Animals and Disease

An Introduction to the History of Comparative Medicine

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Author: Lise Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375733

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Man's attempts to learn about aspects of the human body and its functions by observation and study of animals are to be found throughout history, especially at times and in cultures where the human body was considered sacrosanct, even after death. This book describes the origins and later development, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of comparative medicine and its interrelationship with medicine and veterinary medicine and the efforts of its practitioners to understand and control outbreaks of infectious, epidemic diseases in humans and in domestic animals. In the nineteenth century their efforts and increasing professionalism led to the creation of specialised institutes devoted to the study of comparative medicine. Paradoxically the first such institute, the Brown Institution, opened in London in 1871, despite the fact that the study of this branch of medicine in Britain had always lagged behind that in France and Germany. The book discusses the rise and fall of this centre and describes how it was soon overtaken in importance by the great institutes in Paris and Berlin and then, from the turn of the century, by American institutes, funded by private fortunes. This book sheds much new light on the medical and veterinary history of this period and will provide a new perspective on the history of bacteriology.

An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology

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Author: Janet Amundson Romich

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113312576X

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Providing the ultimate terminology reference for veterinary assistants and technicians, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, 4e provides an engaging, systematic approach to learning medical terms and understanding basic principles of veterinary medicine. This user-friendly textbook delivers a unique pedagogical presentation that makes it a comprehensive learning resource. Focusing on how medical terms are formed, analyzed, and defined, the text discusses anatomical landmarks, the positioning of animals, and the relationships between body parts. It also introduces terms used in the animal industry. Case studies illustrate how medical terminology is experienced in real-world practice, and an audio wordlist enables readers to hear the terms they are learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Veterinary Computed Tomography

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Author: Tobias Schwarz,Jimmy Saunders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470960132

Category: Medical

Page: 557

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This practical and highly illustrated guide is an essential resource for veterinarians seeking to improve their understanding and use of computed tomography (CT) in practice. It provides a thorough grounding in CT technology, describing the underlying physical principles as well as the different types of scanners. The book also includes principles of CT examination such as guidance on positioning and how to achieve a good image quality. Written by specialists from twelve countries, this book offers a broad range of expertise in veterinary computed tomography, and is the first book to describe the technology, methodology, interpretation principles and CT features of different diseases for most species treated in veterinary practice. Key features • An essential guide for veterinarians using CT in practice • Includes basic principles of CT as well as guidelines on how to carry out an effective examination • Describes CT features of different diseases for most species treated in practice • Written by a range of international leaders in the field • Illustrated with high quality photographs and diagrams throughout

The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine

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Author: Barb Crabbe

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402710537

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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A illustrated medical resource for horse owners features full-color anatomical drawings and covers all aspects of equine health and medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, equine behavior and safety, preventive health care, first aid for emergency situations, conventional and alternative therapeutic options, an overview of veterinary procedures, and more.

Veterinary Medical Team Handbook

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Author: Andrew J. Rosenfeld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701305

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Veterinary medicine is a dynamic field allowing team members growth in every aspect of the science and profession. In a single day, a team member may be involved in administrative, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgical and radiological teams. With increasing expectations of quality care and technology, team members’ knowledge and responsibilities are growing at an exponential rate. The Veterinary Medical Team Handbook is designed as a training resource for veterinarians, technicians and staff. Coverage ranges from administrative tasks and client communication to common diseases, disorders and procedures. The aim is to increase the staff's ability to detect and manage health problems and to enable the team to be more effective communicators with each other and with clients. Two accompanying CD-ROMs contain training modules and interactive case studies for further learning and practice. A valuable training guide for veterinary practices and hospitals. Designed for easy reference with abundant bullet points, algorithms, lists and key point boxes. Covers common diseases, disorders and procedures, as well as administrative tasks and client communication. Includes two CD-ROMs with training modules and interactive case studies.

Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Author: Darcy H. Shaw,Sherri L. Ihle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708970

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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Review in concise, outline format for veterinary students preparing for National Boards. Includes exam-style review questions.

Colour Atlas of Falcon Medicine

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Author: Ulrich Wernery,Renate Wernery,Joerg Kinne

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 9783899930078

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Written by authors with many years of practical experience in avian medicine this book aims to give an overview of the most important diseases in falcons and birds of prey. Chapters cover haematology, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic diseases and other miscellaneous diseases. Clinical symptoms are described as well as pathological and histological findings. A separate chapter deals with the history of falconry in the Middle East and the ongoing protection of the species. The book is fully illustrated containing around 380 photos, and is of interest to practising veterinarians specialising in avian medicine as well as veterinary students, and for professionals working with falcons, researchers, zoologists and biologists. Published by Schluetersche, Germany and distributed by Manson Publishing.

Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions

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Author: Chick Weisse,Allyson Berent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111837827X

Category: Medical

Page: 680

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Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions is the only book dedicated to interventions guided by imaging technology. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, interventional endoscopy, cardiology, oncology and radiology are covered in detail. Chapters include the history and background of the procedures, patient work-up, equipment lists, detailed procedural instructions, potential complications, patient follow-up protocols, and expected outcomes. Split into body systems, the technical aspects of each procedure are presented using highly illustrated step-by-step guides. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions is a must-have handbook for internists, surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, oncologists and criticalists, and for anyone interested in cutting-edge developments in veterinary medicine. Key features include: A highly practical step-by-step guide to image-guided procedures Relevant to a wide range of veterinary specialists. Written and edited by respected pioneers in veterinary image-guided procedures A companion website offers videos of many procedures to enhance the text

Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

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Author: Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323341144

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Master the role of the veterinary technician in large animal care! Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd Edition helps you learn to set up, assist, and follow through on medical procedures and treatment regimens for domestic large animals. A comprehensive guide, this book not only defines the veterinary technician’s responsibilities in daily livestock care and hospital management, but includes separate sections on horses, cattle, sheep and goats, pigs, and llamas and alpacas, covering husbandry, clinical procedures, surgical procedures, and common diseases for each. This edition adds new chapters on livestock nutrition and diagnostic imaging. Written by noted veterinary technician educator Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling, this book is useful in preparing for certification exams and everyday practice. A practical approach makes this text useful in classes and in clinical situations, so veterinary technicians, acting under instructions of veterinarians, can plan and follow through on procedures and treatment regimens for large animals. A focus on the veterinary technician’s responsibilities explains why and how a procedure is performed, and the roles that you fill in preparing for, assisting in, and following up the procedure. Full-color photographs and line drawings show step-by-step procedures in areas such as restraint, bandaging, physical examination techniques, and diagnostic procedures. Coverage of the essential large animal-related tasks in the CVTEA Manual of Accreditation for Veterinary Technology Programs prepares you to pass the Veterinary Technology National Exam. Coverage of husbandry and breeds demonstrates how day-to-day housing and feeding affect the care of many large animal diseases, and also helps you provide quality client education. A section on the livestock industry provides comprehensive coverage of safety and handling, reproduction, and nutrition, so you can better understand the practices, procedures, and decisions in large animal veterinary medicine. A section on llamas and alpacas helps you understand the health and maintenance of these increasingly popular domestic animals — in the U.S., there are more than 12,000 alpaca herds and 25,000 llama owners. Proper medical terminology is included in a comprehensive glossary, helping you communicate effectively with clients and with other professionals. Learning features enhance critical thinking and decision making with case studies, clinical applications, key terms, chapter outlines, learning objectives, and Technician Notes. NEW livestock Nutrition and Diagnostic Imaging chapters provide a basic understanding of these subjects so you can perform history taking, correctly calculate rations for large animals, and fulfill your role in large animal diagnostic imaging. NEW Appendix of Vitals and Terminology provides a quick, at-a-glance reference for critical information. NEW! Supplemental chapters on the Evolve companion website cover the husbandry, clinical procedures, surgical procedures, and common diseases of poultry.

Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature

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Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson,Antoinette Paris-Greider

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824743768

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

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This text discusses a wide range of print and electronic media to locate hard-to-find documents, navigate poorly indexed subjects and investigate specific research topics and subcategories. It includes a chapter on grey and extension literature covering technical reports and international issues.

Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

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Author: James G. Cunningham

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721689944

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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This well-illustrated, authoritative text introduces students to the principles and concepts of physiology that are essential to the study and practice of veterinary medicine. Coverage of physiopathology, in addition to clinical problem-solving techniques, makes this resource uniquely relevant to practice. Clinical correlation boxes in each chapter include history and background information on topics in physiology. Cases present realistic situations that show theory in practice and reinforce students' understanding of each topic. The organization by body system follows a logical progression and makes it easy to refer to specific information.

Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Third Edition

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Author: Michael Schaer,Frederic P. Gaschen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482226065

Category: Medical

Page: 1178

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Prior to publication of the first edition of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, no other comprehensive small animal veterinary medicine book existed with a comparable amount of relevant illustrated material. This new third edition continues and expands on the revolutionary approach of the previous two editions, now including more than 1,850 highly valuable clinical colour photographs, diagrams, and tables. The third edition of this book has been completely revised and updated. The book is now divided into five color-coded sections – General Approach, Disease of Specific Organ Systems, Multisystemic Disorders, Elements of Therapy and Case Studies. As with the first and second editions of this book the overriding principle of succinct, yet comprehensive text presented in a clear format with an abundance of good quality images remains. Section I: General Approach is completely new and covers medical history and client communication, and common clinical problems. Section II: Specific Organ Systems is organized by body system with chapters structured in a systematic manner that include the definition for each disorder, its causes, clinical features, differential diagnoses, diagnostic methodology, treatment and prognosis, providing readers with easy access to important clinical information. New to this section are chapters covering diseases of the oral cavity and teeth, approach to thoracic radiographs, approach to abdominal radiographs, and disorders of hemostasis. Section III: Multisystemic Disorders covers revised and updated chapters including clinical toxicology, infectious diseases, and immunologic disorders. Section IV: Elements of Therapy covers therapies such as fluid therapy, pain management, nutrition of the critically ill dog and cat and a new chapter on management of the obese dog or cat. Section V: Case Studies includes over 25 case studies that enable the reader to relate the knowledge gained in the book to clinical cases seen in practice. Written by board-certified experts with several case contributions by clinicians in advanced phases of resident training, topics were carefully selected to make this a valuable resource to the general practitioner and also to small animal interns and veterinary students.

Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine

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Author: Steven M. Fox

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840765674

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Chronic pain is unlike acute pain, it lasts beyond the time necessary for healing and resists normal treatment. No one patient feels pain in the same way and yet in veterinary medicine the patient's gain is generally assessed based on a single standard. There is an increasing focus in veterinary medicine on measuring and resolving pain and suffering. This focus is being supported by an increased understanding of pain neurophysiology, a greater offering of innovative pharmacological treatments, and consumer demand. This book is written for the veterinary health care professional seeking a greater depth of knowledge in the mechanisms of pain accompanying chronic disease states, and the potential targets for treatment. It goes beyond common protocols by focusing on the latest evidence and our understanding of 'why and how to treat'. It describes and evaluates current physiological and biochemical theories of pain transmission, without losing sight of the practical need for such information. Chronic Pain in Small Animal Medicine provides a foundation for advances in animal care and welfare and is of value to veterinarians in practice and training.

Textbook of Veterinary Histology

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Author: Don A. Samuelson

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721681740

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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Logically organized by body system, this comprehensive resource provides in-depth coverage of the structure and function of the cells, tissues, and organs of a wide range of domestic animal species. Bridging the gap between the physiology and the gross anatomy of organisms, it also explores new discoveries being made in the areas of molecular biology and cytogenetics. Full-color coverage throughout, including more than 400 color figures that are grouped into major sections for quick reference A wealth of electron micrographs and color micrographs demonstrate cell, tissue, and organ structure A complete art program integrates illustrations and diagrams of cells and tissues to highlight structural-functional correlates Helpful tables of histological features in each chapter summarize key concepts A succinct style and format makes it easy to quickly find important information Chapters begin with a list of key points The author is a trained morphologist and has taught veterinary histology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for more than 15 years

Veterinary Medicine

A Guide to Historical Sources

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Author: Pamela Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135187604X

Category: History

Page: 622

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Veterinary medicine has long been recognized as one of the more neglected areas of medical history. One of the main stumbling blocks to research is the lack of comprehensive information regarding the survival and availability of primary source material. Veterinary Medicine: A Guide to Historical Sources redresses these issues for the first time, offering researchers an unparalleled tool with which to approach the subject. The book opens with a brief history of veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twenty first centuries, identifying the key dates and events that shaped their development. There then follows a chapter on the nature and uses of the records covered by the book, outlining the types of records found, the type of information they contain and their likely uses by different types of researcher. A brief user's guide then explains how to use the book. After these preliminary sections, comes the main body of the book, the lists of records. It is here that the various practices and institutions covered by the book are listed, together with the types of records they hold, the dates they cover and where they are kept. A short biographical history is also included with each entry where appropriate. Taken as a whole this volume will prove to be an invaluable aid for any scholar, researching the history of veterinary medicine in Britain.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Ancient Art to Modern Medicine

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Author: Allen M. Schoen

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 032300945X

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies.

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Guide and Workbook

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Author: Angela Taibo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118774671

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook provides a user-friendly guide for gaining an understanding of veterinary medical terms, from phonetic spelling and meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to more in-depth explanations of terminology. Introductory chapters explain the basic principles of using medical terminology in veterinary medicine, with later chapters organized by body system, covering anatomy, terminology, and abbreviations in a consistent format. Carefully designed to engage the reader, each chapter includes tip boxes, case studies, word lists, and review exercises to promote learning, and a companion website also provides a pronunciation guide, flash cards, teaching PowerPoints, and additional images. Species-specific chapters on the horse, ruminants, exotics, and lab animals offer a unique study of terms specific to these species, making this a truly comprehensive resource. Appendices provide quick access to information on the pronunciation, spelling, and meaning of word parts and commonly used abbreviations. Helpful to both veterinary and veterinary technician students and those in practice, Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook is an essential resource to learning veterinary terminology and using correct medical terms in daily practice.

Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, Fifth Edition

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Author: M. Joseph Bojrab,Don Ray Waldron,James P. Toombs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498716563

Category: Medical

Page: 1183

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Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, Fifth Edition provides current information regarding surgical techniques from the perspective of clinicians who are performing specific procedures on a regular basis. It is intended to be concise, well illustrated, and reflective of the writer’s experience, both good and bad. The emphasis with this volume is technique. The pathophysiologic priniciples and applications are covered in the companion volume, Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, Third Edition. These two books are regarded by most practitioners and students as being a two-volume set.