Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Seventh Edition
Stephen J. Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM; Edward C. Feldman, DVM, DACVIM

Review by Kathy Lyon (hard copy) & W. Greg Upton, DVM (online edition) Star
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You must admire the fact that the editors of this 7th Edition recognize the importance of getting information to press while it is still current and not dawdling over publication. That alone, an important feature to contributors, makes the information more valuable. Some older information was culled from this volume to make room for more up-to-date revisions in order to avoid adding bulk with out substance.

In an innovative move, the entire book is available online for rapid reference in the clinic. It is searchable, making topics easily accessible. As the book is online and not a download, it likewise does not take up valuable space on your computer. Most clinicians are computer-savvy enough to create a link for fast access. The online version contains videos, loops, pictures, and charts. A disclaimer is included that indicates that Elsevier reserves the right to discontinue the online access if the current edition is no longer offered for sale or until the next edition is published. If this occurs, Elsevier offers a CD-ROM as a replacement for this service.

The book has used color throughout, thereby enhancing the visual impact of the book. The print-only clinician will benefit greatly from the improved illustrations.

The book opens with an explanation of the tools needed for learning, practical and theoretical discussion of genomics, the importance of the human-animal bond, and a discussion of euthanasia as an important aspect of veterinary medicine.

The format of the chapters has been redirected toward helping the clinician develop a reasonable diagnosis from sketchy history and vague owner concerns, using high quality algorithms. The book teams with the online version, illustrating diagnostic techniques to demonstrate the normal and abnormal, presented as videos, clips, pictures, and data.

310 contributors participated in this effort. Their efforts and expertise are obvious.

The sections are color-coded on the tops of the pages, and salient points are boxed for emphasis in the text. The tables are useful and pertinent to the subject. Each topic is addressed as thoroughly as possible. The reader is walked through a step-by-step procedure from presentation, differential diagnosis, rule-outs, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment, including possible hazards and outcome.

The book is as complete a textbook as it can be. Useful for the student, and essential for the practicing veterinarian. The photos are numerous and of high quality. No shortcuts were made here. The radiographs are almost entirely digital and well explained.

I don't know how an up-to-date operation can be without this two-volume set. I recommend the book, and suggest that the clinician spend a couple of hours familiarizing him/herself with the contents so as to fully appreciate the value to the clinic. Some of the topics and sections are an interesting surprise for the reader.

Guest Review of online edition by W. Greg Upton, DVM

Registration was easy but I didn't care for the amount of information that was "required" for registration such as address, phone number, and type of practice.

Clicking around on the site, when I went to the "Images" section I found this disclaimer interesting:

Note: Some figures from the book have not been included in this image collection because we do not have permission to publish them electronically.

I looked at some of the videos on the site. There is a big variation in quality. Some are pretty good, but some are pretty poor.

The "search" function wasn't working for me. Maybe I caught it at a bad time. Each search I tried I would get a list of results but if I clicked on the result I would get a "System Error, We're sorry, an internal error has occurred." I tried the search later, and it still didn't work. I tried using both Firefox and Internet Explorer in case it was a browser issue. I contacted Elsevier and received the following response:

Thank you for your inquiry. We are experiencing technical issues with the website during the updating process. Our developers are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA at this time. Thank you for your patience.

Table of Contents

Volume 1

1. The Physical Examination 2. Clinical Problem Solving: Using This Textbook NEW! 3. Clueing in Customers 4. The Genome NEW! 5. Gene Therapy NEW! 6. Clinical Genomics NEW! 7. Rational Use of Diagnostic Tests NEW! 8. Euthanasia NEW! 9. Home Euthanasia NEW! 10. Hyperthermia and Fever of Unknown Origin 11. Hypothermia 12. Pain Identification and Management 13. The Skin as a Sensor of Internal Medicine Disorders 14. Alopecia NEW! 15. Pruritus 16. Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Lumps, Bumps, and Masses 17. Erosions and Ulcerations 18. Pustules and Papules 19. Scaling and Crusting Dermatoses NEW! 20. Changes in Pigmentation 21. Fleas, Flea Allergy, and Flea Control 22. Genital Dermatoses NEW! 23. Other External Parasites 24. Edema NEW! 25. Hepatocutaneous Syndrome 26. Management of Atopy NEW! 27. Obesity, Biology, and Management NEW! 28. Cachexia 29. Failure to Grow 30. Swollen Joints and Lameness NEW! 31. Body Odors 32. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease 33. Acute Vision Loss in Small Animals 34. Abdominal Distention, Ascites, and Peritonitis NEW! 35. Weakness 36. Vaginal, Vulvar, and Preputial Discharge 37. Polyuria and Polydipsia 38. Micturition Disorders and Urinary Incontinence 39. Hematuria and Other Conditions Causing Discolored Urine NEW! 40. Proteinuria NEW! 41. Anorexia NEW! 42. Polyphagia 43. Periodontitis NEW! 44. Ptyalism 45. Gagging NEW! 46. Dysphagia and Regurgitation NEW! 47. Vomiting 48. Diarrhea 49. Melena and Hematochezia NEW! 50. Constipation, Tenesmus, Dyschezia, and Fecal Incontinence NEW! 51. Flatulence 52. Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease NEW! 53. Movement Disorders NEW! 54. Tremor Syndromes NEW! 55. Ataxia, Paresis, and Paralysis NEW! 56. Altered States of Consciousness: Stupor and Coma 57. Seizures 58. Deficits of Function Due to Peripheral Cranial Neuropathies NEW! 59. Sleep Disorders 60. Cognitive Dysfunction in Aged Dogs 61. Behavioral Disorders NEW! 62. Preventive Behavioral Care NEW! 63. Coughing 64. Dyspnea and Tachypnea NEW! 65. Innocent Heart Murmurs NEW! 66. Abnormal Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs NEW AUDIO CLIPS 67. Pulse Alterations NEW! 68. Pleural Effusion NEW! 69. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge 70. Syncope NEW! 71. Pallor 72. Polycythemia 73. Cyanosis 74. Jaundice NEW! 75. Bleeding Disorders: Epistaxis and Hemoptysis 76. Petechiae and Ecchymoses 77. Electrolyte Disorders: Sodium (Hyper/Hyponatremia) NEW ! 78. Electrolyte Disorders: Potassium (Hyper/Hypokalemia) NEW ! 79. Electrolyte Disorders: Ca-P and Mg NEW! 80. Venous and Arterial Puncture 81. Jugular Catheterization and Central Venous Pressure 82. Diagnostic Methods: Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral Disease NEW! 83. Fecal Examination NEW! 84. Ear Vein Blood Glucose Monitoring 85. Nasoesophageal, Esophagostomy, Gastrostomy, and Jejunal Tube Placement Techniques NEW! 86. Veterinary Nuclear Medicine 87. Digital Radiology, DICOM, PACS NEW! 88. Interventional Radiology/Interventional Endoscopy NEW! 89. Hyperbaric Medicine 90. Constant Rate Infusions NEW! 91. Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time NEW! 92. Ear Flushing 93. Skin Scrapings and Skin Biopsies 94. Cytology of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues 95. Abdominal Ultrasonography NEW! 96. Abdominal Ultrasound: Aspirations and Biopsies 97. Abdominocentesis and Diagnostic/Peritoneal Lavage 98. Laparoscopy 99. Techniques for Bone Marrow Aspiration 100. Cytology of Internal Organs NEW! 101. Arthrocentesis and Arthroscopy NEW! 102. Lymph Node Aspiration and Biopsy NEW! 103. Rhinoscopy, Nasal Flushing, and Biopsy 104. Diagnostic Blood Pressure Measurement 105. Pulse Oximetry NEW! 106. Transtracheal Wash and Bronchoscopy NEW! 107. Thoracic and Pericardial Taps and Drains NEW! 108. Fine Needle Aspiration and Lung Biopsy 109. Electrocardiographic (ECG) Techniques NEW! 110. Echocardiography 111. Cystocentesis and Bladder Catheterization 112. Unblocking the Urethra of the Male Cat 113. Peritoneal Dialysis 114. CCRT NEW! 115. Gastric Lavage 116. Endoscopic and Cytologic Procedures for Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Tract NEW! 117. Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection, Myelography, and Epidurals NEW! 118. Muscle and Nerve Biopsy 119. Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies NEW! 120. Brain Biopsy 121. Imaging Neurological Patients NEW! 122. Artificial Insemination in the Dog 123. Transcervical Catheterization in the Bitch 124. Acid-Base, Oximetry, and Blood Gas Emergencies 125. Acute Abdomen NEW! 126. Cardiac Emergencies 127. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation NEW! 128. Traumatic Brain Injury 129. Crystalloid and Colloid Fluid Therapy NEW! 130. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome 131. Gastrointestinal Emergencies 132. Global Approach to the Trauma Patient 133. Heatstroke NEW! 134. Hepatic and Splenic Emergencies 135. Oxygen Therapy NEW! 136. Renal Emergencies NEW! 137. Reproductive Emergencies 138. Sepsis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome NEW! 139. Shock 140. Systemic Anaphylaxis 141. Thoracic Trauma 142. Blood Transfusions, Component Therapy, and Oxygen-Carrying Solutions 143. Pulmonary Emergencies 144. Intoxication versus Acute, Nontoxicologic Illness: Diff. the two [Full title?] 145. Food Safety and Toxicities NEW! 146. Venomous Bites and Stings NEW PICTURES! 147. Plant Toxicities NEW PICTURES! 148. Topical Toxins 149. Human Rx and Street Drugs NEW! 150. Chemical Toxicities 151. Blood Pressure Assessment and Pathophysiology of Systemic Hypertension 152. Management of Hypertension 153. Hypotension 154. Antimicrobial Drug Therapy 155. Antifungal Drug Therapy NEW! 156. Over-the-Counter Human Medications NEW! 157. Glucocorticoid Therapy NEW! 158. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Analgesics 159. Antioxidants and Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease REVISED! 160. Compounding Drugs 161. Adverse Drug Reactions 162. Probiotics NEW! 163. Nutritional Genomics NEW! 164. Nutritional Assessment NEW! 165. Body Composition of the Dog and Cat NEW! 166. Immunology and Nutrition NEW! 167. Obesity NEW! 168. Feline Nutrition NEW! 169. Dental Nutrition NEW! 170. Nutrition of Healthy Dogs and Cats in Various Stages of Adult Life 171. Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition 172. Nutrition-Related Skeletal Disorders NEW! 173. Adverse Reactions to Foods: Allergies Versus Intolerance 174. Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Conditions 175. Nutritional Management of Hepatic Conditions NEW! 176. Nutritional Management of Endocrine Diseases NEW! 177. Nutritional Modulation and Cytokines of Heart Disease NEW! 178. Nutritional Management of the Lower Urinary Tract Conditions 179. Parenteral Nutritional Support 180. Nutritional Management of Renal Conditions NEW! 181. Dietary and Medical Considerations in Hyperlipidemia 182. The Principles and Implementation of Enteral Nutrition 183. Home Prepared and Raw Diets NEW! 184. Problem-Oriented Differential Diagnosis of Autoimmune Skin Diseases 185. Immune-Mediated Diseases and Therapies NEW! 186. Immune-Mediated and Infective Arthritis 187. Canine and Feline Osteoarthritis NEW! 188. IMHA and Other Regenerative Anemias NEW! 189. IMTP, VWF, and Platelet Disorders 190. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis 191. Nonregenerative Anemia NEW! 192. Acquired Coagulopathies NEW! 193. Leukocytes in Health and Disease NEW! 194. Diseases of the Spleen 195. Skeletal Diseases 196. Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Disease NEW! 197. Vaccine Protocols: Canine; Feline UPDATED! 198. Leptospirosis NEW! 199. Lyme NEW! 200. Mycobacterial NEW! 201. Brucellosis NEW! 202. Tetanus NEW! 203. Botulism NEW! 204. Canine Bartonella NEW! 205. Feline Bartonella NEW! 206. Ehrlichia, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Neorickettsial Infection NEW! 207. Protozoal NEW! 208. Enteric Bacterial Disease 209. Hemoplasmosis NEW! 210. Nosocomial Disease and Resistant Bacteria NEW! 211. FIV 212. FELV 213. FIP and Corona 214. Other Feline Virus Diseases 215. Rabies NEW! 216. Canine Viral Infectious Disease NEW! 217. Cryptococcosis NEW! 218. Histoplasmosis and Blastomycosis NEW! 219. Coccidioidomycosis 220. Aspergillosis 221. Tropical Diseases 222. Zoonotic Disease Problems in Veterinary Medicine NEW! 223. Diseases of the Ear 224. Diseases of the Nose and Nasal Sinuses NEW! 225. Diseases of the Throat 226. Tumors of the Mouth, Head and Neck NEW!

Volume 2

227. Clinical Evaluation of the Respiratory Tract 228. Diseases of the Trachea and Small Airways 229. Tracheal Stenting in Disease NEW! 230. Pulmonary Parenchymal Disease NEW! 231. Mediastinal Disease 232. Pleural and Extrapleural Diseases NEW! 233. Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Thromboembolism NEW! 234. Pathophysiology of Heart Failure 235. Electrocardiography NEW! 236. The Heart is an Endocrine Organ NEW! 237. Consensus Statement: Mitral Valvular Heart Disease Therapy: NEW! 238. Inotropes: Indodilators NEW! 239. Beta Blocking Agents NEW! 240. CCB NEW! 241. Diuretics NEW! 242. Bronchodilators NEW! 243. ACEI and Vasodilators NEW! 244. Aldosterone Inhibitors NEW! 245. Antiarrhythmic Agents NEW! 246. Antitussives, Sedatives NEW! 247. General Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient NEW! 248. Artificial Pacing of the Heart NEW! 249. Congenital Heart Disease) 250. Acquired Valvular Heart Disease REVISED! 251. Myocardial Disease: Canine 252. Myocardial Disease: Feline NEW! 253. Pericardial Disease 254. Canine and Feline Heart Disease 255. Arterial Thromboembolic Disease NEW! 256. Venous and Lymphatic Diseases NEW! 257. Neurophysiology NEW! 258. Neurological Examination and Lesion Localization NEW! 259. Brain Disease 260. Vestibular Disease NEW! 261. Inflammatory, Infectious, Toxic and Other Multifocal Brain Diseases NEW! 262. Diseases of the Spinal Cord 263. Peripheral Nerve Disorders NEW! 264. Disorders of the Skeletal Muscles NEW! 265. Neuromuscular Junctional Disease NEW! 266. Oral and Salivary Gland Disorders 267. Diseases of the Esophagus 268. Host-Microbial Interactions in GI Health NEW! 269. Diseases of the Stomach 270. Diseases of the Small Intestine NEW! 271. Diseases of the Large Intestine NEW! 272. Rectoanal Disease NEW! 273. WSAVA Guidelines on Liver Disease NEW! 274. History, Clinical Signs, Physical Findings, and U/S in Hepatobiliary Disease 275. Hepatic Biopsy Techniques NEW! 276. General Principles in the Treatment of Liver Disease 277. Inflammatory Canine Hepatic Disease 278. Feline Inflammatory Liver Disease 279. Vascular Liver Diseases NEW! 280. Toxic, Metabolic, Infectious, and Neoplastic Liver Diseases 281. Diseases of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Biliary System NEW! 282. Canine Pancreatic Disease 283. Feline Pancreatic Disease NEW! 284. Growth Hormone Disorders: Acromegaly and Pituitary Dwarfism NEW! 285. Vasopressin Related Disorders NEW! 286. Disorders of the Parathyroid Glands 287. Hypothyroidism 288. Hyperthyroidism 289. Insulin-Secreting Islet Cell Neoplasia NEW! 290. Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs 291. Diabetes Mellitus in Cats NEW! 292. Hyperadrenocorticism in Dogs NEW! 293. Hyperadrenocorticism in Cats NEW! 294. Hypoadrenocorticism 295. Gastrointestinal Endocrine Disease 296. Pheochromocytoma 297. Estrous Cycle and Breeding Management of the Healthy Bitch 298. Ovarian and Estrous Cycle Abnormalities 299. Abnormalities in Pregnancy, Parturition, and Periparturient Period 300. Early Spay and Neuter 301. Contraception and Pregnancy Termination in the Dog and Cat 302. Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia and Pyometra 303. Canine Female Infertility 304. Vaginal Disorders 305. Semen Evaluation, Canine Male Infertility, Common Disorders of the Male NEW! 306 . Feline Reproduction NEW! 307. Care of the Neonate and Fading Pups 308. Renal Disease: Clinical Approach and Laboratory Evaluation 309. Acute Uremia NEW! 310. Renal Transplantation NEW! 311. Chronic Kidney Disease 312. Glomerular Diseases 313. Urinary Tract Infections 314. Prostatic Diseases NEW! 315. Familial Renal Disease in Dogs 316. Renal Tubular Diseases 317. Feline Ureteral and Lower Urinary Tract Diseases NEW! 318. Canine Ureteral and Lower Urinary Tract Diseases 319. Biomarkers and "Omics" NEW! 320. Principles of Chemotherapy 321. Practical Chemotherapy 322. Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy NEW! 323. Practical Radiation Therapy 324. Hematopoietic Tumors 325. Tumors of the Skin 326. Soft Tissue Sarcomas NEW! 327. Hemangiosarcoma NEW! 328. Bone and Joint Tumors NEW! 329. Mast Cell Disease NEW! 330. Feline Infection Site Sarcoma NEW! 331. Canine and Feline Histiocytic Disease 332. Urogenital and Mammary Gland Tumors 333. Paraneoplastic Syndrome NEW!

Saunders/Elsevier (2010).


ISBN: 9781416065937

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* BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice
* Common Disease 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Vol 7 (VSPN)
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Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
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Date Published: May 18, 2010

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