Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Expert Consult

Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Expert Consult

8th Edition - December 19, 2016

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  • Authors: Stephen Ettinger, Edward Feldman, Etienne Cote
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323312394
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323312110

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Your days spent fruitlessly scouring textbooks and websites for credible vet information are over! Now you can get the whole story — the accurate story — all in one place. Introducing The Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Expert Consult, 8th Edition. Still the only comprehensive resource for veterinary internal medical problems, this faculty-and-student-favorite offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and disease treatments for dogs and cats. In addition to new chapters and discussions on the industry’s most topical issues, this "gold standard in vet medicine" comes with hundreds of original videos, algorithms, and learning tools to really bring all the information to life. There’s no better source to help you unlock the secrets of veterinary medicine than Ettinger’s!

Key Features

  • Fully searchable online text offers quick access to the most trusted information in the field.
  • Complete library of over 500 original clinical videos you can believe in. Instead of fruitless YouTube searches, each video expertly breaks down veterinary procedures and important signs of diseases and disorders that are difficult or impossible to understand from written descriptions alone.
  • In-depth coverage of timely issues includes expert explanations on topics such as the genome, clinical genomics, euthanasia, innocent heart murmurs, hyperbaric medicine, home prepared and raw diets, obesity, botulism, artificial pacing of the heart, and cancer vaccines.
  • Thousands of references accessible from the printed book with the click of a QR code.
  • 256 all-new client information sheets can be downloaded, customized, and printed as client handouts.
  • 214 new and updated clinical algorithms aid in disease identification and decision-making.
  • Exclusive access to Expert Consult Online website offers the complete library of original video clips, heart sounds, the full collection of client information sheets, and hyperlinking of references to their source abstracts in PubMed.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: The Real Basics of Veterinary Medicine
    1. The Medical History
    2. The Physical Examination of the Dog and Cat
    3. Basic Genetics
    4. Clinical Genomics
    5. Evidence-Based Medicine
    6. Biomedical Statistics: Selected Topics
    7. Euthanasia

    Section 2: Differential Diagnosis for Chief Complaints
    8. ADR
    9. Distinguishing Behavioral Disorders from Medical Disorders
    10. Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
    11. Ophthalmic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
    12. Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
    13. Intoxication Versus Acute, Nontoxicologic Illness: Differentiating the Two
    14. Orthopedic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
    15. Swollen Joints and Joint Pain
    16. Weight Gain
    17. Abdominal Enlargement
    18. Peripheral Edema
    19. Weight Loss as a Chief Complaint
    20. Failure to Grow
    21. Weakness
    22. Restlessness
    23. Anorexia
    24. Polyphagia
    25. Body Odors
    26. Coughing
    27. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge
    28. Tachypnea, Dyspnea, and Respiratory Distress
    29. Epistaxis and Hemoptysis
    30. Syncope
    31. Movement Disorders
    32. Tremors
    33. Ataxia, Paresis, Paralysis
    34. Stupor and Coma
    35. Seizures
    36. Halitosis and Ptyalism
    37. Gagging
    38. Dysphagia
    39. Vomiting and Regurgitation
    40. Diarrhea
    41. Melena and Hematochezia
    42. Constipation, Tenesmus, Dyschezia, and Fecal Incontinence
    43. Flatulence
    44. Vulvar and Preputial Discharge
    45. Polyuria and Polydipsia
    46. Pollakiuria, Stranguria, and Urinary Incontinence
    47. Hematuria and Other Conditions Causing Discolored Urine

    Section 3: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Examination Abnormalities
    48. Fever
    49. Hypothermia
    50. Pallor
    51. Hyperemia
    52. Cyanosis
    53. Jaundice
    54. Petechiae and Ecchymoses
    55. Abnormal Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs
    56. Pulse Alterations

    Section 4: Differential Diagnosis for Clinicopathologic Abnormalities
    57. Anemia, Erythrocytosis
    58. Leukopenia, Leukocytosis
    59. Thrombocytopenia, Thrombocytosis
    60. Hypo-/Hyperproteinemia
    61. Hypo-/Hyperglycemia
    62. Blood Urea Nitrogen and Creatinine
    63. Cholesterol, Triglycerides
    64. Amylase, Lipase
    65. Liver Enzymes
    66. Creatine Kinase
    67. Sodium, Chloride
    68. Potassium, Magnesium
    69. Calcium, Phosphorus
    70. Lactate
    71. Ammonia
    72. Urinalysis
    73. Urinary Electrolyte Concentrations
    74. Fluid Analysis: Thoracic, Abdominal, Joint

    Section 5: Techniques
    75. Venous and Arterial Puncture
    76. Jugular Catheterization and Central Venous Pressure Measurement
    77. Intraosseous Catheters
    78. Constant Rate Infusions
    79. Ear Vein Blood Glucose Monitoring
    80. Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time
    81. Fecal Examination
    82. Nasoesophageal, Esophagostomy, Gastrostomy, and Jejunal Tube Placement Techniques
    83. Care of Endoscopic Equipment
    84. Hyperbaric Medicine
    85. Otoscopy, Ear Flushing, and Myringotomy
    86. Scrapings, Fine-Needle Aspirations, and Biopsies of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
    87. Cytology of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
    88. Abdominal Ultrasonography
    89. Abdominal Ultrasound: Aspirations and Biopsies
    90. Abdominocentesis and Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
    91. Laparoscopy
    General Centesis and Biopsy
    92. Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
    93. Cytology of Internal Organs
    94. Arthrocentesis and Arthroscopy
    95. Lymph Node Aspiration and Biopsy
    96. Rhinoscopy, Nasal Flush, and Biopsy
    97. Respiratory and Inhalant Therapy
    98. Pulse Oximetry
    99. Blood Pressure Measurement
    100. Chest Tube Placement
    101. Transtracheal Wash and Bronchoscopy
    102. Thoracocentesis/Pericardiocentesis
    103. Electrocardiography
    104. Echocardiography
    105. Urine Collection
    106. Management of Urinary Catheters
    107. Unblocking of the Urethra
    108. Cystoscopy and Urethroscopy
    109. Peritoneal Dialysis
    110. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy/Hemodialysis
    111. Prostatic Diagnostic Techniques
    112. Gastric Intubation and Lavage
    113. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    114. Enemas and Deobstipation
    115. Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection, Analysis, and Myelography
    116. Muscle and Nerve Biopsy
    117. Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Velocity
    118. Artificial Insemination in the Dog
    119. Vaginoscopy and Vaginal Cytology

    Section 6: Minimally-Invasive Interventional Therapies
    120. Overview of Interventional Medicine
    121. Respiratory Interventional Therapies
    122. Cardiovascular Interventional Therapies
    123. Gastrointestinal Interventional Therapies
    124. Urologic Interventional Therapies
    125. Neoplastic Interventional Therapies

    Section 7: Critical Care
    126. Pain Physiology, Identification and Management in the Acute Care Setting
    127. Shock
    128. Acid-Base, Oximetry, and Blood Gas Analysis
    129. Crystalloid and Colloid Fluid Therapy
    130. Blood Transfusions, Component Therapy, and Oxygen-Carrying Solutions
    131. Oxygen Therapy
    132. Sepsis and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
    133. The Endocrine Response to Critical Illness
    134. Heatstroke
    135. Hemorrhage
    136. 136. Status Epilepticus
    137. 137. Systemic Anaphylaxis
    138. 138. Sedation and Anesthesia in Critical Care
    139. 139. Initial Evaluation of Respiratory Emergencies
    140. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and CPR
    141. Cardiac Emergencies
    142. Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
    143. Acute Abdomen
    144. Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    145. Hepatic and Splenic Emergencies
    146. Reproductive Emergencies
    147. Global Approach to the Trauma Patient
    148. Head Trauma
    149. Thoracic Trauma
    150. Urinary Tract Trauma

    Section 8: Toxicology
    151. Toxin Exposure Therapy/Decontamination
    152. Chemical Toxicoses
    153. Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Toxicoses
    154. Recreational Drug Toxicoses
    155. Plant Toxicoses
    156. Venomous Bites and Stings (Zootoxicoses)

    Section 9: Blood Pressure
    157. Pathophysiology and Clinical Features of Systemic Hypertension
    158. Treatment of Systemic Hypertension
    159. Systemic Hypotension

    Section 10: Therapeutic Considerations in Medicine and Disease
    160. Principles of Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
    161. Antibacterial Drug Therapy
    162. Antifungal and Antiviral Therapy
    163. Antiparasitic Therapy
    164. Anti-inflammatory Therapy
    165. Immunosuppressive Therapy
    166. Analgesic Therapy
    167. Antioxidants, Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, and Nutritional Supplements
    168. Compounding Drugs
    169. Adverse Drug Reactions

    Section 11: Dietary Considerations of Systemic Problems
    170. Nutritional Assessment
    171. Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition
    172. Nutrition for Healthy Adult Dogs
    173. Nutritional Management of the Canine Performance Athlete
    174. Nutrition for Healthy Adult Cats
    175. Nutrition in Healthy Geriatric Cats and Dogs
    176. Obesity
    177. Cachexia and Sarcopenia
    178. Nutritional Management of GI Disease
    179. Nutritional Management of Exocrine Pancreatic Disease
    180. Nutritional Management of Hepatobiliary Disease
    181. Nutritional Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
    182. Dietary and Medical Considerations in Hyperlipidemia
    183. Nutritional Management of Heart Disease
    184. Nutritional Management of Renal Disease
    185. Nutritional Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease
    186. Nutritional Management of Dermatologic Disease
    187. Nutritional-Related Skeletal Disorders
    188. Nutritional Management of Cancer
    189. Critical Care Nutrition
    190. Nutritional Uses of Fiber
    191. Adverse Reactions to Food: Allergies versus Intolerance
    192. Unconventional Diets (homemade, vegetarian, and raw)
    193. Pet Food Safety and Regulatory Aspects of Pet Foods
    194. Immunology and Nutrition

    Section 12: Hematologic and Immunologic Diseases
    195. Immunologic and Hematologic Diseases: Intro and Drug Therapy
    196. Coagulation Testing
    197. Hyper- and Hypocoagulable States
    198. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia and Other Regenerative Anemias
    199. Nonregenerative Anemia
    200. Primary Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis
    201. Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia, von Willebrand Disease, and Other Platelet Disorders
    202. Immune-Mediated and Other Nonneoplastic White Blood Cell Disorders
    203. Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis and Other Nonneoplastic Joint Disorders
    204. Immune-Mediated Dermatologic Disorders
    205. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    206. Nonneoplastic Diseases of the Spleen

    Section 13: Infectious Diseases
    207. Laboratory Dx of Infectious Dz
    208. Companion Animal Vaccinations
    209. Antimicrobial Resistance, Surveillance, and Nosocomial Infections
    210. Zoonoses
    Bacterial Diseases
    211. Lyme Disease
    212. Mycobacterial Infections, Actinomycosis, and Nocardiosis
    213. Brucellosis
    214. Tetanus and Botulism
    215. Bartonella - canine
    216. Bartonella - feline
    217. Leptospirosis
    218. Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Neorickettsia
    219. Erythrocytic Parasites
    220. Enteric Bacterial Diseases
    Protozoal Dzs
    221. Protozoal Diseases
    Viral Dzs
    222. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
    223. Feline Leukemia Virus Infection
    224. Coronavirus Infections, including Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    225. Canine and Feline Parvovirus
    226. Rabies
    227. Canine Infectious Airway Disease
    228. Canine Distemper and Other Canine Viral Infections
    229. Feline Upper Respiratory Infections
    230. Other Feline Viral Infections
    Fungal Dzs
    231. Cryptococcosis
    232. Coccidioidomycosis
    233. Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis
    234. Aspergillosis - Canine
    235. Aspergillosis - Feline
    236. Miscellaneous Fungal Infections (Sporotrichosis, Pythiosis, Candidiasis, Lagenidiosis, Opportunistic Fungal Infections)

    Section 14: Diseases of the Ears, Nose, and Throat
    237. Diseases of the Ear
    238. Diseases of the Nose, Sinuses, and Nasopharynx
    239. Diseases of the Larynx

    Section 15: Respiratory Disease
    240. Clinical Evaluation of the Respiratory Tract
    241. Diseases of the Trachea and Small Airways
    242. Diseases of the Pulmonary Parenchyma
    243. Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Thromboembolism
    244. Diseases of the Pleural Space
    245. Diseases of the Mediastinum, Chest Wall, and Diaphragm

    Section 16: Cardiovascular Disease
    246. Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
    247. Congestive Heart Failure: Clinical Management
    248. Cardiac Arrhythmias
    249. Cardiac Pacing
    250. Congenital Heart Disease
    251. Adult-Onset Valvular Heart Disease
    252. Myocardial Disease: Canine
    253. Myocardial Disease: Feline
    254. Pericardial Disease
    255. Feline and Canine Heartworm Disease
    256. Arterial Thromboembolic Disease
    257. Venous and Lymphatic Diseases

    Section 17: Neurologic Disease
    258. Neurophysiology
    259. Neurologic Exam and Neuroanatomic Diagnosis
    260. Brain Diseases: Congenital, Vascular, Neoplastic, and Idiopathic Epilepsy
    261. Brain Diseases: Inflammatory, Infectious, and Other Multifocal
    262. Sleep Disorders
    263. Cognitive Dysfunction in Aged Dogs
    264. Cranial Neuropathies
    265. Vestibular Disease
    266. Spinal Cord Diseases: Congenital (Developmental), Inflammatory, and Degenerative Disorders
    267. Spinal Cord Diseases: Traumatic, Vascular, and Neoplastic Disorders
    268. Peripheral Neuropathies
    269. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
    270. Unique Feline Neurologic Disorders

    Section 18: Gastrointestinal Disease
    271. Laboratory Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    272. Oral and Salivary Gland Disorders
    273. Diseases of the Pharynx and Esophagus
    274. Host-Microbial Interactions in Gastrointestinal Health
    275. Diseases of the Stomach
    276. Diseases of the Small Intestine
    277. Diseases of the Large Intestine
    278. Rectoanal Diseases
    279. Peritonitis

    Section 19: Hepatobiliary Disease
    280. History, Clinical Signs, and Physical Findings in Hepatobiliary Disease
    281. General Principles in the Treatment of Liver Disease
    282. Canine Inflammatory/Infectious Hepatic Disease
    283. Feline Inflammatory/Infectious Hepatic Disease
    284. Hepatic Vascular Anomalies
    285. Metabolic Liver Diseases
    286. Toxic Liver Diseases
    287. Neoplasms of the Liver
    288. Diseases of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Biliary System

    Section 20: Pancreatic Disease
    289. Pancreatitis: Etiology and Pathophysiology
    290. Canine Pancreatitis: Dx and Tx
    291. Feline Pancreatitis: Dx and Tx
    292. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
    293. Exocrine Pancreatic Neoplasia

    Section 21: Endocrine Disease
    294. Feline Growth Hormone Disorders
    295. Canine Growth Hormone Disorders
    296. Diabetes Insipidus
    297. Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    298. Primary Hypoparathyroidism
    299. Canine Hypothyroidism
    300. Feline Hypothyrodism
    301. Feline Hyperthyroidism
    302. Canine Hyperthyroidism
    303. Insulin-Secreting Tumors
    304. Canine Diabetes Mellitus
    305. Feline Diabetes Mellitus
    306. Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
    307. Feline Hyperadrenocorticism
    308. Non-Cortisol-Secreting Adrenocortical Tumors and Incidentalomas
    309. Hypoadrenocorticism
    310. Gastrointestinal Endocrinology
    311. Pheochromocytoma

    Section 22: Reproductive Diseases
    312. Reproductive Endocrinology and Breeding Husbandry of the Bitch
    313. Effect of Age at the Time of Spay or Castration on Long-Term Health of Dogs and Cats
    314. Clinical Feline Reproduction
    315. Pregnancy, Parturition, and Periparturient Problems in Dogs and Cats
    316. Pyometra and Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia
    317. Other Infectious Causes of Infertility and Subfertility in Dogs and Cats
    318. Breeding Soundness Examination and Disorders of Reproduction in Male Dogs
    319. Reproductive Disorders in the Neutered Male or Female Dog
    320. Pediatric Care During the Post-Partum Period

    Section 23: Renal Diseases
    321. Clinical Approach and Laboratory Evaluation of Renal Disease
    322. Acute Kidney Injury/Acute Uremia
    323. Renal Transplantation
    324. Chronic Kidney Disease
    325. Glomerular Diseases
    326. Renal Tubular Disorders
    327. Pyelonephritis
    328. Familial and Congenital Renal Diseases of Cats and Dogs

    Section 24: Diseases of the Lower Urinary Tract
    329. Ureteral Disorders
    330. Lower Urinary Tract Infections
    331. Lower Urinary Tract Urolithiasis - Dogs
    332. Lower Urinary Tract Urolithiasis - Cats
    333. Diseases of Abnormal Micturition
    334. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
    335. Urethral Disorders
    336. Congenital Lower Urinary Tract Diseases
    337. Prostatic Diseases

    Section 25: Cancer
    338. The Hallmarks/Origin of Cancer
    339. Principles and Practice of Chemotherapy
    340. Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology
    341. Cancer Immunotherapy/Vaccinology
    342. Molecular Targeted Therapy
    343. Adverse Effects of Cancer Therapy
    344. Hematopoietic Tumors
    345. Tumors of the Skin
    346. Soft-Tissue Sarcomas
    347. Hemangiosarcoma
    348. Bone and Joint Tumors
    349. Mast Cell Disease
    350. Canine and Feline Histiocytic Diseases
    351. Urogenital and Mammary Gland Tumors
    352. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

    Section 26: Musculoskeletal Diseases
    353. Skeletal Disorders
    354. Muscular Disorders
    355. Rehabilitation Therapy
    356. Chronic Pain Management

    Section 27: Comorbidities
    357. Heart Disease and Kidney Disease
    358. Diabetes Mellitus and Corticosteroid-Responsive Disease
    359. Obesity and Exercise-Limiting Disorders
    360. Concurrent Infection and Immune Suppression

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2016
  • Published: December 19, 2016
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323312394
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323312110

About the Authors

Stephen Ettinger

Affiliations and Expertise

Pet DRx Corporation, California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA

Edward Feldman

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Etienne Cote

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

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