From medical disorders to toxicology to infectious disease, Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV includes the most up-to-date information from leading experts in the veterinary field with over 260 new chapters. The user-friendly format presents content clearly to help you easily find the information you need and put it in practice. Selective lists of references and suggested readings provide opportunities for further research, and the Companion CD includes helpful information from the previous volume that still applies to current practice.
- Authoritative, reliable information on diagnosis includes details on the latest therapies.
- An organ-system organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders.
- Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information.
- Well-known writers and editors provide accurate, up-to-date coverage of important topics.
- A convenient Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information.
- Cross-references to the previous edition make it easy to find related information that remains valid and current.
- A list of references and suggested readings is included at the end of most chapters.
- A fully searchable companion Evolve website adds chapters from Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, with information that has not changed significantly since its publication. It also includes an image collection with over 300 images, and references linked to PubMed. Useful appendices on the website provide a virtual library of valuable clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, body fluid analyses, conversion tables, nutritional profiles, a drug formulary, and more.
- More than 260 new chapters keep you at the leading edge of veterinary therapy.
Section 1: Critical Care 1. Shock 2. Acute Pain Management 3. Nutrition in Critical Care 4. Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy 5. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation 6. Traumatic Brain Injury 7. Vascular Access Techniques 8. Pacing in the Critical Care Setting 9. Fluid Therapy 10. Acid-Base Disorders 11. Colloid Fluid Therapy 12. Acute Abdomen: Evaluation and Emergency Treatment 13. Drainage Techniques for the Septic Abdomen 14. Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus 15. Emergency Management of Open Fractures 16. Thoracic Trauma 17. Intravenous Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques Section 2: Toxicologic Disorders 18. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals 19. Toxins Seen in Emergency Clinics 20. Reporting an Adverse Drug Reaction to the FDA 21. Sources of Help for Toxicosis Cases 22. Small Animal Poisoning: Additional Considerations Related to Legal Claims 23. Urban Legends of Toxicology-Facts and Fiction 24. Toxicosis Treatments 25. Rodenticide Toxicoses 26. Insecticide Toxicoses 27. Parasiticide Toxicoses: Avermectins 28. Lead Toxicosis in Small Animals 29. Automotive Toxins 30. Nicotine Toxicosis 31. Recently Recognized Animal Toxicants 32. Human Drugs of Abuse 33. Toxicology of Veterinary and Human Estrogen and Progesterone Formulations in Dogs 34. Herbal Hazards 35. Aflatoxicosis in Dogs 36. Nephrotoxins 37. Food Toxicoses in Small Animals Section 3: Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 38. Interpretation of Endocrine Diagnostic Test Results for Adrenal and Thyroid Disease 39. Medical Treatment of Hyperthyroidism 40. Radiodidine for Hyperthyroidism 41. Hypothyroidism 42. Obesity 43. Canine Diabetes Mellitus 44. Feline Diabetes Mellitus 45. Diet and Diabetes 46. Diabetic Monitorinq 47. Complicated Diabetes Mellitus 48. Atypical and Subclinical Hyperadrenocorticism 49. Hyperadrenocorticism 50. Adrenal Insufficiency in Critical Illness 51. Hypoadrenocoticism 52. Idiopathic Hypercalcemia in Cats 53. Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism 54. Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Dogs Section 4: Hematology, Oncology, Immunology 55. Immunosuppressive Agents 56. Blood Typing and Cross-Matching 57. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia 58. Nonregenerative Anemias 59. von Willebrand’s Disease and Other Hereditary Coagulopathies 60. Thrombocytopenia 61. DIC Diagnosis and Management 62. Platelet Dysfunction 63. Clinical Trials in Veterinary Oncology 64. Collection of Specimens for Cytology 65. Anticancer Drugs and Protocols – Traditional Drugs 66. Anticancer Drugs – New Drugs 67. Radiation Therapy 68. Surgical Oncology Principles 69. Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas 70. Hemangiosarcoma 71. Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcoma 72. Canine Lymphoma 73. Feline Gastrointestinal Lymphoma 74. Paraneoplastic Hypercalcemia 75. Malignant Histiocytosis 76. Nasal Tumors 77. Pulmonary Neoplasia 78. Osteosarcoma 79. Mammary Cancer 80. Urinary Bladder Cancer 81. Mast Cell Tumor 82. Malignant Melanoma 83. Anal Sac Tumors Section 5: Dermatologic Diseases 84. Cyclosporine Use in Dermatology 85. Interferons 86. Avermectins in Dermatology 87. Hypoallergenic Diets- Principles of Therapy 88. Pentoxifylline 89. Glucocorticoids in Dermatology 90. Pruritis Therapy in the Cat 91. Shampoo Therapy 92. Allergen-specific Immunotherapy