ISBN: 9781455735679
Page Count: 448
Imprint: Saunders
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Small Animal Pediatrics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),

by Michael E. Peterson, DVM, MS and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT
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A practical reference for the general veterinary clinician, Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life compiles into a single location the latest information in the rapidly developing field of canine and feline pediatrics. Editors Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT are joined by more than 40 expert contributors in providing coverage from prenatal care to one year of age. For ease of use, the text is divided into four sections. A General Considerations section opens the book by covering prenatal care of the bitch and queen, birth, normal physical examinations, growth, husbandry, nutrition, care of orphans, neonatal mortality, behavior, emergency and critical care, and immunology. The second section, Common Infectious Diseases, covers bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial, and parasitic infections. The third section describes diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the young patient including radiology, ultrasound, aesthetic and surgical considerations, pain management, pharmacology, and clinical pathology. Finally, the fourth section covers a variety of organ systems with discussions on normal development, congenital conditions, and acquired diseases. The text also includes information that is usually difficult to find, including a pediatric formulary, care of orphan puppies, clinical pathology values, prenatal care, and normal growth and development guidelines. This book will be a significant asset to any veterinary library!

    • Offers a practical, clinically oriented resource for the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by pediatric and juvenile animal patients.
    • Includes comprehensive coverage of all special problems encountered in pet management from birth through the first 12 months of life.
    • Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for important clinical procedures and techniques for the most vulnerable of small animal patients.
    • Covers procedures such as intraosseous catheterization and fluid therapy, venipuncture, and tube feeding.
    • Includes guidelines for designing and implementing a successful pediatric wellness program tailored to your own practice.
    • Discusses infectious diseases in young animals, zoonotic potential, and human public health concerns.
    • Provides key new information on puppy and kitten behavioral development including guidance for prevention and intervention for problem behaviors, the leading cause of pet euthanasia.
    • Includes guidelines for kennel and cattery health management as well as shelter medicine health considerations.
    • Discusses controversial health and ethical issues in veterinary pediatrics, such as ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, and early spay/neuter surgery (including both pro and con positions).
    • Includes the latest recommendations for nutritional care of healthy and "special needs" puppies and kittens as well as the post-parturient and nursing dam.
    • Offers an easy-to-use, well-organized format for quick and easy access to the most relevant information.
  • Section I: General Considerations

    1. Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen
    2. Birth and the First 24 Hours
    3. History and Physical Examination of the Neonate
    4. History and Physical Examination of the Weanling and Adolescent
    5. Growth
    6. Husbandry of the Neonate
    7. Standards of Care in Pediatrics
    8. Nutritional Requirements and Feeding of Growing Puppies and Kittens
    9. Care of the Orphaned Puppy and Kitten
    10. Emergency and Critical Care Issues
    11. Neonatal and Pediatric Mortality
    12. Feline Behavioral Development
    13. Canine Behavioral Development
    14. Immunologic Development and Immunization
    15. Section II: Common Infectious Diseases in Puppies and Kittens

    16. Bacterial Infections
    17. Viral Infections
    18. Fungal Infections
    19. Diseases Formerly Known as Rickettsial: The Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, Anaplasmoses, and Neorickettsial and Coxiella Infections
    20. Parasitic and Protozoal Diseases
    21. Approach to the Febrile Patient
    22. Section III: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to the Pediatric Patient

    23. Radiographic Considerations of the Young Patient
    24. Ultrasonography of the Young Patient
    25. Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient
    26. Surgical Considerations in the Young Patient
    27. Pediatric Fracture Management
    28. Pain Assessment and Management
    29. Pharmacological Considerations in the Young Patient
    30. Toxicological Considerations in the Young Patient
    31. Effective Use of a Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
    32. Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten
    33. Postmortem Examination of the Puppy and Kitten
    34. Section IV: Systematic Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Conditions

    35. The Cardiovascular System
    36. The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems
    37. The Respiratory System
    38. Dentistry and the Oral Cavity
    39. The Gastrointestinal Tract
    40. The Liver, Biliary Tract, and Exocrine Pancreas
    41. The Urinary System
    42. The Reproductive Tract
    43. The Neurologic System
    44. The Skin and Ear
    45. The Musculoskeletal System
    46. The Eye
    47. Clinical Approach to Nutritional Conditions
    48. The Endocrine System
    49. Selected Zoonotic Diseases: Puppies and Kittens
  • Michael E. Peterson, DVM, MS, Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR, USA and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
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