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Notes on Feline Internal Medicine

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780470671177

ISBN10:
0470671173
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/23/2013
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

A unique text providing a quick, accessible, comprehensive, practical guide to help clinicians get started with a problem-solving approach to a sick cat. Published as part of the 'Notes on' series, it is written in an accessible note-based style, giving readers quick access to the most recent clinical and diagnostic guidance. This new edition includes new sections on sedation and anaesthesia, health screening, oncology, algorithms for critical care and practical tips on diagnostic techniques. The focus is on common conditions, and the second edition has been improved to avoid repetition of information.

Author Biography

Dr Kit Sturgess is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine).  He has been seeing referral small animal medicine cases for the past 20 years both at university-based and private specialist practices. Having established a highly successful small animal referral centre, Kit now concentrates on veterinary education and support for general practitioners, as well as providing locum specialist internal medicine services. He has authored numerous articles as well as presenting lectures and research abstracts at conferences worldwide

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Introduction

Section 1

Key topics in feline medicine

Health screening

Preventative medicine

Paediatrics

Gerontology

Supportive care – fluid therapy and analgesia

Sedation and anaesthesia

Emergency and critical care algorithms

Section 2

Clinical signs

Introduction

Abdominal enlargement

Anorexia

Arrhythmias

Ascites and peritoneal effusions

Ataxia

Behavioural changes

Bleeding/coagulopathies

Body odour

Collapse/syncope and weakness

Cardiac murmurs

Constipation, tenesmus and dyschezia

Chronic coughing

Diarrhoea

Dysphagia

Dyspnoea (respiratory distress)

Dysuria

Failure to grow

Flatulence

Haematemesis, haemoptysis and epistaxis

Haematochezia and melaena

Haematuria and haemoglobinuria

Hypothermia

Incontinence (urinary)

Incontinence (faecal)

Infertility – queens

Infertility – tomcats

Jaundice (icterus)

Lymphadenopathy

Ocular changes caused by systemic disease

Pallor

Paresis and paralysis

Polyphagia

Polyuria/polydipsia

Ptyalism

Pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin – puo (fuo)

Regurgitation

Seizures

Sneezing and nasal discharge

Stiffness

Stupor and altered states of consciousness

Tremor

Vomiting

Weight loss

Section 3

Common abnormalities of haematology, biochemistry and urinalysis

Low haematocrit

High haematocrit

Platelet abnormalities and clotting system

White blood cell changes

Acid–base disturbances

Amylase and lipase

Azotaemia

Calcium imbalance

Cholesterol and triglyceride changes

Electrolyte disturbances

Glucose abnormalities

Liver parameters

Muscle enzymes

Phosphate

Protein abnormalities

Urinalysis

Section 4

Organ systems

Respiratory disease

Cardiology

Gastrointestinal tract (git) disease

Hepatobiliary disease

Renal disease

Lower urinary tract disease

Endocrine disease

Neurologic disease

Neuromuscular and muscular disease

Skeletal disease

Disorders of the blood, haemopoietic and immune system

Oncology and chemotherapy

Nutrition

Intoxication

Section 5

Infectious disease

Bordetellosis

Viral upper respiratory tract disease

Avian influenza

Chlamydophila felis

Feline infectious anaemia

Feline infectious peritonitis

Feline spongiform encephalopathy

Mycobacterial infections

Rabies virus

Toxoplasmosis

Feline leukaemia virus

Feline immunodeficiency virus

Feline viral enteritis

Other infectious disease

Feline zoonoses

Further reading

Index



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