Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians

ISBN-10: 0721606121

ISBN-13: 9780721606125

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Dennis M. McCurnin, Joanna M. Bassert

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Now in full-color! Written by veterinarians, including many board-certified specialists, and veterinary technicians, this comprehensive textbook is divided into six major sections covering nearly all the major content areas in the veterinary technology curriculum. The text contains helpful learning features, including introductions, boxed technician tips, and suggested readings--all written at a level appropriate for technicians.
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List price: $89.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1280
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 6.6
Language: English

An Introduction to the Profession of Veterinary Technology
History of Veterinary Technology
The Veterinary Technician Today
Job Prospects, Salaries, and Attrition
Education
Terminology and the Veterinary Health Care Team
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technician Specialist
Veterinary Technologist
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Nurse
Laboratory Animal Technicians
The Veterinary Technician National Examination
Laws Governing Veterinary Technology
Certification, Registration, and Licensure
Reciprocity
Scope of Practice
Practice Acts
Rules and Regulations
Malpractice and Common Law
Ethics
Societal Ethics
Personal Ethics
Professional Ethics
Professional Ideals
Professional Organizations
International Associations
National Associations
State, Provincial, and Regional Associations
Related Organizations
Clinical Procedures
Restraint and Handling of Animals
Introduction
Indications for Restraint
Animal Perception and Behavior
Typical Behavior of Domestic Animals in Aggression and Avoidance
Capture and Restraint of Horses
Capture and Restraint of Cattle
Capture and Restraint of Sheep and Goats
Capture and Restraint of Swine
Capture and Restraint of Dogs
Capture and Restraint of Cats
Restraint of Exotic Animals
Transportation and Shipping of Animals
History and Physical Examination
Obtaining an Accurate History
Signalment of the Animal
Chief Complaint
History of the Present Illness
Medical and Surgical History
Environmental History
Medication History
Dietary History
Systems Review
Components of a Complete Physical Examination
Temperature, Pulse, and Respirations
Systems Assessment
Diagnostic Sampling and Therapeutic Techniques
Introduction
Basic Guidelines
Small Animal Sampling and Therapeutic Techniques
Blood Sample Collection
Urine Sample Collection
Other Collection Procedures
Administration of Medication in the Small Animal
Large Animal Sampling and Therapeutic Techniques
Venous Blood Sample Collection
Arterial Blood Sample Collection
Urine Sample Collection
Feces Sample Collection
Rumen Fluid Collection
Abdominocentesis
Thoracocentesis
Transtracheal Wash
Administration of Medication in Large Animals
Wound Healing, Wound Management, and Bandaging
Introduction
Wound Healing
Factors Affecting Wound Healing
Wound Management
Immediate Wound Care
Wound Lavage
Wound Debridement
Wound Closure
Wound Bandaging
Wound Bandaging in Small Animals
Specific Wound Management
Abrasions
Lacerations
Burns
Puncture Wounds
Degloving Injuries
Decubitus Ulcers
Large Animal Wound Management
Wound Care of Horses
Bandaging and Cast Application Techniques for Horses
Bandaging and Cast Application Techniques for Cattle
Basic Necropsy Procedures
Introduction
Necropsy Reports
Fixatives
Facilities and Instruments
Ancillary Procedures
Necropsy Procedure for a Small Mammal
Necropsy Variants
Cosmetic Necropsies
Clinical Sciences
Clinical Pathology
Introduction
Hematology
Sample Handling
Determination of Erythrocyte Numbers
Determination of Leukocyte Counts
Avian and Reptilian Leukocyte Counts
Platelet Determination
Blood Film Evaluation
Automated Cell Counters
Plasma Protein Determination
Coagulation Testing
Clinical Chemistry
Equipment
Clinical Chemistry Instrumentation
Urinalysis
Equipment
Urine Collection
Evaluation of Physical Properties
Chemical Evaluation
Microscopic Examination
Cytology
Equipment
Sample Preparation
Joint Fluid
Parasitology
Introduction
Endoparasites
Parasites of Dogs and Cats
Parasites of Horses
Parasites of Ruminants
Parasites of Swine
Ectoparasites
Parasites of Domesticated Animals
Rabbit Bots and Fox Maggots
Diagnostic Procedures
Fecal Flotation
Direct Fecal Smear
Qualitative Fecal Examination
Quantitative Fecal Examination
Interpretation of Quantitative Fecal Examination
Specialized Diagnostic Tests
Lungworm
Microfilariae
Pinworms
Tapeworms
Trematodes
Protozoa
Blood Parasites
Gastrointestinal Protozoa
Coccidi
Arthropods
Preserving Parasitic Samples
Parasitology and Public Health
Appendix
Clinical Microbiology
Introduction
Diagnostic Methods
Collection of Specimens
Processing Specimens
Bacterial Isolation and Identification Procedures
Common Bacterial Species
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Mycology
Virology
Serology
Clinical Immunology
Nosocomial Infections
Diagnostic Imaging
Introduction
Radiology
Identification
Filing of the Radiograph
Production of X-Rays
X-Ray Equipment
Exposure Factors
Image Formation
Radiographic Film Quality
Radiation Safety
Radiographic Contrast Agents
Positioning
Restraint
Diagnostic Ultrasonography
Ultrasonography Basics
Ultrasound-Tissue Interaction
Ultrasound Display Modes
The Ultrasound Image
Ultrasound Artifacts
The Ultrasound Examination
Nuclear Medicine
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Teleradiology, Picture Archival System, and Radiology Information System
Veterinary Oncology
Introduction
Tumor Biology
Diagnostic Approach in the Dog or Cat With Cancer
Therapeutic Options
Euthanasia
Patient Management and Nutrition
Preventive Health Programs
Introduction
Preventive Health Program for Dogs
Physical Examination
Vaccinations
Heartworm Preventive Therapy
Owner Education
Preventive Health Program for Cats
Physical Examination
Vaccinations
Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas
Heartworm Preventive Therapy
Owner Education
Early Spay-Neuter Procedures
Heredity DNA Tests
Preventive Health Program for Horses
Physical Examination
Vaccinations
Dental and Hoof Care
Parasites
Nutrition
Sanitation
Preventive Health Program for Cattle
Vaccinations
External and Internal Parasites
Management Recommendations for Dairy Calves
Preventive Health Program for Swine
Vaccinations
External and Internal Parasites
Preventive Health Program for Pet Pigs
Vaccinations
External and Internal Parasites
Nutrition
Preventive Health Program for Small Ruminants
Vaccinations
Foot Care
Nutrition
External and Internal Parasites
Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten, and Foal
Introduction
Puppy and Kitten
Physical and Laboratory Examination
Newborn Puppies and Kittens
Principles of Orphan Animal Care
Reasons for Neonate Care
Signs of Neonatal Illness
Management of Neonatal Illness
Foal
The High-Risk Mare
The High-Risk Foal
Physical Examination
Laboratory Examination
Admitting the Critically III Foal
Routine Perinatal Therapy
Failure of Passive Transfer
Monitoring and Nursing Care
Summary
Geriatric Care of Companion Animals
Introduction
Life Stages
Integrating Geriatric Care
Geriatric Health Care Program
Health Care Programs
Relief of Suffering
Home Care
Animal Behavior
Introduction
Why Behavior Wellness?
What Is Behavior Wellness?
A Change in Perspective
Components of a Behavior Wellness Program
Summary
Companion Animal Clinical Nutrition
Introduction
Overview of Nutritional Objectives and Principles
Energy-Producing Nutrients
Non-Energy-Producing Nutrients
Pet Food Evaluation
Market Categories
Companion Animal Nutrition
Nutritional Assessment
Feeding Normal Dogs
Obesity-Prone Animals
Feeding the Geriatric Animal
Renal Disease
Feeding Cats
Clinical Nutrition
Nutrition of Small and Exotic Pets
Feeding Captive Reptiles
Equine Nutrition
Large Animal Clinical Nutrition
Introduction
Nutrients
Dairy Cattle
Beef Cattle
Sheep
Swine
Animal Reproduction
Introduction
General Female Reproduction
The Estrous Cycle
Canine Reproduction
Feline Reproduction
Equine Reproduction
Bovine Reproduction
Swine Reproduction
Ovine and Caprine Reproduction
Camelid Reproduction
General Male Reproduction
Clinical Examination of the Male
Semen Analysis
Care of Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals
Introduction
Birds
Reptiles
Small Mammals
Ferrets
Rabbits
Rodents
Guinea Pig
Hamster
Gerbil
Mouse
Rat
Prairie Dogs
Hedgehogs
Sugar Gliders
Anesthesia and Pharmacology
Veterinary Anesthesia
Introduction
Definitions
Concept of Balanced Anesthesia
Process of General Anesthesia
Anesthetic Equipment
Preanesthetic Assessment, Stabilization, Protocol Selection
Anesthetic Maintenance
Monitoring During Anesthesia
Ventilatory Support
Special Anesthetic Techniques
Protocol Selection and Preparation of Equipment
Endotracheal Intubation
Fluid Administration During Anesthesia
Induction and Maintenance
Padding and Positioning of the Animal
Recovery
Postoperative Analgesia
Anesthetic Emergencies
Pain Management
Introduction
Definitions
Organizations of Nociceptive Pathways
Recognizing Pain in Animals
Control of Pain in Animals
Analgesic Drugs
Treatment of Pain in Dogs and Cats
Treatment of Pain in Horses
Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Introduction
Pharmacology
General Principles
Drug Metabolism
Excretion
Dosage Forms
Routes of Administration
Neuropharmacology
Barbiturates
Diuretic and Cardiovascular Drugs
Agents Used to Treat Parasitism
Antimicrobial Agents
Antifungal Agents
Hormones and Synthetic Substitutes
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Pharmacy
Drug Laws
Expiration Date and Disposal of Drugs
Material Safety Data Sheets
Calculations
Inventory Control
Organizing the Pharmacy
Compounding
Nutraceuticals
Internet Pharmacy
Regulations
Surgical and Medical Nursing
Surgical Instruments and Aseptic Technique
Introduction
Instrumentation
General Surgery Instruments
Stapling Equipment
Ophthalmic Instruments
Orthopedic Implants
Arthroscopic Instruments and Equipment
Instrument Packs
Instrument Care
Drapes and Gowns
Aseptic Technique
Physical Methods of Sterilization
Chemical Methods of Sterilization
Operating Room Preparation
Patient Preparation
Surgical Team Preparation
Surgical Assistance and Suture Material
Role of the Veterinary Technician in Surgical Assistance
Patient and Instrument Tables Setup
Proper Tissue-Handling Techniques
Hemostasis
Incision Irrigation and Suction
Surgical Drains
Suture Material
Qualities of the Ideal Suture Material
Suture Nomenclature
Absorbable Suture Material
Nonabsorbable Suture Material
Suture Size and Strength
Suture Reaction
Preparation of Suture Material
Suture Needles
Small Animal Surgical Nursing
Introduction and General Principles
Preoperative Patient Assessment
Surgical Preparation and Animal Positioning
Perioperative Antibiotics
Monitoring
Restraint
Common Surgical Procedures
Elective Versus Nonelective Surgery
Tail Docking on Puppies
Dewclaw Removal on Puppies
Tail Docking and Dewclaw Removal in the Adult
Feline Onychectomy
Celiotomy
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus
Ovariohysterectomy in the Dog and Cat
Pyometra
Canine Castration
Feline Castration
Cesarean Delivery
Cystotomy
Urethrostomy
Hernias
Umbilical Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Lumpectomy
Removal of Mammary Neoplasia
Amputation
Neurologic Patient Care
Orthopedic Surgery
Client Education
Small Animal Medical Nursing
Introduction
General Care
Practical Nursing Procedures
Infectious Diseases
Ophthalmology
Dermatology
Cardiology
Endocrinology
Theriogenolgy
Gastroenterology
Nephrology and Urology
Orthopedics
Emergency Nursing
Introduction
The Emergency Care Station and Resuscitation Area
Crash Cart
Laboratory
Fluid Therapy
Standards of Care and Emergency Protocol
Triage of the Trauma Patient
Triage of the Critical Care Patient
Secondary Complications
Pain
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Shock and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Treatment of Shock
Perfusion Failure and Reperfusion Injury
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Cardiopulmonary Cerebrovascular Resuscitation
Medical Treatments in the Postarrest Period
Patient Monitoring
Respiratory System
Cardiovascular System and Perfusion/Hydration
Blood Pressure
Central Venous Pressure
Coagulation Status
Renal/Urinary System
Central Nervous System
Abdominal Cavity
Thoracic Cavity
Conclusion
Toxicology
Introduction
Managing Posion Emergencies
Assessment of the Animal's Condition
Stabilization of Vital Functions
Decontamination
External Exposures
Oral Ingestion
Household Hazards
First Aid Treatment of Exposures to Corrosive Agents
Miscellaneous Household Items
Dangerous Plants
Pesticides
Antifreeze Products
Dangerous Human Medications
Veterinary Dentistry
Introduction
Ethical and Legal Aspects
Veterinary Dental Organizations
Dental Morphology and Occlusion
Periodontics and Periodontal Disease
Dental Radiography
Endodontics
Orthodontics
Restorative Dentistry
Equine Medical and Surgical Nursing
Introduction
Physical Examination of the Equine Patient
Restraint of the Equine Patient
Care of Hospitalized Patients
Endoscopy
Imaging Techniques
Clinical Pathology
Preventive Health Care
Selected Medical Diseases
Surgery of the Equine Patient
Emergency Situations and Procedures
Anesthesia for the Equine Patient
Food Animal Medical and Surgical Nursing
Introduction
Common Diseases and Conditions of Cattle
Care of the Neonate and Neonatal Diseases
Conditions of the Digestive System
Diseases of the Respiratory System
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
Hemolytic System
Reproductive System/Mammary Gland
Metabolic Disorders
Cardiovascular System
Urinary System
Nervous System
Diseases of the Eye
Diseases of the Skin
Behavior
Common Surgical Procedures Performed on Cattle
Common Diseases and Conditions of Small Ruminants
Care of Neonate
Gastrointestinal System
Johne's Disease
Enterotoxemia
Respiratory System
Musculoskeletal System
Hemolytic System
Reproductive System/Mammary Gland
Urinary System
Nervous System
Ophthalmic System
Integumentary System
Behavior
Common Surgical Procedures Performed on Small Ruminants
Common Diseases and Conditions of Swine
Care of the Neonate
Multisystemic Diseases
Gastrointestinal System
Respiratory System
Musculoskeletal System
Reproductive System
Nervous System
Behavior
Potbellied Pigs Nutrition and Husbandry
Nursing Concepts in Alternative Medicine
Introduction
Massage
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Acupuncture
Alternative Concepts in Nutrition
Herbal Medicine
Miscellaneous Therapies
Summary
Topics in Practice Management
Veterinary Practice Management
Introduction
Veterinary Practice Management Areas
Large Animal Facilities
Building Maintenance
Inventory Management
Client Management
Business Management
Summary
Medical Records
Introduction
Functions of the Medical Record
Types of Patient Records
Format of the Patient Record
Components of the POVMR
Organization and Filing
Ethical and Legal Issues
Computers
Computer Applications in Veterinary Practice
Introduction
Computer Hardware and Software
Computer Configurations
Maintenance Tips
How to Research, Select, and Purchase Hardware and Software
Typical Uses of Computers in Veterinary Practice
Implications for the Future
Zoonoses and Public Health
Introduction
Animal-Associated Injuries: Bite Wounds
Bacterial Zoonoses
Mycotic Zoonoses
Parasitic Diseases
Viral Diseases
Occupational Health and Safety in Veterinary Hospitals
Overview
General Workplace Hazards
Medical and Animal-Related Hazards
Euthanasia
Introduction
The Decision
As the End Draws Near: The Beginning of the End
At the End
The End as a Beginning...After the End
The Stress of Euthanasia
Euthanasia in the Shelter and Research Facility
Euthanasia of Large Animals
Conclusion
Client Bereavement and the Human-Animal Bond
Introduction
The Human-Animal Bond
Pet Loss and Veterinary Medicine
When the Bond is Broken
Grief and the Veterinary Professional
Conclusion
Stress and Substance Abuse in Practice
Introduction
A Definition of Stress
Good Stress and Bad Stress
Mental and Physical Effects of Stress
Substance Abuse and Stress
Stress and Personality
Identifying Stressors
Coping With Stress
Burnout, Impairment, and Treatment
Summary
Glossary
Index
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