Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th Edition features a problem-based approach with discussions of over 150 clinical signs. This is the first internal medicine reference that enables you to efficiently diagnose horses, cattle, sheep, and goats based on clinical observation and laboratory and diagnostic testing. With this user-friendly format, you can find essential information about specific diseases and reach a diagnosis by simply identifying the signs.
Discussions of over 150 clinical signs or manifestations of disease provide you with a problem-based approach to diagnosis based on what you observe and what laboratory tests reveal.
More than 200 expert authors contribute information in their areas of expertise for the most current, authoritative information on each topic.
Color plates accompanying Diseases of the Eye and Diseases of the Alimentary Tract chapters illustrate the clinical appearance of ophthalmologic conditions and endoscopic views of equine alimentary tract disorders.
Causes of Presenting Signs boxes offer quick access to the common, less common, and uncommon diseases associated with manifestations or signs of disease.
Causes of Abnormal Laboratory Values boxes highlight the possible interpretations of abnormalities in clinical chemistry, hematology, blood proteins, and clotting tests.
An extensive list of useful references on a companion website, many linked to their original source on PubMed, enables you to continue research on specific topics of interest.
Thorough and extensive index makes it easy to quickly locate key information.
NEW! Extensively updated content from expert authors clarifies the latest research and clinical findings on pain, the nervous system, toxicology, BVD, malignant catarrhal fever, bluetongue, and strong ions.
NEW! Vaccines and vaccination protocols keep you up-to-date with the information you need to prevent newly emerging diseases in large animals.
NEW! Expanded coverage of the veterinarian's role in animal welfare; equine abdominal ultrasound; DNA, genetic, and PCR testing; and colostrum supplements and replacers supplies you with the most current large animal internal medicine information.
NEW! Current information on foreign animal diseases dangerous to large animals in the US, including coverage of rinderpest, keeps you aware of diseases that can be transmitted from other countries.
PART I: HISTORY, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND MEDICAL RECORDS 1. Ruminant History, Physical Examination, Welfare Assessment and Records 2. Equine History, Physical Examination, Records, and Recognizing Abuse or Neglect in Patients PART II: MANIFESTATIONS OF DISEASE 3. Pain 4. Alterations in Body Temperature 5. Alterations in Respiratory Function 6. Alterations in Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systems 7. Alterations in Alimentary and Hepatic Function 8. Localization and Differentiation of Neurologic Diseases 9. Alterations in Body Weight or Size 10. Alterations in Urinary Function 11. Alterations in the Skin 12. Alterations in Sexual Function 13. Musculoskeletal Abnormalities 14. Collapse and Sudden Death PART III: DISORDERS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE NEONATE 15. The Peripartum Mare 16. Assessment of the Newborn Foal 17. Manifestations and Management of Disease in Neonatal Foals 18. The Peripartum Ruminant 19. Initial Management and Physical Examination of Neonatal Ruminants 20. Manifestations and Management of Disease in Neonatal Ruminants 21. Colostrum and Milk Replacers PART IV: COLLECTION OF SAMPLES AND INTERPRETATION OF LABORATORY TESTS 22. Clinical Chemistry Tests 23. Collection and Submission of Samples for Cytologic and Hematologic Studies 24. Alterations in the Erythron 25. Alterations in the Leukogram 26. Alterations in Blood Proteins 27. Alterations in Hemostasis 28. Collection and Analysis of Bone Marrow 29. Molecular Diagnostics in Large Animals PART V: DISORDERS OF THE ORGAN SYSTEMS 30. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System 31. Diseases of the Respiratory System 32. Diseases of the Alimentary Tract 33. Diseases of Hepatobiliary System 34. Diseases of the Renal System 35. Diseases of the Nervous System 36. Mammary Gland Health and Disorders 37. Diseases of the Hematopoietic and Hemolymphatic Systems 38. Diseases of the Bones, Joints, and Connective Tissues 39. Diseases of the Eye 40. Diseases of the Skin 41. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 42. Diseases of Muscles 43. Diseases of the Reproductive System PART VI: PREVENTATIVE AND THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES 44. Critical Care and Fluid Therapy 45. Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy 46. Biosecurity and Infection Control for Large Animal Practices 47. Prevention, Detection, and Response to Foreign Animal Diseases 48. Use of Biologics in the Prevention of Infectious Diseases 49. Parasite Control Programs 50. Nutrition of the Sick Animal PART VII: CONGENTIAL, HEREDITARY, IMMUNOLOGIC, AND TOXIC DISORDERS 51. Genetic Disorders 52. Genetic Tests for Large Animals 53. Immunologic Disorders 54. Disorders Caused by Toxicants