Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 8th Edition PDF. The 8th edition brings on major changes. Our greatest pride could be the more than 300 authors who agreed to contribute; or maybe it is the more than 20 countries that our authors call home; or perhaps it rests in the hundreds of original videos and innumerable additional diagrams and other digital media that make this a vibrant book.
Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 8th Edition PDF
It could be the true skill of authors, which is revealed in their ability to capture the most important, newest, relevant material for the reader of this textbook—sorting out what matters, and presenting it clearly, without fluff or embellishment. As all will appreciate, it is all these and more.
Previously the book was set up by clinical medicine and then chapters of disease conditions specific to that one system. While this has not changed, what we have emphasized is the cohesion and thoroughness of the material among the sections. Rather than reviewing the table of contents here, we invite the reader to thoroughly peruse the table of contents to see how easy it will be to search the book and how it has been presented so as to mimic the clinical thought process of the reader-practitioner.
The textbook is presented in a manner that reflects clinical veterinary medicine. The very first chapters present the true fundamentals of our professional work. Sections follow on the differential diagnosis for clients’ chief concerns and reasons for seeking veterinary care, physical examination abnormalities, and clinicopathologic abnormalities. The latter section is entirely new and it integrates laboratory testing with clinical medicine through detailed differential diagnoses, and explanations of the physiology of different analytes.
These are followed by a section that includes virtually all the procedures needed to further clarify or confirm a diagnosis: the core techniques that define veterinary internal medicine, ranging from feeding tube placement and cerebrospinal fluid collection to electromyography and hyperbaric medicine. Another new section consists of 6 chapters on interventional therapies; these urologic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and other procedures are at the forefront of small animal therapeutics today. Disease-specific chapters have been comprehensively updated or rewritten altogether. The book concludes with a new section that acknowledges that diseases do not always exist in isolation. This Comorbidities section identifies pairs of diseases that involve diametrically opposing treatment requirements and make some complex internal medicine cases especially challenging.
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