Small Animal Internal Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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Small Animal Internal Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition


With hundreds of images and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition helps you recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal disorders and conditions. Clear, step-by-step guidelines thoroughly describe commonly performed procedures. Hundreds of summary tables make it easy to look up clinical signs, potential causes, drug information, and treatment modalities. This edition is updated with the latest research findings for accurate diagnosis and management of small animal pathologies. Written by veterinary clinicians Richard Nelson and C. Guillermo Couto, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this text is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to solving internal medical challenges.

"The many tables, decision trees, drawings and photos highlight the key points which make for a very pleasant read. I bet that the previous edition of this major textbook is a bit dog-eared and so now is the time to invest. ROI* guaranteed. (*Return On Investment)" Reviewed by: Vet's Today Date: July 2014

"As a reference textbook for use on a day-today basis I would highly recommend this book. It lives up to its promises and really is a ‘practical, easy-to-use, quick, clear and logical’ text book for practitioners and students alike." Reviewed by: Veterinary Record Date: June 2014

  • Utilizes a problem-oriented approach, beginning with a discussion of clinical signs and diagnostic recommendations and techniques and moving on to therapeutic considerations and management
  • Each contributor is a recognized expert in his or her respective specialty.
  • Limited number of authors provides consistency.
  • Clear, step-by-step procedural guidelines thoroughly describe each procedure.
  • Cross-referencing throughout the book reduces redundancy and makes information easy to locate.
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter alert you to the latest research findings.
  • Comprehensive drug tables provide recommended dosages and indications.
  • Purposefully written to enhance critical thinking and decision-making skills based on clinical findings.
  • Hundreds of summary boxes and tables allow quick access to clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, drugs, and treatment.
  • Full-color format brings you accurate visual depictions of specific disorders, diseases, and procedures.
  • Two new section editors bring a fresh perspective.
  • Discussion of Immune-Mediated Disorders has been significantly expanded and made into its own section.
  • Hundreds of new, full-color photographs and quick reference tables throughout
  • Completely updated drug and treatment guidelines tables

Wendy A. Ware

1 Clinical Manifestations of Cardiac Disease

2 Diagnostic Tests for the Cardiovascular System

3 Management of Heart Failure

4 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Therapy

5 Congenital Cardiac Disease

6 Acquired Valvular and Endocardial Disease

7 Myocardial Disease of the Dog

8 Myocardial Disease of the Cat

9 Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Tumors

10 Heartworm Disease

11 Systemic Arterial Hypertension

12 Thromboembolic Disease


Eleanor C. Hawkins

13 Clinical Manifestations of Nasal Disease

14 Diagnostic Tests for the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

15 Disorders of the Nasal Cavity

16 Clinical Manifestations of Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Disease

17 Diagnostic Tests for the Larynx and Pharynx

18 Disorders of the Larynx and Pharynx

19 Clinical Manifestations of Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders

20 Diagnostic Tests for the Lower Respiratory Tract

21 Disorders of the Trachea and Bronchi

22 Disorders of the Pulmonary Parenchyma and Vasculature

23 Clinical Manifestations of the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinal Disease

24 Diagnostic Tests for the Pleural Cavity and Mediastinum

25 Disorders of the Pleural Cavity

26 Emergency Management of Respiratory Distress

27 Ancillary Therapy: Oxygen Supplementation and Ventilation


Michael D. Willard

28 Clinical Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disorders

29 Diagnostic Tests for the Alimentary Tract

30 General Therapeutic Principles

31 Disorders of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Esophagus

32 Disorders of the Stomach

33 Disorders of the Intestinal Tract

34 Disorders of the Peritoneum


Penny J. Watson

Susan E. Bunch

35 Clinical Manifestations of Hepatobiliary Disease

36 Diagnostic Tests for the Hepatobiliary System

37 Hepatobiliary Diseases in the Cat

38 Hepatobiliary Diseases in the Dog

39 Treatment of Complications of Hepatic Failure

40 The Exocrine Pancreas


Gregory F. Grauer

41 Clinical Manifestations of Urinary Disorders

42 Diagnostic Tests for the Urinary System

43 Glomerulonephropathies

44 Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

45 Urinary Tract Infections

46 Canine Urolithiasis

47 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

48 Disorders of Micturition


Richard W. Nelson

49 Disorders of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

50 Disorders of the Parathyroid Gland

51 Disorders of the Thyroid Gland

52 Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas

53 Disorders of the Adrenal Gland


Richard W. Nelson

Sean J. Delaney

Denise A. Elliott

54 Disorders of Metabolism

Sean J. Delaney

Denise A. Elliott

55 Electrolyte Imbalances

Richard W. Nelson


Cheri A. Johnson

56 Disorders of the Estrous Cycle

57 Disorders of the Vagina and Uterus

58 False Pregnancy, Disorders of Pregnancy and Parturition, and Mismating

59 Postpartum and Mammary Disorders

60 Disorders of Male Fert
Richard W. Nelson, DVM, Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA and C. Guillermo Couto, DVM, Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chief, Oncology/Hematology Service, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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