652 pages, 56 illus, 142 tabs
'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.
* The Problem Oriented Approach * Pryexia * Disturbances of Food Intake: Anorexia-Polyphagia * Episodic Weakness * Polyuria-Polydipsia * Aggression * Anxiety and Compulsive Behavior * Ascites and Peripheral Edema * Retarded Growth * Obestiy and Weight Loss * Pruritus * Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions * Alopecia * Disorders of Pigmentation * Prolonged Bleeding * Lymphadenopathy * Disturbances of Heart Rate, Rhythm, and Pulse * Heart Murmurs * Pale Mucus Membranes * Coughing and Hemoptysis * Respiratory Distress and Cyanosis * Abnormal Lung Sounds * Sneezing and Nasal Discharge * Ptyalism * Dysphagia * Vomiting-Regurgitation * Diarrhea * Constipation and Flatulence * Abdominal Pain * Icterus * Abnormal Micturition * Discolored Urine * Urinary Incontinence * Vaginal and Preputial Discharges * Disorders of External Genitalia * Abortion, Abnormal Estrous Cycle, Infertility * Lameness * Bone, Joint, and Periskeletal Swelling * Pain * Paresis-Paralysis * Ataxia * Head Tilt * Collapse (Seizures, Syncope, Cataplexy, Narcolepsy) * Stupor--Coma * Blindness * Anisocoria * Nystagmus-Strabismus * Red Eyes * Ocular Pain--Blepharospasm * Abnormal Corneal and Lens * Loss of Smell * Deafness * Hematologic Problems * Abnormalities of the Standard Biochemical Profile * Urine Analysis * Abnormal Blood Gases, pH and Anion Gap
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Michael D. Lorenz is Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. T. Mark Neer is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oklahoma State University. Paul DeMars is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Small Animal Community Practice at Oklahoma State University.