Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition takes a problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis and outlines core information necessary to effectively evaluate the major medical problems in dogs and cats. The text starts by defining problems caused by disease and proceeds to integrate the history, physical examination, and diagnostic modalities into a logical approach designed to assist with the medical management of patients. The new edition continues to serve as a vital tool in accurate and appropriate diagnosis for small animal veterinarians, emergency and critical care veterinarians, and veterinary students.
Contributors. Preface. 1. The Problem-Oriented Approach (Michael D. Lorenz). PART ONE: General (Polysystemic) Problems. 2. Pyrexia (Fever) (Emily L. Medici and Michael D. Lorenz). 3. Disturbances of Food Intake: Anorexia And Polyphagia (Michael D. Lorenz and Paul L. DeMars). 4. Episodic Weakness (Michael D. Lorenz). 5. Polyuria and Polydipsia (Justin D. Thomason and John P. Hoover). PART TWO: Behavioral Problems. 6. Aggression (Paul L. DeMars). 7. Fear, Anxiety, and Compulsive Behavior (Paul L. DeMars). PART THREE: Conformational Problems. 8. Ascites, Peripheral Edema, and Abdominal Distention (T. Mark Neer). 9. Retarded Growth (Michael D. Lorenz). 10. Changes in Body Weight: Weight Loss and Obesity (Paul L. DeMars). PART FOUR: Dermatologic Problems. 11. Pruritus (Michael D. Lorenz). 12. Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions (Michael D. Lorenz). 13. Alopecia (Michael D. Lorenz). 14. Disorders of Pigmentation (Michael D. Lorenz). PART FIVE: Hematolymphatic Problems. 15. Bleeding Disorders (James H. Meinkoth and Michael D. Lorenz). 16. Lymphadenopathy (Michael D. Lorenz). PART SIX: Cardiovascular Problems. 17. Disturbances of Heart Rate, Rhythm, and Pulse (Nicole Ponzio). 18. Murmurs and Abnormal Heart Sounds (Nicole Ponzio). 19. Abnormal Mucous Membranes (Jennifer L. Peters). PART SEVEN: Respiratory Problems. 20. Coughing and Hemoptysis (Justin D. Thomason and John P. Hoover). 21. Respiratory Distress and Cyanosis (Justin D. Thomason and John P. Hoover). 22. Syncope (Justin D. Thomason and John P. Hoover). 23. Abnormal Lung Sounds (Justin D. Thomason and John P. Hoover). 24. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge (Jennifer L. Peters). PART EIGHT: Digestive Problems. 25. Ptyalism (Jill D. Brunker). 26. Dysphagia (Jill D. Brunker). 27. Regurgitation and Vomiting (Jill D. Brunker). 28. Diarrhea (Jill D. Brunker). 29. Constipation and Flatulence (Michael D. Lorenz). 30. Abdominal Pain (Kristy Broaddus). 31. Icterus (T. Mark Neer). PART NINE: Urologic Problems. 32. Abnormal Micturition: Dysuria, Pollakiuria, and Stranguria (Paul L. DeMars). 33. Discolored Urine (Mary H. Bowles and Michael D. Lorenz). 34. Urinary Incontinence (Mary H. Bowles). PART TEN: Reproductive Problems. 35. Vaginal and Preputial Discharge (Charles C. Broaddus and G. Reed Holyoak). 36. Abnormalities of the External Genitalia (Chris Schreiber and Gregor L. Morgan). 37. Abortion, Abnormal Estrous Cycle, and Infertility (G. Reed Holyoak, Chelsea Makloski, and Gregor L. Morgan). PART ELEVEN: Musculoskeletal Problems. 38. Lameness (T. Mark Neer). 39. Bone, Joint, and Periskeletal Swelling (Jude Bordelon). 40. Nociception ("Pain") (Michael D. Lorenz and Marjorie E. Gross). PART TWELVE: Neurologic Problems. 41. Paresis or Paralysis (T. Mark Neer). 42. Ataxia (T. Mark Neer). 43. Head Tilt (T. Mark Neer). 44. Collapse (Seizures, Syncope, Cataplexy, and Narcolepsy) (T. Mark Neer). 45. Stupor and Coma (T. Mark Neer). PART THIRTEEN: Special Sensation Problems. 46. Blindness (Michael D. Lorenz and Margi A. Gilmour). 47. Anisocoria (Margi A. Gilmour). 48. Nystagmus and Strabismus (Michael D. Lorenz). 49. Loss of Corneal Transparency (Margi A. Gilmour). 50. Abnormal Anterior Chamber (Margi A. Gilmour). 51. Abnormal Lens (Margi A. Gilmour). 52. Anosmia—Loss of Olfaction (Michael D. Lorenz). 53. Deafness (Michael D. Lorenz). PART FOURTEEN: Laboratory-Defined Problems. 54. Hematologic Problems (Robin W. Allison). 55. Abnormalities of the Standard Biochemical Profile (Robin W. Allison, James H. Meinkoth, and Theresa E. Rizzi). 56. Problems Identified on Urinalysis (James H. Meinkoth). 57. Abnormal Blood pH, Anion Gap, and Blood Gases (Theresa E. Rizzi). Index.
"This book fills a gap that exists between the quick reference texts that have proliferated recently and more extensive medical reference texts. It provides an approach to problems in manageable and meaningful chunks to create conceptual understanding, rather than providing an outline of facts and recommendations. The book is probably most useful for veterinary students and new graduates overwhelmed by the amount of information in other texts but facing animals with problems in their clinics. It would also be a handy off-the-shelf reference for practitioners faced with rare problems or hoping to avoid overlooking a key differential diagnosis. Students who work through the book in a thoughtful manner can be expected to gain skills in problem identification and the mechanistic diagnostic approach. Working through the clinical vignettes also strikes me as an excellent way to prepare for the national licensing examination, with more learning gained than anticipated from practicing multiple-choice questions. In summary, this book should be an excellent investment for veterinary students and small animal practitioners." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 2010) "The new edition includes the addition of case reports, and I felt it helps give the reader a clearer picture of the patient and the development of the thought process as it progresses through the case during the work-up. There have been updates to diagnostic tests that are reflective of the changes and improvements that have been made in procedures as they are performed in the veterinary field.... The format is an excellent way to help teach how to think through a case and the logical steps to thoroughly work through it." (VSPN, October 2010) "Overall I feel it would be a good text for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians alike to help teach or reinforce many points to be considered when presented with a patient, including clinical signs throughout the disease process." (Veterinary Information Network, October 2010) “The pathophysiological background in each section is certainly useful information and the clinical vignettes make surprisingly pleasant reading-a bit like Aesop’s Fables for vets.” (Veterinary Practice, April 2010)
Michael D. Lorenz is Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. T. Mark Neer is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oklahoma State University. Paul DeMars is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Small Animal Community Practice at Oklahoma State University.
Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition provides a valuable update of this ever-popular text. Taking a logical problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis, this book provides core information on diseases and disorders to aid in the effective evaluation of major medical problems in dogs and cats. The third edition will update the diagnostic plans provided in each chapter to more accurately reflect the latest information and technology available to small animal veterinarians. In addition, several chapters have been consolidated to streamline content and enhance the user-friendliness of the text. Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition will continue to serve as a vital tool in accurate and appropriate diagnosis in small animal medicine.
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