Feline Endocrinology

Feline Endocrinology PDF Download

By Edward C. Feldman, Federico Fracassi, Mark E. Peterson

Feline Endocrinology PDF. This book is unique, developed by the main worldwide experts in this issue. It is an extremely valuable tool for any veterinary practitioner willing to deepen into physiopathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of feline endocrine diseases, with an approach and contents never published so far. the most common endocrine conditions in cats are deeply discussed and addressed: hyperthyroidism, type-II diabetes mellitus, and growth hormone excess.

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Hypothalamus and pituitary

  1. Pituitary anatomy and physiology
  2. GH excess: acromegaly (hypersomatotropism)
  3. Other pituitary tumors
  4. Pituitary surgery
  5. Pituitary irradiation
  6. Pituitary GH deficiency and pituitary dwarfism
  7. Polyuria, polydipsia and diabetes insipidus

Section 2 – Thyroid gland

  1. Thyroid anatomy and physiology
  2. Hyperthyroidism: background, etiopathogenesis and changing prevalence of feline thyroid disease
  3. Hyperthyroidism: clinical signs and physical examination findings
  4. Hyperthyroidism: laboratory diagnosis
  5. Thyroid and kidney disease in cats
  6. Thyroid imaging
  7. Treatment of hyperthyroidism; antithyroid drugs
  8. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: surgical thyroidectomy
  9. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: radioiodine
  10. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: diet
  11. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: severe, unresponsive, or recurrent hyperthyroidism
  12. Hypothyroidism

Section 3 – Calcium and parathyroid glands

  1. Hypercalcemia
  2. Feline primary hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia

Section 4 – Adrenal glands

  1. Adrenal anatomy and physiology
  2. Cushing’s syndrome (hypercortisolism)
  3. Primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)
  4. Other adrenal cortical tumors and pheochromocytoma
  5. Adrenal surgery via open and laparoscopic approaches
  6. Feline hypoadrenocorticism
  7. Glucocorticoid therapy

Section 5 – Endocrine pancreas

  1. Anatomy, histology and physiology of the feline endocrine pancreas
  2. Pathogenesis and clinical observations of uncomplicated diabetes mellitus
  3. Diabetic ketosis, ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar syndrome
  4. Insulin treatment of diabetes mellitus
  5. Gastrointestinal hormones and the use of non-insulin therapies for diabetes mellitus
  6. Dietary management for diabetes mellitus
  7. Monitoring diabetes in cats
  8. Diabetic remission
  9. The unstable diabetic
  10. Hypoglycemia

Section 6 – Blood pressure, body condition and nutrition

  1. Feline obesity
  2. Disorders of lipid metabolism
  3. Cachexia and sarcopenia
  4. Hypertension


  1. Conversion tables

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