Introduction to Veterinary Science

Author: James B. Lawhead,MeeCee Baker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780766833029

Category: Medical

Page: 327

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Combining the technical experiences of a veterinarian working in clinical practice and a 20-year veteran teacher, the authors created this accurate, reader-friendly introduction to veterinary science, unlike any other in its class. In addition to outlining career opportunities available in this fascinating field of study, the chapters detail topics on cells, tissues, systems, nutrition, species comparison, principles of disease, disease prevention and diagnosis, zoonotic disease, surgery, and economic decision-making in veterinary practice. Each chapter features “A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian” vignette that relays James Herriot-type stories with relevance to clinical practice, and makes the book interesting and informative to readers. Useful to students, individuals raising livestock, or anyone who wants learn more about the care of animals, this book is an insightful resource.

Introduction to Veterinary Science

Author: James Lawhead,MeeCee Baker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305855485

Category: Science

Page: 448

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INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE, Third Edition, provides a solid foundation in this dynamic field for those studying animal and veterinary sciences or preparing for careers as veterinary assistants or technicians. The text begins with an overview of cellular and tissue physiology, followed by chapters dedicated to individual body systems to enable easy comprehension. The authors then investigate crucial topics such as nutrition, disease, surgeries, cost analysis of procedures, safety, and professionalism. Throughout the text, real-life examples are integrated with chapter material to provide practical context, and both small and large animals are featured to expose students to the variety of cases they may encounter in the field. Each chapter opens with a Day in the Life preview that explores relevant applications of upcoming content, and chapters conclude with a description of clinical significance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Veterinary Science, Soft Cover

Author: MeeCee Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781337904650


Page: 448

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INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE, Third Edition, provides a solid foundation in this dynamic field for those studying animal and veterinary sciences or preparing for careers as veterinary assistants or technicians. The text begins with an overview of cellular and tissue physiology, followed by chapters dedicated to individual body systems to enable easy comprehension. The authors then investigate crucial topics such as nutrition, disease, surgeries, cost analysis of procedures, safety, and professionalism. Throughout the text, real-life examples are integrated with chapter material to provide practical context, and both small and large animals are featured to expose students to the variety of cases they may encounter in the field. Each chapter opens with a "Day in the Life" preview that explores relevant applications of upcoming content, and chapters conclude with a description of clinical significance.

An Introduction to Statistics in the Veterinary Sciences

Author: Helen Clough

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119961642


Page: 416

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A user–friendly and accessible introduction to the application of statistical methods within veterinary science Interpreting statistical information and carrying out statistical procedures is an integral part of veterinary science. This book aims to dispel the fear that frequently surrounds the use of statistics, and is written in a non–mathematical style with an emphasis on assimilating underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output. Statistical methods are introduced using real, high–quality data sets and typical veterinary research questions, which are placed at the heart of the statistical science. Assuming no previous experience of statistics, An Introduction to Statistics in the Veterinary Sciences provides the reader with the necessary information to handle numerical data and critically appraise statistical methodology in the literature in the fields of veterinary science. A variety of data sets obtained from veterinary practice, research and public health and practical research questions are used to illustrate the methodology, and will render the book of interest to veterinary practitioners, students and research scientists alike. An Introduction to Statistics in the Veterinary Sciences: Presents an overview of statistics for use in the veterinary sciences. Introduces statistical concepts in an accessible manner, avoiding the use of complex mathematics. Includes numerous worked real examples which make use of real data or are motivated by realistic topics. Is based on the author s extensive experience of teaching statistics to veterinary scientists. This book will prove a valuable resource for any veterinarian or research scientist who needs to use statistics in their professional practice. .

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

Author: John E. Cooper,Margaret E. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470752920

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine is a ground-breaking book in an emerging new speciality. It reflects the increasing demand for expert opinion by veterinarians and others in courts of law and elsewhere on such matters as: · wildlife conservation, · welfare of, and alleged cruelty to, animals, · insurance, certification and malpractice · the identification of live and dead species or their derivatives. It also discusses and analyses current concern over possible links between domestic violence and abuse of animals. Throughout the book the emphasis is on the need for a systematic and thorough approach to forensic work. A particular feature is practical advice, with protocols on dealing with common problems, together with case studies, various appendices and an extensive bibliography. A vital reference for members of the veterinary profession, lawyers, enforcement bodies and welfare and conservation organisations. The comparative aspects provide an important source of information for those working in human forensic medicine and the biological sciences.

Introduction to Veterinary Genetics

Author: Frank W. Nicholas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697588

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understandingand controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. Theyare also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible andclearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Geneticsprovides a succinct introduction to the aspects of geneticsrelevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its thirdedition, this is the only introductory level textbook on geneticsthat has been written specifically for veterinary and animalscience students. Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics,cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitativegenetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in thecontrol of inherited disorders. This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied toartificial selection in animal production. It also coversthe conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wildanimals. New for the Third Edition: End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps. Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics andbioinformatics. Thoroughly revised according to recent advances ingenetics. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the onlyintroductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary andanimal science and will continue to be an indispensable referencetool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.

Veterinary Science

Author: James Yeates

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198790961

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Every year billions of animals, from housecats to racehorses to pythons, are treated by veterinarians. The use of veterinary science to treat the health of animals has a long history; for the past five centuries it has developed as our understanding of animals' fundamental biology, pathology, and pharmacology has grown. Rapid global changes expected in the twenty-first century will require the profession to respond proactively, embracing new challenges and opportunities. James Yeates, Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA, introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific and clinical aspects from early practices to recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE and antibiotic resistance, and considering the differences between human medicine and veterinary medicine. Analyzing the key roles played by diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with regard to the health of farm animals and pets, he relates this to wider aspects concerning public health, such as zoonoses (diseases that jump from animals to humans). Yeates also covers recent "One Health" approaches involving the health of both humans and animals, seen as synergistic, and discusses the challenges for the future of veterinary medicine, including the ethical dilemmas in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they do not coincide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Animals and Disease

An Introduction to the History of Comparative Medicine

Author: Lise Wilkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375733

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Man's attempts to learn about aspects of the human body and its functions by observation and study of animals are to be found throughout history, especially at times and in cultures where the human body was considered sacrosanct, even after death. This book describes the origins and later development, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of comparative medicine and its interrelationship with medicine and veterinary medicine and the efforts of its practitioners to understand and control outbreaks of infectious, epidemic diseases in humans and in domestic animals. In the nineteenth century their efforts and increasing professionalism led to the creation of specialised institutes devoted to the study of comparative medicine. Paradoxically the first such institute, the Brown Institution, opened in London in 1871, despite the fact that the study of this branch of medicine in Britain had always lagged behind that in France and Germany. The book discusses the rise and fall of this centre and describes how it was soon overtaken in importance by the great institutes in Paris and Berlin and then, from the turn of the century, by American institutes, funded by private fortunes. This book sheds much new light on the medical and veterinary history of this period and will provide a new perspective on the history of bacteriology.

Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: Michael Thrusfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118280261

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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A comprehensive introduction to the role of epidemiology in veterinary medicine This fully revised and expanded edition of Veterinary Epidemiology introduces readers to the field of veterinary epidemiology. The new edition also adds new chapters on the design of observational studies, validity in epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and statistical modelling, to deliver more advanced material. This updated edition begins by offering an historical perspective on the development of veterinary medicine. It then addresses the full scope of epidemiology, with chapters covering causality, disease occurrence, determinants, disease patterns, disease ecology, and much more. Veterinary Epidemiology, Fourth Edition: ● Features updates of all chapters to provide a current resource on the subject of veterinary epidemiology ● Presents new chapters essential to the continued advancement of the field ● Includes examples from companion animal, livestock, and avian medicine, as well as aquatic animal diseases ● Focuses on the principles and concepts of epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnostic-test validation and performance ● Includes access to a companion website providing multiple choice questions Veterinary Epidemiology is an invaluable reference for veterinary general practitioners, government veterinarians, agricultural economists, and members of other disciplines interested in animal disease. It is also essential reading for epidemiology students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Veterinary Epidemiology

Author: M. V. Thrusfield

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780632063970

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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The development of veterinary medicine; The scope of epidemiology; Causality; Describing disease occurrence; Determinants of disease; The transmission and maintenance of infection; The ecology of disease; Patterns of disease; The nature of data; Surveillance; Data collection and management; Presenting numerical data; Surveys; Demonstrating association; Observational studies; Clinical trials; Diagnostic testing; Comparative epidemiology; Modelling; The economics of disease; Health schemes; The control and eradication of disease.

Introduction to Animal Science

Author: Leland Shapiro

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Nature

Page: 578

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The book shifts the concentration of raising livestock from Husbandry to Animal Science. The author took the format of the Blakely and Blade's popularThe Science of Animal Husbandry and added an additional emphasis on more modern husbandry, science, and welfare concerns for the 21st Century.The Book covers animal reproduction, genetics, nutrition, breeds, health and general management of the various livestock. Including some additional species that have caught the interest of agriculture.For readers in the agriculture or dairy industry that need information on the modern day science of raising livestock.

An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology

Author: Janet Amundson Romich

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766807518

Category: Medical

Page: 323

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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology is an excellent resource for the practicing animal health care professional. Organized by body system and species-specific chapters, this comprehensive guide is perfect for learning or reviewing common veterinary terms used in the field. Numerous line drawings and photographs reinforce understanding of the sometimes difficult terminology through visual learning. A workbook format encourages learning through interactive activities and exercises. Appendices provide quick access to frequently used prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics

Theory and Cases

Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118704517

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians andstaff today concerns the profession’s obligation to theanimal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peersand society. The veterinarian’s role has become more complexwith new ethical challenges posed by issues such as growing publicawareness regarding animal welfare, increasing economic value ofcompanion animals, growth of veterinary specialization,experimentation with alternative and complementary medicine, andconcern for pain management and mental well-being of animals. Written by an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics, AnIntroduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics addresses the ethicalchallenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balanceobligations to animal, client, peers, society and self. The bookoffers a highly readable and approachable introduction to thenature of ethical theory, reasoning and decision-making, and itspractical application to veterinary medicine. Now with over 100real-life veterinary case histories and analysis, this edition alsoincludes new discussions of animal pain, distress and happiness,ethics of critical care, alternative medicine, legal status andvalue of animals, and Aesculapian authority. An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory andCases, Second Edition is recommended as essential reading forall veterinary students and practitioners, as well as thoseinterested in general animal welfare. New edition from an acknowledged pioneer in veterinaryethics Addresses ethical challenges that veterinary medicine, withover 100 real-life cases Includes new discussion of legal status and value of animals,alternative medicine, Aesculapian authority, ethics and criticalcare, and animal pain, distress and happiness Ideal for veterinary students and practitioners

Anatomy of the Dog

With Aaron Horowitz and Rolf Berg

Author: Klaus-Dieter Budras

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3899930991

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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A revised edition of this superbly illustrated atlas with a new section on computed tomography. Illustrations include colour line diagrams, radiographs, ultrasound and CT scans providing the reader with detailed information on the structure and function of all the body systems and their interaction in the living animal. Already acknowledged by students and teachers as an essential resource for learning and revision, this new edition is also a valuable reference for practitioners.

Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology E-Book

Author: Victoria Aspinall,Melanie Cappello

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048593

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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A sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is an essential basis for the effective clinical treatment of companion animals. The new Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook builds on the success of the first edition in its thorough coverage of the common companion animal species. Updated throughout, the new edition features online learning resources, providing students with the opportunity to test their knowledge with questions and visual exercises, while instructors can download questions, figures and exercises to use as teaching aids. An essential first purchase for all those embarking upon a veterinary career Now with on-line resources including self-assessment tools and teaching aids Comprehensive coverage of all major companion animal species New equine chapter 'Applied Anatomy' tips relate theory to clinical practice, showing the relationship between anatomy and physiology and the disease process


Eine Einführung

Author: Helmut G¿nzler,Hans-Ulrich Gremlich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527662871

Category: Science

Page: 365

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Die lange erwartete, vierte Auflage des Lehrbuchklassikers zur IR-Spektroskopie! Will man Substanzen eindeutig charakterisieren und auf ihre Reinheit berpr fen, f hrt kein Weg an der IR-Spektroskopie als Analysemethode vorbei. Pr zise und leicht verst ndlich, aktuell und sehr praxisbezogen lernen die k nftigen Anwender alles, was sie ber die IR-Spektroskopie wissen m ssen: - Aufbau und Handhabung von Spektrometern, - Vorbereitung der Proben und deren Messung, - qualitative Interpretation der Spektren, - quantitative Bestimmungen, - spezielle Anwendungsgebiete und - spezielle und verwandte Methoden. Zahlreiche Hinweise auf weiterf hrende Literatur vermitteln eine gute Orientierung bei speziellen Fragestellungen, und helfen dabei, sich zum Experten weiterzuentwickeln.

Photodynamic Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: From Basics to Clinical Practice

Author: Fábio Parra Sellera,Cristiane Lassálvia Nascimento,Martha Simões Ribeiro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319450077

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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This pioneering book offers an introduction to photodynamic therapy, a promising new approach in the treatment of complex diseases like cancer and microbial infections in animals. Addressing all aspects, ranging from basics to clinical practice, it presents the history and fundamentals of photodynamic therapy for non-experts. It includes a collection of basic and clinical studies in cancer and infectious diseases, as well as illustrations of successful treatment procedures and future perspectives and innovative applications involving nanotechnology and advanced drug delivery. This valuable resource offers readers insights into how the therapy works and how to apply it effectively in daily practice.