Small Animal Emergency Care: Quick Reference Guide

Small Animal Emergency Care: Quick Reference Guide

By Carlos Torrente Artero

Small Animal Emergency Care: Quick Reference Guide PDF contains the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the most common emergencies seen in small animal practice, classified by organ systems. For each emergency, a definition of the condition that has caused the situation, its causes, the diagnostic approach, and the most appropriate treatment are provided. The goal is to provide an easily accessible quick reference guide to save valuable time during stressful emergency medical cases.



Table of Contents

1. Triage and initial assessment

Remote triage

In-person triage

Primary assessment

Secondary assessment

2. Cardiovascular emergencies

Hypovolaemic shock

Cardiopulmonary arrest

Congestive heart failure


3. Respiratory emergencies

Upper airway obstruction

Allergic bronchitis/feline asthma


Pleural space diseases

4. Haematological emergencies



5. Gastrointestinal emergencies

Gastric dilatation-volvulus

Acute pancreatitis

6. Urological emergencies

Acute renal failure

Feline urethral obstruction

7. Neurological emergencies


Cranioencephalic trauma (CET)

8. Metabolic emergencies

Addisonian crisis

Diabetic ketoacidosis

9. Reproductive emergencies



10. Environmental emergencies

Heat stroke


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