Vet Med eBook Spotlight (December Update)

Greetings CVM,

For December we’re highlighting some new acquisitions to our eBook collection at Zalk Library. Please take a look!

Have a purchase recommendation? Feel free to email Rae!






BSAVA pocketbook for veterinary nurses

BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses / editor, Emma Gerrard

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The BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses offers quick access to key information on a wealth of procedures. In this second edition, editor Emma Gerrard has built on the excellent work of Louise O’Dwyer to reflect the expanding responsibilities of the profession whilst retaining handy features, such as emergency doses and a ruler on the inside covers. Notable additions include: Surgical and anaesthetic checklists, pain scales for dogs, cats and rabbits, dental recording charts, and PROTECT ME information on antimicrobial resistance.


Clostridial Diseases of Animals


Clostridial Diseases of Animals / [edited by] Francisco Alejandro Uzal, John Francis Prescott, J. Glenn Songer, Michel Robert Popoff

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Clostridial Diseases of Animals is the first book to focus on clostridial diseases in domestic and wild animals, offering a comprehensive reference on these common diseases.



Complications in Equine Surgery


Complications in Equine Surgery / edited by Luis M. Rubio-Martinez and Dean A. Hendrickson

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Complications in Equine Surgery offers evidence-based information on the description, prevention, recognition, management, consequences and prognosis of technical and post-procedural complications in equine surgery. The text uses a clear and practical approach organized by body system, with coverage including the gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, urogenital, and neurological systems. Each chapter also follows a similar format that includes a short introduction of the procedure, technical complications, and post-operative complications. General practitioners and specialists alike will find Complications in Equine Surgery a must-have resource to improve morbidity and mortality and increase surgical success.


Demystifying Dog Behaviour for the Veterinarian


Demystifying Dog Behaviour for the Veterinarian / Kendal Shepherd

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The behaviour textbook that’s been missing! – Dr Mandy Roshier, University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, UK This practical guide for busy veterinarians demystifies the apparently complex nature of canine behaviour while simultaneously emphasising its importance. Authored by acclaimed veterinary behaviour consultant Kendal Shepherd, the book provides practical knowledge of dog behaviour and an understanding of how to talk about it with clients. Shepherd shows how this can enhance the relationship between owner and pet and between dog and environment, including the vet surgery, as well as improve the vet’s own sense of fulfilment and enjoyment of practice. From a discussion on the true nature of obedience to stressing the importance of behavioural indicators when assessing pain and mental welfare and finally by reminding vets of their obligations under Dangerous Dogs legislation, the emphasis is on the prevention of aggression throughout. Packed with anecdotes drawn from real-life cases, easy to read and understand, the principles explained can be effortlessly assimilated into the average consultation without the need for lengthy report-writing.


Equine Hematology, Cytology and Clinical Chemistry


Equine hematology, cytology, and clinical chemistry / edited by Raquel M. Walton, Rick L. Cowell, Amy C. Valenciano

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Equine Clinical Pathology, Second Edition draws on the hematology and clinical chemistry information from the first edition and adds valuable cytopathology and hematology material from Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse, making it a truly definitive reference to clinical pathology in equids. Thoroughly updated and expanded throughout, the Second Edition offers more images, more information, and new knowledge, particularly in the areas of bone marrow evaluation and cytopathology. This revised edition is a must-have purchase for anyone using hematology, cytology, and clinical chemistry in equine patients. Designed to present clear, concise, and clinically relevant information, the book is logically organized for easy reference. Chapters begin with lists of abbreviations, and images and tables support the text, with information summarized in text where possible for ease of use. Equine Clinical Pathology is a valuable resource for equine practitioners, clinical pathologists and residents, and veterinary students.


Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary

Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary / edited by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Kenneth W. Hinchcliff ; anatomical tables by John Grandage

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Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 5th Edition includes the veterinary technical and scientific words and phrases you might encounter in practice. With well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals, and exotics, presented in a user-friendly format, the fifth edition continues its legacy as the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the veterinary field. Completely revised and updated for today’s veterinary team, it now includes an all-new companion Evolve site, which hosts an audio glossary of 1,200 common veterinary terms and an image collection featuring high-quality images from the book. The online site also includes printable appendices with essential reference information including conversion charts and blood groups of domestic animals. More than 60,000 main entries and subentries are included, making this the most comprehensive dictionary covering the whole range of veterinary medicine including large and small animals and exotic pets.


Veterinary arthroscopy for the small animal practitioner


Veterinary arthroscopy for the small animal practitioner / edited by Timothy C. McCarthy

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Arthroscopy provides more information about intra-articular pathology than any other diagnostic technique. The most important advantages of arthroscopy are visual access to more joint area, magnification produced by the telescopes and video systems, excellent illumination, and a clear visual field when continuous irrigation is employed. Arthroscopy is also minimally invasive; reduces trauma, shortens operative times, and decreases recovery times. The small sizes of telescopes available today allows placement into the deepest parts of joints and combined with angulation of the field of view, 30 degrees for most arthroscopes, provides visual access to more area of joints than can be achieved with open surgery. Arthroscopes magnify intra-articular structures allowing visualization of anatomical details and pathologic changes that are beyond the resolution of radiographs, CT, MRI or what can be seen with open surgery.


Vet Med e-Book Spotlight

Greetings CVM!

This month we’re highlighting some new acquisitions to our eBook collection at Zalk Library.

Please take a look at these new additions, as well as our September acquisitions here. You can use the drop-down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? Feel free to email Rae!



Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis


Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis / edited by Suresh Kumar Gahlawat, Ph.D., Sushila Maan, Ph.D.

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This book will explore some key opportunities in the context of animal health, such as the detection of new microorganisms and development of improved diagnosis of emerging or re-emerging diseases and other clinical conditions viz. biosensors, nanotools and omics technologies




Advancements and Technologies in Pig and Poultry Bacterial Disease



Advancements and Technologies in Pig and Poultry Bacterial Disease / edited by Neil Foster, Ilias Kyriazakis and Paul Barrow.

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Advancements and Technologies in Pig and Poultry Bacterial Disease Control provides the most up-to-date knowledge on the tools and technologies used in the economics, prevention, monitoring and control of the most important bacterial diseases in these two important livestock species. Written by international experts in veterinary medicine, veterinary science, agricultural economics and environmental monitoring, this book provides state-of-the-art information regarding the application of technology to the prevention and control of bacterial disease in pigs and poultry.

Atlas of the Pig Gut


Atlas of the Pig Gut : Research and Techniques From Birth to Adulthood / edited by Romuald Zabielski, Tomasz Skrzypek.

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Atlas of the Pig Gut: Research and Techniques from Birth to Adulthood examines the development of the gastrointestinal tract in swine. It focuses on changes occurring during the developmental phase, with an emphasis on the gut that is reflected in alterations of the intestinal mucosa architecture.



Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery : A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners


Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery : A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners / edited by Cheryl B. Greenacre, Teresa Y. Morishita.

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Offers a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating backyard poultry. Presents practical information on husbandry, medicine, and surgery.





Clinical Guide to Fish Medicine


Clinical Guide to Fish Medicine / edited by Catherine Hadfield, Leigh Clayton

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Using a practical, evidence-based approach, Clinical Guide to Fish Medicine begins with thorough coverage of taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, water quality, life support systems, performing clinical examinations, necropsy, anesthesia and analgesia, and medications. Subsequent sections cover presenting problems and diseases with information accessible by both clinical signs and diagnosed diseases, organized in alphabetical order.



Diagnostic Radiology in Small Animal Practice


Diagnostic radiology in small animal practice / edited and translated by Silke Hecht

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This reference book covers using digital radiology and medical imaging procedures such as ultrasound, MRI, and scintigraphy in veterinary practice. The approach is a step-by-step guide, with tips and techniques to ensure optimal X-rays and advice on how to improve radiation protection.




Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education


Essential guide to educational supervision in postgraduate medical education / edited by Nicola Cooper, Kirsty Forrest.

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The world of postgraduate medical education is changing, and educational supervisors need the knowledge and skills to be able to do their job effectively. Many of those who want to do this job well feel unprepared for the task. Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is a handbook for educational supervisors everywhere. The topics covered are generic to medical education, whatever the specialty. Although the focus is on postgraduate medical education, many of the topics in this book are also applicable to undergraduates.



Essentials of Laboratory and Animal Science


Essentials of laboratory animal science : principles and practices / P. Nagarajan, Ramachandra Gudde, Ramesh Srinivasan, editors.

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This book comprehensively reviews the anatomy, physiology, genetics and pathology of laboratory animals as well as the principles and practices of using laboratory animals for biomedical research. It covers the design of buildings used for laboratory animals, quality control of laboratory animals, and toxicology, and discusses various animal models used for human diseases. It also highlights aspects, such as handling and restraint and administration of drugs, as well as breeding and feeding of laboratory animals, and provides guidelines for developing meaningful experiments using laboratory animals. Further, the book discusses various alternatives to animal experiments for drug and chemical testing, including their advantages over the current approaches. Lastly, it examines the potential effect of harmful pathogens on the physiology of laboratory animals and discusses the state of art in in vivo imaging techniques.


Ethics of Animal Use


Ethics of animal use / Peter Sandøe and Stine B. Christiansen ; foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.

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An interesting and accessible introduction to ethical issues raised by various forms of human use of animals. This textbook avoids moral lecturing and presents a range of ethical viewpoints without defending or applying any specific stance. Readers are encouraged and provoked to reflect for themselves, and to sharpen their own points of view regarding the ethical limits on our use of animals. They will also gain further understanding of the views held by other people.



Improving Dairy Herd Health

Improving dairy herd health / edited by Emile Bouchard.

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Increasing concern about over-reliance on antibiotics (resulting in antimicrobial resistance), as well as broader concerns about animal welfare, have put greater emphasis on preventative measures in maintaining the health of farm animals. Herd health management (HHM) programmes take a population approach based on quantitative epidemiology which makes it possible to assess disease risk and, as a result, prevent and manage diseases more effectively. Improving dairy herd health reviews key challenges in dairy herd health management, such as effective monitoring and diagnosis of infectious diseases, as well as recent developments in areas such as disease prevention and disease surveillance.




Laboratory Fish in Biomedical Research


Laboratory fish in biomedical research : biology, husbandry and research applications for zebrafish, medaka, killifish, swordtail fish, cavefish, stickleback, goldfish and Danionella translucida / edited by Livia d’Angelo, Paolo de Girolamo.

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Fish, particularly zebrafish, have become the fatest-growing segment of the research population. They offer several advantages in biology and applicable technologies and thus are employed in numerous research fields. Laboratory Fish in Biomedical Research: Biology, Husbandry and Research Applications for Zebrafish, Medaka, Killifish, Cavefish, Stickleback, Goldfish and Danionella translucida addresses the relevant, increasing need to collect cutting-edge knowledge on the most common freshwater species in terms of husbandry, maintenance, welfare, and experimental protocols under standard laboratory conditions. Key features: provides husbandry and management protocols, devices, and water systems; discusses strengths and weaknesses of breeding; explores potential scientific applications and experimental protocols of freshwater fish used the most in scientific endeavors.


Small Animal Surgical Nursing, 2017


Small animal surgical nursing : skills and concepts / Marianne Tear. (2017)

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With focused coverage of the veterinary technician’s specific role and responsibilities in small animal surgery, Small Animal Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition helps you gain exceptional clinical competency. Topics include protocol, sterilization, gowning, gloving, anesthesia, wound management, and care of the animals before and after surgery.



The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The veterinary dental patient : a multidisciplinary approach / edited by Jerzy Gawor, Brook Niemiec.

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Veterinary dentistry is the field of dentistry applied to the care of animals. It is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures as it relates to animals. Preventative care, and may dental procedures, can be carried out by general practitioners, rather than by being referred to a specialist. There is little coverage of dentistry in the veterinary degree, by many CE and CPD courses are available