Now in its 7th edition, this popular, must-have text remains the only encyclopedic resource for veterinary internal medical problems. The internationally acclaimed "gold standard" offers unparalleled coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting dogs and cats, as well as the latest information on the genome, clinical genomics, euthanasia, innocent heart murmurs, hyperbaric medicine, home prepared and raw diets, obesity, botulism, artificial pacing of the heart, cancer vaccines, and more.
The 7th edition combines the convenience of a two-volume printed textbook with the enhanced functionality of an Expert Consult website that enables you to electronically search your entire book and study more efficiently. With instant access to the most reliable information available, you""ll always be at the forefront of veterinary care!
- Fully searchable online text provides fast, easy access to the most reliable information in the field. Additional online features include references linked directly to PubMed, client information sheets, and dozens of supplementary figures, tables, algorithms, and boxes.
- Complete library of 500+ original clinical videos demonstrates physical signs, procedures, and management approaches.
- Hundreds of diagnostic and procedural video clips vividly demonstrate veterinary procedures and signs of common diseases and disorders that might be difficult to diagnose from descriptions alone.
- 256 client information sheets offer additional resources as concise, professional, laypersons"" handouts to enhance communication with clients.
- 214 clinical algorithms aid in disease identification and decision making.
- Exclusive access to Online website allows the full text to be accessed on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone, with full search capability. The online consult also houses the full library of video clips, algorithms, images, heart and lung sounds, and client information sheets.
New to this Edition:
- NEW! A complete section on minimally-invasive interventional procedures includes techniques for treating respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urologic/nephrologic, and neoplastic disorders.
- NEW! 17 new chapters cover the major clinicopathologic abnormalities that occur in canine and feline laboratory testing.
- NEW! A complete section on management of mutually-antagonistic comorbidities includes concurrent cardiac and renal disease, concurrent infection in patients requiring immunosuppression, and concurrent diabetes mellitus and corticosteroid-dependent disease.
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
Section 2: Differential Diagnosis for Chief Complaints General
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
25. Body Odors
27. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge
28. Tachypnea, Dyspnea, and Respiratory Distress
29. Epistaxis and Hemoptysis
31. Movement Disorders
33. Ataxia, Paresis, Paralysis
34. Stupor and Coma
36. Halitosis and Ptyalism
39. Vomiting and Regurgitation
41. Melena and Hematochezia
42. Constipation, Tenesmus, Dyschezia, and Fecal Incontinence
44. Vulvar and Preputial Discharge
45. Polyuria and Polydipsia
46. Pollakiuria, Stranguria, and Urinary Incontinence
47. Hematuria and Other Conditions Causing Discolored Urine
By Stephen J. Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM, Pet DRx Corporation, California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA Edward C. Feldman, DVM, DACVIM, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA and Etienne Cote, DVM, DACVIM(Cardiology and Small Animal Internal Medicine), Associate Professor, Department of Co