The principles of diagnostics and clinical staging and of the main therapeutic modalities are outlined. Individual tumour types in the body systems of dogs and cats are then described, using a common approach to aid information retrieval on aetiology and pathogenesis, presentation and clinical signs (including staging/grading of tumours), management , and prognosis. A wealth of new photographs has been included to illustrate the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of a range of tumours.
The growing importance of ethical considerations and palliative care are also recognized, and exciting developments and treatment possibilities explored.
Contributors: Nick Bacon (USA ), Laura Blackwood (UK), Jon Bray (UK), Malcolm Brearly (UK), Bill Dernell (USA ), Jane Dobson (UK), Henrik von Euler (Sweden), David Gould (UK), Stuart Helfand (USA ), Kelvin Kow (USA ), Sue Lana (USA ), Duncan Lascelles (USA ), Chris Mariani (USA ), Kyle Matthews (USA ), Richard Mellanby (UK), Amy Pruitt (USA ), Bernie Rollin (USA ), Korinn Saker (USA ), Tim Scase (UK), Catherine Scott–Moncrieff (USA ), Don Thrall (USA ), David Vail (USA ), Rob White (UK)