Common Small Animal Medical Diagnoses: An Algorithmic Approach
by Charlotte Davies, Linda Shell
This valuable clinical tool presents an algorithmic approach to the differential diagnosis of multiple medical presentations commonly seen in daily veterinary practice. Problems are presented as signs, symptoms and laboratory abnormalities to simulate the way in which a veterinarian works toward a diagnosis. Each algorithm presumes that the first test performed has been a thorough history and physical examination, and from this point it relies on the use of clinical examination and diagnostic texts to progressively narrow a larger list of diagnoses for any given problem. Common Small Animal Medical Diagnoses offers an easy and cost-effective way to quickly rule out possible conditions and arrive at a manageable list of differential diagnoses.