Dr. Wendy Ware, author of the highly acclaimed Cardiovascular Disease in Small Animal Medicine, has brought together specialist contributors to produce this important addition to the Self-Assessment Color Review series.
The book presents a wide variety of cases involving cardiothoracic diseases, mainly focusing on the causes of respiratory distress and other clinical signs that relate to lower respiratory, cardiac or other intrathoracic disorders. Many cases in the book involve common diseases and focus on diagnosis and management, but some more unusual and challenging cases are also featured. The 218 cases—comprising questions, illustrations and detailed explanatory answers—appear randomly to reflect real life practice, and are designed not only to test the ability of the reader but also to educate and inform.
This book is of value to all veterinary practitioners with an interest in canine and feline cardiothoracic diseases who wish to reinforce their clinical skills, to those veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians preparing for higher qualifications and to veterinary students as an aid to learning and revision.
Table of Contents
Airway Diseases. Cardiac Arrhythmias. Cardiac Valvular Disease, Acquired. Cardiomyopathies. Cardiopulmonary Tests. Collapse or Weakness. Congenital Malformations. Congestive Heart Failure. Diagphragmatic Hernia. Esophageal Abnormalities. Foreign Body. Hypertension, Systemic or Pulmonary. Mediastinal Diseases. Miscellaneous. Neoplasia. Parasitic Diseases. Pericardial Diseases. Physical Examination Abnormalities. Pleural Space Abnormalities (Effusion or Pneumothorax). Pneumonias and Other Pulmonary. Respiratory Signs. Respiratory Therapy. Thromboembolic Disease. Toxicity. Trauma.
...clear concise answers all about canine and feline respiratory cases...such an easy format that it can be read in the practice or by the holiday pool.
—John Sauvage, Veterinary Practice, September 2012
...a wonderful tool to help clarify your knowledge in cardiopulmonary disease. Nothing works better than real life situations to master such a complex subject...A nice (and affordable) way to refresh your knowledge in cardiopulmonary conditions
—Tomorrow's Vets, January 2013
...comprehensive coverage of cardiorespiratory conditions...well illustrated with clinical and surgical images, electrocardiograms, radiographs (including angiograms), CT scans, echocardiographic and endoscopic images, as well as cytological samples...a useful reference text...I found particularly useful the listed further reading...particularly useful for veterinary students in the clinical years of the course and for students studying for postgraduate qualifications...can be picked up to review cases if there are a few quiet moments during the day...I found the book to be addictive...useful for anyone in practice who is keen to get up to date with small animal cardiopulmonary medicine in their own time, in a relaxed and informal way and at a very reasonable price.
—Malcolm A. Cobb, Veterinary Record, February 2013
...an easy read...images are excellent quality and the answers are thorough...an excellent addition to the veterinary student's library and would benefit general practitioners as well. The case-based format makes it very easy to read. It is a nice supplement to textbooks, since it combines pathophysiology with actual cases.
—Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC, Doody's Review Service, March 2013