Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine

  • ID: 2221911
  • Book
  • 214 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine provides reliable information on the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease in a user–friendly format. With an emphasis on the features of the history and physical examination that aid in efficient diagnostic planning, the book is an accessible, readable resource for optimizing treatment of patients with diseases of the respiratory tract. Offering comprehensive, accessible coverage of respiratory disorders,
Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine is a useful practice guide and study aid for general practitioners and veterinary students.

Beginning with introductory chapters on the localization of disease, diagnostics, and therapeutics, the heart of the book focuses on the full range of respiratory diseases, including nasal disorders, diseases of airways, parenchymal diseases, pleural and mediastinal diseases, and vascular disorders.  Each chapter takes a common format with diseases subdivided by etiology into structural, infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders. Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine is a useful tool for students and practitioners engaged in studying, diagnosing, and treating respiratory disease.

Key features:

- Provides an authoritative, complete discussion on diagnosing and treating respiratory disease
- Specifically designed to offer comprehensive information in an easy–to–read, logically organized format
- Uses a consistent chapter layout, with diseases subdivided by etiology
- Integrates clinically relevant anatomy, physiology, and disease to present cutting–edge information
- Aids students and clinicians in confidently and accurately managing respiratory diseases

The author:

Lynelle Johnson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California at Davis.

Related titles:

Blackwell’s Five–Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, Fourth Edition

Edited by Larry P. Tilley and Francis W.K. Smith, Jr.

9780781773607 (also available for PDA, 9780813817149, or on CD, 9780781765671)

Notes on Canine Internal Medicine

By Edward J. Hall, Kate Murphy, and Peter Darke


Notes on Feline Internal Medicine

By Kit Sturgess

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1. Localization of disease: use history and physical examination to characterize upper vs. lower, airway vs. parenchymal vs. pleural, heart vs. lung,.

2. Respiratory diagnostics:.

General: lab work and serology, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gas analysis, ECG?.

Imaging: radiography, fluoroscopy, US and CT, transoral and transtracheal wash, respiratory endoscopy, thoracocentesis, FNA and lung biopsy, scintigraphy.

Sample analysis: nasal/airway/fluid cytology and culture.

3. Respiratory therapeutics:.

Specific drugs: antibiotics, antifungals, glucocorticoids, bronchodilators, mucolytics.

Routes of therapy: parenteral vs. enteral, nebulization, metered dose inhalers.

Adjunct therapy: coupage, nutritional management, oxygen administration, indications for ventilatory support, chest tube placement.


Disease sections below to include brief history and physical exam features specific for each disorder, relevant pathophysiology, specific diagnostic findings, treatment, prognosis..

4. Nasal disorders.

Structural: stenotic nares and brachycephalic syndrome, nasal foreign body, tooth root abscess, nasopharyngeal stenosis.

Infectious: Cryptococcosis, aspergillosis.

Inflammatory: nasopharyngeal polyps, CRS, LPR.


5. Diseases of airways.

Structural: laryngeal paralysis, tracheal collapse, bronchiectasis.

Infectious: canine upper respiratory disease complex (expand to include Bordetella and Mycoplasma bronchitis), parasitic bronchitis.

Inflammatory: chronic bronchitis, feline asthma/bronchitis.


6. Parenchymal disease.

Structural: ciliary dyskinesia, lung lobe torsion.

Infectious: pneumonia (bacterial, fungal, viral, rickettsial, protozoal).

Inflammatory: eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy, aspiration pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis.


7. Pleural and mediastinal disease.

Structural: pneumothorax, diaphragmatic hernia.

Infectious: pyothorax, FIP.


Miscellaneous: hemothorax, chylothorax.

8. Vascular disorders: pulmonary thromboembolism, heartworm disease, pulmonary hypertension

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"Perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay the book is to say that I would recommend it equally to undergraduate students studying canine and feline respiratory disease and practitioners wanting to know and learn a bit more about the subject and glean practical tips that they can employ in their day–to–day practice." (Veterinary Record, February 2011)

"Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine is concisely written, easy to read, and up–to–date. There are many excellent photographs illustrating technical procedures and diagnostic findings. Techniques such as transtracheal wash and chest–tube placement are described in sufficient detail to enable practitioners to perform these techniques. This textbook takes a sensible and functional approach to respiratory medicine and clarifies a subject matter many find confusing. This text is highly recommended for any small animal practitioner." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)

"The text book is enjoyable to read and fulfils the stated aim of the author, which is to provide an authoritive, cohesive and complete discussion of all the elements needed to diagnose and treat small animal respiratory diseases, specifically in a user–friendly, single author volume, and the author is to be congratulated in doing so." (The Australian Veterinary Journal, January/February 2011)

"General practitioners and vet students receive a reference that uses a consistent layout and an easy at–a–glance format, along with black and white and color diagnosis photos. No vet′s collection should be without this." (The Bookwatch, January 2011)

"The well–thought–out design makes the book an effective teaching tool and one that will encourage and support practitioners, especially the less experienced, in addressing respiratory disorders in their small animal patients. The character of this book is best captured by the phrase ‘cut to the chase.′ It is masterfully written to present all pertinent information with a remarkable economy of words, providing a thorough but concise guide to clinical respiratory medicine in the dog and cat." (Doody′s, November 2010)

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