Small Animal Emergency Care, Quick Reference Guide PDF. The purpose of Small Animal Emergency Medicine. Quick Reference Guide is to present the basic principles of diagnosis and treatment of the most common emergencies encountered in small animal medicine.
Small Animal Emergency Care, Quick Reference Guide PDF
This pocket guide is a quick reference for veterinarians to rapidly access information in a simple format. It is also quite useful for veterinary students and recent veterinary graduates starting out in emergency medicine. All diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations are based on the current literature and involve procedures that are likely available to most clinicians consulting this guide.
The book is presented in the logical, traditional order used to evaluate patients in the emergency department; that is, ac-cording to ABCD. It begins with an introductory chapter that describes the systematic evaluation of emergency patients (triage and initial assessment), followed by a brief discussion of common emergencies categorized by type: cardiovascular, respiratory, hematological, gastrointestinal, urological, neurological, metabolic, reproductive and, finally, environmental.*
All the emergencies are discussed in the following order: definition of the pathology, most common causes in small animals, diagnostic protocol, and currently recommended management approaches. I hope that this book will be useful for general practitioners who are starting out in this exciting specialty of small animal emergency medicine.