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Common diseases of companion animals
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Common diseases of companion animals
4th ed., 588 pages, 160 ill., Elsevier, July 2019

Item Code: MEDIN226
ISBN: 9780323596572
Weigth: 1400 g
Species: All species
Discipline: Internal medicine
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Description
Solidify your understanding of the most common diseases you’ll encounter as a veterinary technician! Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 4th Edition is an easy-to-use reference that’s 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 available. New to this edition is coverage of backyard chickens and potbellied pigs This succinct text provides invaluable coverage for veterinary technology students and also serves as a handy reference for working practitioners.
Key Features
  • Coverage of the common diseases veterinary technicians are likely to encounter in practice keeps students up-to-date with the diseases and disorders they are most likely to assist in diagnosing and managing.
  • Diseases organized by body system enables students to quickly refer to the most accurate information.
  • Consistent, monograph format includes a description, clinical signs, laboratory work-up, treatment, medications, after care, client information, and prevention for each disease.
  • Clearly defined role of technician helps students understand what is expected of them as a working professional.
  • Tech Alerts emphasize key information on the process of caring for pets.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • A variety of review questions, including open-ended critical thinking questions.
  • Vet Tech Threads direct learning by outlining key terms, learning objectives, and the glossary.
Contents
Introduction: The Body Defense Systems—The Body’s Response to Disease
Section I: Dogs and Cats
1. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
2. Diseases of the Digestive System
3. Diseases of the Endocrine System
4. Diseases of the Eye 
5. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
6. Diseases of the Integumentary System
7. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
8. Diseases of the Nervous System
9. Pansystemic Disease
10. Diseases of the Reproductive System
11. Diseases of the Respiratory System
12. Diseases of the Urinary System
Section II: Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits
13. Overview of Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits
14. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
15. Diseases of the Digestive System
16. Diseases of the Endocrine System
17. Diseases of the Eye 
18. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
19. Diseases of the Integumentary System
20. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
21. Diseases of the Nervous System
22. Diseases of the Reproductive System
23. Diseases of the Respiratory System
24. Diseases of the Urinary System
Section III: Birds
25. Overview of Birds as Patients
26. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
27. Diseases of the Digestive System
28. Diseases of the Endocrine System
29. Diseases of the Eye and Ear 
30. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
31. Diseases of the Integumentary System
32. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
33. Diseases of the Nervous System
34. Pansystemic Diseases
35. Diseases of the Respiratory System
36. Diseases of the Urogenital System
Section IV: Snakes, Iguanas, and Turtles 
37. Overview of Reptiles as Pets
38. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
39. Diseases of the Digestive System
40. Diseases of the Endocrine System
41. Diseases of the Special Senses
42. Diseases of the Integumentary System
43. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
44. Diseases of the Nervous System
45. Diseases of the Reproductive System
46. Diseases of the Respiratory System
47. Diseases of the Urinary System
Section V: Horses
48. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
49. Diseases of the Digestive System
50. Diseases of the Endocrine System
51. Diseases of the Eye 
52. Hematologic Diseases
53. Diseases of the Integumentary System
54. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
55. Diseases of the Nervous System
56. Diseases of the Reproductive System
57. Diseases that affect the Neonate
58. Diseases of the Respiratory System
59. Diseases of the Urinary System
Section VI: Sheep and Goats
60. Sheep and Goat Husbandry
61. Diseases of the Digestive System
62. Diseases of the Endocrine System
63. Diseases of the Eye 
64. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
65. Diseases of the Integumentary System
66. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
67. Diseases of the Nervous System
68. Diseases of the Reproductive System
69. Diseases of the Respiratory System
70. Diseases of the Urinary System
Section VI: Farm Animals
71. Backyard Chickens NEW
72. Potbellied Pigs NEW
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Author(s) CV
Alleice Summers
Affiliations and Expertise:
Cedar Valley College, Veterinary Technology, Lancaster, TX
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