Endocrinology for the Small Animal Practitioner: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Endocrinology for the Small Animal Practitioner

1st Edition

By David Panciera, Anthony Carr

Teton NewMedia

192 pages

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Paperback: 9781893441149
pub: 2005-01-01
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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089020
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal