Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XV

1st Edition - October 4, 2013

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  • Authors: John Bonagura, David Twedt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323227629
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455745210
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437726893

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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.

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

    36. Automotive Toxins

    37. Lead Toxicoses in Small Animals

    38. Aflatoxicosis in Dogs

    Web Chapter 5. Nephrotoxicants

    Web Chapter 6. Reporting Adverse Events to the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine

    Web Chapter 7. Respiratory Toxicants of Interest to Pet Owners

    Web Chapter 8. Small Animal Poisoning: Additional Considerations Related to Legal Claims

    Web Chapter 9. Sources of Help for Toxicoses

    Web Chapter 10. Treatment of Animal Toxicoses: Regulatory Points to Consider

    Section III: Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

    39. Bilaterally Symmetrical Alopecia in Dogs

    40. Imaging in Diagnosis of Endocrine Disorders

    41. CIRCI: Evidence For and Against

    42. Canine Hypothyroidism

    43. Feline Hyperthyroidism and Renal Function

    44. Canine Diabetes Mellitus

    45. Diabetic Monitoring

    46. Diet and Diabetes

    47. Insulin Resistance

    48. Feline Diabetes Mellitus

    49. Feline Hypersomatotropism and Acromegaly

    50. Occult Hyperadrenocorticism: Is It Real?

    51. Canine Hyperadrenocorticism Therapy

    52. Ectopic Acth Syndrome and Food-Dependent Hypercortisolism In Dogs

    53. Canine Hypoadrenocorticism

    54. Feline Hyperaldosteronism

    55. Idiopathic Feline Hypercalcemia

    56. Approach to Hypomagnesemia and Hypokalemia

    57. Obesity

    58. Approach to Hyperlipidemia

    Web Chapter 11. Canine Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Web Chapter 12. Clinical Use of the Vasopressin Analogue Desmopressin for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus

    Web Chapter 13. Complicated Diabetes Mellitus

    Web Chapter 14. Complications and Concurrent Conditions Associated with Hypothyroidism in Dogs

    Web Chapter 15. Diagnosis and Management of Large Pituitary Tumors in Dogs with Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism

    Web Chapter 16. Differential Diagnosis of Hyperkalemia and Hyponatremia in Dogs and Cats

    Web Chapter 17. Hyperadrenocorticism in Ferrets

    Web Chapter 18. Interpretation of Endocrine Diagnostic Tests

    Web Chapter 19. Medical Treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 20. Nutritional Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 21. Radioiodine for Feline Hyperthyroidism

    Web Chapter 22. Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism

    Web Chapter 23. Treatment of Insulinoma in the Dog, Cat and Ferret

    Web Chapter 24. Treatment of Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in Cats Using Oral Hypoglycemic Agents

    Section IV: Oncology and Hematology

    59. Immunosuppressive Agents

    60. Management of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs

    61. Thrombocytopenia

    62. von Willebrand's Disease and Other Hereditary Coagulopathies

    63. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Diagnosis and Management

    64. Hypercoagulable States

    65. Lymphocytosis

    66. Quality Control for the In-Clinic Laboratory

    67. Transfusion Medicine: Best Practices

    68. Bone Marrow Dyscrasias

    69. Anticancer Drugs: New Drugs

    70. Tumor Biopsy and Specimen Submission

    71. Chemotherapy Handling and Safety

    72. Treatment of Adverse Effects from Cancer Therapy

    73. Cancer Immunotherapy

    74. Advances in Radiation Therapy for Nasal Tumors

    75. Malignant Effusions

    76. Interventional Oncology

    77. Nutritional Support of the Cancer Patient

    78. Metronomic Chemotherapy

    79. Drug Update: Toceranib

    80. Drug Update: Masitinib

    81. Oral Tumors

    82. Perineal Tumors

    83. Urinary Bladder Cancer

    84. Mammary Cancer

    85. Rescue Therapy for Canine Lymphoma

    86. Plasma Cell Neoplasms

    87. Osteosarcoma

    88. Hemangiosarcoma

    89. Thyroid Tumors

    Web Chapter 25. Anticancer Drugs: New Drugs

    Web Chapter 26. Blood Typing and Crossmatching

    Web Chapter 27. Canine Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

    Web Chapter 28. Collection of Specimens for Cytology

    Web Chapter 29. Nasal Tumors

    Web Chapter 30. Nonregenerative Anemias

    Web Chapter 31. Pulmonary Neoplasia

    Web Chapter 32. Surgical Oncology Principles

    Section V: Dermatologic Diseases

    90. Diagnostic Criteria for Canine Atopic Dermatitis

    91. Treatment Guidelines for Canine Atopic Dermatitis

    92. Cyclosporine Use in Dermatology

    93. Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy

    94. Systemic Glucocorticoids in Dermatology

    95. Topical Therapy for Pruritus

    96. Hypoallergenic Diets: Principles in Therapy

    97. Flea Control in Flea Allergy Dermatitis

    98. Treatment of Ectoparasitoses

    99. Canine Demodicosis

    100. Staphylococci Causing Pyoderma

    101. Treatment of Superficial Pyoderma

    102. Topical Therapy for Infectious Diseases

    103. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Infections

    104. Canine Leproid Granulma Syndrome and Feline Leprosy

    105. Dermatophytosis

    106. Dermatophytosis in Catteries and Shelters

    107. Hospital Disinfection for Infectious Skin Diseases

    108. Principles of Therapy for Otitis

    109. Topical and Systemic Glucocorticoids for Otitis

    110. Topical Antimicrobials for Otitis

    111. Systemic Antimicrobials for Otitis

    112. Ototoxicity

    113. Ear Flushing Techniques

    114. Primary Cornification Disorders In Dogs

    115. Alopecia X

    116. Actinic Dermatoses and Sun Protection

    117. Drugs for Behavior-Related Dermatoses

    118. Superficial Necrolytic Dermatitis

    119. Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions (CADR)

    Web Chapter 33. Acral Lick Dermatitis

    Web Chapter 34. Avermectins in Dermatology

    Web Chapter 35. Canine Papilloma Viruses

    Web Chapter 36. Diseases of the Anal Sac

    Web Chapter 37. Feline Demodicosis

    Web Chapter 38. Feline Viral Skin Diseases

    Web Chapter 39. House Dust Mites and Their Control

    Web Chapter 40. Interferons

    Web Chapter 41. Pentoxifylline

    Web Chapter 42. Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

    Web Chapter 43. Sebaceous Adenitis

    Web Chapter 44. Therapy of Malassezia Infections

    Web Chapter 45. Topical Immunomodulators

    Section VI: Gastrointestinal Diseases

    120. Feline Caudal Stomatitis

    121. Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

    122. Gastroesophageal Reflux

    123. Antacid Therapy

    124. Gastric Helicobacter

    125. Diagnosis and Treatment of Motility Disorders

    126. Antibiotic Responsive Enteropathy

    127. Cobalamin Deficiency in Cats

    128. Probiotic Therapy

    129. Protozoal Diarrhea

    130. Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Parvoviral Enteritis

    131. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    132. Protein Losing Enteropathy

    133. Feline Gastrointestinal Lymphoma

    134. Management of Canine Colitis

    135. Laboratory Testing for the Exocrine Pancreas

    136. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs

    137. Treatment of Canine Pancreatitis

    138. Feline Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders

    139. Diagnostic Approach to Hepatobiliary Disease

    140. Drug Associated Liver Disease

    141. Acute Liver Failure Therapy

    142. Chronic Hepatitis Therapy

    143. Copper Chelator Therapy

    144. Ascites and Hepatic Encephalopathy Therapy for Liver Disease

    145. Portosystemic Shunts

    146. Portal Vein Hypoplasia (Microvascular Dysplasia)

    147. Management of Extrahepatic Biliary Tract Disease

    148. Idiopathic Vacuolar Hepatopathy

    149. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis Therapy

    150. Feline Inflammatory Liver Disease

    Web Chapter 46. Canine Biliary Mucocele

    Web Chapter 47. Canine Megaesophagus

    Web Chapter 48. Copper Associated Chronic Hepatitis

    Web Chapter 49. Esophagitis

    Web Chapter 50. Evaluation of Elevated Serum Alkaline Phosphatase in Dogs

    Web Chapter 51. Flatulence

    Web Chapter 52. Gastric Ulceration

    Web Chapter 53. Hepatic Support Therapy

    Web Chapter 54. Oral Pharyngeal Dysphagia

    Web Chapter 55. Tylosin Responsive Diarrhea

    Section VII: Respiratory Diseases

    151. Respiratory Drug Therapy

    152. Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    153. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

    154. Rhinitis in the Dog

    155. Rhinitis in the Cat

    156. Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome

    157. Nasopharyngeal Disorders

    158. Laryngeal Diseases

    159. Tracheal Collapse

    160. Chronic Bronchial Disorders in the Dog

    161. Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma in Cats

    162. Pneumonia

    163. Eosinophilic Pulmonary Diseases

    164. Pleural Effusion

    165. Pneumothorax

    166. Pulmonary Thromboembolism

    167. Pulmonary Hypertension

    Web Chapter 56. Interstitial Lung Diseases

    Web Chapter 57. Respiratory Parasites

    Section VIII: Cardiovascular Diseases

    168. Nutritional Management of Heart Disease

    169. Systemic Hypertension

    170. Bradyarrhythmias

    171. Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Dogs

    172. Ventricular Arrhythmias in Dogs

    173. Feline Cardiac Arrhythmias

    174. Congenital Heart Disease

    175. Drugs for Treatment of Heart Failure

    176. Management of Heart Failure in Dogs

    177. Chronic Valvular Heart Disease in Dogs

    178. Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

    179. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

    180. Feline Myocardial Diseases

    181. Arterial Thromboembolism

    182. Pericardial Effusion

    183. Feline Heartworm Disease

    184. Canine Heartworm Disease

    Web Chapter 58. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Cat

    Web Chapter 59. Bradyarrhythmias and Cardiac Pacing

    Web Chapter 60. Cardioversion

    Web Chapter 61. Infective Endocarditis

    Web Chapter 62. Mitral Valve Dysplasia

    Web Chapter 63. Myocarditis

    Web Chapter 64. Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    Web Chapter 65. Pulmonic Stenosis

    Web Chapter 66. Subaortic Stenosis

    Web Chapter 67. Syncope

    Web Chapter 68. Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia

    Web Chapter 69. Ventricular Septal Defect

    Section IX: Urinary Diseases

    185. Applicatioins of Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Disease

    186. Prevention and Management of AKI/ARF in the Hospital

    187. Proteinuria

    188. Glomerular Disease and Nephrotic Syndrome

    189. Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

    190. Using NSAIDS in Kidney Disease

    191. Medical Management of Acute Kidney Injury/ARF

    192. CRRT

    193. Surveillance for Asymptomatic and Hospital Acquired UTI

    194. Persistent E. coli UTI

    195. Interventional Strategies for Urinary Disease

    196. Medical Management for Nephroliths and Ureteroliths

    197. Management of Calcium Oxalate Uroliths

    198. Management of Urate Urolithiasis

    199. Mini-Laparotomy Assisted Cystoscopy for Cystouroliths

    200. Multimodal Environmental Enrichment for FIC

    201. Urinary Incontinence – Medical Management

    202. Mechanical Occluder Devices for Urinary Incontinence

    203. Top Ten Urology Consult Questions

    Web Chapter 70. Laser Lithotripsy

    Web Chapter 71. Urinary Incontinence – Bulking Agents

    Section X: Reproductive Diseases

    204. Breeding Management of the Bitch

    205. Diagnosis of Female ReproductiveTract Disease

    206. Endoscopic Transcervical Insemination

    207. Pregnancy Diagnosis

    208. Dystocia Management

    209. Canine Postpartum Disorders

    210. Nutrition in the Bitch During Pregnancy and Lactation

    211. Pyometra

    212. Vaginitis

    213. Surgical Repair of Vaginal Anomalies in the Bitch

    214. Early Age Neutering in the Dog and Cat

    215. Estrus Suppression

    216. Pregnancy Termination

    217. Inherited Disorders of the Reproductive Tract in Dogs and Cats

    218. Ovarian Remnant Syndrome

    219. Pregnancy Loss in the Bitch and Queen

    220. Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and Prostatitis in Dogs

    221. Methods and Availability of Tests for Hereditary Disorders of Dogs

    222. Reproductive Oncology

    223. Reproductive Toxicology/Teratogens

    224. Penile, Preputial, Testicular or Scrotal Diseases/Problems

    Web Chapter 72. Aspermia/Oligozoospermia Caused by Retrograde Ejaculation in the Dog

    Web Chapter 73. Priapism in Dogs

    Section XI: Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Diseases

    225. Congenital Hydrocelphalus

    226. Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts

    227. Treatment of Intracranial Tumors

    228. Metabolic Brain Disorders

    229. New Maintenance Anticonvulsant Therapy for Dogs and Cats

    230. Treatment of Cluster Seizures and Status Epilepticus

    231. Non-Infectious/Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System

    232. Peripheral and Central Vestibular Disorders of Dogs and Cats

    233. Diagnosis and Treatment Degenerative Intervertebral Disk Disease

    234. Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

    235. Diagnosis and Treatment of Atlantoaxial Subluxation

    236. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Spondylomyelopathy

    237. Craniocervical Junction Abnormalities in Dogs

    238. Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis

    239. Acquired Myasthenia Gravis in Dogs and Cats

    240. Peripheral Nervous System Disorders in Dogs and Cats: Selected Myopathies in Neuropathies

    241. Vascular Disease of the Central Nervous System

    Web Chapter 74. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation of Neurologic Patients

    Section XII: Ophthalmologic Diseases

    242. Pearls of the Ophthalmic Examination

    243. Evaluation of Blindness

    244. Canine Conjunctivitis

    245. Tear Film Disorders of Dogs

    246. Corneal Ulcers

    247. Canine Non-Ulcerative Corneal Disease

    248. Feline Corneal Disease

    249. Canine Uveitis

    250. Feline Uveitis

    251. Canine Glaucoma

    252. Feline Glaucoma

    253. Disorders of the Lens

    254. Canine Retinopathies

    255. Feline Retinopathies

    256. Orbital Disease

    257. Canine Ocular Neoplasia

    258. Feline Ocular Neoplasia

    Web Chapter 75. Diseases of the Eyelids and Periocular Skin

    Web Chapter 76. Canine Retinal Detachment

    Web Chapter 77. Epiphora

    Web Chapter 78. Ocular Emergencies

    Web Chapter 79. Tear Film Disorders of Cats

    Web Chapter 80. Anisocoria and Abnormalties of the Pupillary Light Reflex: The Neuro-Ophthalmic Examination

    Section XIII: Infectious Diseases

    259. Common Infectious Disease Differentials for Medical Problems

    260. Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy

    261. Infectious and Immune Polyarthritis

    262. Use of Immunomodulators in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

    263. Use of Antifungal Drugs

    264. Infectious Diseases Associated with Raw Meat Diets

    265. Pet Associated Illness

    266. Vaccine Associated Side-Effects in Dogs

    267. Vaccine Associated Side-Effects in Cats

    268. Babesiosis in North America

    269. Bartonellosis, Canine

    270. Bartonellosis, Feline

    271. Borreliosis

    272. Feline Leukemia Virus/FIV

    273. Hepatozoon Americanum Infections

    274. Leptospirosis

    275. Neospora Caninum

    276. Rickettsia Infections in Dogs and Cats (Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Rickettsia)

    277. Toxoplasmosis

    278. Use of Glucocorticoids in Infectious Diseases

    279. Feline Infectious Peritonitis

    Web Chapter 80. American Leishmaniasis

    Web Chapter 81. Canine and Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasmas

    Web Chapter 82. Canine Brucellosis

    Web Chapter 83. Cytauxzoonosis

    Web Chapter 84. Pneumocytosis

    Web Chapter 85. Pythiosis and Lagenidiosis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2013
  • Published: October 4, 2013
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323227629
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455745210
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437726893

About the Authors

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

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