The BSAVA has published the third edition of its Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology.

The new editorial team of Ed Hall, David Williams and Aarti Kathrani says the manual has been completely rewritten and reorganised to provide a current, well-structured overview of the main gastrointestinal diseases that challenge both clinical practitioners and academics.

The Manual is divided into four sections:

  • Diagnostic procedures and techniques: history taking, physical examination, clinical pathology, imaging and biopsy.

  • Diagnostic approaches to problems: diagnostic approach to complaints/problems affecting the GI tract, pancreas and liver.

  • Patient management: treatments available for GI, pancreatic and liver disease, including a chapter on fluid and nutritional therapy.

  • Diseases of specific systems/organs: conditions of organs of the GI tract, including pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. 

Ed Hall said: "The busy small animal practitioner is likely to see a dog or cat with GI signs most days and having this Manual as a resource should give them greater insight into the conditions they are treating and hopefully make their job more satisfying."

The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology is available in a printed edition (£90; £60 to BSAVA members) and an online edition (£75 +VAT; £50 +VAT to BSAVA members).

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