3rd Edition

Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat

ISBN 9781482226058
Published July 25, 2016 by CRC Press
1178 Pages 1076 Color Illustrations

USD $170.00

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Book Description

No other comprehensive small animal veterinary medicine book exists with a comparable amount of relevant illustrated material. This new third edition continues and expands on the revolutionary approach of the previous two editions, now including more than 1,850 highly valuable clinical colour photographs, diagrams, and tables. The book is now divided into five color-coded sections – General Approach, Disease of Specific Organ Systems, Multisystemic Disorders, Elements of Therapy and Case Studies. As with the first and second editions of this book the overriding principle of succinct, yet comprehensive text presented in a clear format with an abundance of good quality images remains.

  • Section I: General Approach is completely new and covers medical history and client communication, and common clinical problems.
  • Section II: Specific Organ Systems is organized by body system with chapters structured in a systematic manner that include the definition for each disorder, its causes, clinical features, differential diagnoses, diagnostic methodology, treatment and prognosis, providing readers with easy access to important clinical information. New to this section are chapters covering diseases of the oral cavity and teeth, approach to thoracic radiographs, approach to abdominal radiographs, and disorders of hemostasis.
  • Section III: Multisystemic Disorders covers revised and updated chapters including clinical toxicology, infectious diseases, and immunologic disorders.
  • Section IV: Elements of Therapy covers therapies such as fluid therapy, pain management, nutrition of the critically ill dog and cat and a new chapter on management of the obese dog or cat.
  • Section V: Case Studies includes over 25 case studies that enable the reader to relate the knowledge gained in the book to clinical cases seen in practice.

Written by board-certified experts with several case contributions by clinicians in advanced phases of resident training, topics were carefully selected to make this a valuable resource to the general practitioner and also to small animal interns and veterinary students.

Table of Contents

Medical History and Client Communication
Common Clinical Problems

Diseases of the Oral Cavity and Teeth
Respiratory Disorders - Upper and lower
Diseases of the Pleural Space
Approach to Thoracic Radiographs
Cardiovascular Disorders
Digestive Diseases (Pharynx to Anorectum)
Liver Diseases
Pancreatic Disorders
Endocrine Disorders
Approach to Abdominal Radiographs
Disorders of the Nervous System and Muscle
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hematologic Disorders
Disorders of Hemostasis
Dermatologic Disorders
Ophthalmologic Disorders

Clinical Toxicology
Infectious Diseases
Immunologic Disorders

Fluid Therapy
Pain Management
Nutrition of the Critically-Ill Dog and Cat
Management of the Obese Dog or Cat


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Edited by

Michael Schaer, DVM, DipACVIM (SAIM), DipACVECC, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Frédéric P. Gaschen, Dr.med.vet, Dr.habil., DipACVIM (SAIM), DipECVIM-CA (IM), School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA


“If you are looking to purchase a single medicine textbook for your practice bookshelf, Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat is certainly worth considering. The third edition of this popular text is divided into four sections, each of which is punctuated with helpful tables, charts and useful pictures to augment the text… It would certainly be a welcome additional to any veterinary surgery looking to update its practice library.” - Gerard McLauchlan, Veterinary Record

"The third edition of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat is an exceptional stand-alone reference for veterinary students, interns, new graduates, and seasoned practitioners looking to brush up on the clinical approach to common health problems of dogs and cats. What sets this resource apart from others is its user-friendly organization; the nearly 2,000 photographs, diagrams, and tables are thoughtfully placed and carefully selected to complement the text... The authors’ approach is logical and revolutionizes the way that clinical medicine is reported by limiting the information presented to that which is necessary to guide clinicians through the process of developing diagnostic and treatment plans." -  Ryane E. Englar, DVM, DABVP, Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz,  JAVMA Vol 250, No. 6, March 15, 2017

Praise for previous editions:

"... an excellent addition to the reference library of any small animal veterinarian."

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, this beautifully illustrated text is longer than it appears!... Overall, this is a brilliantly illustrated and clearly written text for anyone with an interest in small animal medicine."
Veterinary Record

"The strength of this textbook remains its collection of images, ranging from photographs of clinical cases to radiographs, ultrasound, cytology, ophthalmology and surgical images to detailed diagrams of surgical approaches and techniques … It is an invaluable aid to students who might not otherwise be exposed to a clinical presentation …"
Journal of Small Animal Practice