Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, Eighth Edition
Richard B. Ford, MS, DVM; Eliza M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVECC

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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Aside from the format and objectives carried over from the original edition, the content is significantly different. The section on Emergency Care is completely updated to provide rapid access to diagnostic and treatment recommendations. Major sections have been added on prehospital management, initial triage, emergency procedures, and treatment protocol for specific conditions.

The following four sections focus on patient evaluation, assessment, and diagnostics. Each of these sections addresses clinical presentation. Laboratory Diagnosis and Test Protocols has been completely rewritten, and there has been considerable development of a reference section on laboratory testing.

Section Six, containing charts and tables, has a completely updated table on Common Drug Indications and Dosages, including generic and proprietary drugs, and includes specific conditions for which administration is indicated.

The Table of Contents (TOC) of topics is printed on the inside front cover and frontispiece for fast reference. The Index in the back of the book is more detailed. For instance, if you wished to reference 'Window Cleaner' you would find it faster in the back Index than in the TOC Index.

There are sufficient illustrations (photos and drawings) to assist the reader in diagnostics and radiograph interpretations.

Publisher's description: This thoroughly updated 8th edition comprehensively covers the management of emergency conditions, as well as hundreds of diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. The user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information, making it an ideal resource in emergency situations. Includes a section dedicated to the clinical evaluation of patients using both organized body systems and problems list approaches. It also offers guidance on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, diagnosis, and treatment.

The topics are largely alphabetical, with the signalment printed on the top of the page for flip-through location.

The one disappointment was reading the term "Pocket Pet" in a veterinary publication. This pet-shop term is, in my opinion, less than professional.

Content

  • Section One - Emergency Care
  • Section Two - Patient Evaluation and Organ System Examination
  • Section Three - Clinical Signs
  • Section Four - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
  • Section Five - Laboratory Diagnostic and Test Protocols
  • Section Six - Charts and Tables

Elsevier imprint (2006).

Paperback, 832 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7216-0138-0.


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
 
SA 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.
 
You are here* 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: January 17, 2007

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