Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

Patient evaluation

The medical record

The organ system examination

Section 3: Clinical Signs

Abdominal enlargement with ascites

Abdominal enlargement without ascites

Aggression

Alopecia (See hair loss)

Ataxia (See incoordination)

Blindness (See vision loss)

Blood in urine: hematuria, hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria

Coma: loss of consciousness

Constipation (obstipation)

Cough

Coughing blood: hemoptysis

Deafness or hearing loss

Decreased urine production: oliguria and anuria

Diarrhea, acute-onset

Diarrhea, chronic

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)

Incoordination: ataxia

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

Pain

Painful urination: dysuria (See straining to urinate)

Painful defecation: dyschezia (See straining to defecate)

Rectal and anal pain (See straining to defecate)

Regurgitation

Seizures (convulsions or epilepsy)

Sneezing and nasal discharge

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781455754731
Electronic ISBN:
9781437707991
Electronic ISBN:
9781455757992
Print ISBN:
9781437707984

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