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Medical History and Physical Examination in Companion Animals - Adam Rijnberk

Medical History and Physical Examination in Companion Animals

By: Adam Rijnberk (Editor), H.W.De Vries (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1995
ISBN: 9780792330370
Number Of Pages: 376

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The medical history and physical examination are the most important cornerstones of clinical diagnosis, but there has been no single book devoted to a description of methods applicable to companion animals. This book is intended to fulfil the need. It describes the methods used in the veterinary schools of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and the University of Ghent in Belgium. The effectiveness of these methods is recognized by many visiting staff members and students from other veterinary schools in Europe and North America.
Central to this book is the concept that the examination should be as efficient as possible. To achieve this purpose, a short initial examination is used to define the problems presented by the owner. The clinician is then guided in making choices, which focuses the attention on the essential problems and makes more of the examination time available for problem solving.
The methods of examination, which are described system by system, are based on this selective approach. Many of the chapters close with a medical history form, which facilitates rapid orientation to the medical problem, and throughout the book photographs and original drawings illustrate both concepts and methods.

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` ... ein hochintelligentes, ausgezeichnetes Buch. ... eine ausgezeichnete Schule der klinischen Untersuchung. ' Dr. H.-O. Schmidtke in Berliner u. Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 106:10 (1993) ` ... eine wertvolle, vorzuglich illustrierte Anleitung. ... sympathisches Buch ... ' Prof.Dr. Peter F. Suter in Schweiz.Arch.Tierheilkunde 135:9 (1993) ` ... eine so detaillierte Beschreibung ... wie sie bisher nicht auf dem Markt war. ... die sehr gut gestalteten, schematischen Zeichnungen. ... mit dem vorliegenden Buch ein Erfahrungsschatz veroeffentlicht, aus dem so mancher Praktiker noch schoepfen kann und der Studierenden unbedingt zu empfehlen ist. ' Deutsches Tierarzteblatt 9:1 (1993) ` Das Buch sollte in keiner Kleintierpraxis fehlen und sei auch jedem Lehrer in den klinischen Fachern empfohlen. ' Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift 6 (1994) ` ... eine echte Hilfe ... padagogisch so gut aufgebaut ... So ist es allen zu empfehlen ... ' Tierarztliche Praxis 3 (1994) ` The book is well written, concise and yet very well directed. From my point of view, it should be required reading (and passing) before a studient is allowed to move on to the clinics and the responsibility for the care of patients.' Stephen J. Ettinger, DVM, California Animal Hospital ` As a teacher of undergraduate veterinary students the text provides excellent information for them to learn how to complete and to understand the clinical examination of companion animals. As a mature veterinarian the book reinforces and exposes all the `old' skills we used to learn. I commend it to undergraduate veterinary students and to veterinarians who wish to revise, relearn, or remind themselves of examining methods and procedures in small animal medicine. ' Boyd Jones in New Zeland Veterinary Journal

The rationale for this approach
A few concepts and an introduction to the diagnostic process
Methods and instruments
Medical records
The history
General impression
General examination
Respiratory system
Circulatory system
Digestive tract
Kidneys and urinary tract
Female reproductive tract
Male reproductive tract
Skin, hair, and nails
Mammary glands
Locomotor system
Nervous system
Endocrine glands
Handling and restraint -- Injections and blood collection
Preanesthetic examination and health certification
Small mammals
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ISBN: 9780792330370
ISBN-10: 0792330374
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 31st March 1995
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.84 x 16.15  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.75

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