Review 'This is an exceptionally comprehensive book on this important topic and is a must-have for the small animal internist's library.' (Doody's, 10 February 2012) 'This impressive (more than 900 pages written by 66 experts) work brings the latest knowledge in the field of uro-nephrology. . . This huge work is a must have for anybody willing to be serious about kidneys and the urinary tract.' (Vets Today, 2011) 'This is a comprehensive work for veterinarians . . . the volume is generously illustrated & printed on coated stock.' (Booknews, 1 June 2011) The stated intent of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals is to provide a comprehensive urology reference for veterinary students, practitioners, and specialists alike. The 66 contributing authors have clearly accomplished this goal by writing 85 detailed chapters that cover anatomy, physiology, clinical signs, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of disorders of the upper and lower urinary tract. The contents of the text, which is also available in an electronic format, will satisfy professionals seeking in-depth medical advice as well as individuals who desire thorough descriptions of surgical procedures. With rare exception, the information appears to be the most currently available. The text is well illustrated with diagrams and numerous color photographs. Most chapters contain figures and tables to organize information and procedures in a user-friendly format, although they are conspicuously absent in a few chapters. The organization of the 11 sections of the book and the index make finding specific information a relatively straighforward process. This text is fairly priced and has several strengths that go beyond the detail of the information provided and the impressive expertise of the authors. Readers will find that the section Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-base Disorders contains material that is pertinent to the management of problems encountered in diseases of multiple organ systems. The section Counseling Clients provides insight not usually covered by typical veterinary medicine texts. Although more limited than the information provided for cats and dogs, the section Urinary Disorders of Avian and Exotic Companion Animals provides additional value to the book. Finally, one of the text's greatest strengths is the universal use of evidence-based information combined with the experience of the expert authors to guide readers.?By Joe Bartges & David J. Polzin. 904 pages; illustrated. Wiley-Blackwell, 2121 State Ave, Ames, IA 50014. ISBN 978-0-8138-1717-0. 2011. Price $149.99. (Mary H. Bowles, DVM, DACVIM) ? Read more From the Back Cover Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals provides veterinarians with the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases in canine, feline, and exotic patients. Serving as an easy-to-use, comprehensive clinical reference, the text takes an evidence-based approach to detailed coverage of specific diseases and disorders, including etiology and prevalence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, controversies, and references.? Information ranges from basic to advanced, presenting a comprehensive compilation of the state of the art in all aspects of nephrology and urology.? The book?s complete coverage encompasses a practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and the pathophysiology and management of diseases of the urinary system.? Sixty-six expert authors have contributed eighty-five chapters, making Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals an indispensible reference to the urinary tract for veterinary students, practitioners, and specialists alike. Key features? Provides veterinarians with the knowledge needed to effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases in canine, feline, and exotic patients. Serves as an easy-to-use, comprehensive clinical reference. Takes an evidence-based approach to detailed coverage of specific diseases and disorders, including etiology and prevalence, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis, controversies, and references. Includes a?practical review of anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, fundamentals of diagnostic testing and therapeutic techniques. Read more See all Editorial Reviews
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