high-quality, evidence-based review of small animal gastroenterology. This book was developed through the efforts of 85 contributors and veterinary gastroenterologists from 17 countries. The stated intent of this book is to be a comprehensive reference standard for the discipline of canine and feline gastroenterology and it is intended for veterinary students, practitioners, educators, and biomedical researchers. The book is divided into 6 sections: Biology, Approach to Clinical Signs, Diagnostic Approach, Nutritional Approach, Pharmacologic Approach, and Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
The book features many high-quality illustrations and photographs, particularly in the Biology section. It is refreshing to see a comprehensive physiology section and, particularly, a histopathology section within a clinical textbook. This is especially important because the understanding of histopathology is an essential component of clinical gastroenterology. Of particular interest to general practitioners and veterinary students is the Pharmacologic Approach section in which drugs are discussed in detail and organized by clinical use (eg, antiemetics, antispasmodics, prokinetics, chelating agents, and cytoprotective agents). References are conveniently located in the textbook, and readers are not required to access the Internet for certain topics, as is common in some other reference books currently on the market.
The 11th revised edition of Nutrient Requirements of Swine (Animal Nutrition Series) improves on areas in which updated information is available while retaining relevant information from previous editions. One could argue that this book is the most widely used baseline technical standard for the feeding of pigs and that this edition maintains that standard. Substantial changes include expanding the number of feed ingredients and their components in the feed ingredient composition tables. The tables now include a variety of ingredients from the bio-fuels industry. Providing ingredient energy values and expressing biologically active phosphorus content on a digestible basis, rather than an available basis, are the most important revisions of ingredient composition. Thus, biologically active phosphorus ingredient content and nutrient requirements are not directly comparable with those in previous editions.
The Pocket Handbook of Small Animal Medicine is a pocket-sized summary of many of the clinical aspects of small animal veterinary medicine. It is a quick and easy-to-use reference that is suited for veterinary students, new graduates, or those reentering small animal practice, yet the book contains many valuable tidbits that make it worthwhile for even the most experienced practitioners. 153554b96e