BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 5th Edition


BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 5th Edition

Bsava Manual Of Canine And Feline Endocrinology, 5Th Edition

By Carmel T. Mooney and Mark E. Peterson

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 5th Edition takes a problem-oriented approach to endocrinology and focuses on the conditions most commonly seen in general practice.

Providing a ready reference for veterinary surgeons in general practice, the manual will also be useful for students, nurses and graduates embarking on further qualifications. It consolidates background information on endocrine systems with advice for the investigation and treatment of disorders affecting them.


  • An expanded introduction to endocrine diseases, covering underlying principles and discussion of the genetic basis for endocrine disease.
  • Sections comprehensively covering disorders of specific glands and systems, which make up the majority of the manual.
  • A section on unusual endocrine gland diseases, new to this edition, guides the reader through the diagnostic approach and next steps in handling complex medical cases.

Harriet Syme, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, said: “The level of detail given, and the consistency in the layout of the chapters, makes it easy to find information when researching an individual case quickly between consults. This manual would also be invaluable to those studying for certificate exams as well as highly performing veterinary students. This book belongs in every small animal veterinary practice!”

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to endocrine disease
1 Principles of endocrine disease
2 The genetics of endocrine disease
3 Hormone assays, quality control and sample collection
4 Principles of interpreting endocrine test results
Part 2: Systemic effects of endocrine disease
5 The effect of endocrine disease on the cardiovascular system
6 The effect of endocrine disease on the renal system
7 The effect of endocrine disease on lipid metabolism
8 The effect of endocrine disease on the skin
Part 3: Disorders of water homeostasis
9 Control of water balance and investigation of polyuria and polydipsia
10 Central diabetes insipidus
11 The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis
Part 4: Disorders of growth hormone
12 Pituitary dwarfism
13 Hypersomatotropism
Part 5: Disorders of calcium homeostasis
14 Control of calcium metabolism and investigation of hypo- and hypercalcaemia
15 Hypoparathyroidism
16 Hyperparathyroidism
17 Disorders of vitamin D metabolism
Part 6: Disorders of the thyroid gland
18 Canine hypothyroidism
19 Feline hyperthyroidism
20 Canine hyperthyroidism and thyroid neoplasia
21 Feline hypothyroidism
Part 7: Disorders of glucose homeostasis
22 Control of glucose homeostasis and investigation of hypo- and hyperglycaemia
23 Canine diabetes mellitus
24 Feline diabetes mellitus
25 Investigation and management of unstable diabetics
26 Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome
27 Insulinoma
Part 8: Disorders of the adrenal gland
28 Canine hypoadrenocorticism
29 Canine hypercortisolism
30 Feline hypercortisolism
31 Feline hypoadrenocorticism
32 Feline hyperaldosteronism
33 Phaeochromocytoma
34 The incidentally discovered adrenal mass
Part 9: Unusual endocrine gland diseases
35 Concurrent endocrine neoplasia
36 Autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes
37 Erythropoietin excess
38 Gastrointestinal tumours

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