The new edition of the hugely successful Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you all the information you need to form a diagnosis quick and accurately, establish a prognosis and recommend treatment for a patient suffering and illness, injury or toxic event.
Easy-to-read bullet-point text gives quick access to the most essential information needed to treat emergency cases quickly and efficiently. Loads of practical appendices of commonly used drugs and supplements, drugs in special circumstances (e.g. safe drugs in pregnancy, drugs to avoid in renal failure, etc.), clinical chemistry and laboratory data, conversion tables, and many more, are included for easy reference to essential data.
With step-by-step coverage of cardiopulmonary emergencies, trauma gastrointestinal emergencies, toxicological events, a greatly expanded chapter on exotic pets, and much more, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian gives you the facts you need to help you save more lives faster!
Signe J. Plunkett
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had the first edition; it was very good. This is a different book; much better. Tiny letters, no drawings, 574 pages, information on virtually every emergency you can think of. And good information, right to the point, no words wasted. It reviews 99 emergency syndromes in dogs or cats, 40 intoxications, and emergencies in 14 different exotic pets (including fish). Every item includes at least diagnosis, prognosis , and treatment, and has all the details and alternatives that you may need in an emergency situation. There is a certain amount af repetition but this allows one to use any chapter with complete independence from the others (that is what you want in an emergency). Not all syndromes may be real emergencies, but all need some quick medical response, and this books makes them easier and (I am sure) better. When I face an emergency, just feeling this book next to me is reassuring. Bravo, Signe, you wrote a great book and made a big favor to our profession!
Almost every day someone in the practice grabs this book from the shelf and invariably it contains the information they require. It is practical, accurate and concise - not much point in an emergency book which takes 20 pages to cover each topic! It lives in the real world repeatedly pointing out that it might be advisable to inform clients about cost and prognosis before going ahead with risky and expensive procedures. And there is so much more than emergency procedures in here - lists of drug dosages, brief overviews of exotic animals, fomulae - and every topic in short sharp style. I'll soon buy a new one as my current copy is stuck with tape and held together by an elastic band. Not ten out of ten though - it could usefully be published in a more robust form
This is the same book all us ER vets have. However, upon opening the book I discovered the pages were cheap xerox copies. I can still read everything but it's obvious they spent no money on printing! I called Elsevier Science and they stated that this is a "print on demand book" so they are actually copies made in short order. I am dissapointed that the quality suffered so much, I am going to return this and buy a good copy at the next confrence!
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