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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition
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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis, 2nd Edition is a practical, concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps you make more reliable on-the-scene decisions.

    • More than 400 lists bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference.
    • An organized presentation of differential diagnoses by sign and symptom, disorder, and body system, facilitates quick and flexible access to information at many stages of the diagnostic work-up.
    • Alphabetical listing of all relevant laboratory tests makes information easy to find for students and experienced practitioners alike.
    • Easily identify the likeliest diagnosis by reviewing the possibilities listed in order of incidence.
    • Pocket-sized for portability, practicality, and quick reference.
      • NEW! Coverage of new disorders and syndromes expands the span of differential diagnoses to help you effectively evaluate more signs and symptoms.
      • NEW! Addition of new and more widely used diagnostic and laboratory tests keeps you up-to-date as lab tests become more specialized and sophisticated.

      PART ONE: CLINICAL SIGNS APPROACH TO DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

        • Abdominal Distension

        • Abdominal Effusions and Ascites

        • Abdominal Pain, Acute

        • Aggressive Behavior

        • Alopecia

        • Anaphylaxis

        • Anuria and Oliguria

        • Anxiety and Phobias

        • Ascites

        • Ataxia and Incoordination

        • Blindness

        • Bradycardia, Sinus

        • Cachexia and Muscle Wasting

        • Compulsive Behavior Disorders

        • Constipation

        • Coughing

        • Cyanosis

        • Deafness

        • Diarrhea, Acute

        • Diarrhea, Chronic

        • Dyschezia

        • Dysphagia

        • Dyspnea

        • Dysuria

        • Ecchymoses

        • Edema

        • Epistaxis

        • Failure to Grow/Failure to Thrive

        • Fever of Unknown Origin

        • Flatulence

        • Gagging

        • Genital dermatoses – NEW!

        • Halitosis

        • Head Tilt

        • Hematemesis

        • Hematochezia

        • Hematuria

        • Hemoptysis

        • Hemorrhage, Prolonged

        • Horner’s Syndrome

        • Hyperpigmentation (increased melanin in the epidermis) – NEW!

        • Hyperthermia

        • Hypopigmentation (due to melanocyte destruction, dysfunction, or abnormal distribution of melanosomes) – NEW!

        • Hypothermia

        • Icterus (Jaundice)

        • Inappropriate Elimination

        • Incontinence, Fecal

        • Incontinence, Urinary

        • Infertility, Female (Canine)

        • Infertility, Male (Canine)

        • Joint Swelling

        • Lameness

        • Lymphadenopathy (Lymph Node Enlargement)

        • Melena

        • Muscle Wasting

        • Nasal Discharge

        • Nystagmus

        • Obesity

        • Oliguria

        • Pallor

        • Papules and Pustules

        • Paresis and Paralysis

        • Petechiae and Ecchymoses

        • Pollakiuria

        • Polyuria and Polydipsia

        • Pruritus

        • Ptyalism (Excessive Salivation)

        • Regurgitation

        • Reverse Sneezing – NEW!

        • Scaling and Crusting – NEW!

        • Seizure

        • Sneezing and Nasal Discharge

        • Stertor and Stridor

        • Stranguria, Dysuria, and Pollakiuria

        • Stomatitis

        • Stupor and Coma

        • Syncope

        • Tachycardia, Sinus

        • Tenesmus and Dyschezia

        • Tremor

        • Urine, Discolored

        • Urticaria/Angioedema

        • Vision Loss, Sudden

        • Vomiting

        • Weakness

        • Weight Gain

        • Weight Loss

        PART TWO: SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

        Section I

          • Cardiopulmonary Disorders

          • Arrhythmias

          • Aspiration Pneumonia– NEW!

          • Atrioventricular Valve Disease, Chronic (Mitral or Tricuspid Valve)

          • Cardiomegaly

          • Chylothorax – NEW!

          • Congenital Heart Disease
          Mark Thompson, DVM, DABVP(Canine and Feline), Brevard Animal Hospital, Brevard, NC, USA

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