Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care 3rd Edition by Lesley G. King, Amanda Boag May 2018. Emergency care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine.
Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care 3rd Edition
It is a great pleasure to present the newest edition of the Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care 3rd Edition. The specialty of Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) continues to develop rapidly and this book has been thoroughly updated, including many new images, with several new authors joining the team.
The chapters outlining the approach to patients presenting with cardiac and neurological emergencies have been rewritten to include current thinking on the best approach to these patients in the emergency setting, and all chapters have been updated to reflect developments on point-of-care ultrasound and colloid fluid therapy. Importantly, we have updated the section on teamwork and expanded on the importance of communication and leadership skills that must go hand in hand with our clinical skills if we are to do the best by our patients.
Building on the success of the previous editions, the international team of editors and authors have reviewed and updated the manual so that it reflects the continued growth in knowledge and understanding in this crucial area while remaining a highly practical resource.
The introductory chapters, covering areas such as triage, catheterization and the assessment of shock and dyspnoea, sit alongside chapters that cover system specific emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to uterine prolapse, and from corneal ulceration to fractures and luxations. The text is fully illustrated throughout.
- Highly practical
- Updated to reflect current knowledge in this crucial area
- Illustrated throughout
This Manual is intended as a quick and easy reference for practitioners who handle emergency and critical cases on a routine or even a not-so-routine basis. We hope that the material is accessible and practical, even in a crisis! It also provides a depth of coverage suitable for those studying for their certificate or in the early stages of a residency programme.