PART ONE: GENERAL MEDICINE 1. Clinical examination and making a diagnosis 2. General systemic states 3. Diseases of the newborn 4. Practical antimicrobial therapeutics 5. Diseases of the alimentary tract - I 6. Diseases of the alimentary tract - II 7. Diseases of the liver and pancreas 8. Diseases of the cardiovascular system 9. Diseases of the hemolymphatic system 10. Diseases of the respiratory system 11. Diseases of the urinary system 12. Diseases of the nervous system 13. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 14. Diseases of the skin, conjunctivae and external ear 15. Diseases of the mammary gland PART TWO: SPECIAL MEDICINE 16. Diseases associated with bacteria I 17. Diseases associated with bacteria II 18. Diseases associated with bacteria IV 19. Diseases associated with bacteria V 20. Disease associated with viruses and chlamydia 21. Diseases associated with viruses and chlamydia II 22. Diseases associated with prions 23. Diseases associated with rickettsiales 24. Diseases associated with algae and fungi 25. Diseases associated with protozoa 26. Diseases associated with helminth parasites 27. Diseases associated with arthropod parasites 28. Metabolic diseases 29. Diseases associated with nutritional deficiencies 30. Diseases associated with physical agents 31. Diseases associated with inorganic and farm chemicals 32. Diseases associated with toxins in plants, fungi, cyanobacteria, clavibacteria, insects and animals 33. Diseases associated with allergy 34. Diseases associated with the inheritance of undesirable characters 35. Specific diseases of uncertain etiology APPENDICES Conversion Tables Reference Laboratory Values Drug doses and intervals for horses and ruminants Drug doses and intervals for swine Index
Undoubtedly, this massive tome will become the reference manual for all forthcoming veterinary students and large animal practices, as its forerunner 'Blood and Henderson', did for me 40 years ago.
It covers all major farmed species and is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with General Medicine and the individual body's systems and Part 2 on Special Medicine covers infectious, metabolic, toxic and inheritable diseases. However, of particular interest are the sections on the pig, which have been written by our own Pig Journal chief scientific editor Prof. Stanley Done. There are exceptional reviews of the Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (257 references), Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (229 refs), Pleuropneumonia (167 refs) and Enzootic Pneumonia (a modest 136 refs). Respiratory diseases have been his lifelong work and the results are reflected in these outstanding sections. Enteric diseases have not been overlooked, with Ileitis (102 refs) Swine Dysentery (86 refs) and even Colitis (58 refs). Other pig diseases and infections are broadly covered in the book and there is a useful Appendix (2) on reference laboratory values and uniquely, Appendix (4) on drug doses for pigs. The book is well indexed for finding out the relevant part or disease for the species in which you are interested. It was particularly sad that the chief editor Otto Radostits died just before the publication of this book but it will be a lasting tribute to his amazing effort to bring all this information into just one book and is of excellent value. - Reviewed by David Burch for The Pig Journal Vol 59. The book is clearly laid out and, where possible, uses a standard format, well illustrated with figures and text boxes. Importantly for this sort of text, all the sections are well referenced, allowing the reader to easily identify key papers in situations where further reading is required. It is without a doubt the sort of book that all large animal clinicians should have access to for reference, and its cost is very reasonable considering the quanitity of the material provided. - Jonathan N Huxley, The Veterinary Record, August 2007