Key Features

  • A comprehensive, 928-page reference standard covers the discipline of canine and feline gastroenterology.
  • An international focus is provided by 85 authors from 17 different countries, including renowned experts in veterinary gastroenterology, internal medicine, pathology, clinical pathology, radiology, and infectious disease.
  • Coverage of the entire breadth and depth of gastroenterology ranges from biology to pathobiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems.
  • Current information on GI microflora, immunology, cellular growth, and systems integration provides a foundation for treating clinical problems.
  • Coverage of diseases in dogs and cats includes the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, anorectum, liver and biliary tract, exocrine pancreas, peritoneum, and associated vasculature.
  • A focus on patient management examines the full range of procedures and techniques essential to diagnosis and treatment from clinical signs and diagnosis to nutritional support and pharmacologic management of disease.
  • Clear explanations of current diagnostic modalities include laboratory tests, molecular methods, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and histopathology, also showing how to interpret and utilize results.
  • A strong clinical approach emphasizes need-to-know information for managing the common and not-so-common G.I. clinical problems of everyday practice.
  • Full-color photographs and illustrations depict concepts, conditions, and procedures.
  • An evidence-based medicine perspective reflects the latest research as well as the modern practice of veterinary medicine.
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Table of Contents

Section I: Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, and Liver

  1. Integration of Gastrointestinal Function
  2. Gastrointestinal Microflora
  3. Gastrointestinal Immunology
  4. Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  5. Cellular Growth/Neoplasia
  6. Section II: Approach to Clinical Signs in Gastrointestinal Disease

  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Anorexia
  9. Ascites
  10. Coagulopathy
  11. Constipation
  12. Diarrhea
  13. Dyschezia and Tenesmus
  14. Dysphagia and Gagging
  15. Fecal Incontinence
  16. Gastrointestinal Gas
  17. Hemorrhage (Gastrointestinal)
  18. Hepatoencephalopathy
  19. Icterus
  20. Polyphagia
  21. Polyuria/Polydipsia
  22. Regurgitation
  23. Salivation
  24. Vomiting
  25. Weight Loss & Cachexia
  26. Section III: Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems

  27. Laboratory Approach
  28. Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  29. Endoscopy
  30. Laparoscopy
  31. Histopathology
  32. Section IV: Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease

  33. Nutritional Assessment and Management
  34. Adverse Reactions to Food
  35. Nutritional Strategies
  36. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

    Section V: Pharmacologic Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease
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