Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice.
- Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures.
- A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions.
- Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data.
- Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities.
- Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice.
- Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings.
- A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover.
- A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference
- This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation.
Section 1: Emergency Care
Prehospital management of the injured animal
Initial emergency examination, management, and triage
Emergency diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Pain: assessment, prevention, and management
Emergency management of specific conditions
Section 2: Patient Evaluation and Organ System Examination
The medical record
The organ system examination
Section 3: Clinical Signs
Abdominal enlargement with ascites
Abdominal enlargement without ascites
Alopecia (See hair loss)
Ataxia (See incoordination)
Blindness (See vision loss)
Blood in urine: hematuria, hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria
Coma: loss of consciousness
Coughing blood: hemoptysis
Deafness or hearing loss
Decreased urine production: oliguria and anuria
Difficulty breathing or respiratory distress: cyanosis
Difficulty breathing or respiratory distress: dyspnea
Difficulty swallowing: dysphagia
Hair loss: alopecia
Hemorrhage (See spontaneous bleeding)
Icterus (See yellow skin)
Increased urination and water consumption: polyuria and polydipsia
Itching or scratching: pruritus
Jaundice (See yellow skin)
Joint swelling: arthropathy
Loss of appetite: anorexia
Lymph node enlargement: lymphadenomegaly
Painful urination: dysuria (See straining to urinate)
Painful defecation: dyschezia (See straining to defecate)
Rectal and anal pain (See straining to defecate)
Seizures (convulsions or epilepsy)
Sneezing and nasal discharge
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- © Saunders 2012
- 8th August 2011
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