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Small Animal Pediatrics

The First 12 Months of Life

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!

Paperback, 544 Pages

Published: June 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-4889-3


  • 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


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