Common Diseases of Companion Animals - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323101264, 9780323228244

Common Diseases of Companion Animals

3rd Edition

Author: Alleice Summers
eBook ISBN: 9780323228244
eBook ISBN: 9780323101271
Paperback ISBN: 9780323101264
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 19th November 2013
Page Count: 602

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Gain quick access to the most common diseases that veterinary technicians encounter with Common Diseases of Companion Animals, 3rd Edition. This reference is divided into sections by species, with chapters in each section organized by body system. Each disease is presented in monograph form, with clinical signs, diagnostic laboratory work-up, treatment options, and client information to ensure the information you need is always at hand.

Key Features

  • Well-organized content presents diseases in a consistent, monograph style, including description, clinical signs, laboratory work-up, treatment, medications, after care, client information, and prevention.
  • Diseases organized by body system enables you to quickly refer to the most accurate information.
  • Coverage of the common diseases veterinary technicians are likely to encounter in practice keeps you up-to-date with the diseases and disorders you are most likely to assist in diagnosing and managing.
  • Clearly defined role of the technician helps you understand what is expected of you as a working professional.
  • Tech Alerts emphasize key information on the process of caring for pets.

Table of Contents


Section I: Dogs and Cats
1. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
2. Diseases of the Digestive System
3. Diseases of the Endocrine System
4. Diseases of the Eye
5. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
6. Diseases of the Integumentary System
7. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
8. Diseases of the Nervous System
9. Pansystemic Disease
10. Diseases of the Reproductive System
11. Diseases of the Respiratory System
12. Diseases of the Urinary System

Section II: Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits
13. Overview of Ferrets, Rodents, and Rabbits
14. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
15. Diseases of the Digestive System
16. Diseases of the Endocrine System
17. Diseases of the Eye
18. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
19. Diseases of the Integumentary System
20. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
21. Diseases of the Nervous System
22. Diseases of the Reproductive System
23. Diseases of the Respiratory System
24. Diseases of the Urinary System

Section III: Birds
25. Overview of Birds as Patients
26. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
27. Diseases of the Digestive System
28. Diseases of the Endocrine System
29. Diseases of the Eye and Ear
30. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
31. Diseases of the Integumentary System
32. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
33. Diseases of the Nervous System
34. Pansystemic Diseases
35. Diseases of the Respiratory System
36. Diseases of the Urogenital System

Section IV: Snakes, Iguanas, and Turtles
37. Overview of Reptiles as Pets
38. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
39. Diseases of the Digestive System
40. Diseases of the Endocrine System
41. Diseases of the Special Senses
42. Diseases of the Integumentary System
43. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
44. Diseases of the Nervous System
45. Diseases of the Reproductive System
46. Diseases of the Respiratory System
47. Diseases of the Urinary System

Section V: Horses
48. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
49. Diseases of the Digestive System
50. Diseases of the Endocrine System
51. Diseases of the Eye
52. Hematologic Diseases
53. Diseases of the Integumentary System
54. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
55. Diseases of the Nervous System
56. Diseases of the Reproductive System
57. Diseases that affect the Neonate
58. Diseases of the Respiratory System
59. Diseases of the Urinary System

Section VI: Sheep and Goats
60. Sheep and Goat Husbandry
61. Diseases of the Digestive System
62. Diseases of the Endocrine System
63. Diseases of the Eye
64. Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
65. Diseases of the Integumentary System
66. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
67. Diseases of the Nervous System
68. Diseases of the Reproductive System
69. Diseases of the Respiratory System
70. Diseases of the Urinary System

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About the Author

Alleice Summers

Affiliations and Expertise

Cedar Valley College, Veterinary Technology, Lancaster, TX


"The book 'gives a very basic rundown of the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of a whole range of conditions...all in a compact volume of 783 pages. It provides a very basic veterinary background for the work that nurses are carrying out on a day-to-day basis, giving them a greater understanding of the clinical decision making that goes on behind the cases that they manage."
Veterinary Times, July 2008 (Previous Edition)

"This manual provides an overview of the various conditions which can affect all 'companion'  animals ( this includes dogs and cats, exotics, birds, reptiles, horses but also goats and sheep). The diseases are classified by system and each chapter describes  clearly what to look for and what to expect. Easy- peasy then! Numerous "Tech Alert" boxes are used to highlight important tips and there is a review questionnaire at the end of each chapter."

Vet Nurses Today, April 2014