Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats
Lesley G. King, MVB, MRCVS, DACVECC, DACVIM, DECVIN-CA

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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Respiratory distress is a common presentation in everyday practice. Animals that are coughing, choking, wheezing, sneezing, or having breathing difficulty are frequently seen.

This book, with over 60 contributors, is a formidable tool. The experience, education, and knowledge represented in this volume are impressive.

The book is written with a problem-based approach, and organized to allow rapid use. It describes techniques for diagnostic testing and general support of patients with respiratory-tract disease in the front of the book, and dedicates the back portion to an in-depth description of specific respiratory disorders. It includes pathophysiology, diagnosis, expected clinical course, and management.

The information, published in 2004, is as up-to-date as you can find. There are relevant illustrations (drawings, photographs, and radiographs) scattered throughout the text. In some cases, instruments are illustrated and demonstrated.

There are too many chapters to list them all, but the book is broken down into main headings, with 82 sub-topics. The primary headings are:

  • Approach to problems in respiratory medicine (Chapters 1-10)
  • Respiratory tract diagnostics (Chapters 11-22)
  • Pulmonary function testing (Chapters 23-28)
  • Nonspecific management of respiratory disease (Chapters 29-34)
  • Disorders of the respiratory tract
    • Nasal cavity and sinuses (Chapters 35-39)
    • Pharynx and larynx (Chapters 40-45)
    • Trachea and bronchi (Chapters 46-55)
    • Pulmonary parenchyma (Chapters 56-77)
    • Pleura, diaphragm, and chest wall (Chapters 78-86)

The book is filled with innovative techniques for diagnosis, treatment, and care. The scope and detail in this book are remarkable. You will find such varied topics as: Collection and Storage of Samples Intended for Blood Gas Analysis, Indicators for Positive Pressure Ventilation, Mouth Care of an Anesthetized Patient, Repositioning The Anesthetized Patient, Fungal Rhinitis, Nasal Foreign Bodies, Tracheal Collapse, Lung Lobe Torsion, etc. I would recommend this book for any clinic or hospital.

A W.B. Saunders title (2004).

Hardcover, 688 pages, over 245 illustrations.

ISBN: 9780721687063.


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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
 
Clinical Can. Fel. Respiratory
 
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.
 
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Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: April 20, 2004

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