Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437726893, 9780323227629

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV

1st Edition

Authors: John Bonagura David Twedt
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437726893
eBook ISBN: 9780323227629
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th December 2013
Page Count: 1456

Table of Contents

Section I: Critical Care

1. Crystalloid Fluid Therapy

2. Colloid Fluid Therapy

3. Catecholamines in the Critical Care Patient

4. Shock

5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

6. Drug Incompatibilities and Drug-Drug Interactions in the ICU Patient

7. Nutrition in Critical Care

8. Stabilization of the Patient with Respiratory Distress

9. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

10. Oxygen Therapy

11. Ventilator Therapy for the Critical Patient

12. Analgesia of the Critical Patient

13. Anesthesia for the Critical Care Patient

14. Hyperthermia and Heat-Induced Illness

15. Thromboelastography

16. Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency

17. Evaluation of Canine Orthopedic Trauma

18. Emergency Management of Open Fractures

19. Emergency Wound Management and Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure

Web Chapter 1. Acid-Base Disorders

Web Chapter 2. Drainage Techniques for the Septic Abdomen

Web Chapter 3. Gastric Dilation-Volvulus

Web Chapter 4. Pacing in the ICU Setting

Section II: Toxicologic Diseases

20. ASPCA Animal Poison Center Toxin Exposures for Pets

21. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals

22. Urban Legends of Toxicology: Fact and Fiction

23. Drugs Used to Treat Toxicoses

24. Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy

25. Human Drugs of Abuse and CNS Stimulants

26. Antidepressants and anxiolytics

27. Over-the-Counter Drug Toxicosis

28. Top 10 Toxic and Non-Toxic Household Plants

29. Herbal Hazards

30. Lawn and Garden Product Safety

31. Rodenticide Toxicoses

32. Insecticide Toxicoses

33. Pesticides: New Vertebrate Toxic Agents for Pest Species

34. Parasiticide Toxicoses: Avermectins

35. Human Foods with Pet Toxicoses: Alcohol to Xylitol


Written by today’s leading experts, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy, Volume XV keeps you completely current with the latest in disease management for dogs and cats. It uses a clear and practical approach to medical disorders; the typical chapter includes both a brief guide to diagnosis and a detailed discussion of therapy. You’ll gain quick access to information such as critical care; infectious, toxicologic, and dermatologic disorders; and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, neurologic,and ophthalmologic systems. From editors John Bonagura and David Twedt plus hundreds of expert contributors, Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy enhances your skills in evidence-based treatment planning.

"For the practitioner who wants to keep abreast of current therapies for a wide range of topics, … CVT is the perfect reference ." Reviewed by: Ryan Ong, WAVES Veterinary Hospital on behalf of Australian Veterinary Hospital, March 2015

Key Features

  • Authoritative, easy-to-read coverage includes a brief approach to diagnosis with detailed discussions of the latest therapies.
  • An organ-system organization and a convenient index make it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
  • Treatment algorithms help you manage patients with difficult medical problems.
  • A handy Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.
  • 365 illustrations depict the pathophysiologic basis for therapy or show the management of a defined condition.
  • A companion website includes valuable information still relevant from CVT XIV, an index, and drug formulary, all fully searchable; a collection of 300 images; references that link to PubMed; and clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, conversion tables, and more.
  • Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.
  • Expert contributors and editors provide scientific, up-to-date coverage of clinically useful topics, including broad, traditional, and controversial subjects.
  • References indicate related material from earlier volumes of Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy.


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About the Authors

John Bonagura Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

David Twedt Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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