No other quick reference comes close in covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases in dogs and cats. Etienne Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition is like six books in one -- with concise topics within sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and a drug formulary. Revised from cover to cover, this edition includes dozens of new topics. It also includes free access to a fully searchable companion website featuring an electronic version of the text, all of the book's images, a searchable drug formulary, and 150 Client Education Sheets in both English and Spanish.
Section I: Diseases and Disorders provides at-a-glance coverage of nearly 800 common medical problems, arranged alphabetically for immediate access. Entries include a definition, synonyms, epidemiology, clinical presentation, etiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, workup, treatment, prognosis and outcome, plus pearls and considerations. Concise descriptions simplify diagnosis and treatment.
Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 111 important clinical procedures.
Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 260 different clinical disorders.
Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 150 lab tests.
Section V: Clinical Algorithms provides decision trees for the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes involved in managing 91 of the most common clinical conditions/disorders.
Section VI: Drug Formulary is a compilation of dosages and other relevant information for more than 300 new and current medications.
410 illustrations and photographs depict disease processes and related concepts.
A companion website includes the complete text of the book in a fully searchable format, allowing quick access to information, and all of the book's images. It also includes 150 Client Education Sheets, each available in both English and Spanish.
Clinical guidance added to diseases and disorders chapters helps you select appropriate tests and treatments for each case.
50 new client "how-to" handouts are added for a total of 150 client education sheets, helping to improve outcomes by informing clients.
Technician Tips are inserted throughout nearly 800 diseases and disorders, providing specialized information for veterinary technicians.
Enhanced electronic image collection on the companion website includes color images and additional figures not found in the text.
Wait for the website to be available!
By Todd Kelman - January 6, 2011
Preface: I loved the first edition and use the website on a daily basis in practice. My only complaint with the website is that the clinical algorithms were scanned in (!) at such low resolution that they're unusable - you have to reference the book itself for many of the larger/more complex algorithms. Unfortunately, Elsevier has a history of royally screwing up their electronic products, but for some reason, I still had hope for this new edition of Cote' - after all, they just need to update the previous edition's website, right? Well, I ran into a bad prognostic indicator early on: Elsevier didn't even set up their own name servers to recognize the very URL that they printed in the book!
To add insult to injury, the website won't be available until March 11th (!!) as told to me by an Elsevier rep. That's not the worst of it - many important chapters are only available online! You want to read the chapter on "discolored urine" or "protein losing nephropathies"... read more
A Must Have!
By Christopher Rocchio - February 27, 2007
This is a must have for any small animal veterinarian or student. It blows the "5 Minute Consult" out of the water. There is always someone using it our practice, we have just decided to leave it out on our treatment table. It's a very concise but thorough reference for everyday use. It's well organized and easy to read. 95% of the time the information we need is in there. If not, we refer to specific books on Optho, derm etc but you could practice veterinary medicine with just this book! I highly recommend it!
Website issues, Elsevier unresponsive
By Merricat Blackwood "merricats" - April 7, 2011
I had the first edition of this invaluable book, and used the website extensively. They shut down the website for the first edition, I suppose when the new edition was available. Thinking that the solution was to buy the 2nd edition, I did so. However, the website is not fully functional at all. I contacted Elsevier to express my dissatisfaction, and was told that this was due to a mix up and the website should be fully up by the first week in April. No such luck. The one star review is due to this--if you are going to have an online search-able format for your book, and you are going to disable previous editions, you had better make sure the new edition is fully functional FIRST. This is a HUGE inconvenience. Otherwise, this book would get a 5 star review, as it is a fantastic resource and there is very little that I was dissatisfied with in the first edition.
UPDATE: I was so upset about this monumental FAIL that I complained to the Better Business Bureau... read more
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