Feline Medicine - review and test


Author: Samantha Taylor,Andrea Harvey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702061190
Category: Medical
Page: 396
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Unlike many feline self-assessment reviews, Feline Medicine – Review & Test goes in-depth into more than 70 clinical cases from a panel of international experts. This handy manual covers common health conditions in cats with descriptive and diagnostic images and clinical and laboratory data. It challenges you to formulate a differential diagnosis, suggest a recommended therapy pathway, provide an educated prognosis, and propose ways of prevention — then reveals the definitive diagnosis, treatment, preventative medicine, and final comments at the end of each case. You can also self-test on the go with the mobile-optimized companion website. More than 70 clinical cases presented in a convenient, quick-reference format Focuses on the needs of the general practitioner and the student to ensure it is of daily practical relevance. Panel of international experts contribute cases and offer authoritative guidance on the treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from the everyday to more unusual. Mobile-optimized companion website allows you to easily self-test on the go. Organized in a handy manual format with a flexicover that veterinary students can carry with them on clinical days, and veterinary surgeons an use as a reference in clinical practice. 265 full-color illustrations help engage and guide you through each case. Recommended list of further reading at the end of the book offers additional consultative information on the medical conditions addressed.

The Cat

Clinical Medicine and Management
Author: Susan Little
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437706614
Category: Medical
Page: 1424
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Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you'll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more — all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online. Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It's the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus. Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners — including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions. Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information. Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions. Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners' expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats. Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment. Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders. Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care. Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats. The complete contents also are available online through Veterinary Consult.

Problem-based Feline Medicine


Author: Jacquie Rand
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702024880
Category: Medical
Page: 1479
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This focused resource covers all medical conditions that affect cats. Using a unique problem-based approach, it provides essential information for assessing presenting symptoms, reaching a differential diagnosis, and selecting the appropriate course of treatment for feline patients. A consistent format makes it easy to find information related to key signs and possible causative factors (graded to indicate how common each is), diagnosis, differential diagnosis (including tests where appropriate), treatment, prognosis, and prevention (where applicable) for each clinical condition. Unique problem-based approach discusses how to make a problem-based diagnosis. Concise, logical format makes this resource ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting. Covers every condition likely to be encountered in cats worldwide. Features a strong international contributor list of feline experts from North America, UK, Europe, and Australia A comprehensive drug formulary lists all drug treatments available for cats. A separate chapter on drugs in cats lists the problems veterinarians might encounter due to differences in feline metabolism.

August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine


Author: Susan Little
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323226523
Category: Medical
Page: 1088
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Stay current with cutting-edge information from the leading feline experts! August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 takes the popular Current Therapy approach to the latest issues, advances, and therapies in feline care. The 103 new chapters are organized by body systems, making information easy to access, and include more than 800 new detailed photographs, diagrams, and MRI and ultrasound images. Discussions of scientific findings always emphasize clinical relevance and practical application. This edition addresses new topics ranging from feline obesity and food allergies to respiratory mycoplasmal infections. From feline expert Susan Little, with chapters written by more than 130 international specialists, this practical resource will be an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician's library. The Current Therapy format focuses on the latest advances in feline care and includes broad, traditional, and controversial subjects of real clinical importance. Clinically relevant approach is supported with scientific research and promotes practical, progressive clinical management. More than 130 world-renowned contributors provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. 103 ALL-NEW chapters reflect the latest findings, reports, and evidence-based coverage of pressing topics such as: Managing respiratory mycoplasmal infections Continuous glucose monitoring in cats with diabetes Feline food allergy Stem cell therapy for chronic kidney disease Feline idiopathic cystitis Electrochemotherapy Current concepts in preventing and managing obesity Recognition and treatment of hypertensive crises Feline social behavior and personality NEW Emergency and Critical Care Medicine section contains 13 chapters covering complicated and serious internal medical problems. NEW! More than 800 colorful new images clarify concepts and demonstrate clinical examples.

Atlas of Orthopedic Surgical Procedures of the Dog and Cat


Author: Ann L. Johnson,Dianne Dunning
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0721693814
Category: Medical
Page: 247
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This atlas vividly illustrates step-by-step procedures for common orthopedic techniques used to treat small animals. It features the latest techniques for arthrotomy, joint stabilization, arthrodesis, fracture repair, corrective osteotomies, and limb amputation. Step-by-step format provides clear guidance for performing procedures The user-friendly layout features text on the left side of each spread with corresponding art on the right side Covers amputation procedures including digit removal Includes a section devoted to surgical procedures for fractures Features a section on corrective osteotomies Covers specific forelimb fractures including the humerus and pelvis Covers surgical procedures for joint disease including shoulder, elbow, carpus, and hip

Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets


Author: Stephen A. Greene
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781560534426
Category: Medical
Page: 369
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The highly popular Secrets Series® presents an important new resource for veterinarians in this comprehensive, yet focused, coverage of one of the most important and fastest-emerging specialties in veterinary medicine. Among the topics covered are Patient Management, Preparation, Pharmacology, Monitoring, Anesthetic Complications, Anesthesia and Systemic Disease, Special Anesthetic Considerations, Regional Anesthesia, and Pain Management for Small Animals.

Clinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book

Birds and Exotic Pets
Author: Joerg Mayer,Thomas M. Donnelly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455773824
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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Providing accurate, at-a-glance information on managing the diseases of birds and exotic pets, Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets is the only comprehensive resource on the market covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other non-traditional pets. Concise summaries of hundreds of common medical problems help you consider differential diagnoses, recommend diagnostic tests, interpret results mindful of unique species differences, utilize important concepts of species-specific husbandry and nutrition, prescribe treatments, and provide follow-up care. With contributions from recognized avian and exotics experts and edited by Jörg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly, this clinical reference provides all the information you need in one book! Six-books-in-one format includes six separate sections: Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and Zoonoses. In-depth, cutting-edge coverage includes all exotic species — birds, reptiles, pocket pets, amphibians, and fish — in one comprehensive resource. Concise summaries feature a definition of each problem, epidemiology, physical findings and clinical presentation, etiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup (such as laboratory tests and imaging studies), treatment, prognosis and patient follow-up, zoonotic potential, and references. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning. A companion website includes the complete text from the book, making the entire contents fully searchable, along with 250 full-color illustrations, client handouts, and the ability to print out any pages.

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book


Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323243525
Category: Medical
Page: 1152
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Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.

Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology


Author: Lawrence P. Tilley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416023984
Category: Medical
Page: 443
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The most effective, practical approach to the recognition and management of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary medicine, MANUAL OF CANINE AND FELINE CARDIOLOGY, 4th Edition takes a user-friendly approach to the challenges and conditions you encounter 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. This invaluable, practical reference covers the full breadth of canine and feline cardiology diagnosis and management in a straightforward and clinically focused format. Covers common cardiovascular disorders and practical treatment methods for cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as procedures for resuscitation. Includes numerous reproductions of electrocardiograms, thoracic radiographs, and pressure curves Vibrant, full-color format helps important material stand out and includes vivid illustrations to aid in diagnosis and treatment. A user-friendly format with bullet points, tables, key points, and boxes offers at-a-glance access to key information. Cardiac Surgery chapter provides illustrated, step-by-step coverage of cardiovascular surgical procedures and techniques. Chapters on Pacemaker Therapy and Cor Pulmonale and Pulmonary Thromboembolism expand the scope of coverage A completely updated drug formulary presents the most current therapies used to pharmacologically manage cardiovascular disease. Twenty-nine expert contributors share their knowledge and clinical exposure to ensure you are using the most trustworthy and up-to-date information available.

Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine


Author: Mark D. Kittleson,Richard D. Kienle
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780815151401
Category: Medical
Page: 603
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Cardiology is a rapidly growing specialty in veterinary medicine. SMALL ANIMAL CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE provides a comprehensive, illustrated explanation of anatomy, physiology, assessment, diagnosis and management of small animal cardiovascular health. An overview of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy aids practitioners in identifying clinical abnormalities, determining the significance of the problem, determining treatment, and understanding the unresponsive patient. This book is an excellent resource for small animal veterinarians who need to know about the latest techniques in treating congenital and acquired cardiovascular problems. * Presents a comprehensive treatment of cardiovascular problems in dogs and cats. * Promotes better understanding of problems by presenting thorough anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pertinent discussions of pharmacokinetics. * Incorporates systematic assessment guidelines, including history, physical exam, and the latest diagnostic tests. * Provides a unique classification system for categorizing disease by functional alteration. * Offers over 770 photos and illustrations to help explain complex principles. * Features over 150 4-color illustrations on four 8-page inserts covering gross anatomy and state-of-the-art Doppler flow echocardiographic images.

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis E-Book

A Book of Lists
Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455744522
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis, 2nd Edition is a practical, concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps you make more reliable on-the-scene decisions. More than 400 lists bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference. An organized presentation of differential diagnoses by sign and symptom, disorder, and body system, facilitates quick and flexible access to information at many stages of the diagnostic work-up. Alphabetical listing of all relevant laboratory tests makes information easy to find for students and experienced practitioners alike. Easily identify the likeliest diagnosis by reviewing the possibilities listed in order of incidence. Pocket-sized for portability, practicality, and quick reference. NEW! Coverage of new disorders and syndromes expands the span of differential diagnoses to help you effectively evaluate more signs and symptoms. NEW! Addition of new and more widely used diagnostic and laboratory tests keeps you up-to-date as lab tests become more specialized and sophisticated.

Veterinary Hematology

A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas
Author: John W. Harvey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437701736
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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Combining essential hematology content with the diagnostic features of an atlas, Veterinary Hematology: A Diagnostic Guide and Color Atlas delivers all the information you need to accurately assess and diagnose the blood diseases of common domestic animals - including dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and llamas. This all-in-one resource utilizes a clinically-oriented and user-friendly approach to guide you through the processes of selecting relevant diagnostic tests, collecting and preparing samples, interpreting sample results, and determining their clinical significance. High-resolution photomicrographs, full-color illustrations, and excellent schematic drawings, tables, and quick-reference algorithms help you clearly visualize these concepts and procedures. Two books in one gives you the information of a user-friendly, clinical textbook and the diagnostic features of a color atlas in a single reference. Practical, clinically-relevant text is comprehensive and yet concise in its delivery of vital information such as: Principles and procedures that are employed in recognizing normal, abnormal, and artifactual features of blood and bone marrow samples and developing accurate diagnoses Common cytochemical stains and summary charts for interpretation Sample collection, staining procedures, and diagnostic techniques Differentiating features of malignant and benign hematologic disorders Miscellaneous cells and blood parasites and their significance in the evaluation of blood smears Hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic neoplasms High- resolution photomicrographs and excellent schematic drawings, tables, boxes and quick-reference algorithms aid your understanding of basic clinical concepts and differential diagnostic considerations. Over 800 full-color illustrations help you clearly visualize the concepts and clinical features of the blood and bone marrow - from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies.

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat - E-Book


Author: Craig E. Greene
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266215
Category: Medical
Page: 1376
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The definitive reference for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal infections, Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition delivers current, comprehensive information essential to the management of infectious diseases caused by viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and unknown agents. Each section guides you through diagnostic testing for specific microorganisms, from sample collection to laboratory submission to interpretation of results, then details appropriate treatment measures and pharmacologic considerations for the various related infections. Full-color illustrations and hundreds of tables provide quick, convenient access to diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, and thoroughly updated drug information helps you confidently administer appropriate dosages for the most effective treatment and prevention. The most comprehensive infectious disease coverage available helps you confidently address clinical problems related to infectious diseases in dogs and cats, and includes: Immunization strategies and environmental control of infections Immunodeficiency disorders Prevention of infection in multi-pet and shelter settings Immunocompromised people and their pets Vibrant full-color illustrations clarify disease features and modes of disease transmission for enhanced diagnostic accuracy and disease prevention. Convenient tables deliver therapeutic recommendations and drug dosages at a glance. Complete antimicrobial drug formulary provides fast, easy access to indications, recommended dosages, and pharmacologic considerations essential for all relevant pharmaceuticals. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing procedures help you ensure accurate diagnoses for all clinically relevant pathogens. Content reflects the expert insight and vast clinical experience of a panel of trusted authorities on small animal infectious diseases. Easy-to-use companion website provides convenient online access to additional images, tables, boxes, appendices, and references linked directly to original PubMed abstracts. Expanded coverage of zoonoses, zoonotic potential, and precautions helps you effectively monitor and treat zoonotic infections. Fully updated drug formulary reflects the most current pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, handling and administration guidelines, and dosage recommendations available. Updated content throughout the text details current diagnostic testing regimens and therapeutic and preventive considerations for all pathogens you're likely to encounter in the clinical setting. Special focus on disease incidence and susceptibility in traveling animals helps you alert animal owners to potential risks associated with pet travel.

Essential Evidence-Based Medicine


Author: Dan Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540278
Category: Medical
Page: 381
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Although using the results of the best research to determine the best care for an individual patient may appear very simple, most medical students and physicians do not have the mathematical background or training to critically evaluate published research. This "user's guide" helps the medical professional to become a more discriminating reader of medical literature, and ultimately better equipped to apply evidence-based medicine in practice. The volume will be an ideal introductory text for medical students and health-care professionals.

Textbook of Veterinary Medical Nursing


Author: Carole Bowden,Carole Martin (VN.),Jo Masters
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750651714
Category: Medical
Page: 337
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This veterinary textbook is the first of its kind, providing information aimed specifically at medical nursing. Concepts build on the level of knowledge consistent with the RCVS Veterinary Nursing syllabus, providing an in-depth, high-level approach to medical nursing and its practical applications. A two-color format highlights key elements of the text and clarifies illustrations. This is the first textbook to focus on the medical nursing of small animals. Appropriate for all levels of study as well as being an invaluable reference source for practice. The authors have first-hand knowledge of syllabus requirements as well as practicalities of everyday practice. Quick quizzes at the end of each section provide an additional learning tool. Easily accessible information and extensive illustrations make this book an essential purchase for anyone who cares for small animals. A two-color format highlights key elements of the text and clarifies illustrations.

Restraint & Handling for Veterinary Technicians & Assistants


Author: Bonnie Ballard,Jody Rockett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111783802
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Restraint and Handling for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants provides the knowledge required to restrain animals in a way that is safe for both the patient and the restrainer. Written in a 'how to format, Restraint and Handling for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants details information required for proper restraint for both small and large animals, as well as exotics. To aid the reader, the text features a glossary of terms and practice questions at the end of each chapter, and illustrates the most common restraint techniques seen in veterinary practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Small Animal Practice Client Handouts


Author: Rhea V. Morgan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727476
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Morgan’s Small Animal Practice Client Handouts combines a book and CD-ROM to include 450 educational handouts that cover everything your clients need to know about their pet’s condition. Content ranges from basic descriptions of illnesses and frequent signs to preventive measures and expected outcomes, all on a single page. Give your clients an educational resource to help them understand what their pet’s illness is, how it will affect the animal’s regular routine (as well as their own), and when they need to contact the veterinary office for consultation. CD can be uploaded to more than one computer allowing for simultaneous use in the exam room and/or front desk. Single page handouts are presented in a practical, easy-to-understand format that does not overwhelm the client. Perforated pages facilitate easy storage, retrieval, and quick access for copying. Organized alphabetically and by body system enabling you to quickly locate the information you need. Customizable handouts on the CD let you adapt the look and content of all documents to reflect the practice’s identity and address specific concerns of each client. Spanish versions on the CD help you communicate with Spanish-speaking clients. Advanced search function on the CD lets you search for information by topic, species, word, or phrase. 100 printable images on the CD facilitate discussion with clients about their pet’s condition and save you time in explanation.

Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats


Author: Etienne Cote
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323172929
Category: Medical
Page: 1642
View: 883

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No other quick reference comes close to Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats at providing you with the information you need, when you need it! Like getting six books in one, this third edition is completely updated and features dozens of all-new chapters to keep you ahead of the latest topics. Plus, you get free online access to a fully searchable version of the book, including all of the images, bonus chapters, dozens of clinical video clips, a drug formulary, and 150 client education sheets in both English and Spanish. With this amazing print and online duo, you can keep the book at the office and access the online content on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop any time, any place - all for one low price! Six-books-in-one offers invaluable content, such as diseases and disorders; procedures and techniques; differential diagnosis; laboratory tests; clinical algorithms; and drug formulary. Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features more than 800 topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information. Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 118 important clinical procedures. Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 286 different clinical disorders. Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 168 lab tests. Section V: Clinical Algorithms delivers 91 diagnostic and treatment algorithms, or roadmaps, that help guide students through the steps of clinical assessment and treatment planning. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary offers dosages and other relevant information for more than 500 medications, including dozens of new medications to keep students apprised of the latest remedies available. Technician Tips cover more than 800 diseases and disorders that are especially relevant to the tech's daily experience in the clinic. Hundreds of expert international contributing authors ensure the information is the most accurate and up-to-date. 150 client education handouts are included online and available in English or Spanish. Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information. NEW! Dozens of all-new chapters keep you up to date on the latest topics, including: methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections exercise-induced collapse of Labrador retrievers lymphoma rescue therapy acute coccygeal myopathy delayed postoperative hemorrhage in greyhounds phalangeal disorders benzodiazepine toxicosis carpal flexural deformity of puppies and kittens portal vein thrombosis fibrotic myopathy of the caudal thigh muscles iron toxicosis FAST/TFAST ultrasound exams urethral stent placement lipoma NEW! Clinical guidance has been added to diseases and disorders chapters to help you select appropriate tests and treatments for each patient. NEW! 148 bonus online-only chapters on less common topics or topics already covered in detail in other chapters provide additional information that's available around the clock. NEW! 56 two-column tables in the popular Differential Diagnosis section includes the differential diagnosis list on one side and distinguishing characteristics and other ways of working through the differential on the other. NEW! Dozens of real-life video clips demonstrate important findings that static images cannot convey, such as characteristic lamenesses and ultrasound findings. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary includes dozens of new medications to keep you apprised of available remedies. NEW! Enhanced electronic image collection offers accurate depictions of procedures and clarification of complex concepts, particularly ophthalmologic and dermatologic conditions. NEW! Extensive cross referencing throughout the text offers quick access to all pertinent information through the linking of one chapter to another at junctures where they may be most useful.