The first accessible information on how to carry out veterinary clinical research. This book is an aid to increasing the quantity and quality of such research within veterinary clinical practice. Covering all the core research methods as well as aspects specific to veterinary medicine. Clinical research aims to optimize decision making in practice by answering questions on the best diagnostic options and treatments. Reading this book will help you take the intellectually rewarding step towards improving prognoses and outcomes through informed decisions. Special attention is given to ethical and legal issues, how to maximise the power of studies when faced with small numbers of patients, and how to go about research with few obvious resources to hand.
Author: William W. Muir
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 5th Edition is a well-accepted guide to performing anesthesia and anesthetic techniques safely and effectively. This convenient pocket guide provides clear, concise guidelines on anesthetic procedures for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Topics include patient evaluation and preparation, local anesthetic drugs, anesthetic equipment, patient monitoring, pain management, breathing systems and ventilation, shock therapy, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, and euthanasia. Written by leading anesthesiology experts William W. Muir III and John A. E. Hubbell, this practical handbook is the perfect size to take anywhere! User-friendly format provides instant access to vital information on anesthetic procedures and techniques for dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, camelids, pigs, birds, and other exotic pets. Thoroughly UPDATED topics include patient evaluation, patient preparation methods, safe and effective operation of anesthetic equipment, and chemical restraint procedures. Respected authors are recognized as experts in the field of veterinary anesthesia. Over 100 tables, boxes, and graphs summarize anesthetic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, advantages, and disadvantages of each drug. Also available on Pageburst — a fully searchable digital text platform that makes it easy to quickly find key topics and drug information. Sold separately. UPDATED anesthetic drug information and NEW pain management techniques provide the latest on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages. EXPANDED step-by-step overviews of anesthetic and analgesic techniques make it easier to review and perform procedures. UPDATED coverage of euthanasia, including the most current AVMA guidelines, provides today’s accepted protocols for the provision of euthanasia. UPDATED complementary and alternative strategies provide non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management. UPDATED research findings and clinical applications address special anesthetic considerations necessary in cats.
Author: Peter Cockcroft
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
The application of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) can assist in improving and optimising the diagnosis, prognosis, control, treatment and ultimately the welfare of animals. It can also provide the user with a methodology for appropriate, patient orientated life-long, self-directed, learning. To practise evidence-based veterinary medicine we require a range of skills that we may not have. This book explains what evidence-based veterinary medicine is and shows how it can be applied to veterinary practice to improve the quality of care for patients and provide informed choices for owners. It provides the reader with a toolkit of skills necessary to practise evidence-based veterinary medicine. This book is aimed at practitioners but will be of interest to veterinary surgeons at any stage of their training or career wishing to learn about EBVM.
Author: Carol Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-23
This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication,written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by agroup of international experts. Communication is a core clinicalskill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinarydegree courses. Good communication is crucial to theveterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health andultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including:the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional,ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients andcolleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficultsituations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealthof practical information, such as: Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to realscenarios Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal withspecific situations Examples of written resources you can use in practice This valuable textbook has been written and edited by acarefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinarycommunication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, trainingmanagers and counsellors.
Conceived and edited by Nigel Dent and Ramzan Visanji, Veterinary Clinical Trials form Concept to Completion is designed for both established practitioners and novices, offering alternative ways of conducting studies and ensuring that the studies are guided by Good Clinical Practices and are in compliance with regulations. Comprehensive in scope, it provides the scientific, biological, and regulatory background invaluable to teachers, researchers, and regulatory affairs staff, as well as those directly involved in clinical trials. The book covers: Objectives of the clinical study Control of the study Conduct of the study Regulation versus compliance Factors for success International harmonization activities Roles of the investigator, the monitor, and the practicing veterinarian Setting up GCP trials with particular animal species SOPs, the generic protocol, and the study report Contract research farms and multi-site studies Auditing With contributions from experts in every area of veterinary trials, the text has been organized with everyday use in mind. The chapters can be read sequentially for a comprehensive view or individually for coverage of particular topics and issues as needed. Drawing directly from the in-the-trenches experience of the editors and chapter authors, the book is a guide to methods that ensure studies meet regulatory compliance and strategies that ensure avoidance of common pitfalls.
Author: Mark G. Papich
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-11-03
Concise and easy-to-use, Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs, 3rd Edition helps you find the specific drug facts you need to treat small and large animals, right when you need them! 550 drugs are organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by functional classification, trade, and generic names so you can access dosage recommendations, contraindications, side effects, possible adverse reactions, drug interactions, and more without the need to sort through a lengthy text. Plus, a companion website provides more than 150 clear, customizable handouts to help you easily communicate important drug information to your clients. All drug monographs are conveniently organized and cross-referenced to give you fast, easy access to key information for each drug, including: Generic and trade names, pronunciation, and functional classification Pharmacology and mechanism of action Indications and clinical uses Precautionary information -- adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications and precautions, and drug interactions -- presented in colored boxes for quick reference Instructions for use Patient monitoring and laboratory tests Formulations available Stability and storage Dosage information Regulatory information Updated drug list details up-to-date dosages, updated and new indications, and withdrawal times for food animals. Clinically relevant appendices help you determine appropriate therapeutic regimens and reference safety and legal considerations. Comprehensive drug updates incorporate the most current indications, dosage information, instructions for use and storage, precautions, patient monitoring, available formulations, and regulatory information. New monographs familiarize you with 35 new drugs available for veterinary practice, including: Cefovecin (Convenia) Maropitant (Cerenia) Trilostane (Vetoryl) Dexmedetomidine (Dexdomitor) Dirlotapide (Slentrol) Companion PapichDrugFormulary.com website includes more than 150 client information handouts for the most commonly prescribed drugs.
Author: James S. Gaynor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2008-01-29
You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care
Ever since its establishment by USDA regulation in the mid-1980s, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has evolved as the premier instrument of animal welfare oversight within research institutions in the United States. As biomedical research continuously grows, the role and impact of the IACUC has increased in scope and complexity. The IACUC Handbook has become "the Bible" for individuals when the time comes for them to serve on their institution’s IACUC. It provides a foundation for understanding and implementing the many and varied responsibilities of this committee. This Third Edition comprehensively addresses the significant changes in the pertinent regulatory environment and interpretation of applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies. It provides multiple references and commentary on the new edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the new AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition, and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare’s Frequently Asked Questions. The Third Edition also features an updated survey of IACUC practices from institutions around the United States, offering wisdom gained from their experience. In addition, it includes a chapter that provides an international perspective on how animal welfare reviews can function in other countries.
10+ Years of Updates Since First Edition Newcomers to the animal clinical chemistry and toxicology fields quickly find that the same rules of human medicine do not always apply. Following in the footsteps of its standard-setting first edition, Animal Clinical Chemistry: A Practical Handbook for Toxicologists and Biomedical Researchers, Second Edition collates information widely dispersed in journals and book chapters, focusing on the most relevant literature to experimental toxicology and its distinction from human medicine. Expands Discussion of Troponins, Lipids, and Electrolytes In addition to tests recommended by regulatory authorities, this globally relevant resource includes information about clinical chemistry tests as well as hepato-, nephro-, cardio-, and endocrine toxicity. It also covers pre-analytical and analytical variables, which play a far more important role with interpreting data from animal studies as compared to human studies when variables can be well controlled with less physiological effect. Furthermore, this edition takes its discussion of biomarkers to the next level, exploring newer and related investigations, such as metabolomics/NMR and multiplex technology. Under the editorial guidance of G.O. Evans, a recognized field authority, the book presents background information on the selection and application of biochemical tests in preclinical safety assessment studies. It also assesses specific organ toxicity, such as in the liver, kidney, and thyroid, along with regulatory requirements and statistical approaches. Careful to avoid delving into overly complex detail, this text is a comprehensive, practical reference ideal for new entrants to the field. However, its broad scope and depth also make it suitable for more seasoned scientists and toxicologists.
Author: Michael D. Lorenz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-12-14
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.
Author: Brianne Bellwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Veterinary Technician’s Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is a quick-reference guide to conducting common laboratory tests. Carefully designed for fast access, the book covers common laboratory equipment, quality control, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology. Important information is clearly and succinctly outlined for frequently used lab tests, providing step-by-step procedures, discussions of common errors, and tips and tricks, with more than 200 color images to aid in identification. A companion website offers additional images not found in the book and study tools. Veterinary Technician’s Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is an invaluable tool for finding essential information on performing a wide range of laboratory tests. Key features Provides a practical bench-top reference to essential information on conducting laboratory tests in veterinary practice Puts all the information needed at your fingertips Covers equipment, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology Designed for quick reference in the clinic or school setting Presents more than 200 color images as a tool for identifying unfamiliar structures Includes access to a companion website offering additional images not found in the book and study tools