Richard W. Nelson

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Santrauka: This outstanding reference focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of the most commonly encountered internal medical problems in dogs and cats. Now in its 3rd edition, Small Animal Internal Medicine has been hailed for its emphasis on diagnostic approaches to clinical signs, diagnostics techniques, general therapeutics, and synopses of important disorders. It teaches readers how to think critically and develop decision-making skills. The first sections cover specific disorders by body system, while the final sections pertain to oncology, hematology and immunology, and infectious diseases. Each section has been developed by one author for a consistent approach, beginning with discussions of clinical signs and leading into diagnostic techniques and appropriate treatment. Extensive color illustrations, tables, and algorithms set this book apart. Each section begins with discussion of clinical signs to encourage assessment and diagnostic skills; this problem-oriented approach simulates what veterinarians encounter in practice Comprehensive drug tables at end of each section provide recommended dosages and indications for a variety of agents. Algorithms promote decision-making skills based on clinical findings Clear, step-by-step procedures are highlighted in text All contributors are recognized experts in their respective internal medicine specialties. Cross-referencing reduces redundancy throughout the book and makes information easy to locate. Summary boxes and tables, color-coded to indicate the type of information they contain, provide quick access to signs, etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Full-color format enhances visual appeal and highlight key information in tables and boxes. Pediatric and geriatric content is consistently integrated where appropriate. Integration of toxicology links exposure to noxious products with a variety of systems disorders. All contributors are recognized experts in their respective medical specialties.

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