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This encyclopaedic dictionary offers practical help and reference material to all veterinary surgeons and nurses, students and journalists. Entries define and describe bacteria, viruses, carriers and diseases; they offer causes, diagnoses, signs and treatment (including first aid), pointing out the variations in the nature of a disease when it occurs in different animals, and taking account of international scientific research observations and findings. The dictionary has been extensively revised, and many entries have been rewritten since the 18th edition to reflect the numerous changes in legislation and in veterinary practice, advances in medicine and treatment, and patterns in animal husbandry and pet ownership.
A paperback edition for the student market, this standard work of reference has been a bestseller for over 70 years. It is an essential tool for anyone with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, as well as their diagnosis and treatment. For this edition much new and updated information has been included, reflecting the numerous developments that have taken place in animal care and husbandry, and welfare. There is greatly expanded coverage of topics relating to popular breeds of dog and cat, and the inheritable conditions that might affect their health. Advances in medicine, surgery and diagnostic techniques; descriptions of newly identified diseases such as Schmallenberg virus; the resurgence of old scourges such as TB in cattle, and ongoing enzootic infections such as bird flu are also included in this edition. The growing risk of exotic diseases such as heartworm being imported following the relaxation of travel arrangements for dogs and cats is reflected in new entries. Notes on many new species being farmed or kept as companion animals are among the thousands of topics covered.
Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. For the 21st edition, much new and updated information has been included. Entries on dogs and cats and the conditions that may affect their health have been extended. Details of the Pet Travel Service, which has largely replaced quarantine for dogs and cats, have been updated; the re-emergence of old problems such as bovine tuberculosis and new ones such as avian flu, are among the thousands of topics covered. "The most comprehensive source of information on animal health and husbandry available in a single volume." Veterinary Practice
Republished for the student market, this standard work of reference has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their diagnosis and treatment. For this edition, much new and updated information has been included. Entries on dogs and cats and the conditions that may affect their health have been extended. Details of the Pet Travel Service, which has largely replaced quarantine for dogs and cats, have been updated; the re-emergence of old problems such as bovine tuberculosis and new ones such as avian flu, are among the thousands of topics covered.
Generations of veterinary practitioners, students, farmers and pet owners have relied on Black’s Veterinary Dictionary as a primary reference on animal health and husbandry matters. The 21st edition has been comprehensively updated; it covers the widest spectrum of veterinary data available in a single volume. The core of information on animal health, husbandry and welfare topics, and signs of diseases and their treatment, is supplemented by many new and amended entries. These reflect the numerous developments that have taken place since the 20th edition was published; they range from advances in medication to descriptions of newly identified conditions; from the resurgence of old scourges such as TB in cattle to the emerging risk of exotic diseases being imported following the relaxation of travel arrangements for dogs and cats. A major innovation is the inclusion of entries describing the popular breeds of dog and cat, and the inheritable conditions to which they might be susceptible. Some changes will be noticed in the spelling of certain medicines, which have been amended to conform with the recommended international non-proprietary names for medicinal substances, in accordance with EEC Directive 92/97. Dr A.H. Andrews BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS has again acted as assistant editor. Dr Andrews, D. McK. Fraser BVM&S, CertWel. MRCVS and A.D. Malley FRCVS, MVB, BA have all made extensive suggestions and contributions. I am grateful for their input. E.B. 2005 Note: The use of small capitals, for instance, ANTIBODY, in the text, refers the reader to the entry of that name for additional information. Black’s Veterinary Dictionary, first published in 1928, owes its existence to the late Professor William C. Miller, who was also responsible for the 1935 edition. When on the teaching staff of the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, he saw the need for such a book and modelled it on Black’s Medical Dictionary. Professor Miller held the chair of animal husbandry at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and completed a distinguished career by becoming Director of the Animal Health Trust’s equine research station at Newmarket. Editorship from the 1953 to 1995 editions was in the hands of Geoffrey P. West MRCVS, veterinary writer and journalist. First published 1928 Second edition 1935 Third edition 1953 Fourth edition 1956 Fifth edition 1959 Sixth edition 1962 Seventh edition 1965 Eighth edition 1967 Ninth edition 1970 Tenth edition 1972 Eleventh edition 1975 Twelfth edition 1976 Thirteenth edition 1979 Fourteenth edition 1982 Fifteenth edition 1985 Sixteenth edition 1988 Seventeenth edition 1992 Eighteenth edition 1995 Nineteenth edition 1998 Twentieth edition 2001 Twenty-first edition 2005
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