Examination and Treatment Methods in Dogs and Cats 2nd Edition is an essential pocket-sized reference for the busy veterinary practitioner. The book is organized in a quick look-up format with step-by-step diagrams and punchy, concise text, ideal for any clinical environment.
Each entry covers a standard procedure that is carried out in everyday small animal practice – whether that is restraining patients, taking a blood or tissue sample, performing an endoscopy, taking an X-ray, or carrying out a biopsy – and provides a step-by-step pictorial guide on how to do so, accompanied by easy to read text – ideal for quick access before a procedure or during a consult.
The contents are organized by body system, and include examination methods in: cardiology, respiratory medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, urology, gynaecology, andrology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, otology and dermatology. The book also includes extensive sections on giving injections, catheter use, transfusions, inhalation techniques, parenteral nutrition, drainage, flushes and bandaging. Covering a vast array of standard veterinary procedures, this is an ideal support guide from an established veterinarian, with extensive experience in veterinary practice. It is also an invaluable resource for the veterinary practitioner and veterinary student.
About the Author
Dr. Christian Schrey, A.A., B.A., B.S., M.S., MRCVS, is a veterinarian and author of several books. He studied in the UK, USA and Germany. He runs seminars on emergency medicine and surgery in Berlin, where he also established a specialist therapy centre for oncology in dogs and cats in 2005.
This is the English translation of the German work Untersuchungsund Behandlungsmethoden bei Hund und Katze 2 Auflage which was published by Schattauer 2014. ©
Askham Bryan College –
Firstly. the book title and synopsis give a good representation of what the book is about enabling the reader to quickly decide whether this book is suitable for their requirements. Some books have a very vague synopsis making it difficult to determine if the book can be used for the reader’s intentions.
The contents page is very clear and straight forward making it easy for the reader to look through and see what is available in the book.
There is a vast amount of information contained within the book from basic clinical examination techniques to assessing ECG traces making the book useful especially for new graduate vets as well as some information which would be relevant to veterinary nurses.
Finally, the diagrams used are very clear and easy to follow. Although they are cartoon-like, they make the understanding of particular techniques much easier.