Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV

From medical disorders to toxicology to infectious disease, Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV includes the most up-to-date information from leading experts in the veterinary field with over 260 new chapters. The user-friendly format presents content clearly to help you easily find the information you need and put it in practice. Selective lists of references and suggested readings provide opportunities for further research, and the Companion CD includes helpful information from the previous volume that still applies to current practice.

Book, 1440 Pages

Published: July 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3462-7


  • "With more than 325 contributors, this book gathers a lot of expertise. (...) Since it is a therapeutic book, it is logically divided into chapters, gathering information on the most common conditions a practitioner can be confronted with. Illustrations are placed at strategic locations to reinforce or explain key points. (...) The book ends with a very complete index to help you navigate this bible for practitioners." - Veterinary Times, July 2009


  • Section 1: Critical Care

    1. Shock

    2. Acute Pain Management

    3. Nutrition in Critical Care

    4. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy

    5. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation

    6. Traumatic Brain Injury

    7. Vascular Access Techniques

    8. Pacing in the Critical Care Setting

    9. Fluid Therapy

    10. Acid-Base Disorders

    11. Colloid Fluid Therapy

    12. Acute Abdomen: Evaluation and Emergency Treatment

    13. Drainage Techniques for the Septic Abdomen

    14. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

    15. Emergency Management of Open Fractures

    16. Thoracic Trauma

    17. Intravenous Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques

    Section 2: Toxicologic Disorders

    18. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals

    19. Toxins Seen in Emergency Clinics

    20. Reporting an Adverse Drug Reaction to the FDA

    21. Sources of Help for Toxicosis Cases

    22. Small Animal Poisoning: Additional Considerations Related to Legal Claims

    23. Urban Legends of Toxicology-Facts and Fiction

    24. Toxicosis Treatments

    25. Rodenticide Toxicoses

    26. Insecticide Toxicoses

    27. Parasiticide Toxicoses: Avermectins

    28. Lead Toxicosis in Small Animals

    29. Automotive Toxins

    30. Nicotine Toxicosis

    31. Recently Recognized Animal Toxicants

    32. Human Drugs of Abuse

    33. Toxicology of Veterinary and Human Estrogen and Progesterone Formulations in Dogs

    34. Herbal Hazards

    35. Aflatoxicosis in Dogs

    36. Nephrotoxins

    37. Food Toxicoses in Small Animals

    Section 3: Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

    38. Interpretation of Endocrine Diagnostic Test Results for Adrenal and Thyroid Disease

    39. Medical Treatment of Hyperthyroidism

    40. Radiodidine for Hyperthyroidism

    41. Hypothyroidism

    42. Obesity

    43. Canine Diabetes Mellitus

    44. Feline Diabetes Mellitus

    45. Diet and Diabetes

    46. Diabetic Monitorinq

    47. Complicated Diabetes Mellitus

    48. Atypical and Subclinical Hyperadrenocorticism

    49. Hyperadrenocorticism

    50. Adrenal Insufficiency in Critical Illness

    51. Hypoadrenocoticism

    52. Idiopathic Hypercalcemia in Cats

    53. Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism

    54. Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Dogs

    Section 4: Hematology, Oncology, Immunology

    55. Immunosuppressive Agents

    56. Blood Typing and Cross-Matching

    57. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

    58. Nonregenerative Anemias

    59. von Willebrand’s Disease and Other Hereditary Coagulopathies

    60. Thrombocytopenia

    61. DIC Diagnosis and Management

    62. Platelet Dysfunction

    63. Clinical Trials in Veterinary Oncology

    64. Collection of Specimens for Cytology

    65. Anticancer Drugs and Protocols – Traditional Drugs

    66. Anticancer Drugs – New Drugs

    67. Radiation Therapy

    68. Surgical Oncology Principles

    69. Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    70. Hemangiosarcoma

    71. Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

    72. Canine Lymphoma

    73. Feline Gastrointestinal Lymphoma

    74. Paraneoplastic Hypercalcemia

    75. Malignant Histiocytosis

    76. Nasal Tumors

    77. Pulmonary Neoplasia

    78. Osteosarcoma

    79. Mammary Cancer

    80. Urinary Bladder Cancer

    81. Mast Cell Tumor

    82. Malignant Melanoma

    83. Anal Sac Tumors

    Section 5: Dermatologic Diseases

    84. Cyclosporine Use in Dermatology

    85. Interferons

    86. Avermectins in Dermatology

    87. Hypoallergenic Diets- Principles of Therapy

    88. Pentoxifylline

    89. Glucocorticoids in Dermatology

    90. Pruritis Therapy in the Cat

    91. Shampoo Therapy

    92. Allergen-specific Immunotherapy

    93. Topical Immune Modulatorsv

    94. Dust Mites and Their Control

    95. Topical Therapy of Otitis Externa

    96. Systemic Therapy for Otitis Externa and Media

    97. Ear Flushing Techniques

    98. Feline Demodecosis

    99. Feline Viral Skin Diseases

    100. Canine Papillomaviruses

    101. Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (Hot Spots)

    102. Methicillin Resistant Canine Pyoderma

    103. Sebaceous Adenitis

    104. Malassezia Therapy

    105. Treatment of Dermatophytosis in Dogs and Cats

    106. Canine Cutaneous Histiocytic Diseases

    107. Anal Sac Diseases

    108. Acral Lick Dermatitis

    Section 6: Gastrointestinal Diseases

    109. Feline Stomatitis Faucitis

    110. Dysphasia

    111. Esophagitis

    112. Megaesophagus

    113. Helicobacter Gastritis

    114. Gastric Ulceration

    115. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    116. Tylosin Responsive Diarrhea

    117. Trichomonas

    118. Protein-Losing Enteropathy

    119. Chronic Colitis in Dogs and Cats

    120. Canine Ulcerative Colitis

    121. Flatulence

    122. Anal-Rectal Disease

    123. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

    124. Canine Pancreatic Disease

    125. Feline Pancreatic Disease

    126. Diagnostic Approach to Hepatobiliary Disease

    127. Diagnostic Evaluation of Elevated Serum Alkaline Phosphatase in the Dog

    128. Hepatic Support Therapy

    129. Copper-Associated Chronic Hepatitis

    130. Ursodeoxycholic Acid Therapy

    131. Drug-Associated Liver Disease

    132. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

    133. Cholangitisv

    134. Portal Systemic Shunts

    135. Biliary Mucocele in Dogs

    136. Esophageal Feeding Tubes

    Section 7: Respiratory Diseases

    137. Oxygen Therapy

    138. Ventilator Therapy

    139. Rhinitis in the Dog

    140. Rhinitis in the Cat

    141. Brachycephalic Upper Airway Syndrome in Dogs

    142. Nasopharyngeal Disorders

    143. Laryngeal Diseases

    144. Medical Management of Tracheal Collapse

    145. Tracheal Collapse

    146. Chronic Bronchitis in Dogs

    147. Bordetella-bronchiseptica Bronchitis

    148. Bronchitis and Asthma in Cats

    149. Bacterial Pneumonia

    150. Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

    151. Respiratory Parasites

    152. Interstitial Lung Diseases

    153. Pleural Effusion

    154. Pneumothorax

    155. Pulmonary Thromboembolism

    156. Pulmonary Hypertension

    Section 8: Cardiovascular Diseases

    157. Nutritional Management of Heart Disease

    158. Syncope

    159. Systemic Hypertension

    160. Bradyarrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing

    161. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Dogs

    162. Ventricular Arrhythmias in Dogs

    163. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Cats

    164. Cardioversion

    165. Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    166. Ventricular Septal Defect

    167. Pulmonic Stenosis

    168. Subaortic Stenosis

    169. Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia

    170. Mitral Valve Dysplasia

    171. Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

    172. Chronic Valvular Heart Disease in Dogs

    173. Infective Endocarditis

    174. Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

    175. Cardiomyopathy in Boxer Dogs

    176. Cardiomyopathy in the Doberman Pinscher

    177. Myocarditis

    178. Therapy of Feline Cardiomyopathies

    179. Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Cats

    180. Aortic Thromboembolism

    181. Pericardial Effusion

    182. Heartworm Disease in Cats

    183. Heartworm Disease in Dogs

    Section 9: Urinary Diseases

    184. Managing the Patient with Polyuria and Polydipsia

    185. Interpreting and Managing Crystalluria

    186. Diagnostic Approach to Acute Azotemia

    187. Proteinuria: Implications for Management

    188. Glomerular Disease

    189. Measuring GFR: Practical Use of Clearance Tests

    190. Evidence-Based Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

    191. Acute Renal Failure

    192. Chronic Kidney Disease: Staging and Management

    193. Calcitriol

    194. Hemodialysis

    195. Renal Transplantation

    196. Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Renal Disease

    197. Systemic Hypertension in Renal Disease

    198. Treatment of Anemia in Renal Failure

    199. Simple (Uncomplicated?) Urinary Tract Infection

    200. Multidrug Resistant Urinary Tract Infection

    201. Cancer and the Kidney

    202. Management of Feline Ureteroliths

    203. Lower Urinary Tract Uroliths

    204. Laser Lithotripsy for Uroliths

    205. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    206. Urethral Obstruction in Cats

    207. Urinary Incontinence and Micturition Disorders – Pharmacologic Management

    208. Urinary Incontinence - Treatment with Injectable Bulking Agents

    209. Interventional Radiology

    Section 10: Reproductive Diseases

    210. Breeding Management of the Bitch

    211. Use of Vaginal Cytology and Vaginal Cultures for Breeding Management and Diagnosis of Reproductive Tract Disease

    212. Endoscopic Transcervical Insemination

    213. Pregnancy Loss in the Bitch

    214. False Pregnancy in the Bitch

    215. Dystocia Management

    216. Canine Postpartum Disorders

    217. Nutrition in the Bitch during Pregnancy and Lactation

    218. Pyometra

    219. Vaginitis

    220. Surgical Repair of Vaginal Anomalies in the Bitch

    221. Early Age Neutering in the Dog and Cat

    222. Estrus Suppression in the Bitch

    223. Canine Pregnancy Termination

    224. Control of Viral Diseases in Catteries

    225. Ovarian Remnant Syndrome in Cats

    226. Pregnancy Loss in the Queen

    227. Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and Prostatitis in Dogs

    228. Aspermia/Oligozoospermia Caused by Retrograde Ejaculation in the Dog

    229. Intermittent Erection of the Penis in Castrated Male Dogs

    230. Methods and Availability of Tests for Hereditary Disorders of Dogs

    Section 11: Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

    231. Considerations in Treatment of Status Epilepticus

    232. New Maintenance Anticonvulsant Therapies for Dogs and Cats

    233. Treatment of Primary Central Nervous System Inflammation (Encephalitis and Meningitis

    234. Treatment of Cerebrovascular Disease

    235. Treatment of Intracranial Tumors

    236. Diagnosis and Treatment of Atlantoaxial Subluxation

    237. Treatment of Canine Cervical Spondylomyelopathy

    238. Treatment of Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis Disease

    239. Controversy Regarding Methyprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

    240. Canine Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia

    241. Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

    242. Treatment of Myopathies and Neuropathies

    243. Treatment of Supraspinatous Tendon Disorders in Dogs

    244. Medical Treatment of Coxofemoral Joint Disease

    245. Treatment of Animals with Spinal and Musculoskeletal Pain

    246. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

    247. Treatment of Aberrant Behaviors

    Section 12: Ophthalmic Diseases

    248. Pearls of the Ophthalmic Exam

    249. Ocular Pharmacology

    250. Ocular Immunotherapy

    251. Ocular Neoplasia

    252. Corneal Opacities – Differential Diagnosis

    253. Blindness – Differential Diagnosis

    254. Anisocoria – Differential Diagnosis

    255. Red Eye – Differential Diagnosis

    256. Diseases of the Eyelid and Periocular Skin

    257. Feline Chlamydiosis

    258. Antiherpetic therapy

    259. Scleritis and Episcleritis and Scleritis in Dogs

    260. Qualitative Tear Film Disturbances of Dogs and Cats

    261. Non-Healing Corneal Erosions in Dogs

    262. Uveitis

    263. Feline Glaucoma

    264. Retinal Detachment

    Section 13: Infectious Diseases

    265. Hospital Acquired Infections

    266. Rational Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy

    267. Rational Use of Glucocorticoids in Infectious Disease

    268. Canine Brucellosis

    269. Leptospirosisv

    270. Bartonellosis

    271. Canine and Feline Mycoplasmosis

    272. Canine Anaplasma Infection

    273. American Leishmaniasis

    274. Toxoplasmosis

    275. Pneumocystosis

    276. Feline Cytauxzoonosis

    277. Systemic Fungal Infections

    278. Pythiosis and Lagenidiosis

    279. Canine Vaccination

    280. Feline Vaccination

    281. Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

    282. Feline Calicivirus Infection

    283. Piroplasmosis

    284. Canine Influenza

    285. Feline Infectious Peritonitis


    Canine and Feline Reference Values

    Hematology—Coulter S Plus IV with Manual Differential Counts

    Hematology—Technicon H-1 Hematology Analyzer

    Système International (SI) Units in Hematology

    Hematology—Manual or Semiautomated Methods

    Canine Hematology (Means) at Different Ages—Manual or Semiautomated Methods

    Canine Hematology (Means and Ranges) with Different Ages and Genders—Manual or Semiautomated Methods

    Canine Hematology at Different Ages

    Effects of Pregnancy and Lactation on Canine Hematology (Means)

    Relative Distribution of Cell Types in Canine Bone Marrow

    Feline Hematology (Means and Ranges) with Different Ages and Genders—Manual or Semiautomated Methods

    Feline Hematology (Means) at Different Ages

    Effects of Pregnancy and Lactation on Feline Hematology (Means)

    Relative Distribution of Cell Types in Feline Bone Marrow

    Clinical Chemistry—Hitachi 911

    Clinical Chemistry—Selected Manual Procedures

    Système International (SI) Units in Clinical Chemistry

    Clinical Chemistry—Test Characteristics for Analytes Determined on the Hitachi 911

    Interferences Caused by Lipid, Bilirubin,and Hemoglobin for Analytes Determined on the Hitachi 911

    Serum Protein Fractions

    Serum Iron and Iron-Binding Capacities in Iron-Deficient and Normal Dogs

    Serum Immunoglobulin Concentrations of Normal Beagle Dogs at Various Ages

    Acid-Base and Blood Gases

    Coagulation Screening Tests

    Specific Coagulation Tests

    Quantitative Tests of Gastrointestinal Function

    Tests of the Endocrine System

    Système International (SI) Units for Hormone Assays

    Urinary and Renal Function Tests

    Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Cell Populations

    Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

    Cerebrospinal Fluid Biochemical Analytes in Histologically Normal Cats

    Characteristics of Body Cavity Fluids in Healthy Dogs and Cats

    Cytologic Findings in Normal and Abnormal Canine Synovial Fluids

    Canine Semen

    Canine Prostatic Fluid (Third Fraction)


    AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

    AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

    AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

    Compendium of Animal Rabies Control

    Immunization of Wild Mammal Species Against Common Diseases

    Treatment of Parasites

    Table of Common Drugs: Approximate Dosages

    Canine and Feline Reference Values


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