Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

Author: Aviva Petrie,Paul Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118567404

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 8165

Banish your fears of statistical analysis using this clearly written and highly successful textbook. Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science Third Edition is an introductory text which assumes no previous knowledge of statistics. It starts with very basic methodology and builds on it to encompass some of the more advanced techniques that are currently used. This book will enable you to handle numerical data and critically appraise the veterinary and animal science literature. Written in a non-mathematical way, the emphasis is on understanding the underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output, and not on working through mathematical formulae. Key features: Flow charts are provided to enable you to choose the correct statistical analyses in different situations Numerous real worked examples are included to help you master the procedures Two statistical packages, SPSS and Stata, are used to analyse data to familiarise you with typical computer output The data sets from the examples in the book are available as electronic files to download from the book’s companion website in ASCII, Excel, SPSS, Stata and R Workspace formats, allowing you to practice using your own software and fully get to grips with the techniques A clear indication is provided of the more advanced or obscure topics so that, if desired, you can skip them without loss of continuity. New to this edition: New chapter on reporting guidelines relevant to veterinary medicine as a ready reference for those wanting to follow best practice in planning and writing up research New chapter on critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials and observational studies in the published literature: a template is provided which is used to critically appraise two papers New chapter introducing specialist topics: ethical issues of animal investigations, spatial statistics, veterinary surveillance, and statistics in molecular and quantitative genetics Expanded glossaries of notation and terms Additional exercises and further explanations added throughout to make the book more comprehensive. Carrying out statistical procedures and interpreting the results is an integral part of veterinary and animal science. This is the only book on statistics that is specifically written for veterinary science and animal science students, researchers and practitioners.

Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

Author: Aviva Petrie,Paul Watson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405127813

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6090

Interpreting statistical information and carrying out statistical procedures is an integral part of veterinary and animal science. This successful textbook, now in its second edition and with an accompanying CD, provides the reader with the necessary information to handle numerical data and critically appraise the statistical methodology in the literature in the fields of veterinary and animal science. Written in a non-mathematical way with an emphasis on assimilating underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output, it contains numerous worked real examples to help the reader develop an understanding of the procedures. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition of Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science * is now accompanied by a CD containing the datasets used in the examples so that the user can work through the procedures; * assumes no prior knowledge of statistics; * features learning objectives and exercises in every chapter to evaluate progress in understanding; * includes helpful flowcharts to provide a guide to the correct analysis of data; * contains glossaries of notation and terminology which act as ready reference; * indicates the more advanced sections that can be skipped initially without loss of continuity; * includes a new chapter in which the fundamental importance of statistics to the practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine is clearly demonstrated and explained; * incorporates new material on regression methods such as Poisson regression, regression models for clustered data, Cox proportional hazards regression models for survival data and generalized linear models. Specifically written for veterinary science and animal science students, researchers and practitioners for whom no other suitable text exists.

Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book

Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070777

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 8743

Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Animal Biology and Care

Author: Sue Dallas,Emily Jewell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276043

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 336

The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical procedures carried out by animal care assistants. Key features include: New content on exotic species, recognising the increasing number of these animals kept as pets. Extensive coverage of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and recent advances in animal welfare. Written in line with course curricula, chapter summaries help you to remember key points and learning objectives. A companion website has interactive MCQs to help you test your knowledge. Divided into three main sections covering animal science and genetics, health and husbandry and nursing procedures, this book will help lay the foundations for a successful career in animal care and management!

Veterinary Toxicology

Basic and Clinical Principles

Author: Ramesh C. Gupta

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128114118

Category: Medical

Page: 1238

View: 9342

Veterinary Toxicology, Basic and Clinical Principles, Third Edition, is a unique, single reference that teaches the basic principles of veterinary toxicology to any student at the DVM, MS or PhD level. While comparable texts are primarily directed on the field of human toxicology, this text thoroughly prepares toxicologists and students on the newest approaches for diagnosing chemical and plant poisoning cases in animals. Many chapters on topics not covered in any previous books are provided, such as target organ toxicity, radiation and radioactive materials, FDA regulatory issues, and ethics in veterinary toxicology. Completely revised and updated to include the most recent developments in the field, including new toxins, methods and regions, this book is an essential resource for advanced students and researchers in toxicology, practicing veterinary toxicologists, poison control centers, marine biologists, environmentalists and animal scientists. Provides a complete, up-to-date, integrated source of information on toxins and poisons relating to animals Covers all important aspects of veterinary toxicology with completely updated and revised chapters Includes basic principles of a key toxicology concept, along with clinical applications and a list of major references for further reading

Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant

Author: Paula Pattengale,Teresa Sonsthagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118774507

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 2412

Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks. With expanded coverage of large animal and exotic restraint, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, digital radiography, and electronic medical records and client communication, this revised edition now includes why and when to perform each task with the preparation and procedure information. The book includes everything from appearance and professional language to equipment maintenance and dental and surgical assisting, making it equally useful for learning new techniques or as a memory refresher. Offering a detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of veterinary assisting, the book is written using an accessible, user-friendly style. A companion website offers figures from the book, downloadable flash cards, lesson plans, exams, a competency checklist, and concept maps. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is equally useful for acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in the veterinary practice, making it invaluable for veterinary assistant students and veterinary assistants of all experience levels.

Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology

Author: Curtis W. Dewey,Ronaldo C. da Costa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119062047

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 1206

Now in full color, Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, Third Edition provides a fully updated new edition of the most complete resource on managing neurology cases in small animal practice, with video clips on a companion website. •Provides comprehensive information for diagnosing and treating neurological conditions •Printed in full color for the first time, with 400 new or improved images throughout •Offers new chapters on differential diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging, and movement disorders •Retains the logical structure and easy-to-follow outline format of the previous editions •Includes access to video clips of specific disorders and a how-to video demonstrating the neurologic assessment online and a link to a digital canine brain atlas at www.wiley.com/go/dewey/neurology Now in full color, Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, Third Edition provides a fully updated new edition of the most complete resource on managing neurology cases in small animal practice, with video clips on a companion website. •Provides comprehensive information for diagnosing and treating neurological conditions •Printed in full color for the first time, with 400 new or improved images throughout •Offers new chapters on differential diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging, and movement disorders •Retains the logical structure and easy-to-follow outline format of the previous editions •Includes access to video clips of specific disorders and a how-to video demonstrating the neurologic assessment online and a link to a digital canine brain atlas at www.wiley.com/go/dewey/neurology

Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods - E-Book

Author: Michael D. Willard,Harold Tvedten

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437706584

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 657

A quick guide to appropriately selecting and interpreting laboratory tests, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th Edition helps you utilize your in-house lab or your specialty reference lab to efficiently make accurate diagnoses without running a plethora of unnecessary and low-yield tests. It provides answers to commonly asked questions relating to laboratory tests, and solutions to frequently encountered problems in small animal diagnosis. For easy reference, information is provided by clinical presentation and abnormalities, and includes hundreds of tables, boxes, key points, and algorithms. This edition, now in full color, is updated with the latest advances in laboratory testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Written by noted educators Dr. Michael Willard and Dr. Harold Tvedten, this book may be used as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems or conditions as well as a reference for more detailed research on difficult cases. Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses. Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making. Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation. Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations. Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions. A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more. Updated coverage integrates the newest advances in testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Full-color photos and schematic drawings are placed adjacent to related text, and accurately depict diagnostic features on microscopic slide preparations as well as test procedures and techniques.

Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Author: Brian H. Coles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470691564

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 2746

Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery is designed as a concise quick reference for the busy practitioner and animal nurse. Eminently practical, this classic avian text is prized for its down-to-earth approach. new contributions from world renowned experts in avian medicine new chapter on the special senses of birds, an understanding of which is crucial when giving advice on avian welfare problems fully up-to-date on the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques avian zoonotics are highlighted in infectious diseases section

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119219493

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 5819

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.

Reproduction in Cattle

Author: Peter J. H. Ball,Andy R. Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148012

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 9458

Cattle play a fundamental role in animal agriculture throughout the world. They not only provide us with a vital food source, but they also provide us with fertilizer and fuel. Keeping reproduction levels at an optimum level is therefore essential, but this is often a complicated process, especially with modern, high yielding cows. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, this book aims to help the reader understand cattle reproduction by explaining the underlying physiology of the reproductive process and the role and importance of pharmacology and technology, and showing how management techniques can improve reproductive efficiency. This edition includes: Recent research findings on the physiology of the oestrous cycle and its control; New techniques for monitoring and manipulating reproduction, including pregnancy diagnosis and embryo transfer; Advice on identifying common infertility problems and how to prevent and treat them. Reproduction Cattle 3e is essential reading for veterinary and agricultural students, as well as veterinarians and farmers involved in cattle reproduction.

Small Animal ECGs

An Introductory Guide

Author: Mike Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118409728

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 7753

Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide provides all the information veterinarians need when using electrocardiography techniques for the first time. An ideal introduction to veterinary electrocardiography written in a very easy to understand way, for what can be a daunting subject The author is RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and regularly speaks on this subject Full of examples of colour ECG tracings, as well as colour illustrations to explain arrhythmias Covers techniques that can readily be used in first opinion small animal practice Includes new chapters on mechanisms of supraventricular arrhythmias, accelerated idioventricular rhythm and use of Holters

Animal Science Biology and Technology

Author: Robert Mikesell,MeeCee Baker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435486374

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 2972

Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition is a book designed for students studying animal science that will take readers from the basics of physiology through production and on to evaluation, while delivering a contemporary industry overview. You will find the opportunities for experiential learning found throughout this book will be especially helpful in planning supervised agricultural experience projects and FFA career development events. In addition, the career focus sections present opportunities in a story format that will pique students' interest and the accompanying laboratory manual and student activities will provide hands on engagement. . Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition was written by nationally renowned educators who also own and operate a beef cattle farm. MeeCee Baker and Robert Mikesell bring academia into the pasture to combine the empirical and the practical in a text suitable for students of all ages and stages. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Equine Wound Management

Author: Christine Theoret,Jim Schumacher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118999223

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 6999

Now in its third edition, Equine Wound Management is the authoritative resource for both theoretical and practical information on the care of wounds in horses. The most comprehensive resource on managing equine wounds Organized by body region Over 750 color photographs Summaries at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted key information aid readers to rapidly find relevant information Companion website offers videos, interactive multiple choice questions and answers, case studies, and images from the book for download

Clinical Veterinary Advisor

Dogs and Cats

Author: Etienne Côté

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323068642

Category: Medical

Page: 1738

View: 9728

No other quick reference comes close to Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats at providing you with the information you need, when you need it! Like getting six books in one, this third edition is completely updated and features dozens of all-new chapters to keep you ahead of the latest topics. Plus, you get free online access to a fully searchable version of the book, including all of the images, bonus chapters, dozens of clinical video clips, a drug formulary, and 150 client education sheets in both English and Spanish. With this amazing print and online duo, you can keep the book at the office and access the online content on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop any time, any place - all for one low price! Six-books-in-one offers invaluable content, such as diseases and disorders; procedures and techniques; differential diagnosis; laboratory tests; clinical algorithms; and drug formulary. Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features more than 800 topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information. Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 118 important clinical procedures. Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 286 different clinical disorders. Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 168 lab tests. Section V: Clinical Algorithms delivers 91 diagnostic and treatment algorithms, or roadmaps, that help guide students through the steps of clinical assessment and treatment planning. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary offers dosages and other relevant information for more than 500 medications, including dozens of new medications to keep students apprised of the latest remedies available. Technician Tips cover more than 800 diseases and disorders that are especially relevant to the tech's daily experience in the clinic. Hundreds of expert international contributing authors ensure the information is the most accurate and up-to-date. 150 client education handouts are included online and available in English or Spanish. Consistent, easy-reference format of Section I: Diseases and Disorders features topics arranged from A-Z for quick retrieval of pertinent information. NEW! Dozens of all-new chapters keep you up to date on the latest topics, including: methicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections exercise-induced collapse of Labrador retrievers lymphoma rescue therapy acute coccygeal myopathy delayed postoperative hemorrhage in greyhounds phalangeal disorders benzodiazepine toxicosis carpal flexural deformity of puppies and kittens portal vein thrombosis fibrotic myopathy of the caudal thigh muscles iron toxicosis FAST/TFAST ultrasound exams urethral stent placement lipoma NEW! Clinical guidance has been added to diseases and disorders chapters to help you select appropriate tests and treatments for each patient. NEW! 148 bonus online-only chapters on less common topics or topics already covered in detail in other chapters provide additional information that's available around the clock. NEW! 56 two-column tables in the popular Differential Diagnosis section includes the differential diagnosis list on one side and distinguishing characteristics and other ways of working through the differential on the other. NEW! Dozens of real-life video clips demonstrate important findings that static images cannot convey, such as characteristic lamenesses and ultrasound findings. NEW! Thoroughly reviewed and updated Drug Formulary includes dozens of new medications to keep you apprised of available remedies. NEW! Enhanced electronic image collection offers accurate depictions of procedures and clarification of complex concepts, particularly ophthalmologic and dermatologic conditions. NEW! Extensive cross referencing throughout the text offers quick access to all pertinent information through the linking of one chapter to another at junctures where they may be most useful.

Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology

Author: Haschek, Wanda M,Colin George Rousseaux,Matthew A. Wallig

Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123302151

Category: Pathology, Experimental Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Page: N.A

View: 6735

A comprehensive understanding of toxicologic pathology is essential for those in industry, academia, and government who make decisions concerning the safety and efficacy of drugs and chemicals. Toxicologic Pathology relies heavily on the fields of both toxicology and pathology, which are well covered individually in various texts and references; however, there are few texts that address the field of toxicologic pathology. The Handbook of Toxicology Pathology fills this void and is thus essential for all health professionals within or interacting with the field of toxicologic pathology. This two-volume set provides the reader with a single reference for toxicologic pathology. In volume I, the book covers toxicologic pathology in its basic aspects, including its definition, the basic biochemical and morphologic mechanisms underlying the discipline, the basic practice of toxicologic pathology (including special techniques) and issues essential to the understanding of toxicologic pathology such as risk assessment, experimental design, and statistical analysis. Next, the book moves to specific issues affecting the "practice" toxicologic pathology, including issues such as knowledge management, regulatory affairs and writing pathology reports. Finally, Volume I closes with several chapters that deal with specific classes of environmental toxicants such as endocrine disruptors and heavy metals. Volume II addresses the toxicologic pathology in a thoroughly standardized systems manner, addressing the basic structure and function of a particular organ system, its response to toxic injury, mechanisms of injury and methods of evaluation of such injury. Key Features * Easy to find, up-to-date reference information * Graphic and photographic plates * Current hot topics and anticipated changes in toxicologic pathology * Standardized chapter format * Topics that are addressed in both a broad and deep manner, resulting in a stand alone text * Added coverage of important environmental toxicants * Chapters authored by internationally recognized experts and peer-reviewed.

Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology

Author: William J. Bacha,Linda M. Bacha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118243641

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 9132

Designed to provide students with a foundation in understanding and interpreting histologic and cytologic preparations, Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology is a practical benchside reference focusing on the normal histology of eight common domestic species. This Third Edition has been revised with new images, information, and updated terminology throughout. Introductory chapters have also been expanded to offer more complete coverage of the basic types of tissues, providing an even more thorough grounding in the principles of histology. For the first time, the more than 900 photomicrographs are available digitally in an interactive atlas on CD, offering images available for download with zoom capability. The new edition of this veterinary-specific histology atlas provides veterinary and veterinary technician students with an essential pictorial resource for interpreting histologic preparations.

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Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian

Author: Signe J. Plunkett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027685

Category: Medical

Page: 890

View: 2883

Small animal veterinarians of all specialties and at all stages in their careers will find the new edition of Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian their invaluable one-stop shop for the information they need to provide optimal patient care in an emergency situation. Readers familiar with the previous edition will be pleased to see the text comprehensively updated, with much new content and many new features including an all-color design to make finding information easier than ever. Those coming to the book for the first time will appreciate its clarity of structure, its concise and practical approach and its step-by-step presentation of key information, all of which will prove their worth time and again in each new emergency, whatever the species. For those working as a solo doctor in an emergency practice, Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian third edition will fulfil the role of a substitute colleague when further information is needed quickly. No small animal clinician will want to be without a copy. New to this edition Contains two new chapters on supportive care (fluid therapy, oxygen supplementation, analgesia, nutritional support) and shock Presents the latest recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation Includes the latest diagnostic testing regimens Offers current therapeutic recommendations including analgesia and nutritional support Dr Plunkett is joined by new co-authors for respiratory emergencies and emergencies of the urinary tract, and for a completely revised and augmented exotics chapter Contains major updates, revisions and expansions of the toxicologic emergencies chapter

Veterinary Microbiology

Author: D. Scott McVey,Melissa Kennedy,M. M. Chengappa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111865062X

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 3745

Veterinary Microbiology, Third Edition is a comprehensive reference on the bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogenic agents that cause animal disease. Now in full color with improved images throughout, the new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect information from current research and diagnostic and clinical publications. Key changes include a review of microbial cell structure and function and increased emphasis on the key points of pathogenesis and host responses to infection. Organized into four sections, the Third Edition begins with an updated and expanded introductory section on infectious disease pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management. The second section covers bacterial and fungal pathogens, and the third section describes viral diseases and viruses. The final section presents a systematic approach of describing infection and disease of animals. Equally useful for beginning veterinary students and seasoned practitioners, Veterinary Microbiology offers a thorough introduction and reference text for veterinary infectious disease.