1st Edition

Endocrinology for the Small Animal Practitioner



ISBN 9781893441149
Published January 1, 2005 by Teton NewMedia
192 Pages

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Book Description

A quick reference meant to provide the core clinical information needed for effective diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders in the dog and cat. This title deals specifically with endocrine problems that can be managed by the general practitioner, making it ideal for daily clinical use. Consistent organization provides clear guidelines for diagnosis of suspected diseases based on clinical signs, routine and special laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging. The book provides an easy to use formulary of commonly used drugs and discusses management complications that may arise during treatment. It also includes protocols for managing and treatment complications and patient monitoring.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Polydipsia and Polyuria
Introduction
Some Helpful Hints
Overview
Causes of Polyuria and Polydipsia
Diagnostic Approach
Further Diagnostics
Diabetes Insipidus
Section 2 Disorders of Growth Hormone
Acromegaly
Overview
Clinical Signs
Cats
Dogs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Congenital Growth Hormone Deficiency
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Section 3 Hypothyroidism
Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Uncommon Clinical Signs
Feline Hypothyroidism
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Section 4 Hyperthyroidism
Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Canine Hyperthyroidism
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Ancillary Testing
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Section 5 Hyperadrenocorticism
Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Screening Tests for Diagnosis
of Hyperadrenocorticism
Discrimination Tests for Differentiating
PDH from Adrenal Tumor
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Feline Hyperadrenocorticism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Tests for Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Section 6 Hypoadrenocorticism
Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Uncommon Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Feline Hypoadrenocorticism
Section 7 Hyperaldosteronism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Section 8 Pheochromocytoma
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Section 9 Diabetes Mellitus
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Exercise
Diet
Insulin Treatment
Monitoring Insulin Treatment
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
Insulin Treatment and General Anesthesia
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Prognosis
Section 10 Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Intravenous Fluid Therapy
Insulin Therapy
Bicarbonate Therapy
Phosphate Supplementation
Potassium Supplementation
Prognosis
Nonketotic Hyperosmolar
Diabetes Mellitus
Section 11 Hypoglycemia
Overview
Causes of Hypoglycemia
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Emergency Treatment of Hypoglycemic Crisis
Management of Non-Emergent Hypoglycemia
Prognosis
Insulinoma
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment
Prognosis
Section 12 Hypercalcemia
Overview
Causes of Hypercalcemia
Diagnostic Approach
Common Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Further Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Section 13 Hypocalcemia
Overview
Causes of Hypocalcemia
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Emergency Treatment of Tetany or Seizures
Management of Non-Emergent
Hypocalcemia
Prognosis
Primary Hypoparathyroidism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment
Appendices
1. Questionnaire for Patients
with Diabetes
2. Endocrine Drugs
3. Conversion Formulas for SI
and Traditional Units
4. Endocrine Testing Laboratories
Index

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