CONSULTANT is a diagnostic support system used to
suggest possible diagnoses or causes for clinical signs
and to provide a brief synopsis of the diagnosis/cause including:
1) a general description, 2) species affected, 3) the
signs associated with it, and 4) a list of
recent literature references.
CONSULTANT is supported by a database consisting of
hundreds of signs, thousands of
diagnoses/causes, and tens of thousands of literature references.
is regularly updated with new information by its author:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York 14853
CONSULTANT can be used in one of two basic modes by clicking the appropriate menu option or link in the header: Search
by Diagnosis or Search by Signs. In the Diagnosis mode
you can search for a specific diagnosis based on a species and
one or more diagnosis keywords.
In the Sign mode you can search for possible diagnoses based on a
species and one or more signs (specified using a keyword search or
by picking from a list.) When either search finishes, you
can display the synopsis of any of the "found" diagnoses.