Many established ultrasound practitioners will remember the effort and frustration involved in developing basic ultrasound competency during the initial stages of training. The first edition of this book was written by radiology trainees who had recently undergone this process and devised a text aimed at helping the new ultrasound practitioner to acquire the necessary skills to undertake ultrasound competently. The text has since been updated to include musculoskeletal, breast and FAST scanning but retains its commitment to this target group throughout.
The text assumes a basic knowledge of anatomy and pathology, but the practical techniques of ultrasound scanning are covered from first principles. Sections on basic ultrasound technique, ultrasound anatomy, image optimisation and terminology provide a solid foundation on which the rest of the text is built. The book is peppered with useful hints and tips which are usually only gained after many hours of ultrasound practice.
A step-by-step approach to direct, transthoracic visualization of the LAD, Cx and RCA is presented. The technique of examination is discussed, correlations with basic coronary angiography views and heart anatomy are shown and extensively illustrated with photographs and movie-pictures. Hints concerning optimization of ultrasound images are presented and artifacts of imaging are discussed.
The second edition of Two-Dimensional and M-Mode Echocardiography for the Small Animal Practitioner is part of the Rapid Reference Series that helps provide essential but basic introductory information to aid primary care practitioners with cardiac ultrasonographic diagnostics. The book has a companion website that provides excellent-quality echocardiographic video loops, which serve as adjunctive educational and reference tools. The book itself consists of 7 chapters and begins with an overview of echocardiographic applications as well as basic knobology of the ultrasound machine to aid readers in enhancing the overall quality of echocardiographic images. It then transitions to basic echocardiographic imaging planes and techniques for both dogs and cats. This section contains many excellent diagrams and images to help readers visualize how echocardiographic images correlate with radiographic cardiac anatomy and positioning. It stresses that the echocardiographer must first be able to recognize normal anatomy before diagnosing a diseased heart. The book concludes with an overview of some basic cardiac diseases as well as some excellent images and diagrams for reference.
The third edition of Equine Ophthalmology is an excellent resource for both general equine practitioners and veterinary ophthalmologists. The content is organized in a concise but thorough format. The book provides information regarding the equipment necessary for a complete ophthalmic examination and practical advice for both medical and surgical management of various ophthalmic diseases. The images of various ophthalmic diseases, along with charts and tables summarizing treatments, will aid equine practitioners in providing excellent ophthalmic care to their patients. I have used the previous versions of this book for several years, and I highly recommend this edition for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of equine ophthalmology.
The third edition of Equine Wound Management is an excellent resource for equine clinicians and veterinary students. This textbook offers a review of wound healing physiology and possible complications as well as a comprehensive guide for the treatment and management of many types of wounds. Because wounds are a common ailment seen by equine practitioners, it is critical that a reference on this topic be specific and complete; this book is both. Chapters are organized in several categories such as management of wounds (eg, topical wound care treatments and wound care products, approaches to wound closure, and bandaging and casting techniques), anatomic location of wounds (eg, wounds of the head, wounds of the distal extremities, and wounds of synovial structures), and special considerations (eg, management of severely infected wounds, sarcoid transformation at wound sites, and innovative approaches to wound management). This organization scheme works well, and information is easy to find. The authors state that they intended to provide a reference with both theoretical and practical information, and both areas are addressed. To deliver practical information, an abundance of good-to-high-quality photographs and illustrations with clear descriptions of procedures are provided throughout the text. The illustrations of suture patterns and flap procedures are very informative. New to this edition are highlighted boxes with tips on what to do and what to avoid in various situations, which summarize and emphasize the key points of each section. The book has a companion website that contains case studies, videos, interactive questions and answers, and other resources that will be particularly helpful for veterinary students. The price of this book is comparable to that of other books with a similar scope. It will be a great addition to the reference collection of any equine veterinarian or veterinary student.
The stated goal of the third edition of Drug Safety Evaluation is to present an all-inclusive practical guide of how the safety of human drugs and biologics are evaluated. One just needs to peruse the table of contents to see that this book provides a comprehensive overview of human drug development as it applies to safety. The content encompasses the regulatory process for small molecules and biologics, and includes detailed descriptions of the toxicological tests that can be conducted and how the results are evaluated. The book also covers specific areas of interest such as pediatric product safety assessment, occupational toxicology, and postapproval safety evaluation. Although the content is clearly meant for human pharma, this book will be useful to those involved in safety evaluations for veterinary drug development. The in-depth explanations of how data are evaluated from toxicity studies conducted for human drug development can be applied to animal drug development. The chapter on statistics in pharmaceutical safety assessment is particularly useful, with assumptions and limitations provided for each of the common statistical tests. Appendix E provides an overview of toxicity data for common vehicles used in drug formulations, with dog and some cat data included. This comprehensive book on drug safety evaluation is a welcomed addition to my reference library.
Although my overall impression of this book is extremely positive, I feel it is important to point out that it lacks information regarding practical immunology and a summary of antibody responses expected to result from natural infections and vaccination, particularly for domestic poultry. Nevertheless, the authors have successfully improved the quality of an already good product. This edition has superb coverage of influenza topics, presents important concepts in a straightforward manner, and provides sound strategies and considerations for influenza control, diagnostics, and surveillance in multiple animal species. I highly recommend this book for your personal, laboratory, or school library. 59ce067264