Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary
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|Format:||Hardback, 2172 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Approx. 430 illustrations (400 in full color)|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 November 2006|
The third edition of "Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary" continues to provide a unique source of reliable and authoritative information not available from any other source. Extensively updated with the addition of 1,000 new entries, this new edition is further enhanced by the introduction of 450 full colour illustrations. Written by veterinarians for veterinarians, this dictionary remains an indispensable reference for veterinary students, practitioners, animal scientists, biologists and all those who own or work with animals, whether they use it to confirm definitions, research specific topics or merely to check spelling.
Table of Contents
Consultants Preface Notes on the Use of this Dictionary 1. Main entries 2. Sub-entries 3. Cross-referencing 4. Alternative forms 5. Adjectival forms 6. Irregular forms 7. Translations 8. Abbreviations used in this dictionary 9. Tables 10. Drug names The Dictionary Appendix Laboratory Services 1. Biochemistry 2. Hematology 3. The International System of Units: SI units 4. Weights and measures 5. Temperature equivalents: Celsius/Fahrenheit 6. Chemical elements 7. Blood groups of domestic animals 8. Viruses Anatomy 9. Arteries 10. Bones 11. Joints 12. Ligaments 13. Muscles 14. Nerves 15. Veins Clinical 16. Causes of mastitis 17. Estrous cycles in animals 18. Body temperature equivalents 19. Eruption of teeth in domestic animals 20. Collective nouns, gender groups 21. Conversion table of weight to body surface area for dogs 22. Important venomous snakes 23. Aquaculture: major finfish, molluscs and crustaceans used in aquaria, consumption and sport 24. Terrestrial animal diseases notifiable to the Office International Epizooties (OIE) Veterinary Professional Directory 25. Veterinary schools of the world 26. Veterinary degrees around the world 27. Veterinary and related organizations and programs
"This massive volume of more that 2,000 pages is a must for any practice library.
This book is really more of an encyclopaedia than a true dictionary in many respects. In addition to definitions of words, there is also a large appendix containing information on laboratory services. There is a clinical section with tables for oestrous cycles, sections on important venomous snakes and aquaculture, as well as one on terrestrial animal diseases notifiable to the OIE. The final section of the appendix is a veterinary professional directory that contains much useful information on veterinary schools of the world and the degrees they award, as well as veterinary and related organisations.
A section at the beginning of the book, named 'Notes for the use of this dictionary' is excellent, well-presented and sure to be useful in helping many to benefit fully from the book.
In the preface the authors do state that, from feedback, it is used extensively by not only veterinary graduates and undergraduates, but also by administrative and technical assistants at all levels.
Overall, I think that this is an excellent book.?
- Reviewed by Heather Briggs, Veterinary Times, August 2007
Reviewed by Gerald J. Pijanowski, DVM, MS, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
This dictionary covers the veterinary technical and scientific terms anyone associated with the veterinary profession will encounter in their work. An extensive appendix includes tables related to laboratory services, anatomy, clinical facts and veterinary professional organizations of the world. The last edition was published in 1999.
This book is the most extensive dictionary of words and phrases in the veterinary technical and scientific vocabulary.
The audience includes anyone directly or indirectly associated with the veterinary profession. The authors have specifically targeted as broad an audience as possible, t
|Publisher: ||Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 17.0 x 7.0 centimeters (2.84 kg)|