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The content of the second edition of the Handbook of Veterinary Pharmacology has been updated since the 2008 release of the first edition. This edition remains true to the book's original purpose, which was to provide a concise reference for pharmacological concepts that will be appreciated by veterinary students during their clinical training and clinicians, especially during their first few years of practice. The organization of this edition remains the same as that of the first, with a general overview of pharmacological principles applied to all agents followed by chapters that focus on areas of usage (eg, drugs that affect the nervous system, behavior-modifying drugs, and anesthetics) instead of specific disease states. It is effectively divided into areas of interest that allow readers to quickly find information about specific groups of drugs. For each agent discussed in each chapter, an extensive description of that agent's pharmacodynamics is provided that includes its mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and adverse effects. Although the author discusses drug uses and administration options, this book is not meant to be a treatment guide.

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The liberal use of highlighted text and the test questions provided at the end of each chapter reinforce the feeling that this is a traditional textbook. Although this edition is well written and concise, it remains a reference book and it is intended for readers interested in improving their understanding of why drugs work the way they do. I recommend this book for the backpack of all veterinary students who are in the clinical training phase of their education and for the library of any clinician who wants a quick reference regarding the pharmacodynamics of the drugs they may use. It is not a formulary that contains doses for drugs or compares commonly used drugs, nor is it intended to be used to direct treatment. This book is meant to be used as a quick reference for important pharmacological properties of almost all commonly and not so commonly used drugs in veterinary medicine, and I feel that it meets that goal.

The authors recognize the growing acceptance of complementary, nonpharmacological means of pain management by the veterinary community, and this edition includes new chapters on the use of energy modalities (eg, therapeutic laser and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), acupuncture, and canine physical therapy and rehabilitation for pain management. However, although these new chapters provide an adequate overview of those topics, readers should not anticipate being able to incorporate those methods into practice without additional training. Veterinarians who treat exotic species (rabbits, ferrets, birds, and reptiles), laboratory animals, and cats will be happy to find extensive additions to the chapters on pain management in those species. Case studies are provided throughout the book to assist readers in understanding the principles for the management of both acute and chronic pain in veterinary patients, and they add to the book's clinical relevance.

The eighth edition of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, edited by Professor Ian Ramsey of the University of Glasgow, is a spiral-bound collection of monographs produced by a 16-member committee of highly qualified authors who are involved primarily in institutional veterinary medicine in the United Kingdom. The intended audience is veterinarians and veterinary students. This volume links and integrates with additional online information resources offered by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) as a membership benefit. As is typical for drug formularies, the forward of this edition states that there have been a number of deletions and additions since the previous edition.

The second edition of Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia has been not only revised and updated, but significantly expanded. This edition consolidates into 1 general section information that was separated into 3 sections in the previous edition. This section contains 3 new chapters that are welcome additions: Airway Management, Oxygen Therapy, and Field Emergencies and Complications. Also, a new chapter on zoo and wildlife cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an improvement from the chapter on cardiovascular and pulmonary support in the previous edition. An important addition to this edition is a section on bird anesthesia that includes a much-needed introductory chapter on avian anatomy and physiology. New avian groups are now represented in the species-specific section, making it more relevant for zoo veterinarians and avian practitioners. Since the release of the first edition in 2007, new drugs have become available for the immobilization and pain management of nondomestic animals; this information is appropriately reflected in the chapters on clinical pharmacology and analgesia and throughout the book in the species-specific chapters. Most chapters incorporate tables in which the information is presented in a concise and practical way, making it simple to find. This book is well written and easy to read with clear, useful illustrations.

As were previous editions, the fourth edition of Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology is designed for veterinary students. The text is organized on the basis of neurolocalization and focuses on anatomy, development, organization, and function. Given this foundation, readers are provided with an understanding of how to diagnose diseases of the nervous system. The text provides a detailed description of neuroanatomy, as is expected from a de Lahunta textbook. In this edition, the chapter on gross neuroanatomy has been substantially expanded with the addition of approximately 20 pages of text, images, and diagrams. Each image or diagram contains easily identifiable structures and complements the detailed neuroanatomic description within the text. Another major change to this edition is the inclusion of a separate chapter on uncontrolled involuntary skeletal muscle contraction, a complicated subject that is made easier to understand by the availability of almost 60 videos of clinical cases on the book's companion website.

On the principle of neuroanatomy alone, this remains an excellent book for both veterinary students and residents. The use of videos to demonstrate the clinical presentation of disease and assist students in learning neurolocalization has been expanded in this edition. The videos are identified by species, disease, and neurolocalization and listed in the table of contents under the appropriate chapter headings for quick reference. These videos link the clinical presentation of disease to the neurolocalization and allow students to not only understand neuroanatomy and function, but also appreciate what they may encounter in private practice. Private practitioners may also benefit from the videos, which can be used for comparison purposes with client videos or with the results of a neurologic examination. This book is an excellent addition to the library of any veterinarian.

The third edition of Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is a soft-covered textbook edited by the renowned veterinary ophthalmologist Kirk N. Gelatt. It is a condensed version of the fifth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology, which is a 2,300-page, 2-volume primary textbook used by most veterinary ophthalmology residents. The outline of this book generally follows that of the fifth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology, whereby each chapter has different authors, typically ophthalmologists who have special interests or expertise in the respective subjects. Sections 1 and 2 consist of 6 chapters that review the basic science of veterinary ophthalmology (ie, embryology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and diagnostics). Section 3 consists of 9 chapters that review the diseases and surgery of each ocular structure in the canine eye. Section 4 consists of 4 chapters that review feline, equine, food animal, and exotic ophthalmology. Section 5, the final section, consists of 2 chapters on neuro-ophthalmology and the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

This book is easy to read and has many detailed color photographs that can be used to help form rule-out lists for patients. It also has a glossary of common ophthalmic terminology and a 55-page index for quick reference and omits the material from the fifth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology that is more applicable to veterinary residents or ophthalmologists. In short, this book is a valuable resource for veterinary students and practitioners who would like a good general ophthalmology textbook and prefer to avoid the high price tag associated with the fifth edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

With over 1,000 pages, the second edition of Small Animal Critical Care Medicine is a comprehensive resource for practicing veterinarians, interns, emergency and critical care residents, and specialists with a strong interest or focus in critical care medicine. This book is intended for a specific audience. Veterinarians who are seeking a concise summary of diseases encountered in emergency practice should consult other resources because many common emergency topics such as toxicology are only minimally addressed or not discussed at all in this book. However, those with a particular interest in disease pathophysiology and other advanced topics in critical care medicine will find a wealth of useful information. The layout is crisp and easy to navigate, and key points are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. The text is adequately referenced and provides an evidence-based approach to support treatment recommendations. Notable changes from the first edition are the inclusion of full-color images, extensive revisions of the fluid therapy and transfusion medicine chapters, expanded sections on mechanical ventilation and pharmacology, updated coverage of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the addition of a section on the design and management of intensive care units. Unfortunately, in an effort to consolidate a large amount of information into 1 volume, the font size of the text is small, which affects readability. Nevertheless, the editors have succeeded in providing a well-priced book that will have a prominent place in the library of many intensive or critical care units. 041b061a72


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