When a new veterinary medicinal product is
launched into widespread use, adverse drug reactions
may become apparent. These may be seen in
the treated animal patients, in exposed users or as
adverse effects on the environment. Additionally,
they may manifest as excess residues of the drug
in food of animal origin. As a consequence, legislation
and regulatory approaches have developed
across the globe to address these issues and to
ensure that the continued safety of these products
can be monitored and, where necessary,
that regulatory actions can be pursued to assuage
There have been many changes in veterinary medicine since the fi rst edition
of Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses was published in 2003. There is an
increasing number of specialist referral hospitals, and the speciality of emergency
and critical care has blossomed in the United Kingdom. However, still
central to much that is achieved in veterinary practice is the ability to sedate
and anaesthetise patients safely. The protocols and methods involved in veterinary
anaesthesia are often complex and vary considerably from patient to
The application of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) can assist in improving and optimising the diagnosis, prognosis, control, treatment and ultimately the welfare of animals. It can also provide the user with a methodology for appropriate, patient orientated life-long, self-directed, learning. To practise evidence-based veterinary medicine we require a range of skills that we may not have.
A career in veterinary medicine offers opportunities in a
wide variety of professional areas, including public health,
care of companion and food animals, government service,
research, and many others. A large percentage of veterinarians
also work in private clinical practice. No matter what
area of expertise, however, the link that bonds all veterinarians
is their ability and aptitude for problem solving and the
fact that they all thoroughly enjoy doing it.
Veterinarians want to know why.
This handy reference provides users with an understanding of complementary and alternative treatment options for more than 130 common disease states. A practical manual, it describes a variety of possible approaches to small animal disorders. Concentrating on nutrition, herbs, traditional Chinese medicines, and physical therapies, the authors present both tradition- and evidence-based therapies for disorders not always responsive to conventional therapies.
Th is book is about medical beliefs and practices for animals in early
modern England. Although there are numerous texts on the subject of
human health, this is the fi rst to focus exclusively on animals during
this period. Th e main reason for this is probably linked to the dichotomy
of medical historians that Roy Porter referred to over fi ft een years
ago. Today, the majority tend to focus on the experience of health and
illness for humans over the centuries.
The general public tends to think of veterinary medicine
only in terms of preventing disease in animals; however, the profession
also exists to prevent disease in animals and in humans.
Veterinary medicine, in fact, is the only comparative medicine
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia defines the comprehensive
thrust of the veterinary medicine mission thus: Veterinary
medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic
principles to companion, domestic, exotic,
wildlife, and production animals.
This volume is the first of the series for which I am privileged to
serve in the capacity of Series Editor. The subject, veterinary medical
specialization, is the bridge between practicing clinical veterinarians
and academic scientists that generates new knowledge to further the
art of veterinary medicine. Of course, much of the scientific discovery
that benefits animal medicine is derived from the basic and applied
sciences with the original purpose of benefitting human health. This
often includes biomedical research on animals along with in vitro alternatives
to animal testing.
The authors would like to thank the Partnership for Agriculture and Rural
Development (CARD) Program funded this research. We also want
thank the support of their organization as follows:
• Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1 in Vietnam,
• The University of Western Australia,
• Extension Center Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Thua Thien-Hue,
• Vietnam National Fisheries Quality Assurance and Veterinary
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Rapid change of strategy is necessary for development of dromedary camel pastoralism in the Cholistan desert of Pakistan
Abdul Raziq Kakar1*, Kerstin de Verdier2 and Muhammad Younas3
* Correspondence: raziq2007@gmail.
Antibiotic agents have been in widespread and largely effective therapeutic use since their
discovery in the 20th century. However, the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens now presents
an increasing global challenge to both human and veterinary medicine. It is now widely acknowledged
that there is a need to develop novel antimicrobial agents to minimize the threat of further antimicrobial
There have also been significant changes to existing veterinary business models, with a
marked decrease in the number of small private, independent practices and a drive toward
partnerships, groups and large corporate structures with shared resources and strengthened
buying powers. As a result of the latter, new management career opportunities have opened
up within the corporate sector for appropriately trained and entrepreneurially motivated
veterinarians to run individual clinics or sites as semi-independent business units. ...
Notwithstanding the above, the incorporation of business education, including
entrepreneurship education, within veterinary curricula is still relatively new, despite the
long-standing recognition that the provision of business skills will benefit both veterinary
graduates and employers. However, the typical positioning of business topics within the
professional studies strand of the veterinary curriculum has been somewhat problematic,
with anecdotal evidence suggesting that such non-clinical topics tend to be viewed by
students as peripheral rather than core.
This book is written for the general practitioner
in small animal practice. The aim is to supply all
the information required to be able to practice
good dentistry. There is a real opportunity, if not
an absolute need, to improve the practice of
dentistry and oral surgery in general practice.
While the discipline is taught in most veterinary
schools, the time restrictions of the basic
veterinary curriculum generally do not allow
adequate coverage. This book presents
comprehensive and detailed knowledge of how
to prevent, diagnose and treat common dental
diseases in the dog and cat.
Dentistry is a relatively new and expanding area for vets. For many years it has been overlooked or inadequately taught at veterinary colleges, leaving students and vets with little or no training in this discipline. Now the interest in this area has increased and dentistry has become an important part of everyday veterinary practice. Designed to be a 'how-to-do' book, this practical manual guides the reader through all the routine dentistry procedures carried out in general practices.
Every day veterinarians in practice are asked to treat pets exhibiting problem behaviors. In the last several years pharmacologic treatments of behavior have made significant advances and can serve as a critical part of therapy.
Veterinary Pscyhopharmacology is a complete source of current knowledge on the subject of pharmacologic behavior modification that veterinarians can turn to for the answers they need.
What compels us to enter the field of veterinary medicine? More importantly,
what keeps us here? You may wonder why, when you have been
on your feet for ten hours with no lunch break, when you are covered with
blood, feces, and vomit, when you have just argued with your boss and you’ve
had to euthanize your favorite patient.
The veterinary profession has made major diagnostic and
therapeutic advances in the treatment of infectious and
degenerative diseases. The incidence of chronic disease
and cancer, however, has increased at alarming rates and
is diagnosed at younger ages, even in puppies and kittens.
Perhaps it is this rising incidence of degenerative diseases
that has spawned an insatiable search by professionals,
scientists, and animal guardians for alternative therapies.
Among the many catalogs of museum collections, few describe objects related to the practice of medicine.
This catalog is the first of a series on the medical sciences collections in the National Museum of History and
Technology (NMHT). Bloodletting objects vary from ancient sharp-edged instruments to the spring action and
automatic devices of the last few centuries. These instruments were used in a variety of treatments supporting
many theories of disease and therefore reflect many varied aspects of the history of medicine.
Falconers, from China through Central Asia down into the Middle East, up across Europe
and on to the Americas, awake daily to begin a time honored management routine to prepare
their birds for the field. The origins of the steps each falconer takes daily are often steeped in
tradition, gleaned from experiences through centuries, learned from the falconers who