Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine is a ground-breaking book in an emerging new speciality. It reflects the increasing demand for expert opinion by veterinarians and others in courts of law. A particular feature is practical advice, with protocols on dealing with common problems, together with case studies, various appendices and an extensive bibliography. A vital reference for members of the veterinary profession, lawyers, enforcement bodies and welfare and conservation organisations.
The text is well illustrated with 157 illustrations, including eight pages of color plates. The authors [have a] unique insight and experience in forensic pathology this book will be applicable for many veterinary practitioners throughout Europe and North America this is a useful text which can serve as an excellent starting point and reference.
This book is much more than an introduction. It is, in every sense, a textbook. Indeed, it is truly a tome plentifully illustrated and truly weighty, since it it is packed to overflowing with well established, but previously hard to find, facts and references a valued reference text, not only for those closely involved with cruelty work but also as an indispensable guide for general veterinary practitioners in their day-to-day work.
It is clear that the authors… achieved their goal… the perfect team to produce a book on veterinary forensic science. Their lifetime experience and dedication to work on forensics and wildlife is reflected in the pages of this text. The uncomplicated language, with rare use of technical jargon, the easy flow of text, the short sections and the synthesis of information in tables and figures – adding clarity to the interrelation of concepts – make this book easily comprehensible Plenty of discussion is dedicated to particular situations, culture, ways of thinking and attitudes towards animals in many parts of the world.
Of great value is the comprehensive list of international references, which is extremely up-to-date and also includes items published centuries ago. Readers are provided with a profound insight into the general aspects and diversity of disciplines involved in forensic medicine. This book serves the purpose of providing a comprehensive overview and, indeed an excellent introduction to veterinary and comparative forensic medicine.