A new chapter presents the principles of interpreting endocrine test results and discusses how test performance is assessed in relation to diagnostic confidence.
The central section on glands and their diseases is presented in a standard format –– detailing physiology, aetiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment – to aid information retrieval.
The final section has been rewritten to focus on solving clinical and clinicopathological abnormalities with an endocrine dimension.
Hormone assays and collection of samples
Principles of interpreting endocrine test results
The pituitary gland
Disorders of vasopressin production
The parathyroid gland
The thyroid gland: Canine hypothyroidism
Canine diabetes mellitus
Feline diabetes mellitus
Insulinoma and other gastrointestinal tract tumours
The adrenal gland
Presenting complaints and their investigation
Investigation of polyuria and polydipsia
Investigation of hypercalcaemia and hypocalcaemia
Investigation of unstable canine diabetes mellitus
Investigation of unstable feline diabetes mellitus
Ketoacidosis; Investigation of hypoglycaemia
Investigation of symmetrical
This manual is useful for veterinary students and merits a place on the bookshelf of every small animal practitioner. (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 December 2012)
As such, I think this book would be a first rate resource for anyone involved with small animal medicine cases, be they reluctant medics, those working towards further qualifications in the area or somewhere in–between. (The Veterinary Record, 15 September 2012)