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Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Text Only

Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Text Only - 6th edition

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Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2006
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Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Text Only - 6TH 06 edition

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Dennis M. McCurnin and Joanna M. Bassert

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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Now in full-color! Written by veterinarians, including many board-certified specialists, and veterinary technicians, this comprehensive textbook is divided into six major sections covering nearly all the major content areas in the veterinary technology curriculum. The text contains helpful learning features, including introductions, boxed technician tips, and suggested readings - all written at a level appropriate for technicians.

  • Comprehensive text covering all areas of the curriculum.
  • Written specifically for technicians.
  • Presents detailed information on the role of the technician in every aspect of veterinary practice.
  • Features helpful pedagogical aids such as introductions, suggested readings, and boxed Technician Tips.
  • Three new chapters! Care of Geriatric Small Animal Patients, Toxicology, and Nursing Concepts in Alternative Medicine.
  • Diagnostic imaging chapter includes new sections on digital radiography, computed radiography, teleradiology, PACS (picture archival computing systems), and RIS (radiology information systems).
  • Emergency nursing chapter has been completely rewritten to address rapid changes in clinical knowledge in the field.
  • Behavior chapter has been completely rewritten to emphasize prevention of problems and the creation of wellness programs, and to focus on behavioral needs, assessment, and client teaching.
  • Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals chapter has a new section on behavioral considerations and includes information on feeding, diets, and care of increasingly popular pets: rats, prairie dogs, sugar gliders, and hedgehogs.
  • Pain management chapter includes new information oftransdermal administration of Fentanyl and epidural administration of opioids. New drugs include hydromorphone, oxymorphone, deracoxib, and meloxicam.
  • Pharmacology and pharmacy chapter includes new sections on ivermectin toxicities, expiration dates and disposal of drugs, material data safety sheets, compounding, nutraceuticals, and internet pharmacy and concern about online sites.
  • Zoonoses and public health chapter includes up-to-date information on Q fever (coxiellosis), tularemia, and monkey pox.

Table of Contents

1. Restraint and handling of animals
2. History and physical examination
3. Diagnostic sampling and therapeutic techniques
4. Wound healing, wound management, and bandaging
5. Basic necropsy procedures
6. Clinical pathology
7. Parasitology
8. Clinical microbiology
9. Diagnostic imaging
10. Veterinary oncology
11. Preventive health programs
12. Neonatal care of puppy, kitten, and foal
13. Geriatric care of companion animals
14. Animal behavior
15. Companion animal clinical nutrition
16. Large animal clinical nutrition
17. Animal reproduction
18. Care of birds, reptiles, and small mammals
19. Veterinary anesthesia
20. Pain management
21. Pharmacology and pharmacy
22. Surgical instruments and aseptic technique
23. Surgical assistance and suture material
24. Small animal surgical nursing
25. Small animal medical nursing
26. Emergency nursing
27. Toxicology
28. Veterinary dentistry
29. Equine medical and surgical nursing
30. Food animal medical and surgical nursing
31. Nursing concepts in alternative medicine
32. Veterinary practice management
33. Medical records
34. Computer applications in veterinary practice
35. Zoonoses and public health
36. Occupational health and safety in veterinary hospitals
37. Euthanasia
38. Client bereavement and the human-animal bond
39. Stress and substance abuse in practice

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