Key Features

  • Authoritative, reliable information on diagnosis includes details on the latest therapies.
  • An organ-system organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
  • Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.
  • Well-known writers and editors provide accurate, up-to-date coverage of important topics.
  • A convenient Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.
  • Cross-references to the previous edition make it easy to find related information that remains valid and current.
  • A list of references and suggested readings is included at the end of most chapters.
  • A fully searchable companion Evolve website adds chapters from Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, with information that has not changed significantly since its publication. It also includes an image collection with over 300 images, and references linked to PubMed. Useful appendices on the website provide a virtual library of valuable clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, body fluid analyses, conversion tables, nutritional profiles, a drug formulary, and more.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Critical Care

1. Shock

2. Acute Pain Management

3. Nutrition in Critical Care

4. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy

5. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation

6. Traumatic Brain Injury

7. Vascular Access Techniques

8. Pacing in the Critical Care Setting

9. Fluid Therapy

10. Acid-Base Disorders

11. Colloid Fluid Therapy

12. Acute Abdomen: Evaluation and Emergency Treatment

13. Drainage Techniques for the Septic Abdomen

14. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

15. Emergency Management of Open Fractures

16. Thoracic Trauma

17. Intravenous Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques

Section 2: Toxicologic Disorders

18. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals

19. Toxins Seen in Emergency Clinics

20. Reporting an Adverse Drug Reaction to the FDA

21. Sources of Help for Toxicosis Cases

22. Small Animal Poisoning: Additional Considerations Related to Legal Claims

23. Urban Legends of Toxicology-Facts and Fiction

24. Toxicosis Treatments

25. Rodenticide Toxicoses

26. Insecticide Toxicoses

27. Parasiticide Toxicoses: Avermectins

28. Lead Toxicosis in Small Animals

29. Automotive Toxins

30. Nicotine Toxicosis

31. Recently Recognized Animal Toxicants

32. Human Drugs of Abuse

33. Toxicology of Veterinary and Human Estrogen and Progesterone Formulations in Dogs

34. Herbal Hazards

35. Aflatoxicosis in Dogs

36. Nephrotoxins

37. Food Toxicoses in Small Animals

Section 3: Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

38. Interpretation of Endocrine Diagnostic Test Results for Adrenal and Thyroid Disease

39. Medical Treatment of Hyperthyroidism

40. Radiodidine for Hyperthyroidism

41. Hypothyroidism

42. Obesity

43. Canine Diabetes Mellitus



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About the editors

John Bonagura

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

David Twedt

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Small Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, USA