Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine

5th Edition

Authors: John August
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721604237
eBook ISBN: 9780323528337
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd November 2005
Page Count: 800

Table of Contents

Section I Infectious Diseases
Chapter 1 Calicivirus: Spectrum of Disease
Chapter 2 Cutaneous Manifestations of Viral Disease
Chapter 3 Infectious Uveitis
Chapter 4 Bartonellosis
Chapter 5 Bacterial Causes of Enteritis and Colitis
Chapter 6 New Diagnostic Tools for Infectious Diseases
Chapter 7 Opportunistic Fungal Infections
Chapter 8 Localized and Generalized Tetanus

Section II Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 9 Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
Chapter 10 Esophagitis and Esophageal Strictures
Chapter 11 Current Considerations for Evaluating Liver Function in the Cat
Chapter 12 Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Chapter 13 Cobalamin in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease
Chapter 14 Clinical Staging for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chapter 15 Diarrhea in Kittens
Chapter 16 Practical Aspects of Enteral Nutrition

Section III Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Chapter 17 Update on Hypercalcemia Disorders
Chapter 18 Transdermal Therapeutics
Chapter 19 Pathogenesis and Management of Obesity
Chapter 20 Options for Monitoring Diabetic Cats
Chapter 21 Diagnostic Methods for Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 22 Update on Treatment of Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 23 Goiter in Apparently Euthyroid Cats
Chapter 24 Diagnostic Usefulness of and Clinical Syndromes Associated with Reproductive Hormones

Section IV Dermatology
Chapter 25 Update on Feline IgE and Diagnostic Recommendations for Atopy
Chapter 26 Eosinophils and Eosinophilic Diseases
Chapter 27 Demodicosis
Chapter 28 Bacterial Pyoderma
Chapter 29 Diagnosis and Management of Pemphigus Foliaceus
Chapter 30 Controversial and Emerging Diseases
Chapter 31 Drug Therapy in Cats: Precautions and Guidelines
Chapter 32 Recent Research on Dermatophytosis

Section V Cardiology and Respiratory Disorders


An invaluable addition to every small animal clinician's library, this resource investigates the latest topics and therapies in feline internal medicine such as neurogenic micturition disorders, chronic rhinosinusitis, feline asthma, osteoarthritis and geriatrics, obesity and its health consequences, shelter medicine, overpopulation, cruelty toward cats. Includes new, full-color illustrations throughout!

Key Features

  • 99 expert contributors provide the most current, cutting-edge information.
  • Logical anatomical systems organization of content enables quick retrieval of important information.
  • Quality of life issues include pain management and rehabilitation, for unique feline pain and post-surgical management issues.
  • Extensive discussion of topics related to shelter medicine considers the many-faceted problems of high-density cat populations, and attitudinal and humane issues related to cats.


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John August is a British veterinarian who received his pre-veterinary education at Eastbourne College in Sussex, England 1973, and then graduated with honours from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following his European education he then moved to the USA where he became established as a university professor, first at Auburn University (where he received his Master of Science degree in 1977 and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1979, then at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (where he became Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of Medical Services in 1982). Following this at Texas A&M University he was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Medicine in 1986 while serving as Head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from 1986 until 1997. In 1997, he was one of six administrators of Texas A&M University to be selected for a year-long internships in the Centre for Leadership in Higher Education, and in 2001 he was nominated by the President of the Texas A&M University as on Campus Co-Chair of the Advisory Council for the “Vision 2020” , a Project aimed at establishing Texas A&M University as one of the top 10 Universities in the USA by the year 2020. His professional interests include feline medicine and distance education. Presently, he is lead instructor on two federally-funded projects providing distance learning through two-way compressed video and the World-Wide Web. He is also heavily involved in teaching as well as serving the feline clientele by sharing responsibility for the feline internal medicine service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M.

John R. August is also the editor-in-chief of Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, which has now become a series of 5 volumes. Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 were published respectively by the W.B. Saunders Company in

About the Authors

John August Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, ACVIM, Professor of Feline Internal Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX