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

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"The Feline Patient, Second Edition, continues as a strong resource that provides essential diagnostic and treatment information in a detailed, yet focused manner. With no other book specific to the diagnosis and treatment of the feline patient in quick-reference format, it serves as an ideal reference for practitioners and veterinary students in clinical rotation and is formatted for easy access. Effective tables, detailed illustrations, pharmacologic information, and a cross-indexed roster of clinical signs for differential diagnosis give this book the edge it needs to be THE authoritative book in treating the feline. This unique book covers a wide array of feline conditions, problems, and diseases in alphabetical order and offers concise on-the-spot consultation." 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.

"...provides essential diagnostic and treatment information focusing on the most common medical and surgical conditions in feline practice...designed to make diagnostic,therapeutic and pharmacologic information instantly available."

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Written for practitioners and students in clinical rotation, this book provides essential diagnostic and treatment information for treating the feline patient in a quick-reference format. The book covers an array of feline conditions, problems, and diseases in alphabetical order, and includes tables, pharmacologic information, and a cross-indexed roster of clinical signs for differential diagnosis. This second edition features new chapters on clinical and surgical procedures specific to the feline patient. Norsworthy is affiliated with the Alamo Feline Health Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a quick reference covering disease conditions and clinical procedures in the domestic cat. It provides concise and easily-accessed information to aid the veterinarian in clinical management of the feline patient.
Purpose: This book is designed as a clinical guide and quick reference to feline medical and surgical problems, applications of diagnostic procedures and appropriate therapeutics. Concise and cross-indexed, the book is a practical resource in day-to-day clinical practice.
Audience: The book is directed to veterinarians in clinical practice or otherwise involved with providing medical care to domestic cats. The book is also well-suited to advanced veterinary students undertaking clinical training in feline medicine and surgery and to those preparing for veterinary licensing examination. The book presumes prior training in basic veterinary anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine.
Features: The book is organized into five parts; in part one, feline medical problems are addressed from a problem-oriented or clinical presentation perspective. Part two presents chapters on specific feline diseases, with part three addressing clinical procedures and part four detailing surgical procedures specific to the feline patient. Appendices are presented in part five. Within each part, specific topics are covered in individual chapters, providing focused and easily-accessed information. Chapters are concise, beginning with a brief overview and proceeding through diagnosis, treatment and prognosis sections followed by a list of suggested readings pertaining to the chapter topic. Diagnosis and treatment sections are presented in an outline format to facilitate quick access and readability. The book is illustrated with black-and-white plates which are limited in number but provided where most pertinent and useful. A feline drug formulary is included among the appendices.
Assessment: This book is unique in providing a compilation of medical and surgical information pertinent to the feline patient in a quick-reference form; as such, it offers considerable advantage over the general small animal quick references, which offer little or no detail regarding species-specific problems or procedures. Characterized by brevity and breadth of coverage, this book is a valuable resource for veterinarians in small animal practice.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683065565
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 559

Meet the Author

Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Sharon Fooshee, DVM, Larry P. Tilley, DVM and Mitchell Crystal, DVM.
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Table of Contents

1 Alopecia of the Trunk 3
2 Anemia 7
3 Anorexia 12
4 Arrhythmias 16
5 Ascites 20
6 Cardiopulmonary Arrest 23
7 Cervical Ventroflexion 27
8 Constipation and Obstipation 31
9 Coughing 36
10 Diarrhea 39
11 Draining Tracts and Nodules 44
12 Dyspnea 47
13 Dystocia 52
14 Dysuria and Pollakiuria 55
15 Fever 58
16 Icterus 61
17 Kidneys - Abnormal Size 66
18 Murmurs 68
19 Nasal Discharge 72
20 Obesity 76
21 Pleural Effusion 79
22 Polyphagic Weight Loss 84
23 Polyuria and Polydipsia 88
24 Seizures 92
25 Vomiting 98
26 Weight Loss 103
27 Acetaminophen Toxicosis 109
28 Acne 112
29 Acromegaly 115
30 Amyloidosis 118
31 Anal Sac Impaction and Infection 121
32 Aortic Stenosis 124
33 Aspirin Toxicosis 127
34 Asthma 129
35 Atopy 133
36 Bartonellosis (Cat Scratch Disease) 136
37 Basal Cell Tumor 139
38 Blastomycosis 142
39 Chronic Renal Disease 145
40 Chylothorax 150
41 Cobalamin Deficiency 154
42 Coccidioidomycosis 158
43 Coccidiosis 161
44 Corneal Ulceration and Keratitis 164
45 Cryptococcosis 167
46 Cytauxzoonosis 171
47 Dermatophytosis 174
48 Diabetes Mellitus - Ketoacidosis 178
49 Diabetes Mellitus - Uncomplicated 182
50 Diaphragmatic Hernia 186
51 Digital Diseases 190
52 Dilated Cardiomyopathy 194
53 Ear Mites 197
54 Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex 200
55 Ethylene Glycol Toxicosis 203
56 Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency 207
57 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection 211
58 Feline Infectious Peritonitis 215
59 Feline Leukemia Virus Diseases 220
60 Fight Wound Infections 225
61 Flea-Allergic Dermatitis 229
62 Fleas 233
63 Food Allergy 236
64 Giardiasis 239
65 Gingivitis-Stomatitis-Pharyngitis 243
66 Glomerulonephritis 248
67 Heartworm Disease 251
68 Helicobacter Infection 254
69 Hemobartonellosis 259
70 Hepatic Lipidosis 263
71 High-Rise Syndrome 267
72 Histoplasmosis 270
73 Hookworms 273
74 Horner's Syndrome 276
75 Hydronephrosis 279
76 Hypereosinophilic Syndrome 282
77 Hypertension - Systemic 285
78 Hyperthyroidism 288
79 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 295
80 Hypokalemia 299
81 Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases 303
82 Inflammatory Bowel Disease 306
83 Inflammatory Liver Disease (Hepatitis) 312
84 Ischemic Encephalopathy 316
85 Linear Foreign Body 319
86 Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic Flukes 322
87 Lower Urinary Tract Disease - Idiopathic 325
88 Lungworms 331
89 Lymphoma 334
90 Mammary Gland Neoplasia 340
91 Mammary Hyperplasia 344
92 Mast Cell Tumors 346
93 Megacolon 351
94 Meningioma 356
95 Methemoglobinemia and Heinz Body Hemolytic Anemia 359
96 Mitral Valve Dysplasia 363
97 Nasal and Frontal Sinus Infections 366
98 Nasopharyngeal Polyps 369
99 Nocardiosis 371
100 Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions 374
101 Oral Neoplasia 377
102 Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicosis 381
103 Otitis Externa 385
104 Otitis Media and Interna 388
105 Pancreatitis - Acute 391
106 Pancreatitis - Chronic 396
107 Panleukopenia (Feline Infectious Enteritis) 400
108 Panniculitis 403
109 Patent Ductus Arteriosus 407
110 Pectus Excavatum 410
111 Pneumothorax 412
112 Polycystic Kidney Disease 415
113 Portosystemic Shunt 418
114 Pulmonic Stenosis 423
115 Pyelonephritis 426
116 Pyometra 429
117 Pyothorax 432
118 Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicosis 436
119 Rabies 439
120 Restrictive Cardiomyopathy 443
121 Rodenticide Toxicosis 446
122 Roundworms 450
123 Salmonellosis 453
124 Skin Fragility Syndrome 456
125 Skin Parasites 458
126 Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Cutaneous 461
127 Stomach Worms 465
128 Stud Tail 468
129 Tapeworm Infections 470
130 Tetralogy of Fallot 473
131 Thiamine Deficiency 476
132 Thromboembolic Disease 478
133 Toxoplasmosis 481
134 Triad Disease (Triaditis) 485
135 Trichobezoars 490
136 Upper Respiratory Infections 493
137 Urolithiasis 496
138 Vaccinosarcoma (Vaccination Site Sarcoma) 499
139 Ventricular Septal Defect 502
140 Vestibular Syndrome 505
141 Vitamin A Toxicosis 508
142 Vitamin D Toxicosis 510
143 Bone Marrow Aspiration 515
144 Central Venous Catheter Placement - Jugular Vein 520
145 Cerebrospinal Spinal Fluid Collection via Atlanto-occipital Space 525
146 Fine-Needle Biopsy - Nonaspiration Technique 530
147 Jugular Blood Collection - An Alternative Method 533
148 Orogastric Tube Feeding 537
149 Bulla Osteotomy: Ventral Approach 543
150 Deep Digital Flexor Tenectomy 547
151 Esophagostomy Tube Placement 549
152 Gastrostomy Tube Placement 554
153 Mastectomy 556
154 Onychectomy 559
155 Perineal Urethrostomy 563
156 Prepubic Urethrostomy 569
157 Subcutaneous Fluid Catheter Placement 573
158 Subtotal Colectomy 576
159 Thoracostomy Tube Placement 580
160 Thyroidectomy 584
App. A: Feline Body Surface Area Conversion 591
App. B Chemotherapy for Lymphoma 592
App. C Echocardiographic Values in Normal Cats and Cats With Acquired Heart Disease 600
App. D Cardiac Chamber Enlargement - Electrocardiographic Features 604
App. E Veterinary Therapeutic Diets 607
App. F: Testing Procedures 622
App. G: Drug Formulary 630
Normal Laboratory Values
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