The Merck Veterinary Manual -Recommendation

The Merck Veterinary Manual is an absolute must have for all pet owners it is as informative and as it is helpful. I have l posted the table of contents so you can see for yourself that owning this book is as important as owning a leash, a crate, heart wormer etc..

Table of contents

1 Description and Physical Characteristics………………………..2

2 Selecting and Providing a Home for a Dog ………………………7
3 Routine Care and Breeding ………………………………………….11
4 Behavior……………………………………………………………………..17
DISORDERS AND DISEASES OF DOGS
5 Blood Disorders …………………………………………………………..33
6 Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders…………………………………53
7 Digestive Disorders……………………………………………………..77
8 Hormonal Disorders…………………………………………………..128
9 Eye Disorders…………………………………………………………….140
10 Ear Disorders …………………………………………………………….155
11 Immune Disorders …………………………………………………….164
12 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders………………………………176
13 Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders ……………………..194
14 Reproductive Disorders ……………………………………………..214
15 Lung and Airway Disorders ………………………………………..224
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16 Skin Disorders …………………………………………………………..238
17 Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders……………………………283
18 Metabolic Disorders…………………………………………………..300
19 Disorders Affecting Multiple Body Systems ………………..305
CAT BASICS
20 Description and Physical Characteristics…………………….330
21 Selecting and Providing a Home for a Cat ……………………334
22 Routine Care and Breeding…………………………………………338
23 Behavior……………………………………………………………………345
DISORDERS AND DISEASES OF CATS
24 Blood Disorders …………………………………………………………359
25 Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders……………………………….370
26 Digestive Disorders……………………………………………………383
27 Hormonal Disorders…………………………………………………..415
28 Eye Disorders…………………………………………………………….423
29 Ear Disorders …………………………………………………………….433
30 Immune Disorders …………………………………………………….439
31 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders………………………………445
32 Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders ……………………..455
33 Reproductive Disorders ……………………………………………..469
34 Lung and Airway Disorders ………………………………………..475
35 Skin Disorders …………………………………………………………..488
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36 Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders……………………………514
37 Metabolic Disorders…………………………………………………..525
38 Disorders Affecting Multiple Body Systems ………………..528
HORSE BASICS
39 Description and Physical Characteristics…………………….550
40 Selecting and Providing a Home for a Horse ………………..557
41 Routine Care and Breeding…………………………………………560
42 Behavior……………………………………………………………………566
DISORDERS AND DISEASES OF HORSES
43 Blood Disorders …………………………………………………………581
44 Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders……………………………….592
45 Digestive Disorders……………………………………………………602
46 Hormonal Disorders…………………………………………………..641
47 Eye Disorders…………………………………………………………….646
48 Ear Disorders …………………………………………………………….655
49 Immune Disorders …………………………………………………….659
50 Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders………………………………664
51 Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders ……………………..708
52 Reproductive Disorders ……………………………………………..726
53 Lung and Airway Disorders ………………………………………..736
54 Skin Disorders …………………………………………………………..755
55 Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders……………………………781
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56 Metabolic Disorders…………………………………………………..788
57 Disorders Affecting Multiple Body Systems ………………..793
BIRDS
58 Description and Physical Characteristics of Birds ………..816
59 Selecting and Providing a Home for a Pet Bird……………..827
60 Routine Care and Breeding…………………………………………832
61 Disorders and Diseases of Birds ………………………………….839
EXOTIC PETS
62 Amphibians ………………………………………………………………864
63 Chinchillas ……………………………………………………………….873
64 Ferrets ………………………………………………………………………886
65 Fish…………………………………………………………………………..899
66 Gerbils ……………………………………………………………………..919
67 Guinea Pigs……………………………………………………………….925
68 Hamsters…………………………………………………………………..940
69 Mice …………………………………………………………………………953
70 Prairie Dogs ………………………………………………………………962
71 Potbellied Pigs …………………………………………………………..970

72 Rabbits ……………………………………………………………………..983
73 Rats ………………………………………………………………………..1003
74 Reptiles …………………………………………………………………..1013
75 Sugar Gliders …………………………………………………………..1039
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9 SPECIAL SUBJECTS
76 Emergencies…………………………………………………………….1050
77 Diagnostic Tests and Imaging …………………………………..1070
78 Infections………………………………………………………………..1078
79 Diseases Spread from Animals to People (Zoonoses)…..1088
80 Drugs and Vaccines………………………………………………….1118
81 Poisoning ………………………………………………………………..1145
82 Pain Management ……………………………………………………1211
83 Travel with Pets ………………………………………………………1216
84 Health and the Human-Animal Bond………………………..1228
85 Cancer and Tumors………………………………………………….1233
Glossary………………………………………………………………………..1251

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