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Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

ISBN-10: 0813821649
ISBN-13: 9780813821641
Edition: 2012
Authors: Linda Merrill
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List price: $122.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first comprehensive resource on internal medicine written for the veterinary technician. Organized by body system, each chapter discusses pertinent diseases, from clinical signs, diagnostic testing and prevalence to treatment options and nursing considerations. This comprehensive resource, which includes a companion web site with quizzes and additional images, is a must–have resource for both veterinary technicians and veterinary technician students.

Contributors
Preface
Physical Examination
Charting
Goals of the consultation appointment
Conclusion
Endocrinology
Pituitary Gland
Growth hormone disorders
Diabetes insipidus
Thyroid Glands
Canine hypothyroidism
Feline hyperthyroidism
Canine thyroid tumors
Parathyroid Glands
Hypoparathyroidism
Hyperparathyroidism
Adrenal Glands
Hypoadrenocorticism: Addison's disease
Hyperadrenocorticism: Cushing's disease
Pheochromocytoma
Pancreas
Feline diabetes mellitus
Canine diabetes mellitus
Canine diabetic ketoacidosis
Insulinomas
Glucagonoma
Miscellaneous Hormones, Glands, and Disease
Calcitriol
Erythropoietin
Gastrin
Gastrinoma
The kinins
Melatonin
Natriuretic peptides
Renin
Somatostatin
Other rare neuroendocrine tumors
Bibliography
Musculoskeletal
Anatomy and Physiology
The skeletal system
The muscular system
Selected Diagnostics in MusculoskeletalDisease
Arthrocentesis
Muscle biopsy
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
Inflammatory joint disease
Noninflammatory joint disease
Neuromuscular diseases
Inflammatory myopathies
Hepatozoonosis
Neoplasia
General Musculoskeletal Examination
Musculoskeletal Therapy
Veterinary rehabilitation therapy
Palliative radiation therapy
Musculoskeletal Nutrition
Nutrients
Antioxidants
Energy and growth
Osteoarthritis
Body condition scoring
Body condition score uses
Muscle condition scoring
Bibliography
The Neurological Examination
Clinical signs and the relevant anatomy
Seizures
Encephalopathies
Cerebral neoplasia
Inflammatory/infectious etiologies: encephalitis
Meningitis
Cranial nerve syndromes
Spinal diseases
Neuromuscular diseases
Diagnostic testing
Pharmacology
Nursing considerations
Neurological glossary
Suggested readings
Thrombotic Disorders in Small Animal Medicine
Physiology
Thrombotic disorders
Diagnosis
Therapy
Client education
Suggested readings
Respiratory
Upper Airway Disease
Anatomy and physiology
Diseases of the upper airway
Nutritional considerations
Anesthetic and analgesic considerations
Mediastinal Disease
Anatomy and physiology
Mediastinitis
Pneumomediastinum
Mediastinal masses
Lower Airway Disease
Anatomy and physiology
Clinical signs
Diagnostic testing
Specific airway diseases and treatment
Anesthetic and analgesic considerations
Pulmonary Parenchymal Disease
Anatomy and physiology
Clinical signs
Diagnostic testing
Treatment
Diseases
Nutritional considerations
Anesthetic and analgesic considerations
Pleural Disease
Anatomy and physiology
Clinical signs
Diagnostic testing
Treatment
Nutritional considerations
Anesthetic and analgesic considerations
Anesthesic and Analgesic Considerations in Respiratory Disease
Premedication
Induction
Maintenance anesthesia
Monitoring
Recovery
Feeding Considerations for Respiratory Disease
Bibliography
Hematology
Anatomy and Physiology
The circulatory system
The lymphatic system
The spleen
The coagulation system
Red Blood Cell Disorders
Anemia
Polycythemia
Transfusion medicine
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia
Leukocyte Disorders
Methods for determining the leukogram
Disorders of neutrophils
Disorders of eosinophils
Disorders of basophils
Disorders of monocytes
Disorders of lymphocytes
Platelet, Coagulation, and Inherited Disorders
Diseases of coagulation
Disorders of platelets
Breed-related disorders
Bibliography
Gastrointestinal
Clinical Signs and Examination of the GI Patient
Patient history
Physical examination
Clinical signs of gastrointestinal disorders
Conclusion
Selected Diagnostics in Gastrointestinal Disease
Laboratory evaluation
Microscopic fecal evaluation
Bacteriologic examination
Virologic examination
Occult blood
Alpha1-protease inhibitor
Imaging
Special tests
Conclusion
Gastrointestinal Disease
Oral disease
Esophageal disorders
Gastric disease
Alimentary tract parasites
Diseases of the small intestine
Diseases of the large intestine
Pharmacology
Antacids
Antiemetics
Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs
Antibiotics
Gastromucosal protectants
Digestive enzymes
Laxatives
Feeding Tubes
Feeding tubes
Esophagostomy tube placement
Gastrostomy tube placement
Jejunostomy tube placement
Conclusion
Feeding tube management and complications
Food Intolerance and Food Allergy
Clinical signs
Causes
Diagnostics
Treatment
Elimination diets
Proteins
Carbohydrates
Prebiotics and probiotics
Anesthesia and Analgesia Considerations in Gastrointestinal Disease
Premedication
Induction
Maintenance anesthesia
Monitoring
Recovery
Bibliography
Liver
Hepatic Disease
Acute hepatitis
Chronic hepatitis
Copper-associated chronic hepatitis
Hepatic lipidosis
Toxic hepatopathy
Hepatocutaneous syndrome
Congenital vascular anomaly
Liver neoplasia
Posthepatic Disease
Feline cholangitis complex
Biliary cysts
Extrahepatic biliary obstruction
Gallbladder mucocoeles
Nutrition in Liver Disease
Protein
Fats
Carbohydrates
Fiber
Vitamins and minerals
Feeding plan
Anesthesia and Analgesia Considerations in Hepatic Disease
Premedication
Induction
Maintenance anesthesia
Monitoring
Recovery
Bibliography
Urinary and Renal Diseases
Urinary Anatomy and Physiology
Clinical Signs
Urinary Diseases
Chronic kidney disease
Acute renal failure
Urinary tract infections
Pyelonephritis
Urolithiasis
Prostatic diseases
Lower urinary tract disease in cats
Ectopic ureters
Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence
Protein-losing nephropathy
Urinary neoplasia
Urinary Diagnostics and Therapeutic Implications
Urinalysis
Complete blood count and serum biochemistry profile

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