Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists 4th Edition

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book Of Lists 4Th Edition

By Mark Thompson

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis: A Book of Lists 4th Edition PDF is the essential reference to facilitate rapid diagnosis of medical problems in dogs and cats. This portable, manageable guide covers the differential diagnosis, etiology, clinical signs, and relevant laboratory abnormalities of the most common conditions you will encounter in small animal practice. Historical, clinical, and laboratory findings for many of these diseases are also included in a separate section. Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosisfacilitates reliable point-of-care decisions, providing instant access to the critical data you need to make accurate diagnoses and enabling effective, focused treatment planning. With new lists and an eBook included with print purchase, this is the reference no small animal practice should be without!

  • More than 400 lists bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single quick reference.
  • Easy identification of the likeliest diagnosis is attributed by the possibilities being listed in order of incidence.
  • Intuitive organization presents differential diagnosis by sign, symptom, and disorder to facilitate quick access to information.
  • Alphabetical listing of all relevant laboratory tests makes information easy to find.
  • Pocket size makes this guide portable, practical, and simple to use.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of FAST ultrasound examinations reflects rapidly changing terminology in the modality.
  • NEW! Fully updated existing lists capture the latest advances in veterinary research and practice.
  • NEW! An eBook version is included with print purchase, providing access to all text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
  • NEW! More than 20 new lists broaden the coverage of small animal medical problems.
Table of Contents
Part One. Clinical Signs Approach to Differential Diagnosis
Abdominal Distension
Abdominal Effusions and Ascites
Abortion
Abdominal Pain, Acute
Abuse
Acidosis, Metabolic
Acidosis, Respiratory
Aggressive Behavior
Alkalosis, Metabolic
Alkalosis, Respiratory
Alopecia
Amyloidosis
Anaphylaxis
Anorexia
Anuria and Oliguria
Anxiety and Phobias
Ascites
Ataxia and Incoordination
Back pain
Blindness
Bradycardia, Sinus
Cachexia and Muscle Wasting (Sarcopenia)
Collapse
Compulsive Behavior Disorders
Constipation
Coughing
Cyanosis
Deafness
Diarrhea, Acute
Diarrhea, Chronic
Dyschezia
Dysphagia
Dyspnea
Dysuria
Ecchymoses
Edema
Epistaxis
Erosions and Ulcers of Skin and Mucous Membranes
Failure to Grow/Failure to Thrive
Fever of Unknown Origin
Flatulence
Gagging
Genital Dermatoses
Halitosis
Head Tilt
Hematemesis
Hematochezia
Hematuria
Hemoptysis
Hemorrhage, Prolonged
Horner Syndrome
Hyperemia
Hyperpigmentation
Hyperthermia
Hypopigmentation
Hyphema
Hypothermia
Icterus (Jaundice)
Inappropriate Elimination
Incontinence, Fecal
Incontinence, Urinary
Infertility, Female
Infertility, Male
Joint Swelling
Lameness
Lymphadenopathy (Lymph Node Enlargement)
Melena
Muscle Wasting
Nasal Discharge
Nystagmus
Obesity
Oliguria
Pallor
Panting
Papules and Pustules
Paresis and Paralysis
Petechiae and Ecchymoses
Pollakiuria
Polyphagia
Polyuria and Polydipsia
Preputial Discharge
Pruritus
Ptyalism (Excessive Salivation)
Pulse Abnormalities
Regurgitation
Restlessness
Reverse Sneezing
Scaling and Crusting
Seizure
Idiopathic Epilepsy (Primary Epileptic Seizures) Epilepsy
Stertor and Stridor
Stranguria, Dysuria, and Pollakiuria
Stomatitis
Stunted Growth
Stupor and Coma
Syncope
Tachycardia, Sinus
Tenesmus and Dyschezia
Tremor
Urine, Discolored
Urticaria/Angioedema
Vision Loss, Sudden
Vomiting
Vulvar Discharge
Weakness
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Part Two. Systemic Approach to Differential Diagnosis
Mechanisms of Disease: DAMN-IT VP Scheme
Mechanisms of Disease
Section I. Cardiopulmonary Disorders
Arrhythmias
Arterial Thromboembolism
Aspiration Pneumonia
Atrioventricular Valve Disease, Chronic (Mitral or Tricuspid Valve)
Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis, Etiologic Agents Associated With
Cardiomegaly
Chylothorax
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Failure
Heartworm Disease
Hypertension
Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Disease
Lower Respiratory Tract Disease
Mediastinal Disease
Murmurs
Myocardial Diseases
Pericardial Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Tachycardia, Sinus
Section II. Dermatologic Disorders
Allergic Skin Disease
Alopecia, Endocrine
Claw Disorders
Erosions and Ulcerations of Skin or Mucous Membranes
Folliculitis
Otitis Externa, Chronic
Parasitic Dermatoses
Pigmentation
Pyoderma
Section III. Endocrinologic and Metabolic Disorders
Acromegaly
Adrenal Tumors
Congenital Hypothyroidism (Hypothyroidism in Puppies)
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetes Mellitus
Gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome)
Glucagonoma
Hyperadrenocorticism
Hyperglycemia
Hypoadrenocorticism
Hypoglycemia
Hyponatremia/hyperkalemia
Insulinoma
Parathyroidism
Pheochromocytoma
Pituitary Dwarfism
Thyroid Disease
Section IV. Gastroenterologic Disorders
Chronic Constipation, Feline
Dental and Oral Cavity Diseases
Diarrhea
Diseases of the Tongue
Esophageal Disease
Fecal Incontinence
Ileus
Large Intestinal Disease
Malabsorptive Disease
Perianal Disease
Protein-Losing Enteropathy
Salivary Gland Disease
Small Intestinal Disease
Stomach Disorders
Tonsillar Disorders
Section V. Hematologic Disorders
Anemia
Coagulopathies, Inherited and Acquired
Expected Hemostatic Test Results in Selected Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Platelet Dysfunction
Splenitis/Splenomegaly
Thrombocytopenia
Section VI. Immunologic and Immune-Mediated Disorders
Autoimmune Skin Diseases
Immune-Mediated Disease
Immune System Components
Mechanisms of Immunopathologic Injury
Organ Systems Affected by Autoimmune Disorders in the Dog and Cat
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Section VII. Infectious Disease
Anaplasmosis, Canine
Bacterial Infections, Systemic
Ehrlichiosis, Canine
Influenza, Canine
Influenza, Feline
Mycoses, Systemic
Neorickettsiosis, Canine
Polysystemic Protozoal Diseases
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Sepsis and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
Vaccines, Recommended Core vs. Noncore
Viruses, Canine
Viruses, Feline
Section VIII. Joint and Bone Disorders
Arthritis
Bone Disorders
Section IX. Liver and Exocrine Pancreatic Disorders
Cholangitis and Cholangiohepatitis, Feline
Exocrine Pancreatic Disease
Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Biliary Disease
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Hepatic Lipidosis, Feline
Hepatobiliary Disease
Hepatomegaly and Microhepatica
Hyperlipidemia
Pancreatitis
Portosystemic Shunt, Congenital and Acquired
Vacuolar Hepatopathy, Canine
Section X. Neoplasia
Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity
Corticosteroid Therapy
Histiocytic Disease
Humoral Hypercalcemia
Lymphoma
Oral Cavity Tumors, Differential Diagnosis
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Sarcomas
Thyroid Neoplasms
Tumors
Section XI. Neurologic and Neuromuscular Disorders
Brain Disease, Congenital or Hereditary
Cognitive Dysfunction
Cranial Nerve Deficits
Disorders Confused with Seizures
Head Tilt
Inflammatory Disease of the Nervous System
Intracranial Neoplasms
Myasthenia Gravis
Myositis and Myopathies
Neurologic Examination
Paroxysmal Disorders Confused With Epileptic Seizures
Peripheral Neuropathies
Spinal Cord Disease
Spinal Cord Lesions
Systemic Disease
Vestibular Disease
Section XII. Ocular Disorders
Anisocoria
Blindness, Acute
Corneal Color Changes
Eyelids and Periocular Skin
Nonhealing Corneal Erosions (Ulcers) in Dogs
Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Ocular Neoplasia
Red Eye
Retinal Detachment
Uveitis
Section XIII. Toxicology
Chemical Toxicoses
Plant Toxicoses
Venomous Bites and Stings
Section XIV. Urogenital Disorders
Differentiating Between Urine Marking and Inappropriate Elimination in Cats
Glomerular Disease
Indications for Cystoscopy
Mammary Masses
Prostatic Disease
Proteinuria in Dogs and Cats
Proteinuria Differential Diagnosis
Pyelonephritis, Bacterial
Renal Disease
Ureteral Diseases
Urinary Tract Infection
Uroliths, Canine
Vaginal Discharge
Section XV. Pain Diagnosis
Acute Pain Assessment
Acute Pain Preemptive Scoring System (Examples in Each Category)
Chronic Pain Assessment
Section XVI. FAST Ultrasound
FAST Ultrasound Examinations (Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma, Triage, and Tracking)
TFAST as an Extension of the Physical Exam
Part Three. Laboratory Values and Interpretation of Results
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody
Activated Coagulation Time (ACT)
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH), Endogenous
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Stimulation Test
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, Formerly SGPT)
Albumin
Aldosterone
Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum (SAP or ALP)
Ammonia
Amylase, Serum
Anion Gap
Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
Antithrombin (AT)
Arterial Blood Gases
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, Formerly SGOT)
Bartonella
Basophil Count
Bence-Jones Proteinuria
Bicarbonate (HCO3−)
Bile Acids
Bilirubin
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time (BMBT)
Calcium (Ca)
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Chloride (Cl)
Cholesterol (CH)
Cholinesterase
Cobalamin
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Coombs Test
Cortisol
Creatine Kinase (CK, Formerly CPK)
Creatinine
Cytologic Criteria of Malignancy
Cytologic Features of Discrete Cell (Round Cell) Tumors
Cytologic Features of Mesenchymal Cells
Cytologic Features of Normal Epithelial Cells
Cytology of Ear Canal Swabs
Cytology of Nasal Swabs or Flush Specimens
Dexamethasone Suppression Tests
Eosinophil Count
Erythrocyte Count (RBC Count)
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing
Folate
Fructosamine
Gamma Glutamyltransferase (GGT)
Globulin
Glucose
Glucose Tolerance Test
Glycated (Glycosylated) Hemoglobin
Heartworm Antibody, Feline
Heartworm Antigen, Canine
Heartworm Antigen, Feline
Hematocrit (PCV)
Hemoglobin
Hemolysis, Prevention in Laboratory Samples
Immunoassays
Insulin
Iron-Binding Capacity (Total, TIBC)/Ferritin
Joint Fluid (Arthrocentesis)
Lactate
Lipase
Lymphocyte Count
Magnesium (Mg)
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
Methemoglobinemia
Methods of Sample Collection for Cytology
Microfilaria Testing
MiraVista Fungal Testing
Monocyte Count
Myoglobinuria
Neutrophil Count
NT-proBNP
Osmolality
Packed Cell Volume
Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI)
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)/Ionized Calcium
Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein (PTHrP)
Phosphorus (P)
PIVKA
Platelet Count
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Potassium (K)
Protein Electrophoresis
Protein, Total (TP)
Prothrombin Time (PT)
Red Blood Cell Count
Reticulocyte Count
Sodium (Na)
Specific Gravity
Symmetric Dimethylarginine (SDMA) Assay
Synovial Fluid Analysis
Thoracentesis Fluid
Thrombocyte Count
Thyroid Function Tests
Toxoplasmosis Antibody Titer
Triglycerides
Trypsinogen-Like Immunoreactivity (TLI)
Urinalysis
Urine Cortisol/Creatinine Ratio
Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratio
von Willebrand Factor
White Blood Cell Count
Index

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