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By Peter Hill, Sheena Warman, Geoff Shawcross

ISBN-10: 1405169494

ISBN-13: 9781405169493

Concentrating on 'day one competencies', this ebook bargains crucial suggestions to the commonest difficulties encountered in small animal common perform. Addressing a hundred middle situations, it really is perfect for the undergraduate or newly certified vet, and for these looking an updated refresher. equipped by means of providing signal (diarrhoea, itching) or disorder (diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), and with color representation all through, every one bankruptcy explains: tips to make a prognosis which interventions are just right typically perform what the vet may still say to the buyer prior to and after exam The authors additionally provide important recommendation on different key issues resembling annual wellbeing and fitness tests, neutering and euthanasia, and so they take on the harsh questions: What if it does not get well? what's the not pricey choice? while may still I refer?Never earlier than has a lot functional details been introduced jointly in one quantity. Like having an skilled or expert clinician status through your part within the consulting room, a hundred most sensible Consultations turns into a depended on better half for college kids and practitioners alike.

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G. pruritus, vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing, lameness, haematuria) allowing a list of prioritised differential diagnoses to be generated. If there is more than one problem, multiple differential lists can be generated. A diagnostic plan is then formulated which involves tests and investigations to rule in or out the conditions on the list(s). The tests may all be carried out at one time, or they may be staggered so that the most common or potentially serious conditions are investigated first (a sequence known as a diagnostic algorithm).

Table of Contents Cover Table of Contents Half title page Title page Copyright page List of contributors Acknowledgements About this book Introduction: Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in small animal general practice Section 1: Health checks and vaccinations 1 The new puppy or kitten Pre-purchase advice The first consultation The clinical examination General findings Vaccination Antiparasitic treatment Further advice Additional recommendations 2 The annual health check Problems that might be raised by owners The clinical examination Recommending treatments and procedures Vaccination Other forms of preventative medicine 3 Advising on spaying and castration Reasons for neutering Disadvantages or complications associated with surgical neutering Recommended age for neutering Chemical control of breeding Overall recommendations Section 2: General signs and illnesses 4 Inappetence and anorexia Common differential diagnoses 5 Weight loss Common differential diagnoses 6 Polydipsia and polyuria Common differential diagnoses 7 Pyrexia Common differential diagnoses 8 Anaemia Common differential diagnoses 9 Jaundice Common differential diagnoses 10 Collapse Common differential diagnoses 11 Abdominal distension Common differential diagnoses 12 The FeLV-positive cat Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 13 The FIV-positive cat Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 14 The cat with FIP Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 3: Skin problems 15 The itchy dog Common differential diagnoses 16 The itchy cat Common differential diagnoses 17 Diagnosing and treating skin diseases caused by ectoparasites Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 18 The dog with demodicosis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 19 The dog with pyoderma or Malassezia dermatitis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 20 The atopic dog Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 21 The dog with a hot spot Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 22 The dog with acral lick dermatitis (lick granuloma) Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 23 Anal sac problems Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 24 Ear infections Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 25 Pododermatitis Common differential diagnoses 26 The dog or cat with a cutaneous lump or swelling Common differential diagnoses 27 The dog with urticaria or angioedema Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Differential diagnoses 28 The cat-bite abscess Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 29 Lipomas Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 30 The dog with a histiocytoma Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 31 Mast cell tumours Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 32 Sebaceous adenomas and follicular cysts Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 33 The dog that is losing hair Common differential diagnoses 34 Dermatophytosis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 35 Skin problems in non dog/cat species Common skin diseases and symptoms in rabbits Common skin diseases and symptoms in hamsters Common skin diseases and symptoms in Guinea pigs Common skin diseases and symptoms in caged birds Section 4: Gastrointestinal problems 36 Dental disease Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 37 Retching and gagging Common differential diagnoses 38 Vomiting Common differential diagnoses 39 Diarrhoea Common differential diagnoses 40 The dog with haemorrhagic gastroenteritis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 41 Colitis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 42 Liver disease Aetiology and pathogenesis Common differential diagnoses 43 The dog or cat with pancreatitis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 44 The dog with gastric dilatation and volvulus Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 45 Obstipation and megacolon Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 5: Musculoskeletal problems 46 Orthopaedic problems in young and growing dogs Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 47 Forelimb lameness Common differential diagnoses 48 Hindlimb lameness Common differential diagnoses 49 Cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 50 Advising on osteoarthritis Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 51 Initial fracture diagnosis and management Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 52 Spinal pain and intervertebral disc herniation Common differential diagnoses Section 6: Cardio-respiratory problems 53 Coughing Common differential diagnoses 54 The dog with kennel cough Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 55 Sneezing and nasal discharge Common differential diagnoses 56 The puppy or kitten with a heart murmur Aetiology and pathogenesis Common differential diagnoses 57 The dog with heart failure Aetiology and pathogenesis Common differential diagnoses History and clinical signs 58 The dyspnoeic cat Common differential diagnoses Section 7: Eye problems 59 Eyelid problems Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 60 Conjunctivitis Common differential diagnoses 61 Corneal ulcers Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 62 Cataracts Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 63 Blindness Common differential diagnoses Section 8: Urinary tract problems 64 The dog with signs of cystitis or haematuria Common differential diagnoses 65 The cat with signs of cystitis or haematuria Common differential diagnoses 66 The blocked cat Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 67 The dog with urinary incontinence Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 68 Chronic renal failure Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 69 The dog with prostatic disease Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 9: Reproductive tract problems 70 The bitch with pyometra Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 71 Pregnancy and whelping General advice about pregnancy Complications during pregnancy Preparations for whelping The normal parturition process Dealing with the umbilical cord Checking the puppies Complications of parturition requiring veterinary intervention Caesarean section 72 Oestrus control, misalliance and false pregnancies Oestrus control Misalliance (Mésalliance) False pregnancy Section 10: Endocrine problems 73 The dog with hypothyroidism Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 74 The dog with hyperadrenocorticism Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses 75 Diabetes mellitus Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 76 The cat with hyperthyroidism Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Common differential diagnoses Section 11: Emergencies and trauma 77 The road traffic accident 78 The pharyngeal foreign body Aetiology and pathogenesis Differential diagnoses History and clinical signs 79 Problems associated with grass seeds Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 80 Burns Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 12: Cancer 81 The dog or cat with cancer Aetiology and pathogenesis Common tumours of dogs and cats 82 The dog with a mammary tumour Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs 83 The dog with multicentric lymphoma Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 13: Neurological problems 84 The dog having seizures Differential diagnoses 85 Hindlimb ataxia and weakness Common differential diagnoses 86 Vestibular disease Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Section 14: Behavioural problems 87 The aggressive dog Risk assessment Common differential diagnoses 88 The frightened dog Common differential diagnoses 89 Separation problems in the dog Common differential diagnoses 90 House-soiling and elimination problems Common differential diagnoses Section 15: Poisonings 91 Dealing with suspected poisoning 92 Anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning Aetiology and pathogenesis History and clinical signs Important differential diagnoses Section 16: Problems in non dog/cat species 93 The sick rabbit Common presentations and conditions affecting rabbits 94 The sick hamster Common presentations and conditions affecting hamsters 95 The sick Guinea pig Common presentations and conditions affecting Guinea pigs 96 The sick bird Common presentations and conditions affecting birds 97 The sick tortoise Common presentations and conditions affecting tortoises Section 17: Miscellaneous 98 The post-surgery check-up Dealing with common complications Managing dressings Monitoring progress 99 Illnesses in animals that have travelled abroad Common differential diagnoses 100 Elective euthanasia Reasons for euthanasia Permission for euthanasia Techniques for euthanasia Owner involvement in euthanasia consultations Euthanasia of aggressive dogs Euthanasia of aggressive or feral cats Euthanasia when no help is available After the event Section 18: Appendices Appendix 1 – Rational use of antibiotics Are the animal’s clinical signs likely to be caused by a bacterial infection?

These chapters inform clinicians about what to tell clients after a diagnosis has been made. 3) Miscellaneous chapters – These chapters, coloured red, cover various topics that are rarely found in veterinary texts, such as annual health checks, neutering, oestrus control and euthanasia. 舗, which can be quickly identified by their colour (red, orange and purple, respectively). This type of information is rarely taught at veterinary school and practitioners usually have to learn it the hard way, by trial and error.

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