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The third edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Gastroenterology is now available. Under the direction of the new editorial team of Ed Hall, David Williams and Aarti Kathrani, 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: this section covers history taking, physical examination, clinical pathology, imaging and biopsy.

Diagnostic approaches to problems: the chapters in this section provide a practical, diagnostic approach to complaints/problems affecting the GI tract, pancreas and liver.

Patient management: this section looks at the treatments available for GI, pancreatic and liver disease. It includes not only antimicrobials, parasiticides and drugs for symptomatically managing vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation, but also a crucial chapter on fluid and nutritional therapy.

Diseases of specific systems/organs: the chapters in this final section cover specific conditions of organs of the GI tract, including pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

The editors 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).

For information on how to become a BSAVA member visit https://www.bsava.com/Membership/Member-categories