Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine
Lynelle R. Johnson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

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This is not a large book, but a well-focused book on respiratory issues. With the customary opening of obtaining a history, signalment, and physical examination, the variety of signs are discussed and described.

The book focuses on diagnosis and management of respiratory disease in a well-organized format. The chapters are laid out in a consistent manner with the diseases subdivided by etiology.

There are excellent procedural illustrations showing how to obtain a tracheal wash, doing an endoscopic examination, thoracocentesis, lung aspiration and biopsy. Analysis of samples is added with some illustrations of slides. There is a good section of nasal disorders and therapy. One of the few books that are actually almost evenly divided between dogs and cats; the cat clinics will be happy to have this book.

Cases are discussed, including aspergillosis, rhinosinusitis, neoplasia, and breed-related disfigurements affecting respiration. There are some good CT scans along the way. A good portion is devoted to infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders, including parasitic causes. Use and application are discussed for antitussive agents, antibiotics, bronchodilators, and anti-inflammatory agents. Also included is a section on trauma-induced diaphragmatic hernia and one on feline infectious peritonitis (Coronavirus).

There are good photographs of a variety of presentations. Some less common cases such as pyothorax, mediastinitis, and hydrothorax are included. The chapter on heartworm includes cats as well as dogs and would be useful in your discussions with cat owners regarding heartworm prevention.

I would suggest that this be one of the essential books in your clinic library. The book is easy reading and the glossary at the back of the book would be useful for training your techs on respiratory terminology.

Wiley-Blackwell (2010).

Paper covers, 202 pages, black & white and color photos.

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1671-5.

 


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
 
Clinical Atlas: Ear, Nose, Throat
 
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Clinical Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine (VSPN Review)
 
Ear Nose Throat Dog & Cat
 
Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction
 
Notes Cardioresp. Dog & Cat 2nd Ed.
 
* Textbook Respiratory Dogs & Cats
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: June 2, 2010

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