Focusing on 'day one competencies', this book offers essential guidance to the most common problems encountered in small animal general practice. Addressing 100 core scenarios, it is ideal for the undergraduate or newly qualified vet, and for those seeking an up-to-date refresher. Organized by presenting sign (diarrhoea, itching) or disease (diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), and with colour illustration throughout, each chapter explains:
how to make a diagnosis which interventions are most appropriate in general practice what the vet should say to the client before and after examination
The authors also offer invaluable advice on other key topics such as annual health checks, neutering and euthanasia, and they tackle the tough questions: What if it doesn't get better? What is the low cost option? When should I refer?
Never before has so much practical information been brought together in a single volume. Like having an experienced or specialist clinician standing by your side in the consulting room, 100 Top Consultations will become a trusted companion for students and practitioners alike.
Dr Peter Hill is senior lecturer in veterinary dermatology at the University of Bristol, combining clinical and teaching responsibilities with an active research programme. He holds the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications, is a former Editor of the journal Veterinary Dermatology Sheena Warman is currently a lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Bristol with special interests in emergency medicine and critical care. She obtained the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine in 2004. Geoff Shawcross qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1970, and has since spent his whole career in general practice, dealing primarily with small animals. After taking over ownership of a small animal practice, he built it up into a veterinary hospital. He obtained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1989. He has broad interests in all aspects of small animal practice and surgery.
List of contributors ix Acknowledgements x About this book xi Introduction Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in small animal general practice 1Peter Hill Section 1 Health checks and vaccinations Chapter 1 The new puppy or kitten 13Geoff Shawcross Chapter 2 The annual health check 18Geoff Shawcross Chapter 3 Advising on spaying and castration 20Geoff Shawcross Section 2 General signs and illnesses Chapter 4 Inappetence and anorexia 25Sheena Warman Chapter 5 Weight loss 27Sheena Warman Chapter 6 Polydipsia and polyuria 29Sheena Warman Chapter 7 Pyrexia 32Sheena Warman Chapter 8 Anaemia 35Sheena Warman Chapter 9 Jaundice 39Sheena WarmanChapter 10 Collapse 42Sheena Warman Chapter 11 Abdominal distension 45Sheena WarmanChapter 12 The FeLV-positive cat 47Andrea Harvey Chapter 13 The FIV-positive cat 51Andrea Harvey Chapter 14 The cat with FIP 54Andrea Harvey Section 3 Skin problems Chapter 15 The itchy dog 59Peter Hill Chapter 16 The itchy cat 62Peter Hill Chapter 17 Diagnosing and treating skin diseases caused by ectoparasites 66Peter Hill Chapter 18 The dog with demodicosis 74Peter Hill Chapter 19 The dog with pyoderma or Malassezia dermatitis 78Peter Hill Chapter 20 The atopic dog 82Peter Hill Chapter 21 The dog with a hot spot 86Peter Hill Chapter 22 The dog with acral lick dermatitis (lick granuloma) 88Peter Hill Chapter 23 Anal sac problems 91Peter Hill Chapter 24 Ear infections 94Peter Hill Chapter 25 Pododermatitis 99Peter HillChapter 26 The dog or cat with a cutaneous lump or swelling 104Peter HillChapter 27 The dog with urticaria or angioedema 107Peter Hill Chapter 28 The cat-bite abscess 109Peter Hill Chapter 29 Lipomas 111Peter Hill Chapter 30 The dog with a histiocytoma 113Peter Hill Chapter 31 Mast cell tumours 115Peter Hill Chapter 32 Sebaceous adenomas and follicular cysts 118Peter Hill Chapter 33 The dog that is losing hair 120Peter Hill Chapter 34 Dermatophytosis 123Peter Hill Chapter 35 Skin problems in non dog/cat species 126Sharon Redrobe and Peter Hill Section 4 Gastrointesti nal problems Chapter 36 Dental disease 133Norman Johnstone Chapter 37 Retching and gagging 138Geoff Shawcross Chapter 38 Vomiting 140Sheena Warman Chapter 39 Diarrhoea 143Sheena Warman Chapter 40 The dog with haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis 146Sheena Warman Chapter 41 Colitis 148Sheena WarmanChapter 42 Liver disease 151Sheena Warman Chapter 43 The dog or cat with pancreatitis 155Sheena Warman Chapter 44 The dog with gastric dilatation and volvulus 158Geoff Shawcross Chapter 45 Obstipation and megacolon 162Geoff Shawcross Section 5 Musculoskeletal problems Chapter 46 Orthopaedic problems in young and growing dogs 169Martin Owen Chapter 47 Forelimb lameness 177Martin Owen Chapter 48 Hindlimb lameness 180Martin Owen Chapter 49 Cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency 183Martin Owen Chapter 50 Advising on osteoarthritis 187Martin Owen Chapter 51 Initial fracture diagnosis and Management 190Martin Owen Chapter 52 Spinal pain and disk herniation 194Martin Owen Section 6 Cardio-respiratory problems Chapter 53 Coughing 201Paul Smith Chapter 54 The dog with kennel cough 205Paul Smith Chapter 55 Sneezing and nasal discharge 207Andrea Harvey Chapter 56 The puppy or kitten with a heart murmur 210Paul SmithChapter 57 The dog with heart failure 214Paul Smith Chapter 58 The dyspnoeic cat 218Paul Smith Section 7 Eye problems Chapter 59 Eyelid problems 223Jim Carter and Peter Hill Chapter 60 Conjunctivitis 227Jim Carter Chapter 61 Corneal ulcers 230Jim Carter Chapter 62 Cataracts 234Jim Carter Chapter 63 Blindness 237Jim Carter Section 8 Urinary tract problems Chapter 64 The dog with signs of cystitis or haematuria 241Sheena Warman Chapter 65 The cat with signs of cystitis or haematuria 245Sheena Warman Chapter 66 The blocked cat 247Sheena Warman Chapter 67 The dog with urinary Incontinence 250Peter Holt Chapter 68 Chronic renal failure 252Sheena Warman Chapter 69 The dog with prostatic disease 256Peter Holt Section 9 Reproductive tract problems Chapter 70 The bitch with pyometra 261Geoff ShawcrossChapter 71 Pregnancy and whelping 263Geoff Shawcross Chapter 72 Oestrus control, misalliance and false pregnancies 266Geoff Shawcross Section 10 Endocrine problems Chapter 73 The dog with hypothyroidism 271Sheena Warman Chapter 74 The dog with Hyperadrenocorticism 274Sheena Warman Chapter 75 Diabetes mellitus 278Sheena Warman Chapter 76 The cat with hyperthyroidism 282Andrea Harvey Section 11 Emergencies and trauma Chapter 77 The road traffic accident 287Geoff Shawcross Chapter 78 The pharyngeal foreign body 291Geoff Shawcross Chapter 79 Problems associated with grass seeds 294Geoff Shawcross Chapter 80 Burns 297Peter Hill Section 12 Cancer Chapter 81 The dog or cat with cancer 303Mark Goodfellow Chapter 82 The dog with a mammary Tumour 307Mark Goodfellow Chapter 83 The dog with multicentric Lymphoma 310Mark GoodfellowSection 13 Neurological problems Chapter 84 The dog having seizures 315Sheena Warman Chapter 85 Hindlimb ataxia and weakness 319Martin Owen Chapter 86 Vestibular disease 322Sheena Warman Section 14 Behavioural problems Chapter 87 The aggressive dog 327Jon Bowen Chapter 88 The frightened dog 330Jon Bowen Chapter 89 Separation problems in the dog 333Jon Bowen Chapter 90 House-soiling and elimination Problems 335Jon Bowen Section 15 Poisonings Chapter 91 Dealing with suspected Poisoning 341Geoff Shawcross Chapter 92 Anticoagulant rodenticide Toxicity 347Sheena Warman Section 16 Problems in non dog/cat species Chapter 93 The sick rabbit 353Sharon Redrobe Chapter 94 The sick hamster 359Sharon RedrobeChapter 95 The sick Guinea pig 363Sharon Redrobe Chapter 96 The sick bird 368Sharon Redrobe Chapter 97 The sick tortoise 374Sharon Redrobe Section 17 Miscellaneous Chapter 98 The post-surgery check-up 385Geoff Shawcross Chapter 99 Illnesses in animals that have travelled abroad 388Sue Shaw Chapter 100 Elective euthanasia 392Geoff Shawcross Section 18 Appendices Appendix 1 Rational use of antibiotics 397Sheena Warman Appendix 2 Rational use of glucocorticoids 402Peter Hill Appendix 3 General principles of non-steroidal anti-infl amatory drug (NSAID) use for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain 404Martin Owen Appendix 4 Weight loss and obesity Control 406Sheena Warman Appendix 5 Interpretation of haematology and biochemistry profiles 409Peter Hill and Sheena Warman Abbreviations 415 Index 417
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