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
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary remains the indispensable guide to drugs used in veterinary practice. This edition has been fully revised and updated by an editorial panel of experts. As with previous editions, a number of new drug monographs have been added, including cetirizine, cisapride, moxifloxacin and torasemide, whilst those drugs no longer authorized for use in veterinary practice have been removed. The inclusion of examples of immunosuppressive protocols in the Appendix enhances the complementary information provided in the Formulary.
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
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
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.
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]
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 manual is the second in the diagnostic imaging series. It begins by providing the reader with a grounding in the various imaging modalities: radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and interventional radiological procedures. The second section is devoted to the individual body systems and includes chapters dedicated to the heart and major vessels, the lungs, the mediastinum, the pleural space and the thoracic boundaries. To aid the reader with information retrieval, each anatomical region is approached in the following way: radiographic anatomy and variations; interpretive principles; and diseases. Information on diseases is further subdivided into sections covering radiographic findings and the results and interpretation of other imaging studies. Each of the chapters is accompanied by a wealth of images, demonstrating both the normal radiographic appearance of structures and the abnormalities associated with disease. Specially commissioned illustrations provide an extra dimension.
This is a foundation level manual in the popular series from the BSAVA. It presents the basic principles upon which the practice of modern veterinary surgery is based. The principles of surgery will often dictate the outcome of a surgical procedure, more so than the use of the most up-to-date technique, and the surgeon ignores them at their peril. The BSAVA Manual of Surgical Principles presents a solid grounding in the basic principles, with practical examples of why they are important, creating a manual that is very readable and relevant for the veterinary surgeon in practice.
The importance of animal behavior and psychological well-being is increasingly being recognized in the veterinary profession. This new edition is designed to be even more practical and user-friendly than the first. For a range of behavioral presentations, consideration is given to evaluation of the patient, including any possible underlying disease; evaluation of client attitudes, beliefs and behavior; risk evaluation; behavioral biology of the condition; acute management protocols; long-term treatment strategies; prognosis; follow-up; and preventive measures. A special chapter on shelter animals has been added, as this is an area where veterinary support is increasingly sought in both health and husbandry. An included CD offers client handouts, history-taking forms, detailed behavioral questionaires for each species and a referral form.
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
The BSAVA Pocketbook for Vets aims to provide the new graduate (and possibly the not so new) with a precise and quick guide to the important drugs, tests and procedures most commonly encountered in small animal practice. It pulls together information from the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, BSAVA manuals and other sources, and is intended to be a ‘quick glance’ reference that can be carried in a scrub top pocket for ease of use when consulting or during ward rounds. Notes pages are provided throughout.
The first edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine was a leader in its field, and this new edition has been eagerly awaited. The basic principles of haematology, which form the core of the Manual, have been updated to include new diagnostic procedures and new treatment strategies. New authors provide a fresh perspective on some topics and there are new chapters on anaemia of inflammation and neoplasia, non-regenerative anaemia, and vascular thrombosis. The author panel is comprised of internationally recognized specialists from Europe, North America, the Middle-East and Australia. These have worked together with the Editors to produce an essential book for the veterinary practice.
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
All the principal nursing procedures likely to be performed are presented in this title, linking the action with the underlying rationale and illustrations.
Edited by John M. Williams and Jacqui D. Niles From routine ovariohysterectomies to emergency abdominal drainage for acute peritonitis, abdominal surgery is an essential topic in general small animal practise. Extensively revised and updated, with new chapters on laparoscopic surgery and urinary incontinence, the new edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Abdominal Surgery provides a ready source of practical information for veterinary surgeons, students, nurses and technicians. The Manual includes detailed surgical procedures, laid out in step-by-step Operative Techniques in an easy to follow and practical way, with notes on patient positioning and preparation, instrumentation and postoperative management. Specially commissioned drawings and full-colour photographs illustrate both the Operative Techniques and the accompanying text.
This is more than just a management book! Written by a range of experienced authors who have designed and built surgeries, managed veterinary staff, bought and used the equipment, and ‘cleaned the floors’, this Manual brings ideas and guidelines that will be useful in improving and running a small animal veterinary business, whether established or new. Following a brief foray into the construction planning process, each area of the practice, both clinical and non-clinical, is considered in detail -- its design, equipment and maintenance, and the organization and management of the clinical and support teams. The second part of the Manual deals with communication and people management issues, including leadership skills and self-management, together with the ethical and legal framework within which vets and vet nurses work. Thirdly, the business aspects of veterinary practice are explored, including planning, finance, marketing, the client experience and clinical governance. As well as being a daily source of information for veterinary surgeons and managers in companion animal practice, the Manual help support studies for certificates in practice management. It will aid preparation for PSS and VMD inspections, and will be of benefit to all practitioners wanting to improve their quality of service, premises and facilities, and the management of their clinical and support teams. Examples of forms, protocols and SOPs are given throughout and the book has a wealth of images to complement and enhance the text . The first BSAVA Manual of Practice Improvement was published in 1972; this completely new Manual will inspire and support a new generation of veterinary surgeons in their careers in small animal practice.

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