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Handbook of Small Animal Practice, 5th Edition

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The 5th edition of this indispensable resource continues to provide you with the most up-to-date and clinically pertinent information in an understandable and easy-to-use outline format. Organized by body system, it offers a fresh perspective on many small animal diseases and disorders and emphasizes practical and applicable methods of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Includes 76 new chapters with new information on the latest diseases seen in clinical practice
    • A revised dermatology section gives you cutting-edge content on topics such as pruritic skin disease, alopecia, nodular dermatoses, pigmentary disorders, crusting and scaling, and much more
    • A substantially revised toxicology section provides you with even more comprehensive information on household and outdoor hazards, human and herbal medicines, illicit human drugs, and toxic plants

Key Features

    • A systems-based, outline format gives you quick access to the information you need to diagnose and treat your patients
    • Contains 19 distinct sections, including one on each of the 11 body systems
    • An Anesthesia Protocols chapter provides you with quick and easy access to canine and feline anesthesia protocols, as well as drug options for problem cases
    • An expanded drug formulary provides you with information on many of the new drugs and new applications along with specific dosages designated for either "dog" or "cat."

Published Reviews

    'It is hard to find any other text with this combination of information in just one volume, containing as it does aspects of medicine and surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, behavioural medicine and diagnostic know-how. The quality and sheer volume of information in the book make it a useful addition to any practice library.'
    VN Times, June 2008

    The book covers a lot of ground and is a source of a very large amount of clinically relevant information, much of which is well-referenced. There is good coverage of most medical disorders, some reference to surgical management, where appropriate, and a large amount of information provided in tables, appendices and drug formularies. There is also a liberal use of references. The quality of the book's materials and the sheer volume of information contained within this unusual text make it a useful addition to any practice library.
    Veterinary Times, August 2008

Author Information

    By Rhea V. Morgan, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists; Director, Smokey Mountain Veterinary Services, Walland, TN; Staff Ophthalmologist, Veterinary Specialty Consultation Service, Inc., Knoxville, TN

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Handbook of Small Animal Practice, 5th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 1400 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3949-5
  • Copyright: 2008