Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

5th Edition - March 28, 2019

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  • Authors: Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323596152
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323598071

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Master critical concepts to succeed on your certification exam! Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition is the ideal review tool which reflects the most recent changes to the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). This edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually for better comprehension of the material. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, and information on pain management. Wide-ranging coverage includes dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals. To ensure the most meaningful review, this new edition features a study mode on the Evolve site that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode with a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE.

Key Features

  • The accompanying Evolve site includes an expanded Comprehensive Test with 500 review questions, and a test engine containing an additional 500 questions that can be used for practice or exam-mode simulation.
  • Comprehensive Test at the end of the book simulates the VTNE testing environment, giving students the confidence and practice they need to master the exam.
  • UPDATED! Chapter discussions expanded throughout text provide additional information in areas such as emergency procedures, as well as urinalysis and hematology, sanitation, sterilization, and disinfection, small and large animal nutrition and feeding, and exotic animal medicine.
  • UPDATED! The digital section in the Radiography chapter has been expanded.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues.
  • Coverage of multiple species, including dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals, prepares readers for all aspects of the national board examination.
  • A user-friendly outline format ensures content can be quickly comprehended and is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps the reader retain the content.
  • End-of-chapter review questions cover the content in each of the chapters equally, providing you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and of the information you will need to know to pass the VTNE.
  • Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology.
  • Easy-to-read summaries support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools.
  • Detailed Appendices provide you with quick access to helpful resources for veterinary technicians.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Evolve Website
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1: Anatomy and Veterinary Diagnostics
  • Chapter 1: Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Acknowledgment
  • Definitions
  • Cell Structure and Physiology
  • Movement In and Out of Cells
  • Tissues
  • Membranes
  • Directional Terminology
  • Body Systems
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 2: Urinalysis and Hematology
  • Acknowledgment
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Urinalysis
  • Hematology
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 3: Parasitology
  • Common Parasites
  • Feces Examination
  • Baermann Technique
  • Preservation of Parasitic Samples
  • Blood Parasite Examination (Differentiating Dirofilaria immitis and Nonpathogenic Acanthocheilonema [Formerly Dipetalonema] reconditum Larvae
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • External Parasite Identification
  • External and Internal Parasite Identification
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 4: Clinical Chemistry
  • Acknowledgment
  • General Information
  • Chemistry Analyzers
  • Kidney Function
  • Pancreatic Function
  • Liver Function
  • Electrolytes
  • Thyroid Function
  • Miscellaneous Chemistry Assays
  • Other in-House Assays
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 5: Cytology
  • Acknowledgment
  • Indications
  • Specimen Collection
  • Concentration Techniques
  • Characteristics of Fluid Samples
  • Slide Preparation
  • Fixation and Staining Techniques
  • Evaluation and Interpretation
  • Cytology of Inflammation
  • Neoplastic Lesions
  • Noninflammatory, Nonneoplastic Lesions
  • Sample Collection and Evaluation of Common Lesions
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 6: Diagnostic Microbiology and Mycology
  • Purpose
  • Equipment
  • Bacteriological and Fungal Media
  • Types of Specimens
  • Collection and Culture of Specimens
  • Transport and Shipping of Specimens
  • Basic Diagnostic Tests
  • Bacterial Identification
  • Fungal Identification
  • Lab Safety; Zoonosis and Nosocomial Infections
  • Other Methods of Bacterial Identification
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 7: Radiography
  • Acknowledgment
  • X-Ray Overview
  • Radiation Safety
  • Production of X-Rays
  • Image Receptors
  • Darkroom and Processing Techniques
  • Digital Radiography
  • Legal Records and Identification
  • Radiographic Quality
  • Technical Errors and Artifacts
  • Developing a Technique Chart
  • Positioning Techniques
  • Contrast Radiography
  • Equine and Large Animal Radiography
  • Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Radiography
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 8: Alternative Imaging Technology: Ultrasound and Other Imaging Modalities
  • Ultrasound in Veterinary Medicine
  • Basic Physics of Ultrasound
  • Terminology
  • Transducers
  • How to Maximize Your Image
  • Artifacts
  • The Examination
  • Sonographic Appearance of Organs
  • Lesions
  • Other Imaging Modalities
  • Endoscopy Review for Veterinary Technicians
  • Review Questions
  • Part 2: Patient Management
  • Chapter 9: Immunology and Virology
  • Acknowledgment
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 10: Sanitation, Sterilization, and Disinfection
  • Acknowledgment
  • Levels of Microbial Resistance
  • Degrees of Microbial Control
  • How Microbial Control Methods Work: Mode of Action
  • Efficacy of Microbial Control
  • Sterilization
  • Sterilization Methods
  • Storage Requirements and Shelf Life
  • Disinfectants
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 11: Companion Animal Behavior
  • Acknowledgement
  • Normal Canine Behavior
  • Normal Feline Behavior
  • Applied animal Behavior
  • Common Canine Behavioral problems
  • Common Feline Behavioral Problems
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 12: Restraint and Handling
  • Dog Restraint
  • Cat Restraint
  • Horse Restraint
  • Cattle Restraint
  • Sheep Restraint
  • Goat Restraint
  • Pig Restraint
  • Knots
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 13: Small Animal Nutrition
  • Acknowledgment
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Energy-Producing Nutrients
  • Non–Energy-Producing Nutrients
  • Daily Energy Requirements
  • Nutritional Requirements for Each Life Stage of the Dog and Cat
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
  • Obesity
  • Critical Care Nutrition
  • Food Allergy or Intolerance
  • Oral Health
  • Neoplasia
  • Renal Disease
  • How to Choose a Pet Food
  • Pet Food
  • Statement of Nutritional Adequacy
  • Homemade Pet Foods
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 14: Large Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  • Large Animal Nutrition Concepts
  • Ruminant Digestion
  • Feeding Dairy and Beef Cattle
  • Feeding Sheep and Goats
  • Feeding Camelids
  • Monogastric Digestion
  • Feeding Swine
  • Feeding Horses
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgment
  • Review questions
  • Chapter 15: Genetics, Theriogenology, and Neonatal Care
  • Acknowledgment
  • Basic Concepts of Genetics and Inheritance
  • Feline Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Canine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Equine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Bovine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Caprine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Ovine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Porcine Theriogenology and Neonatal Care
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 16: Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Acknowledgment
  • Regulations, Guidelines, Policies, and Principles Governing the Use of Animals in Teaching, Testing, and Research
  • General Ecological Characteristics, Caging, and Housing
  • Anesthesia Considerations
  • Zoonosis
  • Laboratory Animal Allergy
  • Mouse (Mus Musculus)
  • Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)
  • Syrian Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)
  • Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones Unguiculatus)
  • Rabbit (Oryctolagus Cuniculus)
  • Guinea Pig (Cavia Porcellus [Cavy])
  • Chinchilla (Chinchilla Lanigera)
  • African Clawed Frog (Xenopus Laevis)
  • Fish
  • Nonhuman Primate
  • Necropsy Techniques Specific to Laboratory Animals
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 17: Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Acknowledgment
  • Ferret Medicine
  • Hedgehog Medicine
  • Degu Medicine
  • Avian Medicine
  • Reptilian Medicine
  • Fish Medicine
  • Keeping Wildlife as Pets
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 18: Zoonoses
  • Review Questions
  • Part 3: Veterinary Therapeutics
  • Chapter 19: Pharmacology
  • Acknowledgment
  • Definitions and Basic Terminology
  • Drug Administration
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Classes of Drugs
  • Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Analgesic and Antiinflammatory Drugs
  • Anesthetic Drugs
  • Other Nervous System Drugs
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Respiratory Drugs
  • Gastrointestinal Drugs
  • Antiparasitic Drugs
  • Hormones and Endocrine Drugs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunological Drugs
  • Topical Drugs
  • Chemotherapeutic Drugs
  • Antidotes and Reversal Agents
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 20: Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Metric System
  • Dosage Calculations
  • Dilutions and Solutions
  • Parts Per Million
  • Drip Rates
  • Constant Rate Infusion Calculations
  • Prescriptions
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 21: Anesthesia
  • Acknowledgment
  • Preanesthetic Assessment
  • Preanesthetic Drugs
  • Classifications of Preanesthetic Drugs
  • Injectable Anesthetic Drugs
  • Classifications of Anesthetic Drugs
  • Inhalation Anesthetic Agents
  • Classifications of Inhalant Drugs
  • Anesthetic Equipment
  • Anesthetic Induction Equipment
  • Breathing Systems
  • Breathing Circuits
  • Health Hazards and Environmental Concerns
  • Equipment Maintenance and Concerns
  • Monitoring Techniques
  • Stages of Anesthesia
  • Ventilation
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Oxygenation and Anesthetic Equipment Problems
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 22: Pain Management
  • The Role of the Veterinary Technician or Nurse in Pain Management
  • Neurophysiology of Pain
  • Clinical Applications
  • Pharmacology of Pain Medications
  • Analgesic Techniques
  • Nonpharmacologic Pain Management
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 23: Surgical Principles
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Instrument Care and Pack Preparation
  • Patient Preparation
  • Draping
  • Common Surgeries
  • Surgeon and Sterile Assistant Surgical Scrub
  • Operating Room Conduct
  • Postoperative Evaluation
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 24: Small Animal Nursing
  • Physical Examination
  • Drug Administration
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Venipuncture
  • Blood Collection and Transfusion
  • Electrocardiography
  • Orogastric Intubation
  • Nasogastric Intubation
  • Canine Male Urinary Catheterization
  • Canine Female Urinary Catheterization
  • Cystocentesis
  • Manual Compression of the Urinary Bladder
  • Auricular Treatment
  • Anal sac Expression
  • Enemas
  • Microchipping for Identification
  • Tracheostomy Tube Placement and Cleaning
  • Esophageal Feeding Tube Placement and Cleaning
  • Ophthalmology (Table 24.3)
  • Dermatology
  • Bathing Small Animals
  • Wound Management
  • Bandaging
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Nursing for Neonatal or Orphaned Animals
  • Oncology
  • Euthanasia and Pet Bereavement
  • Necropsy
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 25: Equine Nursing and Surgery
  • Acknowledgment
  • Physical Examination and Normal Values
  • Basic Equine Care
  • Routes of Medication Administration
  • Vaccinations (Table 25.1)
  • Gastrointestinal Ailments
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Foot Ailments
  • Lameness
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Standing Sedation
  • Equine Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Bandage Techniques
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 26: Ruminant, South American Camelid, and Swine Nursing, Surgery, and Anesthesia
  • Nursing
  • Diseases
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgery
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 27: Emergency Medicine
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preparedness
  • Triage
  • The Primary Survey
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Monitoring Status of Emergency Patients
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Hemostatic Emergencies (Table 27.8)
  • Critical Care Emergencies
  • Reproductive System Emergencies
  • Toxic Substance Emergencies
  • Ocular Emergencies
  • Advanced Veterinary Nursing Procedures
  • Review Questions
  • Chapter 28: Veterinary Dentistry
  • Anatomy of the Tooth
  • Dentition
  • Tooth Surface Terminology
  • Tooth Roots
  • Tooth Function
  • Numbering Teeth
  • Dental Instruments and Machines
  • Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment
  • Local Analgesia
  • Safety and Infection Control
  • Dental Radiography
  • Home Care
  • Occlusion
  • Oral Lesions
  • Further Dental Problems
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Tooth Resorptive Lesions
  • Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis
  • Lagomorphs and rodents
  • Review Questions
  • Part 4: Professional Management
  • Chapter 29: Personal, Practice, and Professional Management Skills and Ethics
  • Acknowledgment
  • Practice Management Communication
  • Special Communication Situations
  • Practice Management
  • Personal Management
  • Career Management
  • Marketing
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Veterinary Technology as a Profession
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Appendix A: Comprehensive Test
  • Comprehensive Test Answer Key
  • Appendix B: Chapter Reviews Answer Key
  • Chapter 1 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chapter 2 Urinalysis and Hematology
  • Chapter 3 Parasitology
  • Chapter 4 Clinical Chemistry
  • Chapter 5 Cytology
  • Chapter 6 Diagnostic Microbiology and Mycology
  • Chapter 7 Radiography
  • Chapter 8 Alternative Imaging Technology: Ultrasound and Other Imaging Modalities
  • Chapter 9 Immunology and Virology
  • Chapter 10 Sanitation, Sterilization, and Disinfection
  • Chapter 11 Companion Animal Behavior
  • Chapter 12 Restraint and Handling
  • Chapter 13 Small Animal Nutrition
  • Chapter 14 Large Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  • Chapter 15 Genetics, Theriogenology, and Neonatal Care
  • Chapter 16 Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Chapter 17 Exotic Animal Medicine
  • Chapter 18 Zoonoses
  • Chapter 19 Pharmacology
  • Chapter 20 Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Chapter 21 Anesthesia
  • Chapter 22 Pain Management
  • Chapter 23 Surgical Principles
  • Chapter 24 Small Animal Nursing
  • Chapter 25 Equine Nursing and Surgery
  • Chapter 26 Ruminant, South American Camelid, and Swine Nursing, Surgery, and Anesthesia
  • Chapter 27 Emergency Medicine
  • Chapter 28 Veterinary Dentistry
  • Chapter 29 Personal, Practice, and Professional Management Skills and Ethics
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 791
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2019
  • Published: March 28, 2019
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323596152
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323598071

About the Authors

Monica M. Tighe

Affiliations and Expertise

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Marg Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Penn Foster College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Active Member, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators

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