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Helping you get started with a problem solving approach to a sick cat. Notes on Feline Internal Medicine 2nd edition is part of a popular series specifically designed, through an accessible... MORE
Distinct differences exist between cats and dogs not only in their physiology and metabolism but also in the way disease tends to present. This book is a short ‘pocket guide’ to feline internal medicine helping you to formulate a diagnostic plan and therapeutic strategy. The focus is on evidence-based medicine where available, otherwise current best practice is presented.
The book is divided into four sections:
• Section 1 gives an overview of some key areas of feline medicine including paediatric and geriatric medicine.
• Section 2 focuses on the approach to common presenting signs and differential diagnosis of commonly used haematologic and biochemical parameters.
• Section 3 presents an organ system based approach
• Section 4 covers feline infectious diseases.
A selection of useful texts and websites for further reading are included at the end of the book.
CHANGES FOR THIS EDITION
• Stronger focus is placed on initial testing for a disease, and what changes might be expected.
• Additional sections have been added on sedation and anaesthesia, health screening, oncology and emergency and critical care.
• More diagrams added to aid understanding.
• Care taken to avoid repetition and focus placed on common conditions.
Key topics in feline medicine
Supportive care – fluid therapy and analgesia
Sedation and anaesthesia
Emergency and critical care algorithms
Ascites and peritoneal effusions
Constipation, tenesmus and dyschezia
Dyspnoea (respiratory distress)
Failure to grow
Haematemesis, haemoptysis and epistaxis
Haematochezia and melaena
Haematuria and haemoglobinuria
Infertility – queens
Infertility – tomcats
Ocular changes caused by systemic disease
Paresis and paralysis
Pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin – puo (fuo)
Sneezing and nasal discharge
Stupor and altered states of consciousness
Common abnormalities of haematology, biochemistry and urinalysis
Platelet abnormalities and clotting system
White blood cell changes
Amylase and lipase
Cholesterol and triglyceride changes
Gastrointestinal tract (git) disease
Lower urinary tract disease
Neuromuscular and muscular disease
Disorders of the blood, haemopoietic and immune system
Oncology and chemotherapy
Viral upper respiratory tract disease
Feline infectious anaemia
Feline infectious peritonitis
Feline spongiform encephalopathy
Feline leukaemia virus
Feline immunodeficiency virus
Feline viral enteritis
Other infectious disease