Small Animal Internal Medicine - 4th Edition

Small Animal Internal Medicine

4th Edition

Authors: Richard Nelson C. Guillermo Couto
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents


Wendy A. Ware

1 Clinical Manifestations of Cardiac Disease

2 Diagnostic Tests for the Cardiovascular System

3 Management of Heart Failure

4 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Therapy

5 Congenital Cardiac Disease

6 Acquired Valvular and Endocardial Disease

7 Myocardial Disease of the Dog

8 Myocardial Disease of the Cat

9 Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Tumors

10 Heartworm Disease

11 Systemic Arterial Hypertension

12 Thromboembolic Disease


Eleanor C. Hawkins

13 Clinical Manifestations of Nasal Disease

14 Diagnostic Tests for the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

15 Disorders of the Nasal Cavity

16 Clinical Manifestations of Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Disease

17 Diagnostic Tests for the Larynx and Pharynx

18 Disorders of the Larynx and Pharynx

19 Clinical Manifestations of Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

20 Diagnostic Tests for the Lower Respiratory Tract

21 Disorders of the Trachea and Bronchi

22 Disorders of the Pulmonary Parenchyma and Vasculature

23 Clinical Manifestations of the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinal Disease

24 Diagnostic Tests for the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinum

25 Disorders of the Pleural Cavity

26 Emergency Management of Respiratory Distress

27 Ancillary Therapy: Oxygen Supplementation and Ventilation


Michael D. Willard

28 Clinical Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disorders

29 Diagnostic Tests for the Alimentary Tract

30 General Therapeutic Principles

31 Disorders of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Esophagus

32 Disorders of the Stomach

33 Disorders of the In


Learn to effectively recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal medical conditions with this invaluable reference. Small Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition, emphasizes practical diagnostic approaches and focuses on the clinically relevant aspects of patient medical management. Extensive color illustrations, boxes, and algorithms, plus new photographs, schematic representations, and updated tables, set this book apart. With its highly functional design and clear, expert voice, this text delivers the most relevant information for the internal medical challenges you’re most likely to face.

Key Features

  • Utilizes a problem-oriented approach, beginning with a discussion of clinical signs and diagnostic recommendations and techniques and moving on to therapeutic considerations and management
  • Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective specialty.
  • Limited number of authors provides consistency.
  • Clear, step-by-step procedural guidelines thoroughly describe each procedure.
  • Cross-referencing throughout the book reduces redundancy and makes information easy to locate.
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter alert you to the latest research findings.
  • Comprehensive drug tables provide recommended dosages and indications.
  • Purposefully written to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills based on clinical findings.
  • Hundreds of summary boxes and tables allow quick access to clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, drugs, and treatment.
  • Full-color format brings you accurate visual depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.


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About the Authors

Richard Nelson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA

C. Guillermo Couto Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chief, Oncology/Hematology Service, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH