The Cat Clinical Medicine and Management

The Cat Clinical Medicine and Management
The Cat Clinical Medicine and Management
De: Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
ISBN: 9781437706604
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1424 páginas
Publicação: 2011, Saunders


Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little�??s The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you�??ll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more - all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online.

Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It�??s the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus.
Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners - including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions.
Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information.
Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions.
Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners�?? expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats.
Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment.
Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders.
Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care.
Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats.
The complete contents also are available online through Veterinary Consult.


Part 1: Fundamentals of Feline Practice
A Short Natural History of the Cat and Its Relationship with Humans
Principles of Feline Behavior
The Feline Genome and Its Clinical Implications
Nutrition and Dietetics
Fluid Therapy
Laboratory Diagnostics and Test Interpretation
Guidelines and Precautions for Drug Therapy in Cats
Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Vaccines and Preventive Health Care

Part 2: Practice of Feline Medicine - A Systemic Approach
The Medical History, Physical Examination, and Restraint Techniques
Infectious Diseases
Care of the Newborn
Growth and Development
Congenital and Inherited Diseases
Pulmonary Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension
Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram
Digestive System and Liver
Urinary Tract Disorders
Hematology and Immune-Related Disorders
Nutritional Disorders

Part 3: Managing the Cat with Co-Existing and Chronic Disease
Different scenarios of complex disease management, e.g.:
Hyperthyroidism and CKD
Hyperthyroidism and diabetes
Diabetes and obesity
Diabetes and UTI
Diabetes and GI disease
Diabetes and asthma
Heart failure and CKD
Pancreatitis and IBD
CKD and systemic hypertension
Hepatic lipidosis and stomatitis
Immune deficiencies/stress and infection
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic immunosuppression
Monitoring long-term therapy
Managing adverse reactions to therapy
Palliative medicine/ pain assessment and management
Quality of Life
Indoor cat initiative/idiopathic cystitis

Part 4: Special Considerations in the Senior Cat
Feline decline associated with age - what�??s normal and what�??s not
Age associated weight loss and nutritional needs
Behavioral changes in the aging cat
Skin and coat problems in the aging cat
Oral cavity disease
Feline osteoarthritis
Environmental enrichment and accommodations for the older cat

Part 5: Zoonoses
Feline zoonotic agents
Managing zoonotic diseases of cats
One Health, One Medicine and public health

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