Canine and Feline Gastroenterology [NOOK Book]


A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, Canine and Feline Gastroenterology covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive ...

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A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, Canine and Feline Gastroenterology covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive system. This authoritative text utilizes an evidence-based approach to reflect the latest science and research, complemented by principles of problem solving, algorithms to improve clinical diagnoses, and extensive full-color illustrations. For generalists and specialists alike, this gastroenterology reference should be part of every serious practitioner's professional library.

  • A comprehensive, 928-page reference standard covers the discipline of canine and feline gastroenterology.
  • An international focus is provided by 85 authors from 17 different countries, including renowned experts in veterinary gastroenterology, internal medicine, pathology, clinical pathology, radiology, and infectious disease.
  • Coverage of the entire breadth and depth of gastroenterology ranges from biology to pathobiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems.
  • Current information on GI microflora, immunology, cellular growth, and systems integration provides a foundation for treating clinical problems.
  • Coverage of diseases in dogs and cats includes the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, anorectum, liver and biliary tract, exocrine pancreas, peritoneum, and associated vasculature.
  • A focus on patient management examines the full range of procedures and techniques essential to diagnosis and treatment from clinical signs and diagnosis to nutritional support and pharmacologic management of disease.
  • Clear explanations of current diagnostic modalities include laboratory tests, molecular methods, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and histopathology, also showing how to interpret and utilize results.
  • A strong clinical approach emphasizes need-to-know information for managing the common and not-so-common G.I. clinical problems of everyday practice.
  • Full-color photographs and illustrations depict concepts, conditions, and procedures.
  • An evidence-based medicine perspective reflects the latest research as well as the modern practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Logical, coherent, and consistent internal organization makes this a reader-friendly edition.
  • Problem-based algorithms help in diagnosing every G.I. clinical problem from A to Z.
  • A stand-alone section on the pharmacologic approach to G.I. disease offers quick and easy drug reference.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Stanley I. Rubin, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an up-to-date, authoritative guide to gastroenterology in the dog and cat. It is well organized, beginning with basic biology and ending with a comprehensive approach to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract spanning the digestive system from the oral cavity to the anorectum.
Purpose: The purpose, as articulated in the preface, is to provide a comprehensive reference standard for the discipline of small animal gastroenterology. This is a worthy objective as there have been very few new books of this quality published in this discipline.
Audience: This is an excellent addition to the library of veterinary students, house officers, small animal practitioners, and veterinary specialists. Others, including veterinary pathologists, educators, and researchers in the biomedical sciences will find it a useful reference. The editors and authors are well-recognized authorities in their respective fields who have delivered a complete package to their audience.
Features: The 65 chapters are organized into six sections. The first is an overview of the biology of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. The second section covers the approach to clinical signs such as ascites, diarrhea, icterus, and regurgitation. While the approach described in this section is not new, each chapter is well done, written in a concise, well-organized manner. The reader with a patient with a particular clinical problem may start with this section to efficiently decide what to do next, whether it is further diagnostics or principles of treatment. The third section covers diagnostic approaches and includes laboratory medicine, imaging (including radiography, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, computed tomography, and MRI), endoscopy, laparoscopy, and histopathology. This section is practical and chapters include information on instrumentation, technical concerns, procedures, and complications of procedures. The chapter on histopathology is a valuable addition to this type of book. The fourth and fifth sections are devoted to nutritional and pharmacology approaches, respectively. The final section covers diseases of the gastrointestinal tract from the oropharynx to the anorectum and the pancreas and liver. Many chapters have a generous complement of tables, figures, algorithms, and color photographs and micrographs, the latter of which are especially helpful as they provide good examples of normal anatomy versus the pathological state. An extensive list of references ends each chapter, and this edition is as up to date as any modern textbook.
Assessment: This is a great addition to anyone's library. The editors and authors have done an outstanding job. Readers will appreciate its overall readability. It will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of veterinary students, house officers, general practitioners, veterinary specialists, or biomedical researchers.
From the Publisher

"There are books that cover basic clinical approaches or providea quick referenceguide but for some timethere has been a gap on the bookself for up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative book...The book is mammoth and replete with high-quality with high-quality colour diagrams...Was it worth carrying this hefty tome with me each day? Absolutely- it clearly conveys information that is not found in other textbooks, along with a good distillation of current knowledge in a reader-friendly format."

Veterinary Record, October 2012

"Canine and Feline Gastroenterology is a comprehensive text of over 950 pages covering diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the pancreatic and the hepatobillary systems...Canine and Feline and Gastroenterology serves as a must-have reference for both generalist and referral practitioners, as well as postgraduate students with a particular interest in the discipline of veterinarty gastroenterology. It is a valuable resource, which I will continue to use in both clinical and research settings, as well as for preparation for specialist exams, and is a worthwhile addition to the practice library."

Australian Veterinary Journal, February 2013

"Wow! What a nice book! Of course the authors' reputation is a good enough reason to want it but the impressive list of contributors can only reinforce my first impression: there is a lot of work and good science in its 996 pages. In fact, serious general practitioners and specialists alike will find all they need to know about the GI tract...The excellent authors finally put to bed myths such as 'nil per mouth' in the case of acute pancreatitis. Almost half of the book is taken up by the diseases of each organ which are thoroughly dealt with and of course there is an impressive list of reference. Got the message? This is a must!

Vets Today, March 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437703023
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1024
  • File size: 34 MB
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Table of Contents

Section I: Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, and Liver

  1. Integration of Gastrointestinal Function
  2. Gastrointestinal Microflora
  3. Gastrointestinal Immunology
  4. Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  5. Cellular Growth/Neoplasia
  6. Section II: Approach to Clinical Signs in Gastrointestinal Disease

  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Anorexia
  9. Ascites
  10. Coagulopathy
  11. Constipation
  12. Diarrhea
  13. Dyschezia and Tenesmus
  14. Dysphagia and Gagging
  15. Fecal Incontinence
  16. Gastrointestinal Gas
  17. Hemorrhage (Gastrointestinal)
  18. Hepatoencephalopathy
  19. Icterus
  20. Polyphagia
  21. Polyuria/Polydipsia
  22. Regurgitation
  23. Salivation
  24. Vomiting
  25. Weight Loss & Cachexia
  26. Section III: Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems

  27. Laboratory Approach
  28. Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  29. Endoscopy
  30. Laparoscopy
  31. Histopathology
  32. Section IV: Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease

  33. Nutritional Assessment and Management
  34. Adverse Reactions to Food
  35. Nutritional Strategies
  36. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Section V: Pharmacologic Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease
  37. Antidiarrheal Agents
  38. Antiemetic Agents
  39. Antifungal Drugs
  40. Antihelmintic Agents
  41. Antiinflammatory Agents
  42. Antimicrobial Agents
  43. Antioxidant Drugs
  44. Antispasmodic Agents
  45. Behavioral Modification
  46. Chelating Agents
  47. Chemotherapy
  48. Cytoprotection - Gastric
  49. Cytoprotection - Liver/Biliary
  50. Enzyme Supplementation
  51. Fluid Therapy
  52. Immunosuppressive Drugs
  53. Laxative Agents
  54. Probiotic Agents
  55. Prokinetic Agents
  56. Vitamins and Minerals
  57. Section VI: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  58. Oropharynx
  59. Esophagus
  60. Stomach
  61. Small Intestine
  62. Large Intestine
  63. Anorectum
  64. Pancreas
  65. Liver
  66. Breed-Relationships
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