Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment

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Saunders Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 814 pages
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This thoroughly updated 8th edition comprehensively covers the management of emergency conditions, as well as hundreds of diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. The user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information, making it an ideal resource in emergency situations. Includes a section dedicated to the clinical evaluation of patients using both organized body systems and problems list approaches. It also offers guidance on clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Offers a wealth of proven, successful methods for recognizing and treating emergency problems, as well as core information for everyday practice.
  • Provides essential information for the rapid assessment of patients and treatment planning.
  • Coverage includes practical advice and solutions; how to examine the small animal patient, using a body systems and problems list approach; and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice.
  • Offers helpful recommendations for accurate and complete medical records management to help ensure quality care and legal compliance.

  • New 2-color, user-friendly format offers instant access to key information.
  • Covers the latest vaccination guidelines and recommended protocols.
  • Provides clear and concise guidelines for evaluating clinical signs and laboratory test data.
  • Offers step-by-step instructions for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures.
  • Features a rapid reference guide to management of the emergency patient on the inside cover.
  • Includes a comprehensive drug formulary with emergency medications flagged for fast reference.
  • Provides expanded coverage of pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
  • Includes a new section on managing poisonings and toxicological emergencies.

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Conversion of Body Weight in Kilograms to Body Surface Area
French Scale Conversion Table
Types of Vaccines Licensed for Use in Dogs in the United States

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About the author (2006)

Timothy B. Hackett is an Associate Professor and Chief of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University.

Elisa M. Mazzaferro is the Director of Emergency Services at Denver Veterinary Specialists in Denver, Colorado.

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