American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM): Large Animal Internal Medicine

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Textbooks (most recent editions) Journals (last 5 years up to September 2014)
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American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Reading List for Large Animal Internal Medicine is no longer listed on the ACVIM website. Contact the ACVIM for more info. 

General Comments on Exam Preparation

"The entire examination will emphasize information taken from the current veterinary literature. Selected information will also be taken from the current human literature. With respect to the veterinary literature, current veterinary textbooks and papers published in refereed journals should be the primary study area.

Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION -- the following list is ONLY A GUIDELINE:"

Textbooks (most recent editions):

  1. Large animal internal medicine. Bradford P. Smith. 5th ed. 2015. [also available online- limited simultaneous access]
  2. Equine internal medicine. Stephen M. Reed, Warwick M. Bayly, Debra C. Sellon. 3rd ed.  2010. [also available online - limited simultaneous access]
  3. Veterinary medicine: a textbook of the diseases of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and horses. (Radostits, Gay, Hinchcliff & Constable). 10th ed.  2007.
  4. Current therapy in equine medicine, VII (Robinson) [online] Also listed are V [available online] and VI [in print-Reserves and VETS].
  5. Sheep & goat medicine. D.G. Pugh, A.N. Baird, 2nd ed., 2012. [also available online]
  6. Rebhun's diseases of dairy cattle. Thomas J. Divers, Simon F. Peek. 2nd ed.  2008. [also available online]
  7. Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 12th ed. 2011.
  8. Veterinary clinical epidemiology. Ronald D. Smith. 3rd ed. 2006
  9. Current veterinary therapy: food animal practice V. David E. Anderson and Michael Rings. Philadelphia, Saunders. v.5, 2009. [also available online]
  10. Veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology. Delahunta A. 4th ed. Saunders Elsevier, 2015.
  11. A Current Textbook in Physiology (Guyton or Ganong) EITHER Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology.  13th ed. 2016. OR Ganong's Review of medical physiology.
  12. Large animal neurology: a handbook for veterinary clinicians, 2nd ed. I.G. Mayhew. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 2008.
  13. Veterinary immunology: an introduction. Ian R. Tizard. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2012
  14. Medicine and surgery of South American camelids: llama, alpaca, vicuña, guanaco. Murray E. Fowler. 3rd ed. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2010. [also available online]
  15. Equine Geriatric Medicine and Surgery. Joseph J. Bertone. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier, 2006. [also available online]
  16. Llama and Alpaca Care (Cebra, Anderson, Tibary, Van Saun, Johnson) [also available online]

Journals (last 5 years up to August 2016):

PubMed search link to all ACVIM Large Animal Internal Medicine journals EXCEPT ACVIM Consensus Statements and ACVIM Proceedings
(Use PubMed's Publication dates: "Custom Range..." option on the left to enter the years you need to review for your exam.)

  1. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  2. Equine Veterinary Journal
  3. Equine Veterinary Education
  4. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  5. American Journal of Veterinary Research
  6. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  7. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice AND Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
  8. ACVIM Consensus Statements (ALL, regardless of date)
  9. ACVIM Forum Proceedings (2011-2016) [also available online through VIN for Veterinary Academia]

"NOTE: The large animal medicine certifying examination is written in concordance with USA (USDA/APHIS) regulations regarding the extra label use of drugs and legal use of antimicrobials. Candidates need to know drugs illegal for use and legal regulations surrounding common antimicrobials used in food producing animals in the US. The following websites may prove useful in reviewing pertinent US regulations regarding drug use in food animals.

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Search the catalog for additional large animal internal medicine resources available at NCSU Libraries.

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“This is only a convenience copy of the reading list to help find copies of reading materials in the NCSU Libraries.  It does not replace the official reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest reading list.”

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM): General Information Guide

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Web page updated 3/16/2017.