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Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats

This textbook is a clinical resource for the management of dogs and cats with respiratory tract disease. The only book of its kind on the subject, it is an essential resource for students and clinicians specializing in this area of treatment of dogs and cats. Main sections cover approaches to problems, diagnosis, pulmonary function testing, non-specific management of disease, and specific disorders of the respiratory tract.


Published: December 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8706-3


  • Part 1: Approach to problems in respiratory medicine

    1. Respiratory distress and cyanosis in dogs (including chest tube placement)

    2. Respiratory distress and cyanosis in cats

    3. Nasal discharge, sneezing and reverse sneezing

    4. Epistaxis

    5. Upper airway obstruction, stertor and stridor (including tracheostomy)

    6. Acute and chronic cough

    7. Panting

    8. Pleural effusion

    9. Hypoventilation

    10. Respiratory muscle fatigue and failure

    11. Physical examination of the respiratory tract

    12. Imaging the respiratory tract (radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT)

    13. Thoracic scintigraphy

    14. Rhinoscopy and sampling from the nasal cavity

    15. Laryngoscopy and pharyngoscopy

    16. Bronchoscopy

    17. Bronchoalveolar lavage

    18. Tracheal washes (endotracheal and transtracheal)

    19. Fine needle lung aspirates

    20. Thoracocentesis

    21. Clinical pathology (cytology and pleural effusions) of the respiratory tract

    22. Thoracoscopy and Lung biopsy

    Part 3: Pulmonary function testing

    23. Pulmonary mechanics (TBFVL, Resistance, Compliance)

    24. Plethysmography

    25. Arterial blood gas analysis

    26. Pulse oximetry

    27. End-tidal capnography

    28. Transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring

    Part 4: Non-specific management of respiratory disease

    29. Oxygen supplementation and humidification

    30. Airway hygiene (nebulization, chest wall coupage, etc)

    31. Positive pressure ventilation

    32. Pharmacology of the respiratory tract

    33. Anesthesia of the patient with respiratory disease for bronchoscopy and surgery

    34. Fluid therapy for the patient with respiratory disease

    Part 5: Disorders of the respiratory tract

    Nasal cavity and sinuses

    35. Feline viral upper respiratory disease

    36. Fungal infection (dogs and cats)

    37. Neoplasms of the nasal cavity

    38. Nasal foreign bodies

    39. Lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis

    Pharynx and larynx

    40. Brachycephalic airway syndrome

    41. Laryngeal paralysis

    42. Nasopharyngeal polyps

    43. Laryngeal trauma

    44. Laryngitis

    45. Neoplasms of the larynx and trachea

    Trachea and bronchi

    46. Collapsing trachea

    47. Tracheal hypoplasia and stenosis

    48. Tracheal trauma

    49. Infectious tracheobronchitis (Bordetella, including vaccines)

    50. Ciliary dyskinesia

    51. Bronchiectasis

    52. Chronic bronchitis (dogs)

    53. Feline bronchial disease/asthma

    54. Bronchoesophageal fistulas

    55. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

    Pulmonary parenchyma

    56. Bacterial pneumonia and pulmonary abscesses

    57. Aspiration pneumonia

    58. Viral pneumonias (dog: distemper etc, cat: calici, FIP, etc)

    59. Fungal pneumonias

    60. Endogenous lipid pneumonia in cats

    61. Protozoal diseases involving the lung

    62. Atelectasis

    63. Pulmonary contusions and hemorrhage

    64. Smoke inhalation

    65. Drowning

    66. Pulmonary edema (cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic)

    67. Pulmonary hypertension

    68. Acute respiratory distress syndrome

    69. Pulmonary and bronchial neoplasia (incl Pulmonary lymphomatoid granulomatosis)

    70. Pulmonary effects of Heartworm disease

    71. Pulmonary thromboembolism

    72. Eosinophilic pneumonia

    73. Parasites of the lung

    74. Lung lobe torsion

    75. Toxicology (paraquat, anticoagulants etc)

    76. Pulmonary mineralization

    77. Pulmonary fibrosis

    Pleura, diaphragm, and chest wall

    78. Pleural transudates and modified transudates

    79. Chylothorax

    80. Pyothorax

    81. Hemothorax and sanguinous effusions

    82. Pneumothorax (acquired and spontaneous), bullae and pneumomediastinum

    83. Diaphragmatic hernia

    84. Neoplasms of the pleura and mediastinum

    85. Pectus excavatum

    86. Traumatic rib fractures and flail chest


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