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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Avian


1st Edition

Editor(s): Jennifer E. Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/ECM), DACZM

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Inc. and its affiliates

ISBN 10: 1118934598

ISBN 13: 978-1118934593

Description At A Glance

Complete information on diseases and conditions seen in birds in a quick-reference format ideal for clinical practice.

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Avian presents complete information on diseases and conditions seen in birds in a quick-reference format ideal for clinical practice. This new volume in the Five-Minute Veterinary Consult series offers 128 identically formatted topics on avian syndromes, written by the leading experts in the field.

Covering topics ranging from adenovirus to xanthoma, the book makes it easy to quickly find information on common conditions seen in birds. Whether avian patients are a regular or occasional part of your caseload, you’ll find this practical reference an invaluable addition to your practice library.

Key Features
  • Offers fast access to essential information on 128 avian diseases and syndromes
  • Written by leading experts in avian medicine
  • Uses the trusted Five-Minute Veterinary Consult format
  • Focuses on practical clinical knowledge

Your Voice

By Daniel Sonkin
Both the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Psychiatric Drug Therapy are two indispensable programs that I use in my clinical practice daily.

Several weeks ago, I was speaking with a new patient who has had a long history of debilitating depression. He informed me that he was working with his primary care physician with his medication needs. When I inquired as to the drug and dosage he had been taking, I looked up the information on my handheld device.

According to both of these programs, he was taking a sub-threshold dosage of the medication (for almost six months), which helped in part to explain his continued vegetative symptoms. Since I am not a physician, I had to be careful in approaching his doctor when inquiring as to his rationale for such a low dose of the medication. He explained to me that he didn’t think our patient suffered from real depression and therefore was only thinking that the medication would have a placebo effect.

The physician was not particularly open to hearing another point of view, so I made the decision to refer this patient to a psychiatrist (who simply increased his dosage which resulted in an almost immediate abatement of some of his more severe symptoms). I recommend these programs for all mental health professionals. More and more primary care physicians are administering these drugs without proper follow up and monitoring of their effectiveness. Having a means to quickly and accurately become familiar with this information is critical to all mental health professionals, since more and more patients are being prescribed psychotropic medications by their primary care physicians, who may not have an expertise in psychiatry.

Thanks to Skyscape for making such valuable information available in the palm of my hand.

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