Veterinary Clinical Examination and Diagnosis


  • Otto Radostits, CM, DVM, MSc, MRCVS, Dipl ACVIM, Emeritus Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • I. Mayhew, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, Royal School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Doreen Houston, DVM, Canada

This comprehensive text provides all of the information required to perform a thorough clinical examination of each organ system in common small and large animal species. Initial chapters on restraint, handling, and information gathering set the scene for sections on the particular skills necessary for examinations of different species, and detailed examinations of individual organ systems. Organ system chapters address additional tests available to practitioners to aid in diagnosis. Throughout this easily-accessible format, handy clinical boxes highlight key information. Tables and text boxes also place important information at your fingertips. Generously illustrated with line drawings, black and white photographs, and a color plate section, Veterinary Clinical Examination and Diagnosis provides all the tools needed to examine patients and reach a firm, confident diagnosis.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2476-4

Table of Contents

Section I: Principles
Chapter 1. Introduction and Orientation
Chapter 2. Reaching a Diagnosis

Section II: Evaluation of the Patient
Chapter 3. Clinical Examination Techniques
Chapter 4. Veterinary Medical Records
Chapter 5. Handling and Restraint of Animals
Chapter 6. The Clinical Examination
Chapter 7. Clinical Examination of Dogs and Cats
Chapter 8. Clinical Examination of Horses and Foals
Chapter 9. Clinical Examination of Cattle and Calves
Chapter 10. Clinical Examination of Sheep and Goats
Chapter 11. Clinical Examination of Llamas and Alpacas
Chapter 12. Clinical Examination of Pigs

Section III: Evaluation of Body Systems
Chapter 13. Integumentary System
Chapter 14. Cardiovascular System
Chapter 15. Lymphatic System
Chapter 16. Respiratory System
Chapter 17. Alimentary System
Chapter 18. Urinary System
Chapter 19. Nervous System
Chapter 20. Visual System
Chapter 21. Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 22. Reproductive System
Chapter 23. Mammary Glands