Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV
Written by today’s leading experts, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XV keeps you completely current with the latest in disease management for dogs and cats. It uses a clear and practical approach to medical disorders; the typical chapter includes both a brief guide to diagnosis and a detailed discussion of therapy. You’ll gain quick access to information such as critical care; infectious, toxicologic, and dermatologic disorders; and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, neurologic, and ophthalmologic systems. From editors John Bonagura and David Twedt plus hundreds of expert contributors, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy enhances your skills in evidence-based treatment planning.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- NEW chapters cover the most important, emerging information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges in today’s veterinary practice.
- A new section on feline and canine nutrition covers important issues in nutritional health.
- 50 new chapter authors join hundreds of expert international contributors, all of whom are leading authorities in their fields.
- NEW! Availability as Pageburst ebook allows you digital access to this volume along with your library of other Elsevier references.
- Authoritative, easy-to-read coverage includes a brief approach to diagnosis with detailed discussions of the latest therapies.
- An organ-system organization and a convenient index make it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
- Treatment algorithms help you manage patients with difficult medical problems.
- A handy Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.
- 365 illustrations depict the pathophysiologic basis for therapy or show the management of a defined condition.
- A companion website includes valuable information still relevant from CVT XIV, an index, and drug formulary, all fully searchable; a collection of 300 images; references that link to PubMed; and clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, conversion tables, and more.
- Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.
- Expert contributors and editors provide scientific, up-to-date coverage of clinically useful topics, including broad, traditional, and controversial subjects.
- References indicate related material from earlier volumes of Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy.
“Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV follows in the tradition and standards of previous editions, but is the first edition to be published since the passing of Dr
Robert Kirk, the founder and editor of the series, in 2011.
For the reader unfamiliar with Kirk’s CVT, the book is divided into sections covering a wide range of specialties ranging from critical care medicine to infectious diseases. The only subject not covered is surgery.
Written by specialists in their fields, each chapter is a compilation of the current information available on the topic. Similar to any other text with individually authored chapters, the content and complexity varies. Although some topics have depth and breadth, others appear to be more succinct, which can sometimes be frustrating as the information you require may not always be present. However, for the experienced CVT user, you will know that each new volume builds on previous chapters in the preceding edition, which still contains current information. Regardless, the information provided is still pertinent and generally summarised into 2-5 pages, making reading easy, especially when time is critical.
CVT has been a constant reference for me since I first discovered the 13th edition back in 2000. The format and layout of the book allows me to quickly review the current recommendations and literature when managing cases. As an emergency specialist, I often deal with conditions that are not in my field of expertise and cases where I may be unfamiliar with the current recommendations (e.g. dermatology). In addition, try as I might, I find it virtually impossible to know everything about every disease process in the world, and to find time to read every journal article ever published. CVT comes into its own in these situations, allowing me to quickly review the disease process and the latest recommendations.
For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, but cannot find the time to read journals or attend conferences, CVT is the perfect reference for this very purpose.”
Dr Ryan Ong
Emergency and Critical Care specialist, WAVES Veterinary Hospital
Published in Australian Veterinary Journal Volume 93, No 3, March 2015
By John D. Bonagura, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM, Professor, Small Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, USA