Author: Todd L. Towell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Practical Weight Management in Dogs and Cats is a comprehensive, clinical reference for the veterinary health team, providing the necessary tools to successfully manage pet obesity. Bringing together specialists in nutrition, internal medicine, critical care, and surgery and rehabilitation, the book provides an overview of prevention techniques, clinical management, and practical tips for implementing successful programs and educating owners. Covering topics ranging from taking a nutritional history and body condition scoring to calculating food dosage and client communication tips, this book is a resource for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians to address the growing problem of pet obesity. The book begins by explaining the clinical importance of obesity, then moves on to diagnosing and preventing obesity. The heart of the book is devoted to managing body weight, with chapters on nutritional, pharmacotherapeutic, and exercise strategies, and two unique chapters cover owner compliance and wellness programs. Practical Weight Management in Dogs and Cats offers a collaborative approach to managing weight in pet dogs and cats.
Author: John D. Bonagura,David C. Twedt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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. "For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, ... CVT is the perfect reference ." Reviewed by: Ryan Ong, WAVES Veterinary Hospital on behalf of Australian Veterinary Hospital, March 2015 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. 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.
A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals
Author: Linda P. Case,Leighann Daristotle,Michael G. Hayek,Melody Foess Raasch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
How well can you answer pet owners' questions about proper diet and feeding? Canine and Feline Nutrition, 3rd Edition describes the role of nutrition and its effects upon health and wellness and the dietary management of various disorders of dogs and cats. By using the book's cutting-edge research and clinical nutrition information, you'll be able to make recommendations of appropriate pet food and proper feeding guidelines. Pet nutrition experts Linda P. Case, MS, Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Michael G. Hayek, PhD, and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, provide complete, head-to-tail coverage and a broad scope of knowledge, so you can help dog and cat owners make sound nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health to prolong their lives. Tables and boxes provide quick reference to the most important clinical information. Key points summarize essential information at a glance. A useful Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices chapter dispels and corrects common food myths. New clinical information covers a wide range of emerging nutrition topics including the role of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families in pet health and disease management. Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods and provides answers to pet owners’ questions on these topics. Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutrition research. Information regarding functional ingredients and dietary supplementation provides a scientifically based rationale for recommending or advising against dietary supplements. Guidelines for understanding pet food formulations and health claims differentiate between "market-speak" and actual clinical benefits for patients, with practice advice for evaluating and selecting appropriate foods.
Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
With hundreds of images and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition helps you recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal disorders and conditions. Clear, step-by-step guidelines thoroughly describe commonly performed procedures. Hundreds of summary tables make it easy to look up clinical signs, potential causes, drug information, and treatment modalities. This edition is updated with the latest research findings for accurate diagnosis and management of small animal pathologies. Written by veterinary clinicians Richard Nelson and C. Guillermo Couto, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this text is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to solving internal medical challenges. "The many tables, decision trees, drawings and photos highlight the key points which make for a very pleasant read. I bet that the previous edition of this major textbook is a bit dog-eared and so now is the time to invest. ROI* guaranteed. (*Return On Investment)" Reviewed by: Vet's Today Date: July 2014 "As a reference textbook for use on a day-today basis I would highly recommend this book. It lives up to its promises and really is a ‘practical, easy-to-use, quick, clear and logical’ text book for practitioners and students alike." Reviewed by: Veterinary Record Date: June 2014 A problem-oriented approach begins with a discussion of clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques, and then moves on to therapeutic considerations and management. Step-by-step procedures provide an easy-to-follow description of each procedure. Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Color-coded summary tables and boxes make it quick and easy to look up clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, treatment, and recommended drug dosages and indications. Knowledgeable contributors are recognized experts in their respective internal medicine specialties, and known for their clinical as well as academic and research expertise. Practical algorithms promote decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Extensive cross-referencing makes it easy to locate related information. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter facilitate access to the latest research findings. NEW! Updated content on hundreds of internal medicine topics helps you make the best diagnostic and treatment determinations. New coverage includes management of heart failure, chronic mitral valve disease, and heartworm disease; diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease in cats and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs; treatment and monitoring of diabetic dogs and cats; dietary recommendations for obesity in dogs and cats; diagnosis and management of seizure disorders; and new diagnostic methods in patients with hematologic disorders. NEW authors have completely revised the Urinary Tract Disorders and Reproductive System Disorders sections, providing all-new content that clarifies the latest research and clinical findings in these areas. UPDATED! Drug and treatment tables ensure that you have the most current treatment information.
Author: Lila Miller,Kate Hurley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters is a comprehensive guide to preventing, managing, and treating disease outbreaks in shelters. Emphasizing strategies for the prevention of illness and mitigation of disease, this book provides detailed, practical information regarding fundamental principles of disease control and specific management of important diseases affecting dogs and cats in group living environments. Taking an in-depth, population health approach, the text presents information to aid in the fight against the most significant and costly health issues in shelter care facilities.
Author: Andrea J. Fascetti,Sean J. Delaney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" provides current, clinically relevant nutritional advice intended for use in daily canine and feline practice. Highly practical, the book emphasizes solutions for integrating nutrition into clinical practice, with introductory chapters covering the foundation and science behind the recommendations and extensive references for further reading. Written by a group of leading veterinary nutritionists, "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a valuable resource on the principles of animal nutrition and feeding practices in healthy or diseased dogs and cats. The book begins with an overview of basic nutrition, energy requirements, and the basics of product guides, pet foods, home-prepared diets and dietary supplements. Subsequent chapters delve into feeding the healthy dog and cat, nutrition for weight management, and nutritional principles for a variety of diseases, with the final chapters covering enteral and parenteral nutrition. "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a daily reference for veterinary practitioners, students, and residents seeking authoritative information on feeding animals. Key features Supplies authoritative information from the leading veterinary nutritionists Offers practical strategies for incorporating nutritional principles into daily clinical small animal practice Provides a reliable resource on feeding practices in both healthy and diseased dogs and cats Covers basic background information such as energy requirements and pet food choices as well as clinically oriented topics like weight management and nutritional management of disease Helps veterinary practitioners of all experience levels to confidently and competently make nutritional recommendations
Ten Simple Steps to Help Your Pet Lose Weight for a Long and Happy Life
Author: Martha Garvey,Sebastian Conley
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
The epidemic obesity problem in America isn't just limited to people. As humans continue to chow down on fast food, fatty treats and sugary desserts our pets are expanding right along with us. Of course its hard to ignore those big eyes our pets give us when they beg for food, but we have to be firm -- because their health depends on it. Studies have shown that obese dogs are at risk for joint and skin problems. To keep our pets happy and healthy for a long time, we need to control their weight. Helping your pet slim down isn't all that difficult -- and author Martha Garvey will show you how. MY FAT DOG (Ten Simple Steps to Help Your Pet Lose Weight For a Long and Happy Life) by Martha Garvey deals directly with our pets' weight problem from causes to cure. More than a dog diet book, readers will learn the facts (and myths) about animal obesity and discover real solutions to insure our pets' heath and longevity.
Author: Kymythy Schultze, C.C.N/A.H.I
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
"In these pages, Kymythy Schultze has provided an excellent nutritional text to help us build a healthier life for our animal friends."— Dr. Stephen R. Blake, Jr., D.V.M. "[This book is] an excellent starting point for us all. Its pages are filled with helpful hints, good advice and most important, logic and common sense."— Dr. Bruce W. Cauble, D.V.M.
A Pocket Atlas
Author: Christina Matern
Skillfully integrating traditional concepts of Chinese medicine with clinical experience and modern scientific research, Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats brings together all current information in one convenient book. Its atlas-style format, highlighted by hundreds of full-color photographs and supporting text, makes it ideal as a quick, user-friendly reference in the clinic or training program. Special Features: An easy-to-use, double-page spread designed for fast retrieval of information--on the left, concise text describes the effects, indications, localization, technique, and depth of insertion for each acupuncture point; on the right, high-quality photographs demonstrate all concepts Bones and muscles have been precisely drawn into each photograph, a valuable tool for localization of points A comprehensive discussion of all acupuncture points in all channels ensures that you have full mastery of the field A complete introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), channel systems, TCM diagnostics, point selection, and point categories (such as Ting or Luo points) provide a strong foundation in the concepts of veterinary TCM The only book to focus solely on acupuncture for small animals, this handy, pocket-size atlas is unique in the field. It offers a wealth of practical knowledge and a pictorial reference for veterinarians, animal acupuncturists, students, and trainees whose goal is to provide the highest level of treatment to the animals in their care.
Author: A. H. Rebar
Publisher: Teton NewMedia
A Guide to Hematology is a valuable, hands-on, laboratory manual for the practitioner and technician. It provides step-by-step guidelines for the collection and processing of blood samples and interpretation of the hemogram. It also serves as a guide to patient assessment and treatment planning for all common hematological disorders and diseases in dogs and cats. Veterinarians are able to test comprehension of the material through case studies with self test questions. This guide is designed to work with all currently available blood analyzer systems, providing detailed guidelines for hemogram interpretation, identification of artifacts and false positive results. Basic science is limited to information that is needed by the individual performing the rest and interpreting the results. This 264 page presentation boasts 178 full color images and has a lay flat binding for easy in lab reference. A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats was designed for the practitioner and technician who incorporate hematology studies in the office setting and is an ideal clinic laboratory reference. Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.
Author: Josephine Wills,Kenneth W. Simpson
Category: Technology & Engineering
Clinical nutrition concerns the interaction between nutrition and disease. This encompasses both nutritional disorders, including problems in feeding behaviour, and the role of nutritional management in a variety of conditions.
Author: Cheryl Lopate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a comprehensive yet practical reference on small animal neonatology. Covering reproductive physiology of pregnancy and parturition, normal neonatology, and neonatal disorders in dogs, cats, and small exotic mammals, the book gives special emphasis to fetal well-being, parturition, normal physical parameters, behavior, common disorders and defects, emergency care, and orphan management. Information on nutritional and environmental considerations for both the dam and offspring is included, as well as guidance on offering advice to breeders providing neonatal care at home. Well illustrated throughout, Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets is a complete resource for the successful management of pregnant and newborn pets. Veterinary practitioners, students, technicians, and professional breeders all will find the book’s how-to, clinically relevant approach to small animal neonatology invaluable.
Author: Matthew Campling
Category: Health & Fitness
British psychotherapist and author Matthew Campling presents a NEW and REVOLUTIONARY approach to weight loss and maintenance. He views most non-medical overweight as having a specific cause: an Overweight Eating Disorder Mechanism (OEDM). Since it's known that most diets don't work in the long term, Matthew focuses on PSYCHOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING, with weight reduction as a beneficial side-effect. Overweight masks other issues and all are explained in this fascinating book. Drawing on client case studies, making sense of current theory and his own historical experience of recovery from overweight makes Matthew's book an instant classic of practical help for safe, gentle and permanent recovery.
Author: Amy D. Shojai
Provides a directory of first-aid and emergency procedures for cats and dogs, covering everything from identifying a problem and performing CPR to administering a pill and follow-up care.
Author: Stephen J. Withrow,David M. Vail
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Focusing on cancer in dogs and cats, this extensively updated 4th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. Ideal for students, practitioners, and those involved in academic research, this book's full-color images and user-friendly format provide quick and easy access to today's most important information on cancer in the small animal patient. Full-color format throughout and full-color illustrations make information more accessible and provide accurate representations of clinical appearance. Chapters are clustered into four major sections: The Biology and Pathogenesis of Cancer, Diagnostic Procedures for the Cancer Patient, Therapeutic Modalities for the Cancer Patient, and Specific Malignancies in the Small Animal Patient. The consistent format includes incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies in the small animal cancer patient. Features cutting edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities. The latest information on the etiology of cancer, including genetic, chemical, physical, and hormonal factors, as well as cancer-causing viruses. Coverage of molecular-targeted therapy of cancer, plus new and emerging therapeutic techniques. New information on molecular diagnostic procedures for the cancer patient. The latest diagnostic imaging techniques in clinical oncology. Discussions of compassion and supportive care, from chronic pain management and nutrition to end-of-life issues and grief support.
Author: Wilfried Mai
Publisher: CRC Press
Key features The first reference textbook to provide a well-illustrated and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge in MRI in small animal veterinary practice Includes both evidenced-based material and the authors' personal experience, providing an excellent overview of current knowledge in the field. Contributors are international leaders in the field. Contains over 650 images of the highest quality. Bullet points format and table summaries throughout the book keep the concepts concise and organized. All the information presented reflects knowledge that is supported by peer-reviewed scientific publications, referenced at the end of each chapter – it is a book of ‘facts’. Richly illustrated with over 650 annotated images showcasing the main features of the disease processes. Images are obtained at all magnet field strengths, so as to reflect the current reality of veterinary MRI, which uses low-, mid- and high-field magnets. Diagnostic MRI in Dogs and Cats makes the vast and increasingly complex topic of clinical MRI in small animals accessible to all veterinarians. With the increasing availability of MRI technology, there is also a pressing need for expertise in interpreting these images. This is the first reference textbook to provide a well-illustrated and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge, focusing on imaging appearance rather than on clinical signs or treatment. With chapters on MRI physics and technology as well as sections on specific anatomical regions, the book functions as a stand-alone reference for the reader, whether they be a radiology/neurology resident in training or a practitioner with a need to learn about veterinary clinical MRI. Each chapter is authored by internationally-renowned experts in the specific area of veterinary radiology, disseminating their experience and summarizing the current knowledge to provide an excellent overview of what is currently known in the field. The chapters on physics and MRI technology are concise and accessible, using many visual aids and diagrams, and avoiding abstract concepts and equations whenever possible. Within each anatomical section, each chapter focuses on a disease category of that body region. When it is important to understand the imaging appearance, the pathophysiology is reviewed and imaging features of prognostic relevance are detailed. This practical yet thoroughly comprehensive book is primarily an evidence-based learning resource for trainees, but will also aid practising veterinarians who have less MRI experience.
Author: Francis W. K. Smith,Larry P. Tilley,Mark Oyama,Meg M. Sleeper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The most effective, practical approach to the recognition and management of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary medicine, Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology, 5th Edition walks readers through the challenges and conditions encountered in everyday practice. This completely revised and updated edition includes vital information on diagnostic modalities and techniques, therapeutic options, surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical management of the dog and cat cardiac patient. A new chapter on genetic and biomarker testing and a new chapter on nutrition surrounding cardiovascular disease ensure practitioners are well-equipped to handle every aspect of cardiac care in small animals. The latest coverage on common cardiovascular disorders and practical treatment methods addresses topics, such as: cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, cardiopulmonary arrest, and more. Easy-to-follow organization separates content into three sections that build on each other — Section 1: Diagnosis of Heart Disease; Section 2: Cardiovascular Disease; Section 3: Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. Extensive art program contains vivid illustrations, clinical photographs, and color Doppler images. Drug formulary appendix features a list of commonly used cardiopulmonary drugs, along with formulations, indications, and dosages (for both dogs and cats). Streamlined text, bullet points, and helpful boxes help to highlight the most important clinical content. Highlighted key points spotlight key information, diagnosis considerations, clinical tips and more. NEW! Genetic and Biomarker Testing of Cardiovascular Diseases chapter covers genetic testing for mutations associated with specific cardiac diseases and testing for circulating substances indicative of heart disease or injury. NEW! Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease chapter focuses on the significant role nutrition can play in preventing or treating cardiac disease. NEW! Significantly revised Echocardiography chapter features the latest information on indications and the role of the electrocardiogram in clinical practice. NEW! All new doppler echocardiogram images in the Feline Cardiomyopathy chapter show the primary cardiomyopathies, including: severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, severe hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, severe dilated cardiomyopathy, severe endomyocardial fibrosis and restrictive cardiomyopathy, severe unclassified cardiomyopathy, and severe arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. NEW! Section on hybrid cardiac procedures in the Cardiac Surgery chapter include image-guided catheter-based interventions with direct transcardiac (transatrial, transventricular, transapical) surgical approaches to the heart.