JVME v21n2: New Publications

Volume 21, Number 2 Fall, 1994

New Publications

An Atlas of Alimentary Tract Pathology. CD Buergelt, RM Chu, and RCT Lee. Iowa State University Press. July 1994, 306 pp, $89.95. This encyclopedic reference contains more than 500 full-color macroscopic and microscopic photographs showing identifying lesions caused by major enteric animal diseases. References of further reading and indexes of topics and plates aid use.

Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant, 2nd ed. PJ Van Soest. Cornell University Press. September 1994, 476 pp, $65.00. This is a revision of the first edition and is based on the author's note for courses he teaches at Cornell University on fiber, the rumen and tropical forages. It includes 33 pages of references, a 5-page authors index and a complete and comprehensive subject index.

Veterinary Clinical Parasitology, 6th ed. MW Sloss, RL Kemp, AM Zajac. Iowa State University Press. March 1994, 208 pp, $37.95. This is the sixth edition of a classic reference for diagnosis of internal and external parasites encountered by veterinary practitioners and animal technicians. It is produced under the auspices of the American Association of Veterinary Pathologists. It includes morphologic characteristics of parasites that can be observed by standard laboratory tests; parasites recently recognized as pathogens of domestic animals; and more than 270 photographs and photomicrographs showing parasites and laboratory diagnostic equipment.

Veterinary Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology, 3rd ed. JR Duncan, KW Prasse, and EA Mahaffey. Iowa State University Press. September 1994, 302 pp, $42.95. The third edition of this classic text has been completely revised. New case studies have been added, along with new photomicrographs, some color, and a chapter covering reference values, quality control, test specificity and sensitivity, and validity of test results. As in the earlier editions, this update employs an outline format with case studies to teach a problem-solving approach to interpretation of laboratory data. Differential diagnosis of the abnormal laboratory value and the mechanism or pathophysiology of abnormalities in data is stressed, rather than specific diseases. The rationale for each test is presented in the context of the physiology of the component being measured. Tables list the diseases associated with various test results. Diagrams illustrate the complex normal and abnormal pathways involved in the metabolism of substances measured. Clinical cases supplement the text; photomicrographs depict cells and other structures discussed.

Surgical Complications and Wound Healing in the Small Animal Practice. J Harari, (Ed). W.B. Saunders. 1993, 432 pp, 131 illustrations, $50.00. The objective of this text is to provide veterinary clinicians, students and technicians with sound practical knowledge for management of wounds, infections, and surgical complications in injured animals. Chapters are organized into body systems and perioperative protocols. The contributors for the chapters are specialists from academic and private practices who were asked to provide current and relevant information for the reader.

Manual of Exotic Pets. PH Beynon and JE Cooper, (Eds). Iowa State University Press. June 1994, 312 pp, $64.95. Twenty experts contributed expertise to this volume, which has been "one of the most successful of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association." The text provides information on care of less-common animals sometimes encountered in veterinary practice; basic principles and sources of data for working with species other than those in the book; and photographs, drawings, easy-reference tables, and end-of-chapter references that supplement descriptions.

Mycoplasmosis in Animals: Laboratory Diagnosis. HW Whitford, RF Rosenbusch, and LH Lauerma, (Eds). Iowa State University Press. March 1994, 186 pp, $54.95. Eighteen experts contributed to this sourcebook which is the expanded, revised, and updated version. It extends the latest information on mycoplasmosis in food animals to companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses) and lab rodents. Included are the addenda "Useful Protocols for Diagnosis of Animal Mycoplasmas" and "Diagnostic Index." References at the end of each chapter aid in further research.

The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit, 2nd ed. PJ Manning, DH Ringler and CE Newcomer, (Eds). Academic Press, Inc. June 1994, 482 pp, $120.00. This is the latest in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine series begun in 1974. It is the collaborative effort of the College, 36 scientists in other disciplines, and Academic Press. The principal aim of the text is to provide a comprehensive and authoritative source of scientifically based information on a major species of laboratory animal. New topics added include anesthesia and analgesia, models in infectious disease research, models in ophthalmology and vision research, polyclonal antibody production, toxicity and safety testing, and an appendix on drug dosages and clinical reference data.