The application of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) can assist in improving and optimising the diagnosis, prognosis, control, treatment and ultimately the welfare of animals. It can also provide the user with a methodology for appropriate, patient orientated life-long, self-directed, learning. To practise evidence-based veterinary medicine we require a range of skills that we may not have. This book will explain what evidence-based veterinary medicine is and show how it can be applied to veterinary practice to improve the quality of care for patients and provide informed choices for owners. It will provide the reader with a toolkit of skills necessary to practise evidence-based veterinary medicine. The authors explain how to: · Transform information needs into a series of clinical questions that can be answered · Search for best available external evidence · Critically appraise the evidence for its validity and importance · Apply the results in clinical practice · Understand the process of diagnosis and use of clinical diagnostic decision support systems · Perform a decision analysis This book is aimed at practitioners but will be of interest to veterinary surgeons at any stage of their training or career wishing to learn about EBVM. The authors are responsible for devising and teaching an EBVM course at the veterinary school at Cambridge. Dr Peter Cockcroft, Clinical lecturer, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
A user-friendly reference to basic, foundational information on veterinary ophthalmology This book provides readers with a user-friendly manual to the basics of veterinary ophthalmology. It puts a focus on the most relevant information for clinical practice. Emphasizing canine ophthalmology, the book also covers the foundations of feline, equine, farm animal, and exotic animal ophthalmology. To aid in reader comprehension and information assimilation, a companion website presents review questions and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Sample topics covered within the work include: Ophthalmic foundations: ophthalmic development and structure, physiology of the eye and vision, and ocular pharmacology and therapeutics Canine ophthalmology: canine orbit (disease and surgery), canine eyelids (disease and surgery), canine lacrimal apparatus (tear secretion and drainage), canine cornea (diseases and surgery) and canine glaucoma Other species: feline ophthalmology, equine ophthalmology, and food and fiber animal ophthalmology Ophthalmic and systemic diseases: comparative neuro-ophthalmology and systemic disease and the eye Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is a useful guide for veterinary students and practitioners looking to build out their core foundations of knowledge within their specific programs of study and disciplines.
Ocular Immunology in Health and Disease is designed to provide the reader with a review of the basic concepts in immunology. A thorough introductory section is followed by a discussion of the unique attributes of ocular immunity and the basis of ocular immune privilege. * - Provides a basic introduction to immunology for the student and practitioner * - Detailed and thorough introduction and discussion included in each chapter * - Describes unique attributes of ocular immunity and the basis of ocular immune privilege