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Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

Kirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment - E-Book

  • Author: Richard B. Ford,Elisa Mazzaferro
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437707998
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 784
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Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian3

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian3

Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian

  • Author: Signe J. Plunkett
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702027685
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 890
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Small animal veterinarians of all specialties and at all stages in their careers will find the new edition of Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian their invaluable one-stop shop for the information they need to provide optimal patient care in an emergency situation. Readers familiar with the previous edition will be pleased to see the text comprehensively updated, with much new content and many new features including an all-color design to make finding information easier than ever. Those coming to the book for the first time will appreciate its clarity of structure, its concise and practical approach and its step-by-step presentation of key information, all of which will prove their worth time and again in each new emergency, whatever the species. For those working as a solo doctor in an emergency practice, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian third edition will fulfil the role of a substitute colleague when further information is needed quickly. No small animal clinician will want to be without a copy. New to this edition Contains two new chapters on supportive care (fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation, analgesia, nutritional support) and shock Presents the latest recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation Includes the latest diagnostic testing regimens Offers current therapeutic recommendations including analgesia and nutritional support Dr Plunkett is joined by new co-authors for respiratory emergencies and emergencies of the urinary tract, and for a completely revised and augmented exotics chapter Contains major updates, revisions and expansions of the toxicologic emergencies chapter

Outline of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Outline of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

  • Author: Maxine M. Benjamin
  • Publisher: Iowa State Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 351
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Practice Made Perfect

Practice Made Perfect

A Complete Guide to Veterinary Practice Management

  • Author: Marsha L. Heinke
  • Publisher: American Animal Hosp Assoc
  • ISBN: 1583261737
  • Category: MEDICAL
  • Page: 586
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult

  • Author: Lowell Ackerman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118662350
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 808
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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult, Second Edition has been extensively updated and expanded, with 55 new topics covering subjects such as online technologies, hospice care, mobile practices, compassion fatigue, practice profitability, and more. Carefully formatted using the popular Five-Minute Veterinary Consult style, the book offers fast access to authoritative information on all aspects of practice management. This Second Edition is an essential tool for running a practice, increasing revenue, and managing staff in today’s veterinary practice. Addressing topics ranging from client communication and management to legal issues, financial management, and human resources, the book is an invaluable resource for business management advice applicable to veterinary practice. Sample forms and further resources are now available on a companion website. Veterinarians and practice managers alike will find this book a comprehensive yet user-friendly guide for success in today’s challenging business environment.

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat

  • Author: Rick L. Cowell,Ronald D. Tyler,James H. Meinkoth,Dennis B. DeNicola
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323058205
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 496
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Long-trusted and respected in the field, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 3rd Edition is a complete resource for developing and enriching the knowledge and skills needed for clinical laboratory diagnostics. Detailed illustrations and descriptions of cytologic and hematologic samples enable you to diagnose both common and uncommon diseases in dogs and cats. This concise source of microscopic evaluation techniques and interpretation guidelines for organ tissue, blood, and other body fluid specimens provides you with a basic understanding of sample collection and specimen preparation. Plus, helpful and easier-to-understand algorithms are generously distributed throughout the text, providing clear, easy-to-follow guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Detailed instructions for in-house laboratory evaluation, as well as submission and transport of samples for commercial laboratory interpretation, are featured in tips and pitfalls throughout discussions on specimen preparation and diagnosis. Easier-to-follow algorithms, additional tables, and a user-friendly format allow quick and easy access to the most relevant information needed in a cytologic diagnosis. Over 1,000 high-quality illustrations help you identify normal versus abnormal cells, enabling you to make accurate diagnoses. Four new chapters—Cell Types and Criteria of Malignancy, Selected Infectious Agents, Round Cell Tumors, and The Pancreas—present detailed information on these topics and how they relate to disease. Highly-respected expert contributors share their expertise from both academia and commercial diagnostic laboratories to provide the best and most current information available. The Lung and Intrathoracic Structures, The Gastrointestinal Tract, and Effusions: Abdominal, Thoracic, and Pericardial chapters have been expanded for more complete and up-to-date coverage of these important topics.

The Cat

The Cat

Clinical Medicine and Management

  • Author: Susan Little
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437706614
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1424
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Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you'll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more — all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online. Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It's the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus. Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners — including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions. Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information. Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions. Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners' expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats. Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment. Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders. Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care. Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats. The complete contents also are available online through Veterinary Consult.

Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine

Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine

  • Author: Alex Gough,Kate Murphy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111840971X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
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A vital pocket-sized reference tool for busy practitioners andstudents, saving hours of searching through multiple sources.Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, SecondEdition brings together comprehensive differential diagnosislists covering a wide range of presenting signs. This newedition has been fully updated with alphabetised lists for improvednavigation. The lists cover the majority of presentations that areencountered in practice, including both common and uncommonconditions. Details differential diagnoses from diverse findings such ashistory, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testresults and electrodiagnostic testing Provides guidance on how common conditions are, and howcommonly they are the cause of the presenting sign Useful throughout the working day for vets in small animalpractice, the information will save hours searching alternativemultiple references New co-author Kate Murphy brings her expertise as an ECVIMdiplomate For ultimate ease of use this book is also available as an appfor iOS and Android devices. To purchase the app visit ahref="http://www.skyscape.com/wiley/DDxSAMed2"www.skyscape.com/wiley/DDxSAMed2/a

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents

  • Author: Steven E. Crow,Sally O. Walshaw,Jennifer Boyle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119949327
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 408
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Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents is the third edition of this esteemed veterinary medicine classic. The Third Edition offers readers expanded coverage of small exotic mammals such as gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs, alongside a thorough revision of the common procedures for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Organized in the same user-friendly format of earlier editions, the Manual is an essential purchase for small and exotic animal veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

  • Author: James G. Cunningham
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Company
  • ISBN: 9780721689944
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 575
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This well-illustrated, authoritative text introduces students to the principles and concepts of physiology that are essential to the study and practice of veterinary medicine. Coverage of physiopathology, in addition to clinical problem-solving techniques, makes this resource uniquely relevant to practice. Clinical correlation boxes in each chapter include history and background information on topics in physiology. Cases present realistic situations that show theory in practice and reinforce students' understanding of each topic. The organization by body system follows a logical progression and makes it easy to refer to specific information.

Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals

Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals

  • Author: Murray E. Fowler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119949378
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 488
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Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals, Third Edition offers an introduction to the basic principles of animal restraint and an overview of techniques for vertebrate wild and domestic animals. Fully updated throughout, the third edition also includes new chapters on understanding behavior, training for restraint and handling, and animal welfare and restraint. Now in full color, the third edition of this classic reference is an invaluable tool to recognizing potential danger in restraint and reducing stress in the animal.

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book

  • Author: Virginia P. Studdert,Clive C. Gay,Douglas C. Blood
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702047449
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1344
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The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice

Canine and Feline Gastroenterology - E-Book

Canine and Feline Gastroenterology - E-Book

  • Author: Robert J. Washabau,Michael J. Day
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 143770302X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1024
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A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, Canine and Feline Gastroenterology covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive system. This authoritative text utilizes an evidence-based approach to reflect the latest science and research, complemented by principles of problem solving, algorithms to improve clinical diagnoses, and extensive full-color illustrations. For generalists and specialists alike, this gastroenterology reference should be part of every serious practitioner's professional library. A comprehensive, 928-page reference standard covers the discipline of canine and feline gastroenterology. An international focus is provided by 85 authors from 17 different countries, including renowned experts in veterinary gastroenterology, internal medicine, pathology, clinical pathology, radiology, and infectious disease. Coverage of the entire breadth and depth of gastroenterology ranges from biology to pathobiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. Current information on GI microflora, immunology, cellular growth, and systems integration provides a foundation for treating clinical problems. Coverage of diseases in dogs and cats includes the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, anorectum, liver and biliary tract, exocrine pancreas, peritoneum, and associated vasculature. A focus on patient management examines the full range of procedures and techniques essential to diagnosis and treatment from clinical signs and diagnosis to nutritional support and pharmacologic management of disease. Clear explanations of current diagnostic modalities include laboratory tests, molecular methods, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and histopathology, also showing how to interpret and utilize results. A strong clinical approach emphasizes need-to-know information for managing the common and not-so-common G.I. clinical problems of everyday practice. Full-color photographs and illustrations depict concepts, conditions, and procedures. An evidence-based medicine perspective reflects the latest research as well as the modern practice of veterinary medicine. Logical, coherent, and consistent internal organization makes this a reader-friendly edition. Problem-based algorithms help in diagnosing every G.I. clinical problem from A to Z. A stand-alone section on the pharmacologic approach to G.I. disease offers quick and easy drug reference.

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

  • Author: Douglass K. Macintire,Kenneth J. Drobatz,Steven C. Haskins,William D. Saxon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118351134
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 704
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Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition presents essential information on common emergencies in small animals using a concise, practical outline format. Offering a thorough update to this classic reference, the new edition provides new chapters on orthopedic injuries and wound management, significant revisions to the treatment protocols, and expanded toxicology information, as well as new references and drug information. The book retains its logical division into two parts, the first covering initial stabilization and the second offering a systems approach to specific conditions. As in the previous edition, chapters are extensively indexed and cross-referenced to facilitate ease of use in emergency situations. With many formulas, tables, drug dosages, and illustrations, Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is an indispensable, convenient resource for busy emergency clinicians, whether they are new graduates or seasoned professionals.

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

  • Author: Elisa M. Mazzaferro
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118990293
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 888
  • View: 2233
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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, Second Edition provides essential information about treating medical emergencies using a quick-reference format ideal for the fast-paced emergency setting. Offers fast access to important information during a small animal emergency Presents topics alphabetically with identically formatted topics for ease of use Adds information on 25 new diseases and updates throughout, plus updated references and more information on drugs available outside the US Features color photographs to depict the diseases and conditions discussed Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts to download and use in practice

The Art of Triage

The Art of Triage

  • Author: Tracy Anne Edwards
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781628085921
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 76
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Thousands of patients present to emergency departments each year for medical treatment, and the first person they are greeted by is the triage nurse. The role of the triage nurse is to assess patients as they arrive and determine the priority of care. This book looks at the history of triage from the first rudimentary form of triage by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey stepping through the world wars, and looking at triage systems in use today. Triage today has evolved from the military form of triage, and is used in emergency departments throughout the world. This book describes four of the triage systems used in The United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. The triage nurse requires excellent communication skills, compassion and a sound knowledge base to be able to carry out their role; they also require critical thinking skills. The book looks at critical thinking and why it is an important skill every triage nurse requires.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

  • Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323171397
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 760
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Whether you’re a new vet tech student or reviewing for the certification exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition is the ideal review tool to help you master critical concepts and pass the VTNE. Now in full color, this edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, plus new information on pain management. To ensure the most meaningful review, the Evolve site features a study mode that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode that offers a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues. Comprehensive review exam at the end of the text contains 350 questions that provide you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and the information you need to know to pass the VTNE. User-friendly outline format is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps you retain the content. Coverage of dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals ensures you are prepared for all aspects of the national board examination. Summarized concepts and procedures are highlighted in boxes and tables to support visual learners. Student-friendly chapter format contains a chapter outline, learning outcomes, a glossary, and review questions. Appendix of veterinary technician resources include American, Canadian, and international vet tech associations; registration of technicians; and special internet sites of interest to veterinary technicians. NEW! Chapter on pain management and updated and expanded chapter discussions provide the information needed to pass the VTNE NEW! Companion Evolve website contains a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment. NEW! Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology.

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

  • Author: Lila Miller,Stephen Zawistowski
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118445570
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 744
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Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, Second Edition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Divided into sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry, infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, and spay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a more user-friendly design with briefer chapters and information cross-referenced between chapters. Maintaining a herd health approach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry, infectious disease management, behavior forensics, population management, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding, enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design. Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers a vast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humane care for shelter animals. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and shelter professionals will find this to be the go-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that help facilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.

Laboratory Animal Management:

Laboratory Animal Management:

Dogs

  • Author: Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Dogs,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309047447
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 152
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This newly revised edition incorporates the regulatory requirements and improved practices for laboratory animal care that have developed over the past two decades. The volume covers Selection of dogs as research models. Design, construction, and maintenance of facilities. Temperature, humidity, food, water, bedding, sanitation, animal identification, record keeping, and transportation. General veterinary care, as well as special care of breeding animals and random-source animals. Laboratory Animal Management: Dogs examines controversies over proper cage sizes and interpretation of federal requirements for exercise and offers recommendations for researchers. Guidelines are provided on how to recognize and alleviate pain and distress in research dogs and on the sensitive topic of euthanasia. Laboratory Animal Management: Dogs discusses how to assemble a proper research protocol and how to handle conflicts. Outlined are procedures for institutional animal care and use and committee review. The volume also presents guidelines for handling aging dogs, use of radiation in experiments, and a wide range of other special circumstances. Thoroughly referenced, this guide will be indispensable to researchers, research administrators, review committees, and others concerned about laboratory dogs.

The Mind of the Horse

The Mind of the Horse

  • Author: Michel-Antoine Leblanc
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674727584
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 464
  • View: 7035
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Horses were first domesticated about 6,000 years ago on the vast Eurasian steppe, yet only in the last two decades have scientists begun to explore the mental capacities of these animals. In The Mind of the Horse, Michel-Antoine Leblanc presents an encyclopedic synthesis of scientific knowledge about equine behavior and cognition, providing experts and enthusiasts alike with an up-to-date understanding of how horses perceive, think about, and adapt to their physical and social worlds. Much of what we think we know about "the intelligence of the horse" derives from fragmentary reports and anecdotal evidence. Putting this accumulated wisdom to the test, Leblanc introduces readers to rigorous experimental investigations into how horses make sense of their world under varying conditions. He describes the anatomical and neurophysiological characteristics of the horse's brain, and compares these features with those of other species, to gain an evolutionary perspective. A horseman himself, Leblanc also considers the opinions of renowned riding masters, as well as controversies surrounding the horse's extraordinary mental powers that have stirred in equestrian and scientific circles. The Mind of the Horse brings together in one volume the current state of equine research and will likely stimulate surprising new discoveries.