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Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

A Color Handbook, 2nd Edition

By Elizabeth A. Rozanski, John E. Rush

CRC Press

330 pages | 203 Color Illus.

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Emergency and critical care medicine is one of the fastest growing fields of veterinary practice. Virtually every life-threatening disease can present for emergency evaluation, requiring knowledge of internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, anesthesia, and much more. Rapid and effective application of this knowledge can mean the difference between life and death for the animal.

Critical care requires the recognition of subtle changes in the clinical course of animals, and the ability to take corrective action before severe systemic disease becomes irreversible. Clinical decisions regarding seemingly small items, such as fluid therapy, antibiotics, or analgesics, can have a profound impact on patient outcome.

This book focuses on management of the more common emergency and critical care conditions encountered in clinical practice, collated in a concise manual. There are chapters on emergencies affecting each body system, on toxicology and other environmental causes, and on critical care techniques ranging from patient monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia to fluid therapy, transfusion medicine and nutritional support, plus a chapter describing clinical skills and procedures. The text is illustrated by top-quality color photos, imaging and diagrams, and key information is highlighted in tabular form.

The authors combine experience in teaching and in clinical practice, and provide a ready resource for all those actively engaged in the field: practitioners and trainees, technicians, and nurses.


"A welcome addition to the reference library of any emergency clinician."


Praise for the Previous Edition

"Extremely easy to read… well suited for dipping into a particular chapter to get an overview of a topic."

The Veterinary Record

Table of Contents



Part One: Emergency Medicine


Cardiac Emergencies

Respiratory Emergencies

Hematological Emergencies

Toxicological Emergencies

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Renal Emergencies

Neurological Emergencies

Metabolic Emergencies


Reproductive Emergencies

Environmental Emergencies

Part Two: Critical Care

Monitoring Critical Care Patients

Anesthesia and Analgesia for Critical Care Patients

Fluid Therapy

Transfusion Medicine for Critical Care Patients

Nutritional Support for Critical Care Patients



Conversion Tables

Calculation of a continuous rate infusion

Intensive care unit drug formulary


About the Series

Veterinary Color Handbook Series

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Subject Categories

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