Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis - 1st Edition

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis

1st Edition

A Book of Lists

Authors: Mark Thompson Mark Thompson
Imprint: Saunders


Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists is a quick, practical, and concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice in a conveniently brief form, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps the clinician make more reliable on-the-scene decisions.

Key Features

  • Includes over 350 lists to bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference.
  • Features a user-friendly format with differential diagnosis by both presenting clinical sign and medical disorder to allow easy access to the most relevant information for the user.
  • Alphabetical listings of all relevant laboratory tests make determining the next step of diagnosis easy.
  • Clean 2-color design makes the information readily accessible.
  • Small, pocket-sized design allows for portability, practicality, and fast reference when needed most.

Table of Contents


1. Abdominal Distention

2. Abdominal Effusions and Ascites

3. Abdominal Pain, Acute

4. Aggressive Behavior, Cats

5. Aggressive Behavior, Dogs

6. Alopecia

7. Anaphylaxis

8. Anuria and Oliguria

9. Anxiety and Phobias

10. Ascites (see Abdominal Effusions and Ascites)

11. Ataxia and Incoordination

12. Blindness

13. Bradycardia, Sinus

14. Cachexia and Muscle Wasting

15. Compulsive Behavior Disorders

16. Constipation

17. Coughing

18. Cyanosis

19. Deafness

20. Diarrhea, Acute

21. Diarrhea, Chronic

22. Dyschezia (see Tenesmus and Dyschezia)

23. Dysphagia

24. Dyspnea

25. Dysuria (see Stranguria, Dysuria, and Pollakiuria)

26. Ecchymoses (See Petechiae and Ecchymoses)

27. Edema

28. Epistaxis

29. Failure to Grow/Failure to Thrive

30. Fever of Unknown Origin

31. Flatulence

32. Gagging

33. Halitosis

34. Head Tilt

35. Hematemesis

36. Hematochezia

37. Hematuria

38. Hemoptysis

39. Hemorrhage, Prolonged

40. Horner’s Syndrome

41. Hyperthermia

42. Hypothermia

43. Icterus (Jaundice)

44. Inappropriate Elimination

45. Incontinence, Fecal

46. Incontinence, Urinary

47. Infertility, Female (Canine)

48. Infertility, Male (Canine)

49. Joint Swelling

50. Lameness

51. Lymphadenopathy (Lymph Node Enlargement)

52. Melena

53. Muscle Wasting (See Cachexia and Muscle Wasting)

54. Nasal Discharge (See Sneezing and Nasal Discharge)

55. Nystagmus

56. Obesity

57. Oliguria (See Anuria and Oliguria)

58. Pallor

59. Paresis and Paralysis

60. Petechiae and Ecchymoses

61. Pollakiuri


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About the Author

Mark Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Brevard Animal Hospital, Brevard, NC, USA

Mark Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Brevard Animal Hospital, Brevard, NC, USA