The book is divided into a General Medicine section (15 chapters) which describes clinical examination and the manifestation of disease in organ systems and a Special Medicine section (21 chapters) which describes the specific diseases of the large animal species, their causes, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical and pathological manifestations, treatment, control and prevention, and zoonotic risk.
In the General Medicine chapters Dr Peter Constable, an authority in agricultural internal medicine, is a new major author and has reviewed and revised major parts of discussions on systemic disorders and the chapters on diseases of the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the nervous system, and the chapter on mastitis. Other Chapters in the General Medicine chapters have been revised and the sections on gastrointestinal disease of horses and the chapters on respiratory system and hemopoietic and lymphatic systemes have been totally re-written by Dr Hinchcliff.
The specific diseases of large animal species have been updated sine the last edition by all authors but of particular note in this Special Medicine section is the contributions of three new contributing authors. Dr Stan Done, an internationally recognized authority on diseases of pigs, has taken responsibility for the diseases of this species throughout the text, and adds a European input to the text.
Dr Gary Osweiler, a well recognised clinical diagnostic toxicologist, has taken the responsibility for the revision of the topics on toxicological diseases and Dr Douglas Colwell, the diseases associated with arthropod parasites. In keeping with current diseases and their importance there is a new chapter on diseases associated with prions. This section has been completely revised and descriptions of many of the diseases of current importance completely re-written. There is a new chapter on diseases associated with prions.
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
Reference Laboratory Values
Drug doses and intervals for horses and ruminants
Drug doses and intervals for swine
Gay, Clive C. Emeritus Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Washington, USA.
Hinchcliff, Kenneth W. Professor, Equine Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
Constable, Peter D. Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.