Szerzők: Michael Schaer, Frederic Gaschen, Stuart Walton
The fourth edition of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat remains the most extensively illustrated and practical small animal veterinary textbook on the market.
It continues and expands on the revolutionary problem-based approach of the previous three editions, with more than 1,100 clinical color photographs, diagrams, and tables. The book is divided into five color-coded sections—General Approach, Diagnostic Techniques, Disease of Specific Organ Systems, Multisystemic Disorders, and Elements of Therapy. For this edition:
- Case studies are integrated within the relevant chapters for ease of reference
- The first section on common medical problems now includes abdominal distension, peripheral edema, proteinuria, regurgitation, and seizures
- Chapters on thoracic and abdominal radiographs are now included in a unique new section on Diagnostic Techniques, encouraging an integrated learning approach
- The third section contains detailed medical information covering most organ systems, with several chapters completely rewritten and others comprehensively updated to include additional text and images
- Additional endoscopic, radiographic, CT, and MRI images are included alongside clinical photographs; very few veterinary textbooks have such a rich emphasis on photographs
- Each section has a limited number of recommended updated references
The practical information is presented with text, tables, and algorithms, while each chapter is arranged to provide the definition of each disorder, its clinical features, the differential diagnoses, the diagnostic methodology, and the treatment and prognosis. The formatting has been improved to make this textbook easy to read and comprehend. The busy veterinarian or student is thus provided with a readily available resource of important clinical information in a clear, brief manner.
Written by board-certified experts, the topics are carefully selected to make this a valuable resource for veterinary students as well as for general practitioners and small animal interns.
Table of Contents
Preface. Editor. Biography. List of Contributors. Mikey`s Maxims. SECTION I: GENERAL APPROACH. Client Communication and Medical History. Common Clinical Problems. 2.1 Abdominal distension. 2.2 Cough 2.3 Diarrhea. 2.4 Dyspnea. 2.5 Dysuria. 2.6 Epistaxis. 2.7 Fever of Unknown Origin. 2.8 Icterus. 2.9 Pallor. 2.10 Peripheral edema. 2.11 Pigmenturia. 2.12 Polydipsia/Polyuria. 2.13 Proteinuria. 2.14 Regurgitation. 2.15 Seizures. 2.16 Syncope, Episodic Weakness, Collapse. 2.17 Vomiting. SECTION II: DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES 3. Approach to Thoracic Radiographs 4. Approach to Abdominal Radiographs. SECTION III: DISEASES OF SPECIFIC ORGAN SYSTEMS 5. Diseases of the Oral Cavity and Teeth 6. Respiratory Disorders - upper and lower 7. Diseases of the Pleural Space 8. Cardiovascular Disorders 9. Digestive Diseases 10. Hepatobiliary Disease 11. Pancreatic Disorders 12. Endocrine Diseases 13. Uro-nephrology 14. Disorders of the Nervous System and Muscle 15. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries 16. Hematologic Disorders 17. Disorders of Hemostasis 18. Dermatologic Disorders 19. Ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. SECTION IV: Multisystemic Disorders 20. Clinical Toxicology 21. Infectious Diseases 21.1. Dogs 21.2 Cats 22. Immunologic Disorders SECTION V: Elements of Therapy 23. Fluid Therapy 24. Pain Management 25. Nutrition of the Critically Ill Dog and Cat 26. Management of the Obese Dog and Cat
Dr. Michael Schaer received his D.V.M. degree from the University of Illinois in 1970. He then went to the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City where he served as an intern and then as a medicine resident between1970-73. After the residency, he remained at the AMC as a staff member in the Department of Medicine until 1977. He then joined a private small animal practice in New Jersey until late 1978 at which time he joined the faculty at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine where he has remained until the present time. He has published several papers and book chapters and he has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr Schaer is also the author of five textbooks: Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions and Clinical Signs in Small Animal Medicine, 1st and 2nd editions. At the U of F, Dr. Schaer functions mainly as a clinician and a teacher. His previous UF professional duties included: Professor and Associate Chairman-Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Associate Chief of Staff-Small Animal Hospital, and Service Chief-Small Animal Medicine. Dr. Schaer served as Interim Chair, Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine from February 2017-September 2018. He is currently Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, while still doing active teaching in the classroom and in the critical care unit. Dr. Schaer is board certified in internal medicine (ACVIM) and emergency and critical care (ACVECC).
Dr. Frederic Gaschen is a graduate of the University of Bern, Switzerland. After a few years in mixed practice, he trained as a veterinary internist in North America (Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, and University of Florida, USA). He is a specialist in small animal internal medicine and a Diplomate of both the American and the European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVM and ECVIM-CA). After teaching for 15 years at his alma mater, he joined the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine 16 years ago where he is currently a professor of small animal medicine. Frédéric has a passion for canine and feline gastroenterology. He has directed and published research on chronic enteropathies, digestive motility, and the impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiota in dogs and cats and has authored numerous book chapters on small animal gastroenterology topics. Frédéric loves to share his passion with his students, interns, and residents at LSU and with colleagues at congresses worldwide. He has been actively involved in professional associations for many years and is currently co-chair of the scientific committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). He has been a member of the editorial team of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat since the 3rd edition.
Dr. Stuart Walton is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Walton initially working in mixed practice for several years, before transitioning into emergency medicine and critical care. He trained as a veterinary internist initially in Brisbane, Australia (Veterinary Specialist Services) before travelling to North America where he completed his residency training in small animal internal medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He is a specialist in small animal internal medicine and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVM). After his residency, Dr. Walton joined the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine where he is currently a clinical assistant professor of small animal medicine. Stuart has a broad range of interests including infectious and inflammatory diseases, immune mediated disease, respiratory disease and extracorporeal blood purification techniques. He has directed and published research on therapeutic plasma exchange, oomycete infections, and pancreatitis. Stuart is passionate about the profession and is very involved in the education of students, interns, and residents at UF. Stuart is the newest addition to the editorial team of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat.
"I have a million books that I accumulated over the years and I’m giving most of them to our residents. However, I am keeping Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat. I found this to be, by far, the best clinical medicine book ever written."
Kenneth J. Drobatz, DVM, MSCE, Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Praise for previous editions
“If you are looking to purchase a single medicine textbook for your practice bookshelf, Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat is certainly worth considering. This popular text is punctuated with helpful tables, charts and useful pictures to augment the text… It would certainly be a welcome additional to any veterinary surgery looking to update its practice library.”
- Gerard McLauchlan, Veterinary Record
"Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat is an exceptional stand-alone reference for veterinary students, interns, new graduates, and seasoned practitioners looking to brush up on the clinical approach to common health problems of dogs and cats. What sets this resource apart from others is its user-friendly organization; the nearly 2,000 photographs, diagrams, and tables are thoughtfully placed and carefully selected to complement the text... The authors’ approach is logical and revolutionizes the way that clinical medicine is reported by limiting the information presented to that which is necessary to guide clinicians through the process of developing diagnostic and treatment plans."
- Ryane E. Englar, DVM, DABVP, Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz, JAVMA Vol 250, No. 6, March 15, 2017
"... an excellent addition to the reference library of any small animal veterinarian."
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, this beautifully illustrated text is longer than it appears!... Overall, this is a brilliantly illustrated and clearly written text for anyone with an interest in small animal medicine."
"The strength of this textbook remains its collection of images, ranging from photographs of clinical cases to radiographs, ultrasound, cytology, ophthalmology and surgical images to detailed diagrams of surgical approaches and techniques … It is an invaluable aid to students who might not otherwise be exposed to a clinical presentation."
—Journal of Small Animal Practice