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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology. 4th Edition. BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association

  • ID: 2223219
  • Book
  • May 2012
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Since publication of the third edition in 2004 there have been important advances. Several endocrine disorders, such as feline acromegaly and hyperaldosteronism, have risen in importance. The use of diet and novel insulins in diabetic cats, and new drugs such as trilostane and methimazole, which were briefly mentioned in previous editions are now considered routine. In addition, the genetic risks associated with many disorders have been elucidated.

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.

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Hormone assays and collection of samples

Principles of interpreting endocrine test results

The pituitary gland

Disorders of vasopressin production

Pituitary dwarfism


The parathyroid gland



The thyroid gland: Canine hypothyroidism

Canine hyperthyroidism

Feline hyperthyroidism

Feline hypothyroidism

The pancreas

Canine diabetes mellitus

Feline diabetes mellitus

Insulinoma and other gastrointestinal tract tumours

The adrenal gland

Canine hypoadrenocorticism

Canine hyperadrenocorticism

Feline hyperadrenocorticism

Feline hypoadrenocorticism

Feline hyperaldosteronism

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

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Carmel T. Mooney
Mark Peterson
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