Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology 2nd Edition PDF Download. The practice of gastroenterology has changed dramatically in the last decade.
Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology 2nd Edition
The not-uncommon frustration that veterinarians and their clients experienced in the past when dealing with pets afflicted with chronic gastrointestinal disorders has given way to very satisfying results in many cases.This is in large part attributable to major advances that have been made both in our diagnostic capabilities and in the availability of more effective therapeutic agents.
Most notably, with the advent of endoscopic instrumentation, it has become possible to directly examine a large portion of the gastrointestinal tract and to procure biopsy samples in a minimally invasive manner. Endoscopy has truly played a major role in enabling clinicians to diagnose many disorders that otherwise might have gone unrecognized until much later in their course. Laparoscopy is also being used much more commonly for minimally invasive procurement of liver and pancreatic tissue for histopathologic evaluation, for prophylactic gastropexy, and for other innovative techniques.
The 2nd Edition of the Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology meets the original goal of the first edition—it provides a practical update on small animal clinical gastroenterology that should serve as a useful reference in any practice setting. It is clearly recognized in veterinary practices throughout the world that digestive system disorders are among the most common reasons that pet owners seek veterinary consultation.
The text is therefore directed particularly toward veterinary students, interns, residents in medicine and surgery, and primary care practitioners. Emphasis is placed on a practical diagnostic approach and development of well directed treatment plans for a majority of the gastrointestinal diseases that are encountered in practice.The second edition has been extensively revised and includes important updates throughout, and there is a new chapter, which provides a detailed review of neoplasia of the digestive system (Chapter 11).