Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Now in full color with hundreds of new images, Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition covers the broad spectrum of laboratory procedures that veterinary technicians need to perform effectively in the practice setting. Comprehensive content presents the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform the most widely used tests such as complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. This edition includes newly organized chapters with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. Comprehensive coverage gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform related tests. Step-by-step procedure boxes offer quick access to the skills you must perform during your educational program, as well as procedures that are commonly performed by vet techs in private practice. Provides the latest information needed to successfully perform a broad spectrum of laboratory tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays. Completely updated content throughout reflects the latest advances in veterinary clinical laboratory procedures for improved patient service and higher practice revenue. A comprehensive glossary of terms at the end of the text offers accurate, concise definitions and phonetic pronunciation guides. NEW! Streamlined chapters are shorter and easier to digest with expanded coverage of essential material to prepare you for real-life laboratory work. NEW! Full-color photos bring concepts to life, sequentially arranged to illustrate step-by-step procedures for all commonly performed diagnostic tests in the clinical laboratory. NEW! Companion Lab Manual (sold separately) includes multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank exercises, photo quizzes, labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, and other activities to help you master and apply key concepts and procedures in clinical situations. NEW! Special emphasis on the significance of abnormal results of key lab tests, zoonoses, and hematology. NEW! Vet Tech Threads provide you with introductions, suggested readings, boxed technician notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms, and a glossary for easy navigation through chapters and more focused learning.

Lavin's Radiography for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

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Author: Marg Brown,Lois Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323413668

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 746

Make sure you understand and know how to use the very latest diagnostic imaging technology with Lavin’s Radiography for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition! All aspects of imaging – including production, positioning, and evaluation of radiographs – are combined into this comprehensive text. All chapters have been thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated with vivid color equipment photos, positioning drawings, and detailed anatomy drawings. From foundational concepts to the latest in diagnostic imaging, this text is a valuable resource for students, technicians, and veterinarians alike! More than 1000 full-color photos and updated radiographic images visually demonstrate the relationship between anatomy and positioning. UNIQUE! Non-manual restraint techniques including sandbags, tape, rope, sponges, sedation and combinations improve your safety and radiation protection. UNIQUE! Comprehensive dental radiography coverage gives you a meaningful background in the dentistry subsection of vet radiography. Increased emphasis on digital radiography, including quality factors and post-processing, keeps you up-to-date on the most recent developments in digital technology. Broad coverage of radiologic science, physics, imaging and protection provide you with foundations for good technique. Objectives, key terms, outlines, chapter introductions and key points help you organize information to ensure you understand what is most important in every chapter. Color anatomy art created by an expert medical illustrator help you to recognize and avoid making imaging mistakes. Check It Out boxes provide suggestions for practical actions that help better understand content being presented. Points to ponder boxes emphasize information critical to performing tasks correctly. Key points boxes help you to review critical content presented in the radiographic positioning chapters. NEW! All chapters have been reviewed, revised and updated to present content in a way that is easy to follow and understand. NEW! Updated radiation protection chapter focuses on the importance of safety in the lab. NEW! Additional popular diagnostic information includes MRI/PET and CT/PET scans. NEW! Coverage of Sante’s Rule that clearly explains the mathematical process for creating a technique chart NEW! Chapters on Dental Imaging and Radiography, Quality Control, and Testing and Artifacts combines existing content with updates into these important parts of radiography.

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Charles M. Hendrix,Ed Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323389813

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 1349

Recognize and treat the parasites seen in veterinary practice! Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition features clear and concise discussions of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites. Chapters are organized by parasite group — including nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, protozoans, arthropods, and leeches — and include a detailed description of the group, with special emphasis on morphology, life cycle, and important parasites. Then in each chapter, material is conveniently organized by host species: dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, swine, birds, lab animals, fish, and reptiles. Written by noted educators Charles Hendrix and Ed Robinson, this full-color, spiral-bound book provides the knowledge that veterinary technicians need to collect samples, perform lab procedures, and communicate with clients and other members of the veterinary team. Clear, concise coverage simplifies information on the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites, preparing you for credentialing exams and the veterinary clinic. More than 470 full-color photos show exactly what ova, adult parasites, and parasitic diseases look like, so you can identify them more easily when viewing lab samples. Step-by-step guidelines in the Laboratory Procedures chapter describe how to gather samples and how to perform the laboratory techniques used in identifying parasites. Emphasis on the zoonotic potential of parasites helps you alert clients and other health care workers to the significance of zoonotic parasites and shows ways in which you can prevent transmission of a zoonotic parasite, condition, or syndrome from animals to humans. Logical chapter organization follows the sequence of parasitology classes, beginning with a basic overview of external parasites, internal parasites, and nematodes, followed by chapters that go into detail of the parasites by host species. An appendix lists the parasites of each species and shows their location in the text, making information easy to find. Heartworm section helps you recognize and treat heartworms with an in-depth discussion of the performance and interpretation of diagnostic tests for this major parasite. Summary tables show how to categorize parasites, and include such categories as body systems affected, taxonomic grouping, host species, and location in host. Table of parasites at the front of the book is arranged by host species and includes page numbers for cross-reference throughout the book. Vet Tech Threads design makes learning easier with chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, and Technician Notes in every chapter. Chapter on terminology familiarizes you with the basic language and classification scheme of parasitology for more effective communication with clients and colleagues. Flash cards on the Evolve companion website help you learn and memorize key facts about the major parasites, including audio pronunciations. Workbook/textbook format provides immediate review tools through matching exercises and questions for thought and discussion at the end of each chapter. NEW case studies provide more opportunities to apply what you have learned, and bring to life a subject that can be dry and difficult. UPDATED information throughout provides the most up-to-date coverage of the parasites most often seen in veterinary practice. NEW! End-of-chapter matching exercises and online activities make study and review easier.

Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: John Thomas,Phillip Lerche

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032335601X

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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Covering essential principles of anesthesia administration and pain management in small and large animals, Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition is completely updated with the latest drugs and techniques. This entry-level practical resource prepares you to properly administer anesthesia with the most up-to-date information on pre-anesthetic preparation of the patient, induction procedures, monitoring animals’ vital signs during the anesthetic period, and postoperative care. Dive into interesting discussions of actions and side effects of anesthetic agents; the physiology of respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure; emergency response; anesthetic equipment; and specialized techniques — and take a more integrated approach to learning techniques for anesthesia administration with the text’s expertly illustrated step-by-step procedures. Comprehensive coverage of lab animals and large and small animals makes this an excellent resource for veterinary students and technicians. Two large animal anesthesia chapters cover pain management and anesthetic techniques for equine, ruminant, camelid, and swine patients. Procedures boxes offer clear step-by-step guidelines, with sequential, high-quality color photos, for performing common procedures during each phase of an anesthetic event. Reference tables and boxes facilitate rapid access to information like fluid administration rates, properties of anesthetic drugs, oxygen flow rates, anesthetic protocols, and normal and abnormal monitoring parameters. Vet Tech Threads help you grasp key content and include pedagogical aids, such as: introductions, suggested readings, boxed Technician Notes, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key terms, and a glossary. Glossary at the end of the text provides you with accurate, concise definitions. Evolve site provides you with additional interactive assets that reinforce what you learn in the text. NEW! Updated drug information, equipment, and techniques keep you up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. NEW! Content on camelid anesthesia prepares you to properly treat llamas and alpacas.

Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians –

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Author: Heather Prendergast

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323394272

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Make sure you’re prepared for the VTNE with the completely updated Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians! Author Heather Prendergast breathes new life into this edition with 5,000 questions that have been reviewed and revised to reflect the most recent changes to the VTNE. The content begins with a Foundation of Knowledge Review that addresses hospital management, calculations, terminology, and anatomy and physiology. The second part focuses on VTNE review with complete coverage of the nine primary subject areas on the exam, including the newest domains of pain management/analgesia and emergency medicine/critical care. A companion Evolve website helps build your knowledge and confidence with an electronic testing experience. You can create customized practice tests and take timed practice exams that mirror the actual VTNE and provide instant feedback and detailed rationales. Exam results are archived to allow you to keep track of your progress in each domain. Answers with rationales and sources for correct and incorrect answers on the Evolve companion website help you understand the reasoning and knowledge behind each answer and assist with recalling correct answers. Questions are written specifically for veterinary technician students and practicing veterinary technicians to cover the essential information you need to succeed on the VTNE. Multiple-choice question format mirrors the questions on the VTNE. A variety of questions at different difficulty levels increase your VTNE scoring potential by testing factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment related to veterinary technician duties. NEW! A simulated VTNE testing environment on the companion Evolve website features a bank of 5,000 questions, allowing you to create customized practice tests and take timed practice exams that provide instant feedback and extended rationales. NEW! Questions on pain management/analgesia and emergency and critical care prepare you for these two domains on the VTNE. NEW! 5,000 revised and updated multiple-choice questions reflect the latest VTNE test format to ensure you have the most up-to-date exam review and preparation.

Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Boyce P. Wanamaker,Kathy Massey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291708

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 6015

Now in full color, Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition shows you how to administer prescribed drugs to animals, calculate drug dosages accurately, and instruct clients about side effects and precautions. Coverage of drug information includes pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical uses, dosage forms, and adverse effects. An Evolve companion website enhances the book with narrated videos demonstrating drug administration techniques, animations of pharmacologic processes, dosage calculation exercises, and much more. Written by veterinary technology experts Boyce Wanamaker and Kathy Lockett Massey, this resource provides the pharmacology knowledge you need to succeed as a vet tech! Illustrated, step-by-step procedures demonstrate proper administration techniques for common drug forms. Body systems organization provides a logical sequence of study, followed by anti-infectives, antiparasitics, anti-inflammatory agents, and others. Dosage calculation exercises provide practice immediately after new information is presented. Proprietary drug names are listed with generic drug names, highlighting drugs with generic options. Review questions reinforce understanding of key concepts, with answers located in the back of the book. An Evolve companion website provides drug administration videos, drug calculators with accompanying word problems, photos of drug labels, animations of pharmacologic processes, and dosage calculation exercises. Key terms, chapter outlines, and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter make studying easier. Technician Notes provide useful hints and important reminders to help you avoid common errors and increase your efficiency. UNIQUE Pharmacy Management and Inventory Control chapter offers practical tips relating to vendor types, communicating with sales representatives, and using veterinary practice management software. Now in full color, UPDATED drug information keeps you current with the latest pharmacologic agents and their uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms. NEW coverage of stem cell treatment in Immunologic Drugs chapter addresses scientific advances in this area. UPDATED fluid therapy chapter explains the role of parenteral fluids, oral fluids, and nutritional products in drug therapy.

Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291600

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 5697

Reinforce the essential information you need with the Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition. Each unit corresponds to a unit in the textbook, with various exercises and test questions that help you focus on key concepts and skills for the veterinary clinic setting. Fill-in-the-blank exercises, lab exercises, crossword puzzles, word searches, photo quizzes, lab forms, specimen pictures, and review questions all help to clarify more challenging concepts.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171397

Category: Medical

Page: 760

View: 5723

Whether you’re a new vet tech student or reviewing for the certification exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition is the ideal review tool to help you master critical concepts and pass the VTNE. Now in full color, this edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, plus new information on pain management. To ensure the most meaningful review, the Evolve site features a study mode that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode that offers a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues. Comprehensive review exam at the end of the text contains 350 questions that provide you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and the information you need to know to pass the VTNE. User-friendly outline format is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps you retain the content. Coverage of dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals ensures you are prepared for all aspects of the national board examination. Summarized concepts and procedures are highlighted in boxes and tables to support visual learners. Student-friendly chapter format contains a chapter outline, learning outcomes, a glossary, and review questions. Appendix of veterinary technician resources include American, Canadian, and international vet tech associations; registration of technicians; and special internet sites of interest to veterinary technicians. NEW! Chapter on pain management and updated and expanded chapter discussions provide the information needed to pass the VTNE NEW! Companion Evolve website contains a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment. NEW! Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology.

Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Thomas P. Colville

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323341438

Category: Medical

Page: 514

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With more than 5,000 practice questions in the book and online, Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition - Revised Reprint prepares you for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Subject areas covered include: pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal nursing, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. A new Evolve website lets you answer questions in study mode, quiz mode, or as a VTNE-style, 200-question practice exam with instant feedback. Written by veterinary technology educator Thomas Colville, this engaging review gives you the practice and the confidence you need to master the VTNE. More than 5,000 review questions in the book prepare you to pass the VTNE by testing factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment in the seven primary subject areas of veterinary technology.Multiple-choice question format mirrors the format used in the VTNE.Answers include rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are provided at the back of the book. NEW! An Evolve companion website contains 5,000 questions and a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment, and provides instant feedback and a test score.

McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

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Author: Joanna M. Bassert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323496407

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Immerse yourself in every aspect of the veterinary technology field with McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9th Edition, covering small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. With a new zoonoses theme threaded throughout each chapter, this comprehensive text describes how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, and how it is treated. Case presentations provide you with relevant, real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Introduction to the concept of the Technician Practice Model ensures that excellent nursing care is provided to each patient. Content on fluid therapy and transfusion medicine keeps you current and prepared for success in practice. Thorough coverage of electrocardiography included in the Emergency Nursing chapter to teach you how to interpret, and how to examine and differentiate, normal from abnormal and dangerous from non-dangerous. Case presentations provide you with real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Large animal care is integrated throughout the book with medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, surgical assistance, emergency care, and euthanasia, in addition to the individual Large Animal Medical Nsing chapter, to prepare you to care for large animals. A chapter dedicated to birds, reptiles, and small mammals keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets. Comprehensive chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician. Vet Tech Threads design emphasizes important study points and ensures you understand the content introduced to you. Step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to perform dozens of procedures, and make information readily accessible in emergency and clinical situations. Evolve site with TEACH instructor resources, an image collection, and a test bank accompanies the text, and provides instructors with everything they need to successfully teach each chapter and evaluate students' progress. NEW! Chapter on Veterinary Oncology contains fundamental information on veterinary cancers and current therapies. NEW! Toxicology chapter provides an overview of toxic substances and treatments while helping you understand how to recognize, assess, and manage poison concerns. NEW! The theme of zoonotics is threaded throughout each chapter and emphasized appropriately to increase your understanding of how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, how it is treated, and the necessary safety precautions.

Common Diseases of Companion Animals

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Author: Alleice Summers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323101275

Category: Medical

Page: 602

View: 1653

Gain quick access to the most common diseases that veterinary technicians encounter with Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 3rd Edition. This reference is divided into sections by species, with chapters in each section organized by body system. Each disease is presented in monograph form, with clinical signs, diagnostic laboratory work-up, treatment options, and client information to ensure the information you need is always at hand. Well-organized content presents diseases in a consistent, monograph style, including description, clinical signs, laboratory work-up, treatment, medications, after care, client information, and prevention. Diseases organized by body system enables you to quickly refer to the most accurate information. Coverage of the common diseases veterinary technicians are likely to encounter in practice keeps you up-to-date with the diseases and disorders you are most likely to assist in diagnosing and managing. Clearly defined role of the technician helps you understand what is expected of you as a working professional. Tech Alerts emphasize key information on the process of caring for pets. NEW! Introductory chapter on pathophysiology provides information on the foundations of disease and the body’s response to disease before proceeding to the specific diseases of each system. NEW! Expanded nursing care sections include descriptions of changes in clinical signs with improvement or decline that will affect treatment, as well as more Tech Alerts to highlight the veterinary technician’s responsibilities. NEW! An increase in the number and variety of review questions, including open-ended critical thinking questions. NEW! Full-color design and illustration program reinforces what diseases look like — such as signs exhibited in the animal, in lab specimens, and in surgical corrections — and demonstrates techniques, such as urethral catheter placement in a female cat. NEW! Vet Tech Threads direct learning by outlining key terms, learning objectives, and the glossary. NEW! Pageburst eBook interactive features offer a dynamic learning environment.

Small Animal Clinical Techniques

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Author: Susan Meric Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323312179

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 531

See how to confidently care for small animal patients with Taylor’s clear instructions, procedural videos, and new images. Featuring more than 60 techniques and procedures, Small Animal Clinical Techniques, 2nd Edition provides a highly visual, step-by-step guide to the diagnostic and therapeutic clinical techniques essential to small animal practice. Each procedure walks you through the purpose, indications, contraindications and concerns, complications, special anatomy, equipment, restraint, and procedure techniques. And interactive learning modules on the companion website help you master the skills you need to succeed on the job. More than 60 of the most common procedures performed by vet techs and assistants are covered in a clear, concise, and engaging way to help improve your understanding. A consistent approach to all procedures with step-by-step instructions, principles, and photographs allows you to think logically and perform the skills well. Over 800 full-color drawings and photographs, overlaid with line drawings to further clarify the musculature and circulatory systems beneath the skin of the patient, reinforce visual understanding of key concepts. NEW! Evolve website with interactive modules and videos showing clinical techniques lets you access the modules and videos anywhere, anytime. NEW! More procedural videos showing visual-dependent techniques, such as a neurologic exam, help illustrate the complexities of procedures that are all about movement. UPDATED! New images to accompany updated and added procedures, including more high quality photos with line drawing overlays, keep procedures relevant and modern.

Master the Veterinary Technician Exam

A Career as a Veterinary Technician (Part I of IV)

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Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768935415

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Peterson's Master the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)--A Career as a Veterinary Technician offers an overview of a veterinary technician's job responsibilities and the various places where veterinary technicians work. It offers information about the education needed to become a vet tech and valuable details on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), the national exam given in most states. Readers will also benefit from tips on composing resumes and cover letters, searching online job listings, and preparing for the all-important job interview. For more information, see Peterson's Master the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).

Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods - E-Book

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Author: Michael D. Willard,Harold Tvedten

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437706584

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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A quick guide to appropriately selecting and interpreting laboratory tests, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th Edition helps you utilize your in-house lab or your specialty reference lab to efficiently make accurate diagnoses without running a plethora of unnecessary and low-yield tests. It provides answers to commonly asked questions relating to laboratory tests, and solutions to frequently encountered problems in small animal diagnosis. For easy reference, information is provided by clinical presentation and abnormalities, and includes hundreds of tables, boxes, key points, and algorithms. This edition, now in full color, is updated with the latest advances in laboratory testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Written by noted educators Dr. Michael Willard and Dr. Harold Tvedten, this book may be used as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems or conditions as well as a reference for more detailed research on difficult cases. Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses. Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making. Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation. Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations. Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions. A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more. Updated coverage integrates the newest advances in testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Full-color photos and schematic drawings are placed adjacent to related text, and accurately depict diagnostic features on microscopic slide preparations as well as test procedures and techniques.

Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual

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Author: William J. Foreyt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118682262

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual, Fifth Edition is a practical, thorough, bench top reference for basic diagnostic veterinary parasitology. The manual provides pertinent information on parasite life cyles, importance, location in the host, zoonotic potential, current literature, diagnosis, and treatment. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the most common diagnostic procedures used in routine veterinary practice. Sections are organized by animal host species, including dogs; cats; cattle, sheep and goats; llamas; horses; pigs; birds; ratites (ostriches, emus, and cassowaries); and laboratory animals, as well as wildlife, reptiles, marine mammals, and humans. There is a section in which common artifacts found in fecal samples are presented, and the last section includes conversion tables and a list of abbreviations. Features of the Fifth edition include: * updated and enhanced references * information on new drugs * improved section on parasites of marine mammals * sections on parasites of laboratory animals and humans * over 500 photographs and figures Readers will find this to be an easily accessible and accurate resource for information about parasites in a variety of animals - wild, domestic, common and exotic.

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Principles and Procedures

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323019446

Category: Medical

Page: 350

View: 7785

This combination text and lab manual provides clinically relevant coverage of laboratory animal medicine and procedures. It covers a variety of species, including rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, nonhuman primates, and in a separate chapter, nontraditional lab animals, such as swine, chinchillas, armadillos, reptiles, amphibians, bats, farm animals, and dogs and cats. Coverage of each species is presented in a consistent format that includes taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, uses in biomedical research, reproduction, behavior, husbandry, restraint and handling, identification methods, injection techniques, medication administration and anesthesia, blood collection, common diseases, and euthanasia. Other key topics include the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations. The lab manual portion of the book features a variety of exercises and observation sheets. Comprehensive coverage of a variety of topics such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations prepares readers for a career in laboratory animal medicine Familiarizes readers with the handling, behavior, nutrition, and lab and treatment procedures for a large variety of common and nontraditional laboratory animals The consistent organization of each species chapter makes it easy for readers to quickly identify similarities and differences among various laboratory animals Laboratory exercises are included in a perforated section at the end of the book, allowing users to apply their knowledge and develop job skills Features a wealth of user-friendly features such as a two-color design, learning objectives, key points, and review questions Provides detailed information on specific legal and ethical requirements of lab animal care and use, including the ethics of pain management Convenient boxes and tables provide quick access to important anatomic and physiologic data for each species Discusses specific uses of each species in biomedical research, providing readers with a perspective on animal use that allows them to explain the benefits of animal use as required by veterinary technology program accreditation procedures

Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

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Author: Diane McKelvey,K. Wayne Hollingshead

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323019880

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 4091

This practical resource is a concise guide designed to prepare veterinary technicians to administer anesthesia in animals. It discusses essential topics such as preanesthetic preparation of the patient, induction procedures, monitoring animals' vital signs during the anesthetic period, and postoperative care. The operation of anesthetic machines and breathing circuits are described in detail, as well as: the actions and side effects of anesthetic agents; the physiology of respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure; emergency response; and specialized techniques such as local anesthesia, postoperative analgesia, and the use of muscle-paralyzing agents and ventilators. In addition to canine and feline anesthesia, this edition has added information on anesthesia of rodents, rabbits, and other animals used in research, plus a new section on anesthesia of cattle, horses, small ruminants and pigs. This is the only book on veterinary anesthesia written explicitly for technicians, providing detailed, essential information that technicians must know. Concepts are presented in a clear, readable, well-organized format with key points, learning objectives, and review questions. Health and Safety issues surrounding anesthesia are discussed and safety procedures are outlined, as required by OSHA. Emphasis is placed on appropriate response to emergencies, and provisions of the effective pain control. Effective learning features such as objectives, key points, and review questions, help reinforce key information. All drugs and procedures included throughout the book are fully are up-to-date. Clear, useful illustrations and tables highlight important facts and concepts. A solid balance of theory and application takes the reader from learning to real-world practice. Step-by-step Procedures boxes clarify the technician's role in anesthesia delivery. Notes throughout the text highlight important precautions and/or emergency interventions. A section on client education focuses on compliance with NPO instructions and age-related complications of anesthesia. New information is provided on the use of NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs - aspirin, ibuprofen) and opioid analgesics for pain control - now accepted as an indispensable aspect of anesthesia. Expanded discussions of sophisticated monitoring instruments and equipment address capnography, pulse oximetry, blood pressure measurement, and electrocardiology. An expanded section on anesthestic agents includes newer drugs such as medetomidine (Domitor) seroflurane, and analgesics such as carprofen (Rimadyl) and meloxicam (Metacam). The new title, previously published as Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia, reflects this edition's expanded scope and inclusion of other species. A new chapter on large animal anesthesia focuses predominantly on horses and cows. A new chapter on exotics covers various exotic pets, with an emphasis on pocket pets and birds. New line drawings and photographs of new equipment and techniques for delivery bring the book up to date with advances in the field.

Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians

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Author: Gregg L. Voigt,Shannon L. Swist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119946123

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 2161

Now in full color, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a thorough update to this introduction to the fundamental concepts of collecting, handling, and preparing hematology samples. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, and sample collection, handling, and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students to gain a full understanding of why each test is performed and ensure accurate test results. In addition to addressing advances in technology, equipment, and test techniques throughout, a new chapter covers automated testing, and a companion website provides review questions and images from the book for download at www.wiley.com/go/voigt. Key concepts have also been added to each chapter to better promote learning, and terms are now defined throughout the text, with the definitions collected into a glossary. User-friendly and well-illustrated with charts, reference values, algorithms and photomicrographs, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a key reference for veterinary technicians and veterinary technology students.

Radiography in Veterinary Technology - E-Book

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Author: Lisa M. Lavin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720129

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1380

Written by a veterinary technician for veterinary technicians, students, and veterinary practice application, this concise, step-by-step text will help users consistently produce excellent radiographic images. It covers the physics of radiography, the origin of film artifacts, and positioning and restraint of small, large, avian, and exotic animals. It discusses everything from patient preparation, handling, and positioning to technical evaluation of the finished product. 500 illustrations and abundant charts and diagrams Explicit, clear patient positioning guidelines, including where to collimate, anatomical landmarks, drawings of the animal positioned, and the resulting radiograph A radiographic technique chart that shows how to troubleshoot radiographic quality Boxed outlines that provide a concise, ready reference regarding technique in the section on special radiographic procedures A guide to quality control (including tests) A special procedure guide, including how to use contrast media A chart on how to develop a technique guide Chapter outlines, glossaries, and references Case studies that illustrate artifacts Key points and review questions follow every chapter A new chapter on digital veterinary radiography

Mosby's Veterinary PDQ - E-Book

Veterinary Facts at Hand

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323510248

Category: Medical

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Enter every examining room with confidence! Mosby’s Veterinary PDQ, 3rd Edition is the pocket-sized reference that provides you with quick access to hundreds of veterinary medicine facts, formulas, lab values, and procedures. Ideal for the clinical setting, coverage includes key topics such as pharmacology, math, animal care, common diseases, diagnostic procedures, imaging techniques, parasite identification, urinalysis, blood tests, and other lab work. This full-color new edition is divided into 10 easy-to-use sections, to help you quickly find what you need to deliver safe and efficient veterinary care. Valuable formulas, conversions, and lab values make it easy to look up the data needed to deliver safe and effective veterinary care. Full-color photos and line drawings illustrate procedures and tests, dental and surgical instruments, parasites, and urine and blood analysis. Quick-access format is organized into 10 tabbed, color-coded sections, and makes it easy to find facts quickly. Easily fits in the busy vet tech’s pocket, for ease of access and formatted to find facts quickly. Easy-to-read charts and tables provide quick access to key information that you’ll commonly use but rarely memorize. Spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat or keep it open to a page for quick reference. NEW! Current drug information covers the newest pharmacologic agents, ensuring that you are up to date with uses, adverse side effects, and dosage forms. NEW! Information on dental imaging and breathing circuits keeps you up to date on the latest techniques and equipment. NEW! Coverage of the latest testing kits keeps you up-to-date on available products. UPDATED! Information on anesthesia monitoring provides the most up-to-date information on this important topic. NEW! Updated images prepare you to perform routine procedures.