by Robert Dunlop
A common goal of human and veterinary medicine is to prevent and cure disease. To reach this goal, there must be a greater investment in the pathophysiology of disease. Simply put, reductionist methodology fails to answer all of the questions. Pathophysiology represents a new approach to understanding the nature of disease processes, an approach already being embraced in human medicine. By integrating the basic sciences with pathology and the clinical sciences, Veterrinary Pathophysiology bridges a significant and widening gulf in the veterinary professional curriculum.
The aim of this trailblazing text is to be scholarly—yet practical—with a focus on the recognition and prevention of early dysfunction. In contrast to modern clinical veterinary medicine, which has focused progressively on the prescription of medications for individual symptoms and signs of disease, this text gives attention to understanding the functional changes that accompany disease.
offers students and clinicians a comprehensive introduction to understanding the interactions between organs and functional systems that underlie infectious and metabolic diseases. This book will be invaluable for the practicing veterinarian, as well as veterinary students and instructors in:
General and clinical pathology
Parasitology and immunology
introduces a new framework for thinking about the nature of disease and belongs on the desk of every veterinary student, instructor, and clinician interested in a deeper understanding of animal diseases.