Ear Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Ear Diseases of the Dog and Cat
By  Richard G. Harvey, Joseph Harari, Agnes J. Delauche
1st Edition
Ear disease, particularly oritis external, is a common condition presented in veterinary practice and is not always obvious to the pet owner. Other vital conditions covered include otitis media, vestibula syndrome (or acquired conducive deafness) which, although less commonly seen in practice, can be devastating to the animal concerned. Key features include:

-- Comprehensive, superbly illustrated coverage

-- Practical approach to investigation, diagnosis, and management

-- Complementary specialist skills of international author team

All three authors are actively involved in the diagnosis and management of ear disease, both in first opinion and referral practice. Between them, they encompass the three major disciplines necessary - dermatology, neurology, and surgery. Illustrated throughout with color photographs and fully referenced, this book will be of value to students and veterinarians.

Veterinary Immunology Principles and Practice

Veterinary Immunology Principles and Practice 
By Michael J. Day, Ronald D. Schultz
Second Edition
Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice has become the adopted text in numerous veterinary schools throughout the world. Widely updated with advances in knowledge since 2011, this second edition reflects the rapid development in the field.
The new edition presents expanded information on commonly used diagnostic test procedures and discusses newly arising diseases such as bovine neonatal pancytopenia. Maintaining the same reliable format as its predecessor, the book includes:

  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter
  • Key points at the end of each chapter
  • 17 clinical case studies demonstrating clinical context for the material covered in the chapters
  • Standard symbols in diagrams throughout the text to provide continuity
  • Clinical examples and clinicopathological figures throughout
  • A glossary of terms and list of commonly used abbreviations
Exploring the immunological concerns of both large animals and small, the book emphasizes immunological principles while applying them to the disease process and to clinical practice. It provides a practical textbook for veterinary students and a handy reference for practitioners.

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians
By Charles M. Hendrix, Ed Robinson
4th Edition
Covering dogs and cats, ruminants, horses, swine, birds, rabbits, laboratory animals, and fish, Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition features clear and concise discussions of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites. In full-color, with a convenient spiral binding, this resource offers step-by-step guidelines for collecting samples and performing lab procedures. Comprehensive terminology coverage familiarizes you with the language of parasitology for effective communication with other members of the veterinary team, and the enhanced life cycle coverage helps you educate clients about prevention and control strategies.
  • Clear and concise coverage of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites provides an accessible, informative resource for veterinarians, technicians and students alike.
  • Full-color images of parasites ease your ability to recognize parasites in lab samples.
    • Appendix of parasites for each species shows their location and makes it easy to find discussions on every specific parasite.
  • Chapter on lab procedures offers step-by-step guidelines for gathering samples and performing lab procedures.
  • Emphasis on zoonotic potential of parasites helps you alert other health care workers and clients on ways to prevent transmission of a zoonotic parasite, condition, or syndrome from animals to humans.
  • Basic chapter on terminology familiarizes you with the language of parasitology for more effective communication with clients and colleagues.
  • Heartworm section offers insights on performing and interpreting heartworm diagnostic tests to help you recognize and treat this major parasite.
  • Additional tables of parasites - cross-referencing such categories as body systems affected, taxonomic grouping, host species, and location in host - ensure that you understand the countless ways of categorizing parasites.
  • Consistent presentation of information on individual parasites - including common name, size and location of adult, size of egg, and importance (such as disease condition caused by the parasite adult/egg) - helps you quickly locate vital data.
  • Detailed coverage of parasite life cycles includes additional life cycle drawings to help you easily communicate prevention and control strategies to clients.
  • New pictures of pseudoparasites (yeast cells, pollen grains, plant cells) help you recognize pseudoparasites and understand how they differ from parasites.
  • Expanded chapter on exotics offers more images and detailed discussions of the parasites that affect exotics animals.
  • Vet Tech Threads include chapter outlines, key terms, chapter quizzes, and Technician Notes, to help you focus on key concepts.
  • Online resources on Evolve include an image collection and electronic flash cards for a visual and interactive learning experience.

Climate Change Impact on Livestock Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Change Impact on Livestock Adaptation and Mitigation
By Veerasamy Sejian, John Gaughan, Lance Baumgard, Cadaba Prasad
2015 Edition
This volume addresses in detail both livestock’s role in climate change and the impacts of climate change on livestock production and reproduction. Apart from these cardinal principles of climate change and livestock production, this volume also examines the various strategies used to mitigate livestock-related GHG emissions, and those which can reduce the impacts of climate change on livestock production and reproduction. Presenting information and case studies collected and analyzed by professionals working in diversified ecological zones, the book explores the influence of climate change on livestock production across the globe. The most significant feature of this book is that it addresses in detail the different adaptation strategies and identifies targets for different stakeholders in connection with climate change and livestock production. Further, it puts forward development plans that will allow the livestock industries to cope with current climate changes and strategies that will mitigate the effects by 2025. Lastly, it provides researchers and policymakers several researchable priorities to help develop economically viable solutions for livestock production with less GHG emissions, promoting a cleaner environment in which human beings and livestock can live in harmony without adverse effects on productivity.
Given that livestock production systems are sensitive to climate change and at the same are themselves a contributor to the phenomenon, climate change has the potential to pose an increasingly formidable challenge to the development of the livestock sector. However, there is a dearth of scientific information on adapting livestock production to the changing climate; as such, well-founded reference material on sustaining livestock production systems under the changing climate scenarios in different agro-ecological zones of the world is essential. By methodically and extensively addressing all aspects of climate change and livestock production, this volume offers a valuable tool for understanding the hidden intricacies of climatic stress and its influence on livestock production.

Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents

Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents
By John E. Harkness, Patricia V. Turner, Susan VandeWoude
5th Edition
Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, Fifth Edition is a practical reference in small mammal husbandry and health, encompassing the fields of laboratory animal medicine and pet practice. Part of ACLAM's series of laboratory animal books, this text offers concise but complete coverage on rabbits and the most common rodent species, with an emphasis on biology, clinical procedures, clinical signs, and diseases and conditions. By providing useful, accessible assessment and diagnostic information, Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents aids the practitioner in diagnosing and treating conditions in small mammals.

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