This book provides veterinary practitioners and trainees with a concise, systematic guide to urological disorders affecting dogs and cats. The author focuses first on assessment of the patient and the main investigative techniques to reach a diagnosis. He then deals with the differential diagnosis, causes and treatment of conditions ranging from prostate disorders and trauma to all types of urinary incontinence, including urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence. The book is fully referenced and illustrated throughout by color photographs, imaging, and diagrams of the highest quality.
Table of Contents
Investigation of animals with urological signs
Radiographic investigations, Plain films, Intravenous urography, Retrograde, positive contrast vagino urethrography, Retrograde positive contrast urethography, Cystography
Other diagnostic aids, Ultrasonograpy, Urethral catheterisation, Centesis, Cytology, Biopsy techniques, Blood and urine analyses, Urodynamics, Endoscopy
Differential diagnosis and treatment
Urinary tract trauma
Other causes of haematuria
Urinary incontinence, Urinary Incontinence in Juvenile Animals, Urinary Incontinence in Adult Animals, Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence
It deserves a place on the practice bookshelf for its numerous useful clinical tips and cases...excellent illustrations...a pleasure to read.
—The Veterinary Record
A delightful book that would be of practical use to both new graduates and experienced surgeons wishing to tackle more complicated cases
...an excellent resource for veterinary students, surgical residents and general practitioners...There are many clear and useful illustrations demonstrating the proper technique for performing a variety of imaging studies...contains information that would be most useful to the veterinary student, although practitioners will find the detailed technical descriptions of intravenous urography and retrograde contrast studies to be very valuable...The photographs and diagrams are of high quality and are quite useful...Overall, I found the text to be easy to read, and a useful addition to any veterinary library. The author’s extensive experience in this area is evident throughout this well written textbook.
—Kyle G. Matthews, JSAP, December 2010
This book is extremely valuable as an illustrated, step-by-step guide to diagnostic and therapeutic urologic procedures in the dog and cat. (3 stars)
—Marcella Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service