Emergency care is one of the most important areas of veterinary medicine. Building on the success of the previous editions, the international editors and authors have reviewed and updated the Manual to reflect the continued growth in knowledge and understanding in this crucial area.
The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical Care remains a highly practical resource. Retaining the structure of the previous edition, each of the chapters in this third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect current thinking and practices. The introductory chapters, covering areas such as telephone triage, catheterization and the assessment of shock, sit alongside chapters that cover system specific emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to uterine prolapse, and from corneal ulceration to fractures and luxations. The text is fully illustrated throughout.
1 Triage of the emergency patientAndrew J. Brown and Kenneth J. Drobatz
2 Vascular accessSophie Adamantos
3 Assessment and treatment of shockEmily Thomas and Elise Boller
4 Fluid therapyAmanda Boag and Dez Hughes
5 Electrolyte and acid base balanceAmanda Boag
6 Cardiovascular emergenciesJosé Novo Matos and Nuala Summerfield
7 General approach to respiratory distressLori S. Waddell and Lesley G. King
8 Renal and urinary tract emergenciesJonathan D. Foster and Karen Humm
9 Neurological emergenciesCharles Vite and Evelyn Galban
10 Ophthalmological emergenciesCristina Seruca and Debbie Mandell
11 Approach to gastrointestinal emergenciesGareth Buckley and Elizabeth Rozanski
12 Acute abdominal and gastrointestinal surgical emergenciesDavid Holt and Gareth Buckley
13 Haematological emergenciesRobert Goggs and Susan G. Hackner
14 Transfusion medicineGillian Gibson and Mary Beth Callan
15 Reproductive and paediatric emergenciesErica Reineke and Dan Lewis
16 Endocrine emergenciesBarbara J. Skelly
17 Acute management of orthopaedic and external soft tissue injuriesSorrel Langley–Hobbs and Matthew Pead
18 Dermatological emergenciesPetra Roosje
19 Toxicological emergenciesJonathan M. Babyak and Justine A. Lee
20 Cardiopulmonary resuscitationEdward Cooper and Manuel Boller
21 Anaesthesia, sedation and analgesia of the critical patientGiacomo Gianotti and Paulo Steagall
22 Nutritional support of the critical patientKathryn Michel
23 Bacterial infections in the critical patientIain Keir and Dawn Merton–Boothe
24 Imaging techniques for the critical patientAndrew Parry and Frances Barr
25 Team approach to the critically ill patient the role of the veterinary nurseEmily Savino and Lila Sierra
Lesley G. King, MVB, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin in 1986. Following a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she remained on staff in the Intensive Care Unit as a Professor of Critical Care and Director of the Intensive Care Unit. Lesley was a founding Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Medicine, and also served as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Amanda Boag, MA, VetMB, DipECVECC, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, FHEA, MRCVS, graduated from Cambridge University. She undertook further clinical training at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the University of Pennsylvania and is Board certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical (ECC) care. She was a lecturer in ECC at the RVC from 2003 2008, until she took up the post of Clinical Director at Vets Now where she has responsibility for clinical and professional standards across 55 emergency clinics and three 24–hour hospitals. Amanda is the Founding President of the European College of Veterinary ECC, is an elected RCVS Council member and is currently Vice President of the RCVS.