Handbook of Veterinary Clinical Research

Author: Holmes,Peter Cockcroft

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405145510

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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The first accessible information on how to carry out veterinary clinical research. This book is an aid to increasing the quantity and quality of such research within veterinary clinical practice. Covering all the core research methods as well as aspects specific to veterinary medicine. Clinical research aims to optimize decision making in practice by answering questions on the best diagnostic options and treatments. Reading this book will help you take the intellectually rewarding step towards improving prognoses and outcomes through informed decisions. Special attention is given to ethical and legal issues, how to maximise the power of studies when faced with small numbers of patients, and how to go about research with few obvious resources to hand.
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Handbook of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine

Author: Peter Cockcroft,Mark Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470680547

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The application of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) can assist in improving and optimising the diagnosis, prognosis, control, treatment and ultimately the welfare of animals. It can also provide the user with a methodology for appropriate, patient orientated life-long, self-directed, learning. To practise evidence-based veterinary medicine we require a range of skills that we may not have. This book explains what evidence-based veterinary medicine is and shows how it can be applied to veterinary practice to improve the quality of care for patients and provide informed choices for owners. It provides the reader with a toolkit of skills necessary to practise evidence-based veterinary medicine. This book is aimed at practitioners but will be of interest to veterinary surgeons at any stage of their training or career wishing to learn about EBVM.
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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia - E-Book

Author: William W. Muir,John A. E. Hubbell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290558

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition is a well-accepted guide to performing anesthesia and anesthetic techniques safely and effectively. This convenient pocket guide provides clear, concise guidelines on anesthetic procedures for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Topics include patient evaluation and preparation, local anesthetic drugs, anesthetic equipment, patient monitoring, pain management, breathing systems and ventilation, shock therapy, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and euthanasia. Written by leading anesthesiology experts William W. Muir III and John A. E. Hubbell, this practical handbook is the perfect size to take anywhere! User-friendly format provides instant access to vital information on anesthetic procedures and techniques for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Thoroughly UPDATED topics include patient evaluation, patient preparation methods, safe and effective operation of anesthetic equipment, and chemical restraint procedures. Respected authors are recognized as experts in the field of veterinary anesthesia. Over 100 tables, boxes, and graphs summarize anesthetic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, advantages, and disadvantages of each drug. Also available on Pageburst — a fully searchable digital text platform that makes it easy to quickly find key topics and drug information. Sold separately. UPDATED anesthetic drug information and NEW pain management techniques provide the latest on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages. EXPANDED step-by-step overviews of anesthetic and analgesic techniques make it easier to review and perform procedures. UPDATED coverage of euthanasia, including the most current AVMA guidelines, provides today’s accepted protocols for the provision of euthanasia. UPDATED complementary and alternative strategies provide non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management. UPDATED research findings and clinical applications address special anesthetic considerations necessary in cats.
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Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills

Author: Carol Gray,Jenny Moffett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111869970X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication,written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by agroup of international experts. Communication is a core clinicalskill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinarydegree courses. Good communication is crucial to theveterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health andultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including:the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional,ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients andcolleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficultsituations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealthof practical information, such as: Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to realscenarios Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal withspecific situations Examples of written resources you can use in practice This valuable textbook has been written and edited by acarefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinarycommunication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, trainingmanagers and counsellors.
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Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management - E-Book

Author: James S. Gaynor,William W. Muir

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323062903

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care
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Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs - E-Book

Small and Large Animal

Author: Mark G. Papich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701922

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Concise and easy-to-use, Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 3rd Edition helps you find the specific drug facts you need to treat small and large animals, right when you need them! 550 drugs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by functional classification, trade, and generic names so you can access dosage recommendations, contraindications, side effects, possible adverse reactions, drug interactions, and more without the need to sort through a lengthy text. Plus, a companion website provides more than 150 clear, customizable handouts to help you easily communicate important drug information to your clients. All drug monographs are conveniently organized and cross-referenced to give you fast, easy access to key information for each drug, including: Generic and trade names, pronunciation, and functional classification Pharmacology and mechanism of action Indications and clinical uses Precautionary information -- adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, and drug interactions -- presented in colored boxes for quick reference Instructions for use Patient monitoring and laboratory tests Formulations available Stability and storage Dosage information Regulatory information Updated drug list details up-to-date dosages, updated and new indications, and withdrawal times for food animals. Clinically relevant appendices help you determine appropriate therapeutic regimens and reference safety and legal considerations. Comprehensive drug updates incorporate the most current indications, dosage information, instructions for use and storage, precautions, patient monitoring, available formulations, and regulatory information. New monographs familiarize you with 35 new drugs available for veterinary practice, including: Cefovecin (Convenia) Maropitant (Cerenia) Trilostane (Vetoryl) Dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor) Dirlotapide (Slentrol) Companion PapichDrugFormulary.com website includes more than 150 client information handouts for the most commonly prescribed drugs.
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Handbook of Veterinary Neurology

Author: Michael D. Lorenz,Joe N. Kornegay

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721689869

Category: Medical

Page: 468

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The revision of this popular veterinary medicine textbook is perfect for use in basic neuroscience courses, clinical neurology courses, and as a reference for practicing veterinarians. Divided into two parts, the first covers the fundamental concepts required to make an accurate neurological diagnosis, and Part 2 is organized in a problem-oriented format. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Many algorithms, illustrations (both photos and line drawings), and tables provide quick reference and clarification of important information. Coverage encompasses small and large animal neurology including bovine, canine, caprine, equine, feline, ovine, and porcine. Extensive references assist readers in pursuing in-depth research of more advanced topics. An appendix organized alphabetically by species makes it easy to locate material. An increased emphasis on relevant and useful neuroanatomy in Part 1 (Fundamentals) makes the text more practical for basic science courses The chapter on Confirming a Diagnosis (Chapter 4) features more detailed descriptions of advanced imaging techniques, including when they should be used and how to achieve the best results. The chapters in Part 2 (Clinical Problems: Signs and Symptoms) contain updated information on diseases and offer new test cases at the end of each chapter. Large animal test cases are now more detailed and extensive.
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Animal Clinical Chemistry

A Practical Handbook for Toxicologists and Biomedical Researchers, Second Edition

Author: G.O. Evans

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0748403507

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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By presenting background information on the selection and application of biochemical tests in safety assessment studies, this text seeks to provide a basis for improving the knowledge required to interpret data from toxicological studies. In addition to chapters which discuss the assessment of specific organ toxicity (such as the liver, kidney and thyroid), the book also covers pre-analytical variables, regulatory requirements and statistical approaches, and highlights some of the major differences between man and different laboratory animals. The editor and contributor are all members of the Animal Clinical Chemistry Association, a group formed to advance the science of animal clinical chemistry in safety evaluation, toxicology and veterinary science.
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