Concise, problem-oriented, and accessibly designed, the Pocket Handbook focuses on the essentials of medicine and surgery of the dog and cat. The book’s helps start the process of case management and resolution. It includes tips and hints on interpretation of physical signs, diagnostic tests, and management of common presenting conditions. The book presents algorithms used to assist decision-making, specifically in clinical presentations and critical care. It also supplies commonly used drugs, their dosage rates, and precautions in tabular form. Color diagrams and photos illustrate key points.
Table of Contents
Body Systems and Multisystemic Disease
Anesthesia, Analgesia and Surgery
…having used this book during my small animal medicine rotation, I shall find a way of making room for it [in my pocket]...a fantastic quick guide for those critical moments...teaches you to think, rather than giving you lists of differentials...jam-packed with lots of useful factual information – reference parameters, therapeutic protocols and diagnostic tests...a great starting point for viva revision...For new graduates and experienced clinicians alike, it offers a simple, readable reference guide to help you think through cases using a logical problem-solving framework...novel in it’s approach...I for one will be keeping it close at hand throughout my final year of vet school
—Myfanwy Hill, Veterinary Record, September 2012
...useful decision trees...the author's choice of information is useful...a nice little handbook for medicine...provide[s] a discussion point for graduates and their mentors and coaches in practice...
—Dr. Paul R Manning, Veterinary Practice, October 2012
This is the book vet students wished they had on clinical rotations when they realise they have missed a key piece of information and need to locate it quickly.
—Australian Veterinary Journal, Volume 91, No 7, July 2013
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