The Cat Clinical Medicine and Management PDF
The Cat Clinical Medicine and Management PDF
Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. In one convenient volume, you'll find authoritative, clinically-focused information enhanced by full-color illustrations, tables, boxes, algorithms, key points, and much more ― all in a format designed for quick access. Dr. Little and her expert contributors address the unique concerns and challenges facing the feline practitioner, including the latest advances in feline medical diagnosis and management and their clinical applications to everyday practice. User-friendly and complete, The Cat is also available as an e-book, giving you easy access to the complete, fully-searchable contents online.
Covers the latest advances in feline medicine from a systemic and adjunctive care perspective. It's the most comprehensive feline medical reference available with a strong clinical focus.
Helps you meet the increasing demand for state-of-the-art medical care by cat owners ― including advanced diagnostic services and treatments designed to extend and improve quality of life for feline companions.
Features a full-color design with hundreds of schematic drawings, tables, boxes, key points, algorithms, and photographs for quick and easy access to information.
Addresses key topics unique to feline medicine and not currently covered in other books, including: insights and clinical advances attributable to the mapping of the feline genome; medical conditions associated with behavioral problems; managing the feline patient with co-existing and chronic disease; special medical problems and care considerations for the geriatric cat; environmental enrichment for the indoor cat; feline zoonotic agents and implications for human health; and shelter medicine and overpopulation solutions.
Provides in-depth information on indoor cats and senior cats, including timely guidance on meeting owners' expectations for longer, healthier lives for their cats.
Addresses the challenges of pet overpopulation, particularly the impact of millions of feral cats on public health and the environment.
Presents information written in the manner of expanded conference proceedings, delivering the latest insights and most current approaches to management of feline medical disorders.
Includes contributions from approximately 60 contributors, drawing on the valuable expertise of those most knowledgeable in the field of feline medical care.
Bears the full endorsement of the Winn Feline Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports studies about cat health and funds feline research projects worldwide, and is internationally regarded as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of all cats.
As any veterinary clinician knows, it is a daunting task to work with cats! Over the years, I have found my experiences as a feline specialist humbling, but also have realized what a great learning opportunity feline medicine provides. Cats force us to be expert diagnosticians, relying more than ever on the “old school” skills of a good medical history and a thorough physical examination. Unfortunately, cats are still the “poor stepchild” in companion animal medicine, receiving less attention in research on common medical problems as well as improved diagnostic and treatment approaches than is given to their canine counterparts. It is therefore fitting that the Winn Feline Foundation has endorsed this book, as the organization has provided the research funding and support necessary to uncover an impressive amount
of the information found in this text.
Fortunately, we know much more about feline medicine than we did 10 or 15 years ago. This book compiles
the current state of knowledge from a group of talented and wise experts. These superb clinicians and diagnosticians share insights from their many combined years of feline practice, based on available evidence whenever possible, to bring together in one volume comprehensive information on state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, treatments, and techniques. I am grateful for their generosity in sharing and their desire to pass on their knowledge.
The focus of this book is first and foremost practical and concentrates on what most of us can and should accomplish in general practice. It is designed to give veterinarians information that can be used every day in an accessible format. It contains information on new topics (e.g., management of cats with chronic and concurrent diseases, feline life-stage medicine) and expanded information on emerging topics (e.g., genetics, felinefriendly practice, the importance of senior cat care, and the special needs of indoor cats). Throughout the book, algorithms, key points, and many photos are used to illustrate conditions and techniques. The book is also available electronically where the many illustrations will fully come alive.
Presenting the current state of knowledge about feline medicine in one volume presents challenges, but it has forced us to focus on the most important and clinically relevant aspects. Material is organized largely by body system to make finding information easy, and it has been kept concise and readable. In most cases, a logical “road map” for diagnosis and treatment has been provided, such as how to approach the vomiting cat or the cat with diarrhea. Common procedures, such as placing an esophagostomy tube, are described in detail with accompanying photos. Students, and those new toperforming certain procedures, will find this approach invaluable.
The reader will also find that some topics are covered more than once in different sections of the book. This allows different perspectives and even different points of view on important issues to be presented by experts in their areas of expertise.
The foundations of feline medicine are more important than ever, and thus a full section has been devoted to updated information and techniques for handling and physical examination, the art of taking the medical history, the idiosyncrasies of cats and drug therapy, the most effective drugs and techniques for analgesia, and detailed information on fluid therapy and anesthesia for many different medical situations. Special attention is paid to reducing the barriers that prevent so many of our feline companions from receiving regular veterinary care in a ground-breaking chapter on making your practice feline-friendly.
Veterinarians must continually strive to be open to learning from cats because cats do not give up their secrets easily. Clues are there for those who are willing to observe and listen. This textbook is a guide to that experience and it will enhance every veterinarian’s feline practice skills, whether a new graduate or an “old hand.” Our hope is that it will be your “go-to” reference for feline medicine, whether on your bookshelf or in electronic form
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