Canine and Feline Gastroenterology


Canine and Feline Gastroenterology

Canine And Feline Gastroenterology Pdf

By Michael J. Day and Robert J. Washabau

A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, Canine and Feline Gastroenterology PDF covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive system. This authoritative text utilizes an evidence-based approach to reflect the latest science and research, complemented by principles of problem solving, algorithms to improve clinical diagnoses, and extensive full-color illustrations. For generalists and specialists alike, this gastroenterology reference should be part of every serious practitioner’s professional library.

  • A comprehensive, 928-page reference standard covers the discipline of canine and feline gastroenterology.
  • An international focus is provided by 85 authors from 17 different countries, including renowned experts in veterinary gastroenterology, internal medicine, pathology, clinical pathology, radiology, and infectious disease.
  • Coverage of the entire breadth and depth of gastroenterology ranges from biology to pathobiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems.
  • Current information on GI microflora, immunology, cellular growth, and systems integration provides a foundation for treating clinical problems.
  • Coverage of diseases in dogs and cats includes the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, anorectum, liver and biliary tract, exocrine pancreas, peritoneum, and associated vasculature.
  • A focus on patient management examines the full range of procedures and techniques essential to diagnosis and treatment from clinical signs and diagnosis to nutritional support and pharmacologic management of disease.
  • Clear explanations of current diagnostic modalities include laboratory tests, molecular methods, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and histopathology, also showing how to interpret and utilize results.
  • A strong clinical approach emphasizes need-to-know information for managing the common and not-so-common G.I. clinical problems of everyday practice.
  • Full-color photographs and illustrations depict concepts, conditions, and procedures.
  • An evidence-based medicine perspective reflects the latest research as well as the modern practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Logical, coherent, and consistent internal organization makes this a reader-friendly edition.
  • Problem-based algorithms help in diagnosing every G.I. clinical problem from A to Z.
  • A stand-alone section on the pharmacologic approach to G.I. disease offers quick and easy drug reference.

Table of Contents

Section I: Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, and Liver

    1. Integration of Gastrointestinal Function
    2. Gastrointestinal Microflora
    3. Gastrointestinal Immunology
    4. Gastrointestinal Inflammation
    5. Cellular Growth/Neoplasia

Section II: Approach to Clinical Signs in Gastrointestinal Disease

    1. Abdominal Pain
    2. Anorexia
    3. Ascites
    4. Coagulopathy
    5. Constipation
    6. Diarrhea
    7. Dyschezia and Tenesmus
    8. Dysphagia and Gagging
    9. Fecal Incontinence
    10. Gastrointestinal Gas
    11. Hemorrhage (Gastrointestinal)
    12. Hepatoencephalopathy
    13. Icterus
    14. Polyphagia
    15. Polyuria/Polydipsia
    16. Regurgitation
    17. Salivation
    18. Vomiting
    19. Weight Loss & Cachexia

Section III: Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems

    1. Laboratory Approach
    2. Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    3. Endoscopy
    4. Laparoscopy
    5. Histopathology

Section IV: Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease

    1. Nutritional Assessment and Management
    2. Adverse Reactions to Food
    3. Nutritional Strategies
    4. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

      Section V: Pharmacologic Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease
    5. Antidiarrheal Agents
    6. Antiemetic Agents
    7. Antifungal Drugs
    8. Antihelmintic Agents
    9. Antiinflammatory Agents
    10. Antimicrobial Agents
    11. Antioxidant Drugs
    12. Antispasmodic Agents
    13. Behavioral Modification
    14. Chelating Agents
    15. Chemotherapy
    16. Cytoprotection – Gastric
    17. Cytoprotection – Liver/Biliary
    18. Enzyme Supplementation
    19. Fluid Therapy
    20. Immunosuppressive Drugs
    21. Laxative Agents
    22. Probiotic Agents
    23. Prokinetic Agents
    24. Vitamins and Minerals

Section VI: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  1. Oropharynx
  2. Esophagus
  3. Stomach
  4. Small Intestine
  5. Large Intestine
  6. Anorectum
  7. Pancreas
  8. Liver
  9. Breed-Relationships

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