The Feline Patient: Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

The Feline Patient: Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment / Edition 1

by Gary D. Norsworthy, Larry P. Tilley, Mitchell A. Crystal, Sharon Fooshee

ISBN-10: 0683065564

ISBN-13: 9780683065565

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Following a highly successful First Edition, this Second Edition continues as a strong resource on essential diagnostic and treatment information. Featuring a detailed yet succinct format, this book is an ideal reference for practitioners and veterinary students in clinical rotation. Tables to summarize facts support the text along with illustrations, pharmacological


Following a highly successful First Edition, this Second Edition continues as a strong resource on essential diagnostic and treatment information. Featuring a detailed yet succinct format, this book is an ideal reference for practitioners and veterinary students in clinical rotation. Tables to summarize facts support the text along with illustrations, pharmacological information and a cross-indexed roster of clinical signs for differential diagnosis. Coverage includes a wide range of feline conditions, and lists problems and diseases in alphabetical order, plus offers on-the-spot consultation.


  • Extensive drug formulary provides instant access to crucial pharmacologic data
  • New chapters on clinical and surgical procedures specific to the feline patient
  • New contributors for fresh perspective

From start to finish, this unique, easy-to-use text helps practitioners and students in clinical rotation alike master the knowledge they need to treat and diagnose their feline patients.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Clinical Presentations.

1.Alopecia of the Trunk (Gary D. Norsworthy).

2. Anemia (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

3. Anorexia (Mitchell A. Crystal).

4. Arrhythmias (Larry P. Tilley).

5. Ascites (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

6. Cardiopulmonary Arrest (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

7. Cervical Ventroflexion (Mitchell A. Crystal).

8. Constipation and Obstipation (Sharon Fooshee Grace and Mitchell A. Crystal).

9. Coughing (Gary D. Norsworthy).

10. Diarrhea (Mitchell A. Crystal).

11. Draining Tracts and Nodules (Gary D. Norsworthy).

12. Dyspnea (Gary D. Norsworthy).

13. Dystocia (Gary D. Norsworthy).

14. Dysuria and Pollakiuria (Gary D. Norsworthy).

15. Fever (Mitchell A. Crystal).

16. Icterus (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

17. Kidneys—Abnormal Size (Gary D. Norsworthy).

18. Murmurs (Larry P. Tilley).

19. Nasal Discharge (Gary D. Norsworthy).

20. Obesity (Mitchell A. Crystal).

21. Pleural Effusion (Gary D. Norsworthy).

22. Polyphagic Weight Loss (Mitchell A. Crystal).

23. Polyuria and Polydipsia (Mitchell A. Crystal).

24. Seizures (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

25. Vomiting (Mitchell A. Crystal).

26. Weight Loss (Mitchell A. Crystal).

Part 2: Diseases.

27. Acetaminophen Toxicosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

28. Acne (Gary D. Norsworthy).

29. Acromegaly (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

30. Amyloidosis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

31. Anal Sac Impaction and Infection (Gary D. Norsworthy).

32. Aortic Stenosis (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

33. Aspirin Toxicosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

34. Asthma (Gary D. Norsworthy).

35. Atopy (Gary D. Norsworthy).

36. Bartonellosis (Cat Scratch Disease) (Mitchell A. Crystal).

37. Basal Cell Tumor (Mitchell A. Crystal).

38. Blastomycosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

39. Chronic Renal Disease (Gary D. Norsworthy).

40. Chylothorax (Gary D. Norsworthy).

41. Cobalamin Deficiency (Jorg M. Steiner).

42. Coccidioidomycosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

43. Coccidiosis (Mitchell A.Crystal).

44. Corneal Ulceration and Keratitis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

45. Cryptococcosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

46. Cytauxzoonosis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

47. Dermatophytosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

48. Diabetes Mellitus—Ketoacidosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

49. Diabetes Mellitus—Uncomplicated (Gary D. Norsworthy).

50. Diaphragmatic Hernia (Gary D. Norsworthy).

51. Digital Diseases (Mitchell A. Crystal).

52. Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

53. Ear Mites (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

54. Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

55. Ethylene Glycol Toxicosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

56. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (Jorg M. Steiner).

57. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

58. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

59. Feline Leukemia Virus Diseases (Gary D. Norsworthy).

60. Fight Wound Infections (Gary D. Norsworthy).

61. Flea-Allergic Dermatitis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

62. Fleas (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

63. Food Allergy (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

64. Giardiasis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

65. Gingivitis-Stomatitis-Pharyngitis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

66. Glomerulonephritis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

67. Heartworm Disease (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

68. Helicobacter Infection (Mitchell A. Crystal).

69. Hemobartonellosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

70. Hepatic-Lipidosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

71. High-Rise Syndrome (Mitchell A. Crystal).

72. Histoplasmosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

73. Hookworms (Mitchell A. Crystal).

74. Horner’s Syndrome (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

75. Hydronephrosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

76. Hyperosinophilic Syndrome (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

77. Hypertension—Systemic (Larry P. Tilley).

78. Hyperthyroidism (Mitchell A. Crystal and Gary D. Norsworthy).

79. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Larry P.Tilley).

80. Hypokalemia (Mitchell A. Crystal).

81. Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

82. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Mitchell A. Crystal).

83. Inflammatory Liver Disease (Hepatitis) (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

84. Ischemic Encephalopathy (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

85. Linear Foreign Body (Gary D. Norsworthy).

86. Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Flukes (Gary D. Norsworthy).

87. Lower Urinary Tract Disease—Idiopathic (Gary D. Norsworthy).

88. Lungworms (Gary D. Norsworthy).

89. Lymphoma (Mitchell A. Crystal).

90. Mammary Gland Neoplasia (Mitchell A. Crystal).

91. Mammary Hyperplasia (Gary D. Norsworthy).

92. Mast Cell Tumors (Mitchell A. Crystal).

93. Megacolon (Mitchell A. Crystal).

94. Meningioma (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

95. Methemoglobinemia and Heinz Body Hemolytic Anemia (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

96. Mitral Valve Dysplasia (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

97. Nasal and Frontal Sinus Infections (Gary D. Norsworthy).

98. Nasopharyngeal Polyps (Gary D. Northsworthy).

99. Nocardiosis (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

100. Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (Gary D. Norsworthy).

101. Oral Neoplasia (Mitchell A. Crystal).

102. Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

103. Otitis Externa (Gary D. Norsworthy).

104. Otitis Media and Interna (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

105. Pancreatitis—Acute (Jorg M. Steiner).

106. Pancreatitis—Chronic (Jorg M. Steiner).

107. Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

108. Panniculitis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

109. Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Larry P.Tilley).

110. Pectus Excavatum (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

111. Peumothorax (Gary D. Norsworthy).

112. Polycystic Kidney Disease (Gary D. Norsworthy).

113. Portosystemic Shunt (Mitchell A. Crystal).

114. Pulmonic Stenosis (Larry P. Tilley).

115. Pyelonephritis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

116. Pyometra (Gary D. Norsworthy).

117. Pyothorax (Gary D. Norsworthy).

118. Pyrethin and Pyrethroid Toxicosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

119. Rabies (Mitchell A. Crystal).

120. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy (Larry P.Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

121. Rodenticide Toxicosis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

122. Roundworms (Mitchell A. Crystal).

123. Salmonellosis (Mitchell A. Crystal).

124. Skin Fragility Syndrome (Gary D. Norsworthy).

125. Skin Parasites (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

126. Squamous Cell Carcinoma—Cutaneous (Mitchell A. Crystal).

127. Stomach Worms (Mitchell A. Crystal).

128. Stud Tail (Gary D. Norsworthy).

129. Tapeworm Infections (Mitchell A. Crystal).

130. Tetralogy of Fallot (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

131. Thiamine Deficiency (Gary D. Norsworthy).

132. Thromboembolic Disease (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

133. Toxoplasmosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

134. Triad Disease (Triaditis) (Margie Scherk).

135. Trichobezoars (Mitchell A. Crystal).

136. Upper Respiratory Infections (Gary D. Norsworthy).

137. Urolithiasis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

138. Vaccinosarcoma (Vaccination Site Sarcoma) (Sharon Fooshee Grace).

139. Ventricular Septal Defect (Larry P. Tilley and John-Karl Goodwin).

140. Vestibular Syndrome (Mitchell A. Crystal).

141. Vitamin A Toxicosis (Mitchell A. Crstal).

142. Vitamin D Toxicosis (Gary D. Norsworthy).

Part 3: Clinical Procedures.

143. Bone Marrow Aspiration (Mitchell A. Crystal).

144. Central Venous Catheter Placement—Jugular Vein (Mitchell A. Crystal).

145. Cerebrospinal Spinal Fluid Collection via Atlanto-occipital Space (Mitchell A. Crystal).

146. Fine-Needle Biopsy—Nonaspiration Technique (Mitchell A. Crystal).

147. Jugular Blood Collection—An Alternative Method (Gary D. Norsworthy).

148. Orogastric Tube Feeding (Gary D. Norsworthy).

Part 4: Surgical Procedures.

149. Bulla Osteotomy: Ventral Approach (Don R. Waldron).

150. Deep Digital Flexor Tenectomy (Don R. Waldron).

151. Esophagostomy Tube Placement (Don R. Waldron).

152. Gastrostomy Tube Placement (Don R. Waldron).

153. Mastectomy (Don R. Waldron).

154. Onychectomy (Don R. Waldron).

155. Perineal Urethrostomy (Don R. Waldron).

156. Prepubic Urethrostomy (Don R. Waldron).

157. Subcutaneous Fluid Catheter Placement (Gary D. Norsworthy).

158. Subtotal Colectomy (Don R. Waldron).

159. Thoracostomy Tube Placement (Don R. Waldron).

160. Thyroidectomy (Gary D. Norsworthy).

Part 5: Appendices.

Appendix A: Feline Body Surface Area Conversion (Gary D. Norsworthy).

Appendix B: Chemotherapy for Lymphoma (Mitchell A. Crystal).

Appendix C: Echocardiographic Values in Normal Cats and Cats With Acquired Heart Disease (Larry P. Tilley).

Appendix D: Cardiac Chamber Enlargement—Electrocardiographic Features (Larry P. Tilley).

Appendix E: Veterinary Therapeutic Diets (Mitchell A. Crystal).

Appendix F: Testing Procedures (Mitchell A. Crystal and Gary D. Norsworthy).

Appendix G: Drug Formulary.


Normal Laboratory Values

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