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I received this textbook from publisher Wiley-Blackwell in exchange for this honest review,
When an emergency presents to your small animal clinic, there isn’t time to find a textbook and search through the index for help. This 2nd edition is designed to assist veterinary personnel find answers, fast.
- 19 chapters spotlighting different emergencies by type
- Chapters are in alphabetical order with thumb tabs
- Spiral bound for easy handling
- Over 165 cases detailed
- Cases are outlined by history, clinical signs, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis
- At the end of each chapter there are references for further reading
- Images accompany some cases for clearer understanding (update to Second Edition)
- Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/mcmichaelhandbook that gives you access to calculations, review questions, video clips and more
This text is easy to understand, and will help you triage and support animals in an emergency situation. There is even a chapter on Procedures and Protocols that walks you through uncommon (for single doctor small animal practice) tasks such as blood crossmatching, thoracotomy tube placement, CSF collection and lipid infusion. Each procedure is laid out with sections for indications, equipment, procedure steps, technique, complications, and contraindications. Some textbooks have an overabundance of information, causing overload at a critical time. For those who need a quick refresher to jog the memory that has been buried since vet school, this book is perfectly created.
I especially enjoyed the review questions on the website. You can test your knowledge in quick bites and get your answers right away, with an explanation. This book will be a great addition to any clinic library, and will be referred to again and again in times of emergency.