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Notes on Feline Internal Medicine
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, January 2004, Pages: 376
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 note-based style, to ensure veterinarians and students have quick and easy access to comprehensive and practical clinical and diagnostic information.
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.
Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract disease; Lower respiratory tract disease; Mediastinal/pleural disease; Differential diagnosis of respiratory disease; Investigation of respiratory disease; Treatment of respiratory disease; Cardiovascular: Cardiac disease; Differential diagnosis of cardiac disease; Further investigation of cardiac disease; Treatment of cardiac disease; Alimentary: Oral cavity disease; Pharyngeal disease; Oseophageal disease; Gastric disease; Small intestinal disease; Large intestinal disease; Differential diagnosis of regurgitation and vomiting; Differential diagnosis of diarrhoea; Differential diagnosis of tenesmus; Further investigation of alimentary tract disease; Treatment of alimentary tract disease; Hepatic: Hepatic disease; Differential diagnosis of hepatic disease; Management and treatment of hepatic disease; Pancreatic: Pancreatic disease; Urinary: Renal disease; Investigation and management of renal disease; Lower urinary tract; Investigation of LUT disease; Treatment of LUT disease; Reproductive disease; Endocrine disease; Neurology: Central; Peripheral; Dysautonomia; Differential diagnosis of seizures; Differential diagnosis of ataxia; Differential diagnosis of major presenting signs: Anaemia; Weight loss; Polyuria/polydipsia; Pyrexia of unknown origin; Ascites; Feline peculiarities: Idiosyncrasies of drug metabolism; Nutritional related disease; Retrovirus associated disease
Dr Kit Sturgess is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine (Internal Medicine). He has been seeing referral small animal medicine cases for the past 20 years both at university-based and private specialist practices. Having established a highly successful small animal referral centre, Kit now concentrates on veterinary education and support for general practitioners, as well as providing locum specialist internal medicine services. He has authored numerous articles as well as presenting lectures and research abstracts at conferences worldwide