Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists 3rd Edition PDF.I was gratified when Elsevier asked me to create a third edition of Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists.
Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists 3rd Edition PDF
I envisioned an easy process of updating the lists of the second edition and adding some new material. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The goal was to duplicate the format of the first and second editions: a quick, concise, and practical reference to differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory values, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats.
As I reviewed each list I was surprised to see how many needed to be revised. In fact, nearly all of the lists required additions, subtractions, or sometimes complete reorganization. A project like this one is a great illustration of how much the veterinary medical literature expands in a 4-year period. Once again, this text will be a pocket-sized, rapid reference or an electronic application.
Its greatest value will be to aid the clinician in making reliable on-the-scene decisions and to allow veterinary students and interns to more fully participate in clinical rounds with their instructors. It will also be used by the more seasoned practitioner to come up with those more esoteric differentials that we sometimes forget to include in our list of potential diagnoses.
The lists in this book have been compiled from comprehensive veterinary references published by Elsevier, especially:
- Henry and Higginbotham: Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice
Beaver: Canine Behavior: Insights and Answers, second edition
- Landsberg: Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, third edition
Bonagura: Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XV
- Maggs, Miller, and Ofri: Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, fifth edition
Willard and Tvedten: Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, fifth edition and
- Fossum: Small Animal Surgery, fourth edition
The reader is encouraged to consult these and other texts for more detailed information.
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