Large Animal Internal Medicine, Third Edition
Bradford P. Smith, DVM

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Large Animal Internal Medicine

This is an amazing book, a "gold standard" in the field. This is a complete revision and update reflecting large animal internal medicine today. In this single issue, it covers virtually everything the practitioner needs to know on this subject. Using a problem-oriented approach to the diagnosis of diseases in cattle, sheep, and goats, it teaches readers how to diagnose based on what they observe and what laboratory tests reveal. 

Complete lists of common, less common, and uncommon diseases associated with particular signs are given in easy-to-find boxes. The clinician is given an approach to each manifestation of disease and a method to work toward a diagnosis. The reader will also find guidance on treating problems symptomatically, a method commonly used in everyday practice. Also, interpretation of abnormalities is made easier with complete lists of diseases associated with a given lab abnormality.

New to this edition: There are significantly revised and expanded chapters on localization of differentiation of neurologic disease, disorders and management of the neonate, diseases of the alimentary tract, and parasite control programs; revised discussions on bronchopneumonia in ruminants and bovine coronavirus; new coverage of breath tests as a diagnostic tool, liver flukes (and other flukes), liver abscess treatment, corneal ulcers, minimal profiles for transition cow diets to prevent milk fever, vaginal varicose veins, single-drug treatments vs combination treatments related to development of resistance, and DNA-based testing to determine genotype.

The inside front cover is a quick-reference guide to Manifestation of Disease. This will speed the clinician to the proper chapter for quick diagnoses or treatment.

Cause of Presenting Signs boxes are extremely useful in formulating a differential diagnosis. The section on neonatal medicine is very strong, and has been greatly expanded from previous editions. There is an excellent chapter on nutrition for the sick animal. Extensive cross-referencing simplifies complex or unclear diagnoses. There is an excellent section on collection and interpretation of lab samples - including conversion to SI units. There is also an updated chapter on current vaccines. The index is 120 pages.

These highlights in no way reveal the impact of this excellent reference. With over 2110 pages and 400 illustrations, this book belongs in the library of any practitioner who sees large (or small) ruminants.

A Mosby Title, Harcourt Health Sciences (2001).

Hardcover, 8 1/2" x 11".

ISBN-13: 9780323009461.

ISBN-10: 0-323-00946-8.

Reviewed 11/21/2001.


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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
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
 
* Bovine Anatomy 1st Ed.
 
* Technique LA Surgery 3rd Ed.
 
Goat Science and Production
 
LA Neurology 2nd Ed.
 
Practical Atlas of Ruminant and Camelid Reproductive (VSPN Review)
 
Practical Ruminant US
 
Viral Diseases Cattle 2nd Ed.
 
* Cattle Behav. Welfare 2nd Ed.
 
* Guide Regional Anatomy Goat
 
You are here* LA Int. Med. 3rd Ed.
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: November 21, 2001

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