Small Animal Pediatrics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): The First 12 Months of Life, 1e

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9781455735679: Small Animal Pediatrics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): The First 12 Months of Life, 1e

  • Offers a practical, clinically oriented resource for the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by pediatric and juvenile animal patients.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of all special problems encountered in pet management from birth through the first 12 months of life.
  • Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for important clinical procedures and techniques for the most vulnerable of small animal patients.
  • Covers procedures such as intraosseous catheterization and fluid therapy, venipuncture, and tube feeding.
  • Includes guidelines for designing and implementing a successful pediatric wellness program tailored to your own practice.
  • Discusses infectious diseases in young animals, zoonotic potential, and human public health concerns.
  • Provides key new information on puppy and kitten behavioral development including guidance for prevention and intervention for problem behaviors, the leading cause of pet euthanasia.
  • Includes guidelines for kennel and cattery health management as well as shelter medicine health considerations.
  • Discusses controversial health and ethical issues in veterinary pediatrics, such as ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, and early spay/neuter surgery (including both pro and con positions).
  • Includes the latest recommendations for nutritional care of healthy and "special needs" puppies and kittens as well as the post-parturient and nursing dam.
  • Offers an easy-to-use, well-organized format for quick and easy access to the most relevant information.

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"Peterson and Kutzler (veterinary medicine and animal science, Oregon State U.) offer a reference for general veterinary clinicians, as well as advanced breeders, that provides information on canine and feline pediatrics, husbandry, development, internal medicine, and surgery, from prenatal care to one year of age. In 46 chapters, a group of veterinary specialists from the US and Canada address normal physical exams, neonatal mortality, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the small animal, nutritional requirements, pediatric formulary, care of orphans, clinical pathology values, behavioral development, emergency and critical care, immunologic development, common infectious diseases, and normal growth and development guidelines for all the organ systems."

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