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Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (Soft Cover), 3rd Edition


Perfect for confirming definitions, researching specific topics, and checking spelling, this dictionary is an indispensable compilation of reliable and authoritative information, featuring over 1,000 new entries. No veterinary student or practitioner should be without this extensively updated new edition, written by veterinarians for veterinarians.

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New to This Edition

    • this third edition has over 400 full colour ills. throughout to enhance user-friendliness
    • expanded coverage of complementary and alternative medicine
    • revision of the appendices and inclusion of new veterinary education information
    • revised and updated definitions with hundreds of new entries

Key Features

    • Well over 65,000 main and sub-entries
    • Comprehensive coverage of all large and small animals, including exotics
    • Specialist entries compiled by 18 expert consultants
    • Extensive appendices on clinical and laboratory data plus revision of the appendices
    • Updated taxonomy in virology and bacteriology
    • Includes American English as well as UK English spelling
    • Definitions of all major poisonous substances

Published Reviews

    "This massive volume of more that 2,000 pages is a must for any practice library.

    This book is really more of an encyclopaedia than a true dictionary in many respects. In addition to definitions of words, there is also a large appendix containing information on laboratory services. There is a clinical section with tables for oestrous cycles, sections on important venomous snakes and aquaculture, as well as one on terrestrial animal diseases notifiable to the OIE. The final section of the appendix is a veterinary professional directory that contains much useful information on veterinary schools of the world and the degrees they award, as well as veterinary and related organisations.

    A section at the beginning of the book, named 'Notes for the use of this dictionary' is excellent, well-presented and sure to be useful in helping many to benefit fully from the book.

    In the preface the authors do state that, from feedback, it is used extensively by not only veterinary graduates and undergraduates, but also by administrative and technical assistants at all levels.

    Overall, I think that this is an excellent book."

    - Reviewed by Heather Briggs, Veterinary Times, August 2007

Author Information

    Edited by Douglas C. Blood, OBE, BVSc, FACVSc, HonLD, (Sask), HonARCVS, HonDVSc, HonLLD (Guelph), Emeritus Professor, School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia; Virginia P. Studdert, BS, DVM, HonDVSc, Emeritus Professor, School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and Clive C. Gay, DVM, MVSc, FACVSc, Professor, Agricultural Animal Medicine/Director, Field Disease Investigation Unit, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

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Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (Soft Cover), 3rd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 2172 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2788-8
  • Copyright: 2007