Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition
Michael D. Lorenz, T. Mark Neer, Paul L. DeMars

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This text is designed to take the reader through a problem-oriented approach in the diagnosis of common small animal diseases. Each chapter starts with a clinical case and the presenting history; then takes the reader through the steps of assessing the patient’s condition. Pathophysiology and diagnosis of each condition are discussed, with the chapter ending with the prognosis of the patient and outcome of the case.

I own the first edition and wanted to see if there were many changes. The new edition includes the addition of case reports, and I felt it helps give the reader a clearer picture of the patient and the development of the thought process as it progresses through the case during the work-up. There have been updates to diagnostic tests that are reflective of the changes and improvements that have been made in procedures as they are performed in the veterinary field.

For those used to a standard textbook, the book is in a different format, as the chapters are almost a reverse of what is found in other similar books in which the problem is defined first. The format is an excellent way to help teach how to think through a case and the logical steps to thoroughly work through it. The text does not go into complete explanations of all facets of the disease processes, so the reader might need to refer to a more in-depth text for more detail on some topics. Overall I feel it would be a good text for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians alike to help teach or reinforce many points to be considered when presented with a patient, including clinical signs throughout the disease process.

The topics discussed include: The Problem-Oriented Approach, Polysystemic Problems, Behavioral Problems, Conformational Problems, Dermatologic Problems, Hematolymphatic Problems, Cardiovascular Problems, Respiratory Problems, Digestive Problems, Urologic Problems, Reproductive Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurologic Problems, Special Sensation Problems and Laboratory Problems.

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (2009).

Soft cover, 502 pages.

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1338-7.

 


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
 
* BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice
 
* Common Disease 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Vol 7 (VSPN)
 
Clinical Med. Dog Cat 2nd Ed.
 
Differential Diagnosis SA
 
You are hereSA Diagnosis 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
 
Textbook Internal 7th Ed.
 
* BSAVA Cases SA CD
 
* Common Disease (VSPN Review)
 
* Common Small Animal Diagnoses
 
* Kirk Procedures 7th Ed.
 
* Kirk Procedures 8th Ed.
 
* Kirk's Therapy XIII
 
* LA Int. Med. 3rd Ed.
 
* Lasers Med. Surgery
 
* SA Int. Med. 3rd Ed.
 
* Textbook Internal 6th E-d. (Guest Review)
 
* Textbook Internal 6th Ed. Vol. 1 (VSPN Review)
 
* Textbook Internal 6th Ed. Vol. 2 (VSPN Review)
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: March 16, 2010

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