[bksvol-discuss] Re: wish list

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 07:37:58 -0800 (PST)

Hi gang,

Nope, not planning on scanning it.


----- Original Message ----
From: Bob <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:19:43 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: wish list

I think I saw this in the new york times.

Someone should check with carrie to see if she is planning on scanning

Maybe I just did by posting this.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:37 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: wish list

> Done.
> If it's anything like the Aims book that Allison did I
> agree.
> G.Cindy
> --- maithe007 <maithe007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi G. Cindy,
>> I would really appreciate it if you could place a
>> book on the wish list for me.  It is called:
>> The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health : The
>> Complete Pet Health Resource for Your Dog, Cat,
>> Horse or other Pets
>> by Merck Publishing and Merial
>> ISBN-13: 9780911910995
>> Pub. Date: October 2007
>> Synopsis:
>> The Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health delivers
>> animal health expertise in everyday language that
>> all pet owners can understand. This in-depth new
>> resource,
>> authored by over 200 veterinary experts, covers the
>> full spectrum of today's pets, from dogs, cats and
>> horses to birds, reptiles, fish and other exotic
>> pets. No other book provides as much health
>> information on as many types of animals. The one
>> resource for a lifetime of pets.
>> I think this book needs to be done in-house as it
>> has some graphs and/or diagrams.  This is the reason
>> I am not scanning it.  Here is a cute article from
>> the New York Times regarding this book.  Thanks!
>> Maithe
>> maithe007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Pet Ferret Hit by an Arrow? Here's a Book for You
>> By
>> Published: December 18, 2007
>> Does your gerbil seem depressed?
>> Is its coat rough, its appetite flagging, its
>> posture hunched?
>> Does its exercise wheel stand sadly silent?
>> If so, it might be suffering from Tyzzer's disease,
>> a bacterial infection commonly seen in gerbils,
>> especially when stressed.
>> Then again, the little rodent might just have a bad
>> case of
>> pinworms.
>> Not knowing which diagnosis applies - or more
>> likely, never having heard of either ailment - is
>> often frustrating for pet owners, who are unsure how
>> serious
>> their animal's illness is or what to do about it.
>> The new Merck/Merial Manual for Pet Health: Home
>> Edition (Merck & Company, $22.95), an exhaustive
>> guide to the illnesses and care of many of the
>> species
>> that humans, sensibly or not, have turned to for
>> companionship, aims to help out.
>> Merck's manual for humans has long been a resource
>> for doctors, a bible for worried mothers and a draw
>> for hypochondriacs, who can spend hours matching
>> their symptoms to the diseases it describes.
>> In the 1,345 pages of the pet version, readers can
>> find, among other things, the anatomy of a turtle;
>> six signs of hyperparathyroidism in a dog; a list
>> of 27 houseplants poisonous to pets; a description
>> of lockjaw (an infection that leads baby birds to
>> starve to death); instructions for what to do if
>> your
>> pet is shot with an arrow (don't pull it out); seven
>> causes of liver injuries in horses; the necessary
>> components of a pet travel kit; 161 diseases that
>> can be passed to humans from animals; and yes, a
>> proper diagnosis for a sick gerbil.
>> Those new to pet ownership will discover basic
>> information about choosing pets and how to provide
>> them with a good home. In some cases, they may
>> decide
>> to forgo the pleasure: a sugar glider, for example,
>> while extremely cute, spends its nights barking and
>> chirping and, the book notes, requires at least
>> two hours of human contact per day, lest it develop
>> behavioral problems - like cannibalism.
>> The bulk of the manual, a popular translation of the
>> handbook for veterinarians published by Merck since
>> 1955, is devoted to the three most common household
>> animals: dogs, cats and horses. But the guide also
>> includes chapters on birds and so-called exotic
>> pets, like fish, reptiles, amphibians, chinchillas,
>> ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats,
>> rabbits, prairie dogs, pot-bellied pigs and sugar
>> gliders, as well as sections on emergency care,
>> poisoning,
>> cancer
>> and other subjects.
>> The sheer number of creatures found between the
>> book's covers is likely to distinguish it from other
>> pet health guides, most of which focus on a single
>> species or even a single breed. And the manual,
>> written by 200 veterinarians, is likely to find an
>> eager readership in an animal-crazed nation, where
>> 68.7
>> million households include at least one pet and
>> $24.5 billion a year is spent on veterinary care,
>> according to a survey released this month by the
>> American
>> Veterinary Medical Association.
>> "We felt there was a need for a comprehensive book,"
>> said Dr. Scott Line, the manual's associate editor
>> and an animal behaviorist at Merial, a veterinary
>> drug company co-owned by Merck and Sanofi-Aventis.
>> "People have multiple pets," Dr. Line said. "Eighty
>> or 85 percent of horse owners also own a dog; half
>> of dog owners have a cat. If you have one book that
>> covers all different species it will make it easier
>> for people."
>> Still, like The Merck Manual for human health, the
>> pet version often sacrifices depth for breadth. It
>> describes hundreds of diseases, some that readers
>> will find familiar, like
>> diabetes
>> and
>> epilepsy,
>> and many others they are unlikely to recognize, like
>> guttural pouch mycosis (which affects horses) and
>> proliferative enteropathy (recently weaned rabbits).
>> "My feeling is there was a little bit of information
>> on everything and not a lot of information on any
>> one thing," said Dr. Susan Hackner, head of the
>> department
>> of critical care and emergency medicine at the
>> Animal Medical Center in New York. "It's like other
>> Merck manuals in that it addresses very briefly and
>> concisely a very comprehensive list of diseases. I
>> think that it's more of a coffee-table book."
>> Dr. Hackner noted that some things in the manual
>> were very helpful - for example, the basics of
>> emergency care and the list of household poisons
>> (especially
>> when read before an animal ingests one). There are
>> specific instructions for nursing a sick bird, a
>> discussion of when to euthanize a desperately ill
>> pet
>> and useful descriptions of a variety of medical
>> tests and treatments.
>> Dr. Hackner praised the glossary and the dozens of
>> graphics in the book, singling out a schematic
>> drawing of a cat's kidney that she said was "really
>> interesting."
>> But she added that equal space in the manual seemed
>> to be given to very common illnesses - for instance,
>> immune mediated hemolytic
>> anemia,
>> which she said was common in dogs and that the
>> hospital sees a few times a week in summer - and to
>> disorders like hepatozoonosis, a parasitic disease
>> affecting
>> dogs and cats, which the hospital sees rarely, if at
>> all.
>> Some readers may find missing from the guide any
>> mention of commonly used alternative medical
>> treatments, like acupuncture. And those who own
>> exotic animals
>> will almost certainly be better served buying a book
>> dedicated wholly to their species.
>> These lapses, however, are unlikely to deter most
>> pet owners, who can be as obsessive about their
>> animal's health as they are about their own. And it
>> can't
>> hurt to know that that strong musty smell is coming
>> from your unneutered ferret, that a chunk of avocado
>> could kill your cockatiel and that you should
>> never, ever pick up a gerbil by its tail.
> WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is 
> available at
> http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm
> http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/
> http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm
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