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Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 2nd Edition


This concise, user-friendly volume is the only guide to common diseases of companion animals available and is a vital tool for the critical situations veterinary technicians encounter every day. It presents complete coverage of disease treatment in every kind of companion animal and gives you the thorough understanding of diseases you'll need for the most effective treatment planning, implementation, and client follow-up. Disease information is presented in a consistent monograph format for succinct, reliable reference, and the book's logical body systems approach makes it easy to find what you need when you need it!

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Focus expanded from dogs and cats to cover all companion animals you may encounter in practice, including diseases of horses, small ruminants, pocket pets, birds, and reptiles.
    • Full-color plates enhance understanding of visual conditions in areas such as pathology and dermatology.
    • Review questions in each chapter reinforce concepts for more efficient study.

Key Features

    • Body system approach utilizes a consistent "monograph" format so disease information is easy to locate on-demand.
    • Tech Alerts emphasize key information especially relevant to vet techs.
    • Detailed photographs and illustrations help you visually identify diseases and conditions.
    • Contributions from experienced veterinary technology educators provide valuable real-world perspective.

Published Reviews

    The book 'gives a very basic rundown of the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of a whole range of conditions...all in a compact volume of 783 pages. It provides a very basic veterinary background for the work that nurses are carrying out on a day-to-day basis, giving them a greater understanding of the clinical decision making that goes on behind the cases that they manage.'
    Veterinary Times, July 2008

Author Information

    By Alleice Summers, DVM, Cedar Valley College, Veterinary Technology, Lancaster, TX

Customer Reviews

Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 2nd Edition