1st Edition

Case Studies in Small Animal Point of Care Ultrasound A Color Handbook

Edited By Erin Binagia, Soren Boysen, Tereza Stastny Copyright 2024
    340 Pages 299 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    340 Pages 299 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This illustrated practical guide covers the many facets of small animal point of care ultrasound (POCUS) using clinical cases commonly seen in practice. It details specific point of care ultrasound techniques, views, interpretations, pitfalls and knowledge gaps, highlighting the utility initial and serial point of care ultrasound for both diagnostic and patient management purposes. Divided into seven sections, the book covers ultrasound of the pleural space and lungs, heart and abdomen, as well as the Caudal Vena Cava Collapsibility Index (CVC-CI), miscellaneous and advanced cases.

    Authored by leading authorities in the field, this guide recognizes the strengths of POCUS in screening and monitoring while also highlighting the limitations of using it as a sole diagnostic tool. Focusing on commonly asked questions and applications, the authors take a binary question approach to veterinary POCUS, which has been shown to decrease errors in human POCUS.

    Case videos to accompany Chapters 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 are available on the book’s Companion Website at https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780367547257/. These can be accessed directly on a smartphone using the QR codes in the relevant chapters.

    This full-colour handbook is the ideal reference for small animal and mixed practitioners, including general veterinary practitioners, emergency veterinarians, interns, residents and veterinary students.

    Section 1: Introduction to Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound 1. Basic ultrasound physics. 2. Binary question approach to point-of-care ultrasound 3. Basics of image acquisition for point-of-care ultrasound Section 2: Pleural Space and Lung Ultrasound (PLUS) 4. Introduction to Pleural Space and Lung Ultrasound (PLUS) 5. Pleural and lung ultrasound (PLUS) cases Section 3: Veterinary Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound 6. Introduction to Veterinary Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound 7. Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases Section 4: Vascular Applications of Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound 8a. Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access 8b. Introduction to Caudal Vena Cava Collapsibility Index 9. Vascular Point-of-Care Cases Section 5: Abdominal Point-of-Care Ultrasound 10. Introduction to Abdominal Point-of-Care Ultrasound 11. Abdominal Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases Section 6: Miscellaneous Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases 12. Introduction to Miscellaneous Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases 13. Miscellaneous Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases Section 7: Advanced Multisystem Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases 14. Introduction to Advanced Multisystem Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases 15. Advanced Multisystem Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cases


    Dr. Erin Binagia received her DVM degree from Texas A&M in 2015. She then completed an Emergency-focused Rotating Small Animal internship at what is now Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center in Gilbert, Arizona and stayed as an emergency veterinarian the following year. She completed her residency training in Emergency and Critical Care at Michigan State University and passed her ACVECC board exam in 2020. Since finishing residency, she moved back to Texas and has been working as a locum criticalist at multiple hospitals in Texas and Arizona and an online consultant. She is also currently an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is teaching students, interns, and residents, and her clinical interests include anaphylaxis, toxicities, sepsis, tremor disorders, and tetanus. When not working she usually enjoys running and soccer, but lately has been spending quality time with her dogs, cats, and her brand new baby girl, Eloise.

    Søren obtained his DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in Canada, completed an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in Canada, and a Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) in 2003. Former chief of veterinary ECC at the University of Montreal (2003-2008) he helped establish veterinary ECC in the province of Quebec. In January 2009 Søren accepted a position at the University of Calgary to help with curriculum development for the newly formed college of Veterinary Medicine, where he is currently employed as a Full Professor in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. A recipient of numerous teaching, research, and speaker excellence awards, he has become an internationally recognized educator. A founding member of the veterinary emergency and critical care ultrasound (VECCUS) group he continues the promotion and education of veterinary ECC and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) globally through his numerous contributions to research, book chapters, journal publications, and work with various ACVECC, ECVECC, VECCS, ECVECC, and VetCOT committees. With the help of many great colleagues from Tufts and around the world, he co-developed the small animal FAST exam in 1999, followed by abdominal POCUS, and pleural space and lung (PLUS) exams, and continues to pioneer novel ultrasound training techniques and workshops for non-specialist practitioners. Along with POCUS, his research interests include veterinary education/simulation, hemorrhage, coagulation, resuscitation, and perfusion.

    Dr. Tereza Stastny was born in the Czech Republic and grew up in Calgary, AB, Canada. She attended the University of Calgary earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Stastny completed a rotating internship at Texas A&M University and completed an emergency and critical care residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Stastny has a keen interest in respiratory physiology and mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal therapies, cardiac emergencies, and veterinary point-of-care ultrasound. She is passionate about teaching veterinary students and lecturing at conferences. She is currently the internship director at Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Centre (AVECCC) and Arizona Regional Intensive Care Specialty & Emergency Veterinary Center (ARISE), and is heavily involved in AVECCC's residency training program. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Stastny enjoys trail running, traveling, hiking, and coaching youth soccer.