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.
The number of exotic and wildlife cases presented at the veterinary practice has increased significantly in the past 10 years, with increasing expectations regarding level of care. The nursing requirements of these less familiar species are significantly different from those of dogs and cats. This Manual provides veterinary nurses with a greater understanding of these requirements, enabling them to modify and apply their skills to these cases. Written by veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons with expertise in this field, this Manual is practical and user-friendly, enabling the easy and direct application of theory to practice. Patient care is discussed in a logical sequence, from the initial telephone call through to consultation, admittance, hospitalization and intervention. A variety of useful tools, including husbandry questionnaires, anaesthesia record forms and a collection of client handouts are also included. An ideal resource for student and qualified veterinary nurses, as well as other members of the veterinary healthcare team.
There have been major and rapid advances in the field of veterinary dermatology since the first BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology was published. To reflect this, the second edition of the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology has been completely rewritten. The use of British, European, Australian and American authors has led to the incorporation of the new international scope of knowledge in this field. Designed with the busy practitioner in mind, the information is presented in a concise and readily accessible format, and the Manual is generously illustrated with colour figures, practical tables and useful diagrams. The book begins with a thorough survey of the basics of dermatology practice, from structure and function of mammalian skin, through history and examination, to a practical coverage of dermatopathology. There then follows and unique problem-oriented approach to the common clinical presentations, including pruitus, alopecia and nodules. These chapters consider the differentials and then describe the clinical approach used to arrive at a diagnosis (including history-taking, examination and diagnostic tests). In many instances algorithms re used to summarize the process and decision-making. A number of diseases that are not covered in detail in later chapters are presented briefly in a text box format, which is easily accessible to the reader. The most common skin diseases of dogs and cats, such as flea allergy, pyoderma and dermatophytosis, are then described in detail. The final section of the book is devoted to skin disease of exotic pets.
Rabbits make up a considerable and growing proportion of the caseload in small animal practice, and both interest and knowledge in rabbit medicine and surgery has grown rapidly. In recognition of this, the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery has been superseded by two separate volumes - the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging and the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. There is an increased understanding of the pathology of common diseases and greater awareness both of new conditions affecting this species and of their response to both disease and treatment regimes. This new BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine features new chapters such as ‘The rabbit-friendly practice’, ‘Neoplasia’, and ‘Endocrine disease’. Other chapters have been updated and expanded, and the introduction of new authors has brought fresh insights and opinions to several topics. The authors provide a greater depth and breadth of coverage for practitioners seeking definitive and authoritative information to improve and refine the quality of veterinary care that they can provide for rabbits. These two manuals now provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of rabbit veterinary care currently available, in an easy-to-use, well illustrated format following the tried and tested BSAVA Manual template.
This new edition provides the reader with new chapters on emergency care and endoscopy. Appendices include a formulary, a table of differentials for presenting signs, and a protocol for handling venomous snakes and lizards.
This brand new manual offers practical information on the health, husbandry, medicine and surgery of companion animals more commonly regarded as farm species. Coverage includes animal health and welfare as well as organic farming principles and practice. Species covered include cattle, sheep, pigs, camelids, and birds.
This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.
The BSAVA Manual of Rodents and Ferrets is a new title to the BSAVA range. The Manual is split into two distinct sections: the first part is dedicated to rodents covering biology, husbandry and clinical techniques, as well as the diseases particular to these animals. The second part of the Manual is devoted to ferrets and discusses biology, husbandry and clinical techniques, and diseases by body system. Coverage includes main disease conditions as well as medicine and surgery. The straightforward and clinical approach ensures that veterinarians in practice will find it useful as a general reference text.
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.
Rabbits make up a considerable proportion of the caseload in small animal practice, and knowledge of rabbit medicine and surgery has grown rapidly in the past decade such that one BSAVA Manual is no longer enough to do justice to this important pet. The all-new BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging concentrates on the major surgical and dental conditions that are so common in rabbits, while its sister volume (BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine) concentrates on common medical conditions. To maximize surgical success, anaesthesia and analgesia are first discussed, including practical advice on different regimes for different situations/risk levels, chemical pain relief and also hospitalization and postoperative care. A section on imaging follows, covering not only radiographic techniques and their interpretation, but also ultrasonography, endoscopy, CT and MRI. The third part of the Manual is devoted to surgical techniques. General principles of rabbit surgery are discussed, as well as specific surgical techniques and procedures, from basic techniques such as neutering to more specialized techniques used in each organ system. The final section is devoted to dental disease and abscessation, including the techniques required for a full dental examination and evaluation. The range of treatment techniques available for cheek tooth overgrowth and dental abscesses is highlighted, and the reader is encouraged to draw their own conclusions as to the correct method to use in each case. Illustrated step-by-step Operative Techniques are provided for surgical and dental procedures, to enable the reader to benefit from the expertise of the international authors.
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.
* Practical approach * Updated and reoerganized * New chapter on Communications skills * Features Exotic pets * Illustrated throughout in full colour
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
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.
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
New case studies Advice to give to pet owners What to test for (which test for which disease) and the techniques Increased focus on principles Updated figures and images More detail on sampling, genetic testing Diagnosis on genetic and inherited diseases Principles of testing and interpreting results This new edition of a must-have manual, edited by Elizabeth Villiers, Jelena Ristic and Laura Blackwood, features new case studies and updated images. There is an increased focus on principles, testing and interpreting results as well as sampling, genetic testing and diagnosing genetic and inherited diseases. Fully revised and expanded, this manual contains not just advice for the busy practitioner, but also for the concerned owner and how they can play a part in the treatment of their pet.

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