Black's Veterinary Dictionary

Black's Veterinary Dictionary

by Bloomsbury USA

Hardcover(22nd Revised ed.)

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Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over 80 years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

For the 22nd edition much new and updated information has been included, reflecting the numerous developments that have taken place in animal care and husbandry, and welfare. There is greatly expanded coverage of topics relating to popular breeds of dog and cat, and the inheritable conditions that might affect their health.

Advances in medicine, surgery and diagnostic techniques; descriptions of newly identified diseases such as Schmallenberg virus; the resurgence of old scourges such as TB in cattle, and ongoing enzootic infections such as bird flu are included in this new edition.

The growing risk of exotic diseases such as heartworm being imported following the relaxation of travel arrangements for dogs and cats is reflected in new entries. Notes on many new species being farmed or kept as companion animals are among the thousands of topics covered.

Whether your interest is in cats or cattle, horses or hamsters, puppies or pigeons, the A-Z of veterinary matters is covered in Black's Veterinary Dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408175729
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Edition description: 22nd Revised ed.
Pages: 984
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Edward Boden is a writer on veterinary topics. He is a former editor of The Veterinary Record. He was founding editor of In Practice, the BVA's journal of continuing professional development. He is the author of the history of the British Veterinary Association, Punching Above Their Weight.

Dr Anthony Andrews is an independent veterinary consultant; a former Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Medicine. He is a European Veterinary Specialist in Bovine Health Management and has written over 15 veterinary books including chief editor of two editions of Bovine Medicine.

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