The BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly performed in small animal veterinary practice. In addition, routine clinical examination of the major body systems, and protocols for the management of selected emergencies, are described. In addition to the actual technique, each procedure has information on indications and contraindications, equipment required, and potential complications, together with the editors’ own hints and tips. Details of BSAVA Manuals where wider information can be found, such as interpretation of results, are given throughout. All procedures have been reviewed and updated to ensure that this remains a truly useful resource for the veterinary team. New for this edition: Edrophonium response test Gall bladder aspiration Gastric decontamination Local anaesthesia Peritoneal dialysis Separate section on system examinations Additional illustrations, many in full colour
Trauma management is an everyday necessity in small animal practice, and the correct approach to managing fractures is vital for both short-and long-term success. This manual describes the theory and key concepts of fracture fixation and healing and deals with orthopaedic surgical principles and instrumentation and approaches to different types of fracture. The manual also gives a completely new practical guide to surgery for each situation. Specially commissioned full-colour illustrations show operative techniques step by step, and charts give full information on preparation, positioning, instrumentation and procedures. Specific fractures are dealt with by region, with the emphasis on decision making and practical advice. The final part of the book covers the treatment and prevention of complications. BSAVA, BVNA and FECAVA members can claim their member discount by ordering direct from: British Small Animal Veterinary Association Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 4AB, Tel: 01452 726709, Fax: 01452 726701, E-mail: [email protected]
Following the tried and trusted format of previous editions of the popular BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, Part B of the 9th edition covers small mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. There are few licensed products for treatment of non–traditional companion animal species and this formulary draws on a wide range of published sources and expert opinion of common drug usages to provide a single referenced source of drug dosages for use in exotic pet species. Explains the important differences in physiology and metabolism between the species groups that may make them respond to and process drugs very differently, the understanding of which is essential to avoid potential toxicity or lack of efficacy. Appendices detail sedation and chemotherapy protocols for the non–traditional companion animal species This formulary has been compiled by some of the leading species experts – another BSAVA product created by the profession for the profession
In the latest addition to the BSAVA imaging Manuals series, this book provides an overview of the physical principles of ultrasonography and discusses the equipment required as well as the general principles of the ultrasound examination. It then moves on to discuss body systems in individual chapters, with each chapter following a similar format: • Indications • Comparison of ultrasonography with radiography and CT • Imaging technique • Normal ultrasonographic appearance • Interpretation of disease. The Manual is extensively illustrated with images of both normal anatomy and the abnormalities associated with disease. In addition, as the moving image is such a vital part of interpreting ultrasound studies, a DVD-ROM featuring video clips relevant to the individual chapters accompanies this Manual.
The BSAVA Small Animal Formulary is the gold standard for information on drug use in small animal practice. This seventh edition has been fully updated by an editorial panel of experts, with the latest drugs added. It includes more doses for exotics than ever before, and new chemotherapeutics and protocols have been added. Adds 25 new monographs, covering new non-steroidal drugs, new chemotherapy agents, specific amino acid supplements, and antioxidants Existing monographs have been checked and revised, with more than 30 new doses now recommended for dogs and cats Offers more than 100 additional doses for small mammals, birds and reptiles Highlights emergency doses for dogs and cats inside the front cover Includes a new section on the safe handling of chemotherapy drugs.
The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being. The aim of this book is to identify and explain the causes and contributors to current problems in animal husbandry, especially those related to 'factory farming', and advance arguments that may contribute to its successful re-orientation. Husbandry is considered in its broadest sense, namely the productive and sustainable use of the land for the good of all (plants, humans and other animals). The first part of the book outlines principles and arguments necessary to engage with current problems: depletion of natural resources and destruction of environment, animal welfare, food and health, fair trade and sharing resources. These arguments are illustrated by examples and sufficient evidence to justify the argument without obscuring the message. The second part presents a series of constructive proposals for change and development in animal husbandry, both in the developed world and subsistence agriculture. These include more integrated crop and livestock farming systems, the ethics of animal welfare and environmental management, and the evolution of a new social contract whereby the rights of the people to a fair share of good, safe food and a green and pleasant land are matched by a shared responsibility to preserve these things.
This book presents thumbnail sketches of pertinent information relating to poisoning of small animal pets by commonly encountered substances, plants and other items. For each agent, information is given on toxicology, clinical effects, appropriate first aid and subsequent management and prognosis. This is to enable veterinary surgeons and their staff to give appropriate guidance over the telephone or in person, to clients that suspect their animals may have been poisoned. A ‘traffic light’ system indicates the level of concern and urgency
Emergency care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine. Building on the success of the previous editions, the international team of editors and authors have reviewed and updated the manual so that it reflects the continued growth in knowledge and understanding in this crucial area while remaining a highly practical resource. The introductory chapters, covering areas such as triage, catheterization and the assessment of shock and dyspnoea, sit alongside chapters that cover system specific emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to uterine prolapse, and from corneal ulceration to fractures and luxations. The text is fully illustrated throughout. Highly practical Updated to reflect current knowledge in this crucial area Illustrated throughout
The past 20 years has seen a remarkable growth in the knowledge base and skill set available in small animal practice the range of specialist information now available may appear daunting to the relatively inexperienced vet looking for a concise answer to one of the many common problems presented in the consulting room. Authored by vets with many years of experience in general practice, this new Foundation Manual aims to provide the first port of call for the busy practitioner faced with uncertainty over a new case. Common sense, first line approaches are given in a problem oriented setting stemming from the nose to tail examination. The Manual is broadly divided into three sections: The Art of Canine Practice Common Consultations Common Clinical Presentations.
The all-new second edition of the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish makes a timely and welcome appearance as the number of clients keeping freshwater and marine aquaria increases. It is an area where particular expertise is valued and of great importance not only to clients who keep fish as a hobby, but also to aquatic traders and those involved in public aquaria. Part I presents an overview of the aquatic environment, commercial farming and trade in ornamental fish, together with the important aspects of filtration and husbandry in garden ponds and aquaria, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations. Part II looks at the individual fish patient, detailing the approach to clinical examination and disease investigation, including anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging. Diseases are described from both a systematic and an aetiological viewpoint to give maximum assistance to the reader. Full-colour photographs illustrate the clinical features of diseases in a number of species and give an appreciation of the variety of infectious and parasitic organisms encountered. Part V then presents a practical approach to treating ornamental fish, including common surgical procedures. Throughout the book, at-a-glance tables provide important information in the BSAVA's established accessible style. Written for an international audience by experts from the UK and the USA, the BSAVA Manual of Ornamental Fish, 2nd edition guides the reader through the vast subject of ornamental fish from a veterinary perspective. It is also a first-class resource for non-veterinarians with an interest in fish health.
Authored by vets with experience in all aspects of avian care, this manual is an essential tool for those in general practice who do not often see birds. Subjects including anatomy and physiology, husbandry, behaviour, examination, surgical techniques are covered in detail; common presentations are also dealt with in individual chapters. Includes Quick Reference Guides Informative and detailed appendices Clinical signs-based section, exploring particular conditions in detail
This best selling manual has been fully revised and updated with the latest information. New chapters include neurological genetic disease testing and counselling; adjunctive therapies; and nutrition. This edition will also feature a DVD-ROM with video clips.
The ability to repair and manage fractures is an everyday necessity in practice, and this new edition builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, with an increased focus on implants, grafts and surgery. Previous sections have been expanded and updated: the manual gives a detailed overview of specific fractures and how to approach them; principles of fracture surgery and the necessary techniques and complications such as disease or implant failure and how to deal with them. The text is accompanied by full–colour illustrations and step–by–step guides, ensuring that information is both easy to follow and comprehensive.
A practical manual for veterinarians at all stages of their training and career, Manual of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Second Edition Offers expanded coverage of additional procedures and updates reflecting the latest thinking on surgical techniques Provides clear, concise instructions on how to complete common soft tissue surgical procedures Pairs step-by step instructions with hundreds of high-quality color photographs and drawings Aids small animal veterinary practitioners and students in learning and applying the tips and tricks that experienced surgeons use to make each procedure easier and faster
The fourth edition of the Dictionary of Veterinary Nursing is a must-have, highly practical source of information for student and qualified veterinary nurses and for anyone working in animal care. Covering all companion animals, equine, poultry and exotic patients this is the only dictionary written specifically for veterinary nurses that covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing curriculum. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to ensure all the information you require can be easily accessed. Presents over 5000 concise but detailed definitions. 27 useful appendices provide a quick reference source for frequently needed data. Line diagrams aid learning and understanding. More than 250 new definitions covering new diseases, chickens, rabbits, other exotics, jurisprudence and complementary therapy. Expanded international coverage includes Australian and American diseases. Increased focus on business terms gives insight into the running of a veterinary practice. 11 new appendices including fluid therapy calculations, common fluids and their uses, rabbit and horse breeds and coat colours, vaccination schedules for chickens, urine crystals, reporting adverse drug reactions, general principles of toxic agents, poisons and toxins, quarantine regulations, action to take for lost/found animals.
This new edition of the popular manual expands on the conditions covered in the second edition; common problems are assessed and the various treatment options considered. Guidance on long-term management of chronic conditions has also been expanded and extensively revised. Increased focus on diagnostic techniques for chronic kidney disease and incontinence Chapters covering the management of urinary incontinence and glomerulopathies Features a new chapter on kidney injury
A logical approach to making a diagnosis, puts the art back into veterinary science.℗ Essential reading for all small animal clinicians. Professor Edward Hall MA (Cantab), VetMB, PhD(Liv), DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine Head of Division and Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, UK This book outlines the philosophy and approaches underlying problem-based clinical reasoning. It is an important resource for vets looking to advance themselves as small animal diagnosticians and essential reading.
The practice of small animal orthopedics has advanced considerably in the 15 years since the publication of the first edition of Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Animal Orthopedics. Diagnostic procedures, instrumentation, implant systems, and surgical techniques have evolved and progressed considerably. This second edition of a trusted text keeps pace with the rapidly expanding practice of small animal orthopedics while embracing the developing fields of canine sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine. The newly titled Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Self-Assessment Color Review, 2nd Edition is designed to facilitate active learning through a new selection of clinical case scenarios along with integrated questions and answers that help readers develop sound decision-making skills. This illustrative, self-directed educational tool disseminates essential information to veterinary students, interns, and residents in training as well as small animal practitioners with specific interests in orthopedics, canine sports medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. In response to feedback provided by readers of the original text, references have been provided for each question, allowing readers the opportunity to delve more deeply into the topic of focus. The book includes contributions from an international group of clinicians and investigators. Orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, internists, pathologists, neurologists, and anesthetists as well as veterinarians engaged in rehabilitative medicine have provided their diverse expertise and experience to make this text a comprehensive review of the expanding fields relating to small animal orthopedics.
The new edition of this classic core textbook has been fully updated to reflect the current syllabus, including equine content for the first time, while retaining additional useful chapters that are no longer covered in the syllabus. Each chapter includes learning objectives and self assessment questions. There are new chapters on professional responsibilities, professional development and learning. KEY FEATURES Anatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparison Stand-alone chapter on nursing models, with clinical application examples New chapter on professional responsibilities, regulation and ethics Up-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations Appendix on study skills Specially commissioned new drawings Addresses equine species as required by VN core units, including details on anatomy, handling, stabling, feeding, bandaging, radiography, reproduction and anaesthesia
This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians.