Neosporosis in Animals

Neosporosis in Animals
  • Author : J.P. Dubey,A. Hemphill,R. Calero-Bernal,Gereon Schares
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2017-07-12
  • ISBN : 9781351648608

Neosporosis in Animals Book Review:

Key features: Written by the scientist who named this parasite and was the first to set up proper diagnostic techniques Serves as the first ever book to provide information on the parasite structure, biology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, epidemiology, prevention, and control of neosporosis Covers both approaches toward preventing & controlling this disease: Developing an efficacious vaccine and sound cattle management practices Contains a wealth of illustrations, including many of the author's original photographs of the parasite Provides basic information on immunologic and molecular aspects of the disease Abortion is a worldwide problem in the livestock industry accounting for annual economic losses of billions of dollars, and N. caninum is a major cause of it. Neosporosis is a newly recognized disease of animals. Until 1988 it was misdiagnosed as toxoplasmosis. Considerable progress in understanding the biology of neosporosis has been made in the last 30 years, resulting in more than 2,000 scientific publications. The economic importance of abortion in cattle, and the availability of knowledge, reagents, and technology used to study toxoplasmosis, have contributed to the rapid progress in understanding the biology of neosporosis. Written by pioneers in this field, Neosporosis in Animals presents a comprehensive summary of the biology of neosporosis, starting with chapter 1 on the historical background of the discovery of the disease. Subsequent chapters deal with general aspects of the biology of N. caninum (chapter 2), techniques (chapter 3), and the disease caused by this parasite in cattle (chapter 4), dogs (chapter 5), and all other animals including sheep, pigs, primates and humans (chapters 6-18). This book provides, for the first time in a single authoritative source, a complete account of the structure, biology, clinical disease, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, attempts at immunoprophylaxis, and control in all hosts. There are 175 illustrations and tables devoted to the life cycle, structure of parasitic stages, and lesions. More than 2100 references are cited, allowing the reader to locate additional information on specific topics in an efficient way. This book will be useful to a broad range of researchers in biology and veterinarians.

Neosporosis in Animals

Neosporosis in Animals
  • Author : J.P. Dubey,A. Hemphill,R. Calero-Bernal,Gereon Schares
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2020-09-30
  • ISBN : 0367573709

Neosporosis in Animals Book Review:

Neosporosis is a very important parasitic disease of animals, affecting the cattle industries and dog breeders worldwide. The global economic losses are estimated in billions from fetal death in cattle. The parasite has a wide host range, and it causes neurological disorders. There is no vaccine to prevent this infection. Neosporosis can be used

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases
  • Author : Seppo Saari,Anu Näreaho,Sven Nikander
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 287
  • Relase : 2018-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780128141137

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases Book Review:

Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases offers a concise summary, including the distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prophylaxis and therapeutic measures on the most important parasites affecting dogs. The book includes their classification, structure, lifecycles, occurrence, and the diagnosis and treatment of infestations. Chapters are presented in a consistent and logical format with extensive use of tables, photographs and line drawings that help veterinarians and students quickly find answers to questions. The book informs on 100 different species of parasite related to the canine world and is is aimed not only at veterinary practitioners but also in dog enthusiasts, pharmacies and laboratories. Fully illustrated with high-quality figures and illustrations Provides insights on the risk factors and prevention of parasite infections in dogs and gives guidelines for anthelmintic treatment Serves professionals, students, parasitologists and veterinary scientists Present an easy-to-use handbook on the identification of canine parasites and the diseases associated with parasitic infection

Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets
  • Author : Monica Florin-Christensen,Leonhard Schnittger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2018-04-17
  • ISBN : 9783319701325

Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets Book Review:

This book provides an in-depth yet concise overview of the most common and emerging protozoa that cause diseases in both farm animals and companion animals. As outlined in the concise introduction, pathogenic protozoans represent an evolutionary highly diverse and little understood group of disease-causing microorganisms. For each of the featured parasitic unicellular eukaryotes, it discusses the morphology, lifecycle, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the book highlights the latest developments in diagnostic methods, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Thorough information on genomes and genetic manipulation strategies for some of the protozoa covered in this book is also included. Infections involving parasitic protozoa can cause productivity losses and/or reduce the quality of life of infected animals. Some infections are zoonotic, posing an on-going public health threat. In most cases, prevention and treatment are either non-existent or need considerable improvement. On the other hand, a great deal of research has recently been conducted on these organisms, yielding valuable new information on their global distribution and revealing the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level – and essential insights that can be used for the development of new control tools. This book includes extensive information on both basic aspects and recent scientific discoveries on these protozoa and thus constitutes a unique resource for students, veterinarians, and researchers alike.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Merck Veterinary Manual
  • Author : Susan E. Aiello
  • Publisher : Merck & Company
  • Pages : 1832
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0911910808

Merck Veterinary Manual Book Review:

For more than forty years, animal health professionals have turned to the Merck Veterinary Manualfor integrated, concise and reliable veterinary information. Now this manual covering the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of companion, food and zoo animals.is available on an easy-to-use, fully searchable CD-ROM. The CD includes the full text of The Merck Veterinary Manual 8/e and has been enhanced with picture links featuring original anatomical artwork and numerous clinical and diagnostic illustrations, table links and quick search links that provide quick accesss to cross referenced text.

The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World

The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World
  • Author : Donald W. Duszynski,Jana Kvičerová,R Scott Seville
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2018-06-29
  • ISBN : 9780128113509

The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World Book Review:

The fundamental concept of The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Carnivores of the World is to provide an up-to-date reference guide to the identification, taxonomy, and known biology of apicomplexan intestinal and tissue parasites of carnivores including, but not limited to, geographic distribution, prevalence, sporulation, prepatent and patent periods, site(s) of infection in the definitive and (if known) intermediate hosts, endogenous development, cross-transmission, pathology, phylogeny, and (if known) their treatments. These data will allow easy parasite recognition with a summation of virtually everything now known about the biology of each parasite species covered. The last (very modest) and only treatise published on this subject was in 1981 so this book fills a fundamental gap in our knowledge of what is now known, and what is not, about the coccidian parasites that infect and sometimes kill carnivores and/or their prey that can harbor intermediate stages, including many domestic and game animals. Offers line drawings and photomicrographs of many parasite species that will allow easy diagnosis and identification by both laypersons and professionals (veterinarians, wildlife biologists, etc.) Presents a complete historical rendition of all known publications on carnivore coccidia for all carnivore families and evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each apicomplexan species relative to the current body of knowledge Provides a complete species analysis and their known biology of all coccidia described from each carnivore lineage and species Reviews the most current taxonomy of carnivores and their phylogenetic relationships to help assess host-specificity patterns that may be apparent Evaluates what little cross-transmission work is available to help understand the complexities of those coccidians that use two hosts (e.g., Sarcocystis, Besnoitia, and others) Provides known treatments for the various parasite genera/species

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology - E-Book

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology - E-Book
  • Author : Michael D. Lorenz,Joan Coates,Marc Kent
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2010-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781437706529

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology - E-Book Book Review:

Handbook of Veterinary Neurology provides quick access to vital information on neurologic conditions in a wide range of species, including canine, feline, bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, and porcine. A problem-oriented approach makes it easy to diagnose and treat neurologic problems in small and large animals. The coverage of disorders by problem, not by established disease diagnosis, emulates how animals present to the veterinary hospital and simplifies the formulation of a correct diagnosis. Within each chapter, discussions of neurologic disease include a review of the localization criteria and the diseases that can cause that problem, plus treatment and surgical techniques. Lead author Michael D. Lorenz brings decades of experience to neurologic assessment, using a diagnostic approach that requires minimal knowledge of neuroanatomy. A problem-based approach is organized by presenting sign rather than by condition, guiding you to logical conclusions regarding diagnosis and treatment. Algorithms diagram the logic necessary to localize lesions and to formulate diagnostic plans. Coverage of current diagnostic techniques includes the use of diagnostic tools, such as radiology, spinal fluid analysis, electrodiagnosis, and MR imaging. Case histories in each chapter present a problem and the results of the neurologic examination, then ask you to solve the problem by localizing the lesion, listing probable causes, and making a diagnostic plan. Answers are provided at the back of the book. A consistent format for each case history includes signalment, history, physical examination findings, and neurologic examination. A comprehensive appendix describes species and breeds that have a congenital predisposition for particular neurologic diseases. Extensive references make it easy to pursue in-depth research of more advanced topics. A companion website includes 20 narrated video clips with accompanying PowerPoint slides that correlate to the case histories in the book, covering neurologic assessment and clinical problems such as paresis of one limb, tetraparesis, stupor, seizures, ataxia of the head and limbs, and cranial nerve disorders. Two new co-authors, Jean Coates and Marc Kent, board-certified in neurology, enhance the credibility of this edition. A full-color design and numerous illustrations include enhanced images of neuroanatomy and pathology.

Bovine Reproduction

Bovine Reproduction
  • Author : Richard M. Hopper
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 2735
  • Relase : 2014-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781118470855

Bovine Reproduction Book Review:

Bovine Reproduction is a comprehensive, current reference providing information on all aspects of reproduction in the bull and cow. Offering fundamental knowledge on evaluating and restoring fertility in the bovine patient, the book also places information in the context of herd health where appropriate for a truly global view of bovine theriogenology. Printed in full color throughout, the book includes 83 chapters and more than 550 images, making it the most exhaustive reference available on this topic. Each section covers anatomy and physiology, breeding management, and reproductive surgery, as well as obstetrics and pregnancy wastage in the cow. Bovine Reproduction is a welcome resource for bovine practitioners, theriogenologists, and animal scientists, as well as veterinary students and residents with an interest in the cow.

Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants

Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants
  • Author : B. Gottstein,F. Conraths,D. Buxton
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781845932121

Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants Book Review:

The farm ruminant industry forms the core of livestock agriculture in Europe and many other parts the world, and suffers major economic loss every year due to reproductive dysgenesis. Protozoal diseases cause abortion in ruminants and therefore its rapid, accurate diagnosis is vital in improving the health and welfare of farm livestock. This book is a collective effort from international scientists involved in an EU COST Action. Carefully selected methodologies, presented in a simple and practical form, means laboratories can carry out their research with precision.

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
  • Author : Scott Weese,Michelle Evason
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 710
  • Relase : 2019-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780429532504

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat Book Review:

This is a concise and quick reference guide, clinically oriented, based on experience underpinned by published research data. The systems-based approach emphasizes the problem list process utilized by most practitioners when faced with a patient presenting with a single or variety of clinical symptoms. This allows generation of a complete list of infectious disease differentials, and the ability to include or exclude those indicated based on patient risk assessment. Pathogen specific information enables rational choice of diagnostics, therapy, and prognostication for a complete list of small animal infectious disease that includes bacterial, viral, parasitic/protozoal and fungal.

Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans

Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans
  • Author : J. P. Dubey
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2019-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781000761689

Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans Book Review:

Coccidiosis is one of the most important diseases of livestock, particularly poultry, with billions of dollars spent on prevention worldwide. The disease is so important and pervasive that until recently, all poultry feed was medicated with coccidiostats, mainly antibiotics. With the rapid development of drug resistance, the search is on for alternative methods of control of coccidiosis in poultry. With chapters authored by internationally renowned scientists, this book covers coccidiosis in all major livestock species, including cattle, sheep, and goats. Special emphasis is given to poultry coccidiosis given the significant economic impact, and another chapter looks at intestinal coccidiosis in humans, including Cyclospora. Chapters discuss techniques, molecular biology, host-pathogen immunobiology and immunoprophylaxis, genetics and genomics, biology, and chemotherapy. Despite an explosion of research in the last 40 years, there has been no new book published discussing conventional coccidiosis for more than 25 years. This comprehensive review therefore answers an urgent need for a book dealing exclusively with conventional coccidia (Cystoisospora, Cyclospora). It provides concise, authoritative, up-to-date information on coccidiosis, with particular attention given to research in the last 28 years. This book is essential reading for any practitioner or researcher involved in livestock production, including biologists, veterinarians, parasitologists, and researchers from government, academia, and industry.

Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans

Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans
  • Author : J. P. Dubey
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781420092370

Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans Book Review:

Found worldwide from Alaska to Australasia, Toxoplasma gondii knows no geographic boundaries. The protozoan is the source of one of the most common parasitic infections in humans, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife, and has gained notoriety with its inclusion on the list of potential bioterrorism microbes. In the two decades since the publi

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis
  • Author : Olgica Djurković Djaković
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9535170287

Toxoplasmosis Book Review:

A ubiquitous organism able to infect all mammals and birds, which has been estimated to infect one third of the global human population, Toxoplasma gondii is the most successful parasite on Earth, and toxoplasmosis a major zoonotic disease. A current approach to this zoonosis is the "one health" concept, based on the understanding that a disease occurring between animals and man in a specific environment can only be dealt with at the interface of all "players" involved. This book, composed of a series of articles which integrate human and animal data on toxoplasmosis, by authors from all over the world, offers its readers a view on the current research interests and achievements.

Equine Infectious Diseases E-Book

Equine Infectious Diseases E-Book
  • Author : Debra C. Sellon,Maureen Long
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 664
  • Relase : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781455751150

Equine Infectious Diseases E-Book Book Review:

Ideal for both practitioners and students, this comprehensive resource covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease in horses. Organized by infectious agent — virus, bacterial and rickettsial, protazoal, and fungal — it includes complete coverage of the individual diseases caused by each type of agent. A section on clinical problems examines conditions such as ocular infections, CNS infections, and skin infections. It also addresses the importance of preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks with coverage of epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial therapy, and recognizing foreign equine diseases. Full-color photos and illustrations provide clear, accurate representations of the clinical appearance of infectious diseases. Features the most recent information on the global threat of newly emergent diseases such as African Horse Sickness. Includes a comprehensive section on the prevention and control of infectious diseases. More than 60 expert contributors share their knowledge and expertise in equine infectious disease. A companion CD-ROM, packaged with the book, includes complete references linked to PubMed.

Wildlife Disease Ecology

Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • Author : Kenneth Wilson,Andy Fenton,Dan Tompkins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 693
  • Relase : 2019-11-14
  • ISBN : 9781107136564

Wildlife Disease Ecology Book Review:

Introduces readers to key case studies that illustrate how theory and data can be integrated to understand wildlife disease ecology.

Ruminant Parasitology,An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice

Ruminant Parasitology,An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice
  • Author : Ray M. Kaplan
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-02-07
  • ISBN : 9780323695992

Ruminant Parasitology,An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice Book Review:

This issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice, guest edited by Dr. Ray M. Kaplan, focuses on Ruminant Parasitology. This is one of three issues each year selected by the series consulting editor, Dr. Robert A. Smith. Articles in this issue include, but are not limited to: biology and epidemiology of GI nematode parasites in cattle, epidemiology and control of GI parasites of cattle in southern climates, epidemiology and control of GI parasites of cattle in northern climates, anthelmintic resistance and strategies for sustainable control of parasites, refugia-based strategies for parasite control in livestock, epidemiology and control of liver flukes, diagnostic methods in livestock parasitology, parasite vaccines, what Modeling parasites, transmission and resistance can teach us, fecal egg count reduction tests in cattle and small ruminants, ectoparasites of ruminants, ruminant coccidiosis, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, and sacocystosis in ruminants, girdiasis and cryptosporidiois in ruminants, biology, epidemiology and control of GI nematodes in small ruminants, and realistic approaches to parasite control in ruminant livestock.

Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine

Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Author : David Bruyette
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1712
  • Relase : 2020-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781118497036

Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine Book Review:

Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine is a comprehensive, practical reference designed to meet the needs of veterinary practitioners and students alike. Covering all aspects of small animal internal medicine, this innovative guide provides clinically relevant material, plus podcasts and continual updates online. Concise, identically-formatted chapters allow readers to quickly find the most essential information for clinical veterinary practice. Contributions from academic and clinical experts cover general medicine subjects, including patient evaluation and management, critical care medicine, preventative care, and diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. Topics relevant to daily clinical practice are examined in detail, ranging from endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious disease to oncology, dermatology, metabolic orthopedic disease, gastroenterology, and hepatology. A companion website features podcasts and updated information. An important addition to the library of any practice, this clinically-oriented text: Presents complete, practical information on small animal internal medicine Provides the background physiology required to understand normal versus abnormal in real-world clinical settings Includes general medicine topics not covered in other internal medicine books Focuses on information that is directly applicable to daily practice Features podcasts and continual updates on a companion website Carefully tailored for the needs of small animal practitioners and veterinary students, Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine is an invaluable, reader-friendly reference on internal medicine of the dog and cat.

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-BOOK:

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-BOOK:
  • Author : Grant Maxie
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 748
  • Relase : 2015-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780702068324

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-BOOK: Book Review:

With an emphasis on the disease conditions of dogs, cats, horses, swine, cattle and small ruminants, Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals, 6th Edition continues its long tradition of being the most comprehensive reference book on common domestic mammal pathology. Using a body systems approach, veterinary pathology experts provide overviews of general system characteristics, reactions to insult, and disease conditions that are broken down by type of infectious or toxic insult affecting the anatomical subdivisions of each body system. The sixth edition now boasts a new full-color design, including more than 2,000 high-resolution images of normal and abnormal organs, tissues, and cells. Updated content also includes evolved coverage of disease agents such as the Schmallenberg virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and the porcine deltacoronavirus; plus new information on molecular-based testing, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in-situ hybridization, keep you abreast of the latest diagnostic capabilities. "a core text in veterinary pathology"Reviewed by: Alexander Stoll, on behalf of Wikivet, November 2015 Updated content includes new and evolving pathogens and diagnostic techniques. Updated bibliographies give readers new entry points into the rapidly expanding literature on each subject. NEW! High-resolution color images clearly depict the diagnostic features of hundreds of conditions. NEW! Introduction to the Diagnostic Process chapter illustrates the whole animal perspective and details the approaches to systemic, multi-system, and polymicrobial disease. NEW! Coverage of camelids is now included in the reference’s widened scope of species. NEW! Team of 30+ expert contributors offers the latest perspective on the continuum of issues in veterinary pathology. NEW! Expanded resources on the companion website include a variety of helpful tools such as full reference lists with entries linked to abstracts in Pub Med and bonus web-only figures. NEW! Full-color design improves the accessibility of the text.

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-Book: 3-Volume Set

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-Book: 3-Volume Set
  • Author : Grant Maxie
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 2456
  • Relase : 2015-08-14
  • ISBN : 9780702063190

Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals - E-Book: 3-Volume Set Book Review:

With an emphasis on the disease conditions of dogs, cats, horses, swine, cattle and small ruminants, Jubb, Kennedy, and Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals, 6th Edition continues its long tradition of being the most comprehensive reference book on common domestic mammal pathology. Using a body systems approach, veterinary pathology experts provide overviews of general system characteristics, reactions to insult, and disease conditions that are broken down by type of infectious or toxic insult affecting the anatomical subdivisions of each body system. The sixth edition now boasts a new full-color design, including more than 2,000 high-resolution images of normal and abnormal organs, tissues, and cells. Updated content also includes evolved coverage of disease agents such as the Schmallenberg virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and the porcine deltacoronavirus; plus new information on molecular-based testing, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and in-situ hybridization, keep you abreast of the latest diagnostic capabilities. Updated content includes new and evolving pathogens and diagnostic techniques. Updated bibliographies give readers new entry points into the rapidly expanding literature on each subject. NEW! High-resolution color images clearly depict the diagnostic features of hundreds of conditions. NEW! Introduction to the Diagnostic Process chapter illustrates the whole animal perspective and details the approaches to systemic, multi-system, and polymicrobial disease. NEW! Coverage of camelids is now included in the reference’s widened scope of species. NEW! Team of 30+ expert contributors offers the latest perspective on the continuum of issues in veterinary pathology. NEW! Expanded resources on the companion website include a variety of helpful tools such as full reference lists with entries linked to abstracts in Pub Med and bonus web-only figures. NEW! Full-color design improves the accessibility of the text.

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book
  • Author : Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Pages : 1608
  • Relase : 2019-09-12
  • ISBN : 9780323636155

Small Animal Internal Medicine - E-Book Book Review:

With hundreds of images, step-by-step procedures, and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 6th Edition offers the foundation and tools you need to properly recognize, diagnose, and treat small animals with common internal conditions. Each section of the text takes a problem-oriented approach that begins with a discussion of clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques; and then moves to therapeutic considerations and management. This edition also includes two all-new chapters (neonatology and the effects of specific heart diseases respectively) as well as extensive updates throughout covering new advancements, techniques, and evolving best practices in the field of small animal internal medicine. NEW! Two new chapters detail two key emerging areas within small animal medicine: neonatology and the effects of specific heart diseases. NEW! Extensive updates throughout the text keep you informed of changes and evolutions in the field, specifically in the areas of: ultrasound; probiotics; obesity; feline radiation therapy; feline diabetes; feline hyperthyroidism; canine influenza; canine Cushing’s disease; orphan puppy and kitten considerations; seizure treatments; spinal cord disorders; hematology and oncology; plus new diseases, diagnostics, and therapeutics that affect small animal medicine overall.