Small Animal Pediatrics

The First 12 Months of Life

By

  • Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR, USA
  • Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

A practical reference for the general veterinary clinician, Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life compiles into a single location the latest information in the rapidly developing field of canine and feline pediatrics. Editors Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT are joined by more than 40 expert contributors in providing coverage from prenatal care to one year of age. For ease of use, the text is divided into four sections. A General Considerations section opens the book by covering prenatal care of the bitch and queen, birth, normal physical examinations, growth, husbandry, nutrition, care of orphans, neonatal mortality, behavior, emergency and critical care, and immunology. The second section, Common Infectious Diseases, covers bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial, and parasitic infections. The third section describes diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the young patient including radiology, ultrasound, aesthetic and surgical considerations, pain management, pharmacology, and clinical pathology. Finally, the fourth section covers a variety of organ systems with discussions on normal development, congenital conditions, and acquired diseases. The text also includes information that is usually difficult to find, including a pediatric formulary, care of orphan puppies, clinical pathology values, prenatal care, and normal growth and development guidelines. This book will be a significant asset to any veterinary library!
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Book information

  • Published: June 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-4889-3


Table of Contents

Section I: General Considerations

  1. Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen
  2. Birth and the First 24 Hours
  3. History and Physical Examination of the Neonate
  4. History and Physical Examination of the Weanling and Adolescent
  5. Growth
  6. Husbandry of the Neonate
  7. Standards of Care in Pediatrics
  8. Nutritional Requirements and Feeding of Growing Puppies and Kittens
  9. Care of the Orphaned Puppy and Kitten
  10. Emergency and Critical Care Issues
  11. Neonatal and Pediatric Mortality
  12. Feline Behavioral Development
  13. Canine Behavioral Development
  14. Immunologic Development and Immunization
  15. Section II: Common Infectious Diseases in Puppies and Kittens

  16. Bacterial Infections
  17. Viral Infections
  18. Fungal Infections
  19. Diseases Formerly Known as Rickettsial: The Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, Anaplasmoses, and Neorickettsial and Coxiella Infections
  20. Parasitic and Protozoal Diseases
  21. Approach to the Febrile Patient
  22. Section III: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to the Pediatric Patient

  23. Radiographic Considerations of the Young Patient
  24. Ultrasonography of the Young Patient
  25. Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient
  26. Surgical Considerations in the Young Patient
  27. Pediatric Fracture Management
  28. Pain Assessment and Management
  29. Pharmacological Considerations in the Young Patient
  30. Toxicological Considerations in the Young Patient
  31. Effective Use of a Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
  32. Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten
  33. Postmortem Examination of the Puppy and Kitten
  34. Section IV: Systematic Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Conditions

  35. The Cardiovascular System
  36. The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems
  37. The Respiratory System
  38. Dentistry and the Oral Cavity
  39. The Gastrointestinal Tract
  40. The Liver, Biliary Tract, and Exocrine Pancreas
  41. The Urinary System
  42. The Reproductive Tract
  43. The Neurologic System
  44. The Skin and Ear
  45. The Musculoskeletal System
  46. The Eye
  47. Clinical Approach to Nutritional Conditions
  48. The Endocrine System
  49. Selected Zoonotic Diseases: Puppies and Kittens