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The Feline Patient: v. 1
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Feline medicine is an integral part of small animal and mixed animal practice, often accounting for 50 per cent or more of the case load in small animal practices. "The Feline Patient" is the ideal clinical reference for busy practitioners wanting rapidly retrievable, concise information about feline diseases. The new edition has been greatly expanded to cover more diseases and syndromes. The highlights include new sections on dermatology, ophthalmology, behavior, and dentistry; expanded formulary and surgery sections; and the most extensive collection of feline radiographs and ultrasound images ever published.The topics are organized alphabetically to facilitate quick access to diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic information - all tailored specifically to the unique needs of cats. The editor of the book, a busy feline practitioner himself, understands the unique needs of feline patients and the desires of cat owners, and has designed this book to meet the needs of busy practitioners worldwide. With contributions from a host of experts and a practical, user-friendly format, this timely and authoritative book is an essential reference for all practitioners seeing feline patients. This new edition is greatly expanded to cover more feline diseases and syndromes. It is full-color throughout. The topics are organized alphabetically for quick reference. There are new sections on dermatology, ophthalmology, behavior, and dentistry. It includes expanded formulary and surgery sections. It features a extensive collection of feline radiographs and ultrasound images.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Internal Medicine. 1. Acetaminophen Toxicosis. 2. Acromegaly. 3. Amyloidosis. 4. Anal Sac Impaction and Infection. 5. Anemia. 6. Anorexia. 7. Aortic Stenosis. 8. Arrhythmias. 9. Ascites. 10. Aspirin Toxicosis. 11. Asthma. 12. Bartonellosis. 13. Basal Cell Tumor. 14. Blastomycosis. 15. Cardiomyopathy, Dilated. 16. Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic. 17. Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive. 18. Cardiopulmonary Arrest. 19. Cervical Ventroflexion. 20. Chylothorax. 21. Cobalamin Deficiency. 22. Coccidiomycosis. 23. Coccidiosis. 24. Constipation/Obstipation. 25. Coughing. 26. Cryptococcosis. 27. Cryptosporidium Diarrhea. 28. Cytauxzoonosis. 29. Diabetes Mellitus: Chronic Complications. 30. Diabetes Mellitus: Ketoacidosis. 31. Diabetes Mellitus: Uncomplicated. 32. Diaphragmatic Hernia. 33. Diarrhea. 34. Digital Diseases. 35. Dysautonomia. 36. Dyspnea. 37. Dystocia. 38. Dysuria/Pollakiuria. 39. Ear Mites. 40. Ethylene Glycol Toxicity. 41. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. 42. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis. 43. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. 44. Feline Infectious Peritonitis. 45. Feline Leukemia Virus Diseases. 46. Fever. 47. Fight Wound Infections/Abscessation. 48. Fleas. 49. Flukes: Liver, Biliary, and Pancreatic. 50. Giardiasis. 51. Gingivitis/Stomatitis/Pharyngitis. 52. Glomerulonephritis. 53. Heartworm Disease. 54. Helicobacter Infection. 55. Hemobartonellosis (Hemoplasmosis). 56. Hepatic Lipidosis. 57. Hepatitis, Inflammatory. 58. High-Rise Syndrome. 59. Histoplasmosis. 60. Hookworms. 61. Horner's Syndrome. 62. Hydronephrosis. 63. Hyperadrenocorticism. 64. Hypercalcemia. 65. Hypereosinophilic Syndrome. 66. Hyperkalemia. 67. Hypertension, Systemic. 68. Hyperthyroidism. 69. Hypoadrenocorticism. 70. Hypoalbuminemia. 71. Hypocalcemia. 72. Hypokalemia. 73. Hypomagnesemia. 74. Hypophosphatemia. 75. Icterus. 76. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 77. Ischemic Encephalopathy. 78. Kidneys: Abnormal Size. 79. Linear Foreign Body. 80. Lung Parasites. 81. Lymphoma. 82. Mammary Gland Hyperplasia. 83. Mammary Gland Neoplasia. 84. Manx Syndrome. 85. Mast Cell Tumors. 86. Megacolon. 87. Meningioma. 88. Methemoglobinemia/HB Hemolytic Anemia. 89. Mitral Valve Dysplasia. 90. Murmurs. 91. Myiasis. 92. Nasal and Frontal Sinus Infections. 93. Nasal Discharge. 94. Nasopharyngeal and Nasal Polyps. 95. Neonatal Isoerythrolysis. 96. Nocardiosis. 97. Obesity. 98. Oral Neoplasia. 99. Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicosis. 100. Otitis Externa. 101. Otitis Media and Interna. 102. Pancreatitis, Acute. 103. Pancreatitis, Chronic. 104. Panleukopenia (Feline Parvovirus Infection). 105. Panniculitis. 106. Paraneoplastic Syndrome. 107. Patent Ductus Arteriosis. 108. Pectus Excavatum. 109. Plant Toxicities. 110. Pleural Effusion. 111. Pneumothorax. 112. Polycystic Kidney Disease. 113. Polyphagic Weight Loss. 114. Polyuria/Polydipsia. 115. Portosystemic Shunt. 116. Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic. 117. Pulmonic Stenosis. 118. Pyelonephritis. 119. Pyometra and Mucometra. 120. Pyothorax. 121. Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicosis. 122. Rabies. 123. Refeeding Syndrome. 124. Renal Failure, Acute. 125. Renal Failure, Chronic. 126. Renal Insufficiency. 127. Rodenticide Toxicosis. 128. Roundworms. 129. Salmonellosis. 130. Sarcomas, Injection Site. 131. Seizures. 132. Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Cutaneous. 133. Stomach Worms. 134. Tapeworm Infections. 135. Tetralogy of Fallot. 136. Thiamine Deficiency. 137. Thromboembolic Disease. 138. Toxoplasmosis. 139. Triad Disease. 140. Trichobezoars. 141. Tritrichomonas Diarrhea. 142. Upper Respiratory Infections, Viral. 143. Urolithiasis. 144. Ventricular Septal Defects. 145. Vestibular Syndrome. 146. Vitamin A Toxicosis. 147. Vitamin D Toxicosis. 148. Vomiting. 149. Weight Loss. 150. Yersinia pestis Infection (Plague). Section 2: Dermatology. 151. Acne. 152. Atopic Dermatitis. 153. Cutaneous Markers of Internal Disease. 154. Dermatophytosis. 155. Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. 156. Flea Hypersensitivity Dermatitis. 157. Food Reaction. 158. Idiopathic Ulcerative Dermatitis. 159. Malassezia Dermatitis. 160. Miliary Dermatitis. 161. Pemphigus Foliaceus. 162. Skin Parasites. 163. Stud Tail. 164. Tumors, Nodules, Draining Tracts. 165. Viral Dermatitis. Section 3: Ophthalmology. 166. The Eye Exam. 167. Blindness. 168. Cataracts. 169. Corneal Ulcers. 170. Eosinophilic Keratitis. 171. Eyelid Diseases. 172. Glaucoma. 173. Intraocular Tumors. 174. Keratitis and Conjunctivitis. 175. Retinal Disease. 176. Third Eyelid Disease. 177. Uveitis. Section 4: Behavior. 178. Aggression towards Humans. 179. Intercat Aggression. 180. Feline House Soiling. 181. Feline Marking. Section 5: Cytology. 182. Sample Staining. 183. Inflammation vs. Neoplasia: Differentiation. 184. Adenocarcinoma. 185. Atypical Bacterial Infections. 186. Fibrosarcoma. 187. Hepatic Lipidosis. 188. Lymphoma. 189. Lymph Node Disease. 190. Mast Cell Tumors. 191. Systemic Fungal Disease. Section 6: Imaging. 192. Imaging Techniques. 193. Special Procedures. 194. Radiographic Notables of the Thorax. 195. Radiographic Notables of the Abdomen. 196. Radiographic Notables of the Head and Neck. 197. Radiographic Notables of the Legs/Tail. 198. Ultrasonographic Notables of the Thorax. 199. Ultrasonographic Notables of the Abdomen. Section 7: Clinical Procedures. 200. Blood Transfusion. 201. Bone Marrow Aspiration. 202. Central Venous Catheter Placement. 203. CSF Collection. 204. Fine Needle Biopsy. 205. Fluid Therapy. 206. Jugular Blood Collection. 207. Lung Aspirate. 208. Orogastric Tube Feeding. 209. Testing Procedures. 210. Transpalatine Aspiration. Section 8: Dentistry. 211. The Dental Exam. 212. The Dental Prophylaxis. 213. Congenital Dental Abnormalities. 214. Endodontics and Restorations. 215. Extractions. 216. Feline Dental Resorption. 217. Gingivitis and Stomatitis. 218. Oral Surgery. 219. Oral and Dental Radiography. Section 9: Surgical Procedures. 220. Bulla Osteotomy: Lateral Approach. 221. Colectomy. 222. Esophagostomy Tube Placement. 223. Gastrostomy Tube Placement. 224. Jejunostomy Tube Placement. 225. Lip Avulsion Replacement. 226. Mandibular Symphyseal Repair. 227. Mastectomy. 228. Nasopharyngeal Polyp/Mass Removal. 229. Nephrolith Removal. 230. Onychectomy. 231. Subcutaneous Fluid Catheter Placement. 232. Thoracostomy Tube Placement. 233. Thyroidectomy. 234. Total Ear Canal Ablation & Lateral Bulla Osteotomy. 235. Ureterolith Removal. 236. Urethrostomy, Perineal. 237. Urethrostomy, Prepubic. 238. Urinary Bladder Marsupialization. Section 10: Appendices. 239. Age Approximation. 240. Body Surface Area Conversion. 241. Chemotherapy for Lymphoma. 242. Echocardiographic Tables. 243. Electrocardiographic Tables. 244. Therapeutic Diets. 245. 2005 Guidelines: American Heartworm Society. 246. Drug Formulary

Author Biography

About the Founding Authors Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (Feline) is the Editor of the 3rd Edition. He has been in private practice for over 30 years and is owner of Alamo Feline Health Center, one of the largest feline practices in the United States. He is a frequent lecturer on feline topics for state, regional, national, and international veterinary conferences. Mitchell A. Crystal, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), is the Chief of Medicine of North Florida Veterinary Specialists. Prior to opening one of Florida's premier referral centers, he was an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Sharon Fooshee Grace, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline), DACVIM (Internal Medicine), was in private practice for many years before joining the faculty of Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She had a deep interest in feline medicine before it was popular to be feline focused. Larry P. Tilley, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) is an internationally acclaimed expert in cardiology of cats and dogs. He has authored or edited several textbooks on cardiology, electrocardiography, and internal medicine, including The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult.
Release date NZ
January 10th, 2007
Edited by Gary D. Norsworthy Edited by Larry P. Tilley, DVM, DACVIM Edited by Mitchell A. Crystal Edited by Sharon Fooshee Grace
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3rd Revised edition
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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