1st Edition

The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook



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ISBN 9780964151857
Published January 15, 2010 by CattleDog Publishing
450 Pages

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Book Description

This book has become the profession’s gold standard for finding the information needed for everyday clinical practice when and where needed. Selling more than 30,000 copies, the pocket-sized reference gives immediate access to accurate, practical information on 21 subjects, with handy headers, as well as sleek tables and charts.

The Nerdbook places special emphasis on topics critical to the practice of routine clinical medicine, such as cardiology, toxicology, nutrition, critical care, infectious disease and dermatology. Charts, tables, diagrams, and outlines make skimming the information simple. The book features:

• Concise tables and charts to illustrate content
• Simple diagrams provide an alternative to text information
• Index of commonly used drug dosages
• Extensive references if more in-depth information is needed

New to the third edition:
• The anesthesia section contains an illustrated instruction on nerve blocks and more on anesthetic monitoring.
• The parasitology section summarizes the most updated CDC and CAPC recommendations and heartworm society recommendations.
• The infectious disease section explains how to set up vaccine protocols.
• A urinary section that follows the international Renal Interests Society staging system.
• The GI section features a clinical diagnostic approach to diseases.

Purchasing this resource gives access to additional information on the official Nerdbook website, including:
• References and recommended readings
• A neurologic exam check-off sheet
• An illustrated overview of the nervous system
• General protocols for behavior modification
• Client handouts for prevention of common behavior problems
• Videos illustrating behavior modification techniques

In its third edition with loads of new and updated information, the Nerdbook is better organized, easier to understand and more clinically relevant than ever before.

Table of Contents

Contents
1. Anesthesia
2. Bacteriology
3. Cardiology
4. Clinical Pathology
5. Cytology
6. Dentistry
7. Dermatology
8. Emergency Medicine
9. Endocrinology
10. Gastrointestinal Disorders
11. Infectious Diseases
12. Neurology
13. Nutrition
14. Oncology
15. Ophthalmology
16. Orthopedics
17. Parasitology
18. Pulmonary
19. Canine Reproduction
20. Toxicology
21. Disorders of the Urinary Tract

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Reviews

The Nerdbook played a crucial role in preparation for national boards as well as in clinical rotations. Dr. Yin's ability to present information in such a concise manner makes the Nerdbook a must have for every veterinary student.
–Chris Johnson, DVM, San Francisco Veterinary Specialists