Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner PDF

Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner 2nd Edition PDF Free Download

Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner 2nd Edition PDF
Ophthalmology for the Veterinary Practitioner


The previous editions of this book have clearly proved their value. After the Dutch, German and English first editions in 1996, the second and third editions in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Japanese versions of the book have been published. Over the past 10 years, continued progress has been made in the knowledge and medications associated with veterinary medicine, and in veterinary ophthalmology, in particular. Of direct interest to the practitioner are not only those drugs that are not available anymore, but also and more importantly, the new drugs and medications that have become available in the recent years.

All together, these are good reasons for a thoroughly revised, new edition of this book. We are very happy about the willingness of Prof. Dr. B. Spiess, Dip. ACVO/ ECVO to join the team as coauthor. All the coauthors have each screened a part of the chapters and the editor has screened all and has tried to bring any differences in opinion, if necessary and possible, to a consensus.

The morphologic and physiologic features of the eye and the characteristics of ocular diseases are similar among domestic animals. Nevertheless, there are species differences in structure, in reactions of the eye, and in diagnostic procedures. There are also specific diseases and treatments in the different species. Ophthalmologic diseases comprise a large proportion of the patients seen by the small animal practitioner. Eye problems are especially frequent in dog breeds with redundant nasal and forehead skin folds, misdirected hairs, or poorly apposed lids, and they cause discomfort to the animal.

The large animal practitioner will see eye problems in horses similar to those in small animals, but usually less frequently, and some conditions are specific to the horse. In cattle, sheep, goats, swine, small mammals, and birds, eye diseases are also generally less frequent than in pet animals, but they may cause considerable problems when larger groups of animals are affected. Breed predisposition and hereditary ophthalmic disorders are frequent in all species, but are mainly recognized in the dog. A knowledge of breeds predisposed to eye anomalies and hereditary eye diseases is of major importance.

In addition, the authors have tried to pay special attention to the recognition of eye abnormalities such as trichiasis, glaucoma, lens luxation, and progressive retinal atrophy, all of which are difficult to diagnose without specialized ophthalmic equipment. Much has been published on the subject of veterinary ophthalmology and there are many excellent and detailed books on ophthalmology as well as beautiful atlases. The majority of ophthalmic disorders can be diagnosed using relatively simple equipment and without the need for additional or specialized procedures. However, there is little practical information available for the veterinary student or the non-specialist practitioner.

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