Takes a problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis, and outlines core information necessary to effectively evaluate the major medical problems in dogs and cats. This title is suitable for small animal veterinarians, emergency and critical care veterinarians, and veterinary students.
"Small Animal Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition" takes a problem-oriented approach to clinical diagnosis, and outlines core information necessary to effectively evaluate the major medical problems in dogs and cats. The text starts by defining problems caused by disease and proceeds to integrate the history, physical examination, and diagnostic modalities into a logical approach designed to assist with the medical management of patients. The new edition continues to serve as a vital tool in accurate and appropriate diagnosis for small animal veterinarians, emergency and critical care veterinarians, and veterinary students.
1. The Problem-Oriented Approach Part One: General (Polysystemic) Problems 2. Pyrexia (Fever) 3. Disturbances of Food Intake: Anorexia And Polyphagia 4. Episodic Weakness 5. Polyuria and Polydipsia Part Two: Behavioral Problems 6. Aggression 7. Fear, Anxiety, and Compulsive Behavior Part Three: Conformational Problems 8. Ascites, Peripheral Edema, and Abdominal Distention 9. Retarded Growth 10. Changes in Body Weight: Weight Loss and Obesity Part Four: Dermatologic Problems 11. Pruritus 12. Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions 13. Alopecia 14. Disorders of Pigmentation Part Five: Hematolymphatic Problems 15. Bleeding Disorders 16. Lymphadenopathy Part Six: Cardiovascular Problems 17. Disturbances of Heart Rate, Rhythm, and Pulse 18. Murmurs and Abnormal Heart Sounds 19. Abnormal Mucous Membranes Part Seven: Respiratory Problems 20. Coughing and Hemoptysis 21. Respiratory Distress and Cyanosis 22. Syncope 23. Abnormal Lung Sounds 24. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge Part Eight: Digestive Problems 25. Ptyalism 26. Dysphagia 27. Regurgitation and Vomiting 28. Diarrhea 29. Constipation and Flatulence 30. Abdominal Pain 31. Icterus Part Nine: Urologic Problems 32. Abnormal Micturition: Dysuria, Pollakiuria, and Stranguria 33. Discolored Urine 34. Urinary Incontinence Part Ten: Reproductive Problems 35. Vaginal and Preputial Discharge 36. Abnormalities of the External Genitalia 37. Abortion, Abnormal Estrous Cycle, and Infertility Part Eleven: Musculoskeletal Problems 38. Lameness 39. Bone, Joint, and Periskeletal Swelling 40. Nociception ("Pain") Part Twelve: Neurologic Problems 41. Paresis or Paralysis 42. Ataxia 43. Head Tilt 44. Collapse (Seizures, Syncope, Cataplexy, and Narcolepsy) 45. Stupor and Coma Part Thirteen: Special Sensation Problems 46. Blindness 47. Anisocoria 48. Nystagmus and Strabismus 49. Loss of Corneal Transparency 50. Abnormal Anterior Chamber 51. Abnormal Lens 52. Anosmia-Loss of Olfaction 53. Deafness Part Fourteen: Laboratory-Defined Problems 54. Hematologic Problems 55. Abnormalities of the Standard Biochemical Profile 56. Problems Identified on Urinalysis 57. Abnormal Blood pH, Anion Gap, and Blood Gases