Cats possess many unique physiological responses to critical illness, and the appropriate treatment requires the ability to accurately diagnose and rapidly respond to the needs of these patients. Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is the first book to focus solely on feline-specific emergency and critical care, providing a wealth of more in-depth information on the unique considerations of treating cats than the coverage afforded by small animal resources.
Designed as a quick-access manual for the medical response to the emergency or critically ill feline patient, information is presented in an easy-to-follow outline format. Pathophysiology is discussed in enough depth to provide adequate information to understand the clinical principles of each disease and condition. Information on emergency drugs, dosages, and indications is also included. This manual proves to be both an exceptional and practical resource for general and emergency veterinary practitioners treating their feline patients.
"This book is an excellent source of information for general and ICU feline practices." (Vets Today, 2011)
"This is a book of use in both emergency and general practice and it is lovely to have a book dedicated to cats. It is good value for money; it certainly addresses the idiosyncrasies of cats and fills a much-needed gap in the emergency medicine field. " (Veterinary Practice, 1 July 2011)
"I would recommend this book for any veterinarians involved in feline emergency work and those studying for the Australian College of Veterinary Science examinations in emergency and critical care, small animal medicine or medicine of cats." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 5 May 2011)
"The scope and quality of the information included in the book is excellent.... the editors have done an excellent job: most of the individual chapters provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on feline medicine, with good cross-referencing between chapters.... this book is [a] very good value considering the detail it contains, and would be a useful addition to the library of any veterinary practice involved in the treatment of feline patients." (Veterinary Record, October 2010)
"A good addition to the emergency clinician's library. There is a very good section on the feline neurological examination, which addresses the difficulties often encountered when attempting this with an uncooperative cat. The chapters on reproductive and paediatric emergencies are also exceptional, as these topics are often not well covered in other books. I would recommend this book for any veterinarians involved in feline emergency work." (Australian Veterinary Journal, May 2011)
Chapter 1: Approach to the Critically Ill Cat.
Chapter 2: Cardiopulmonary ? Cerebral Resuscitation.
Chapter 3: Shock.
Chapter 4: Trauma.
Chapter 5: Guidelines for Anesthesia and Anesthetic Protocols.
Chapter 6: Pain Management in Critical Feline Patients.
Chapter 7: Fluid Therapy.
Chapter 8: Nutritional Support.
Section II. Specific Protocols and Procedures for Emergency Conditions.
Chapter 9: Respiratory Emergencies.
Chapter 10: Cardiac Emergencies.
Chapter 11: Gastrointestinal Emergencies.
Chapter 12: Urologic Emergencies.
Chapter 13: Neurologic Emergencies.
Chapter 14: Hematologic Emergencies.
Chapter 15: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies.
Chapter 16: Reproductive Emergencies.
Chapter 17: Pediatric Emergencies.
Chapter 18: Ocular Emergencies.
Chapter 18: Dermatologic Emergencies.
Chapter 19: Toxicological Emergencies.
Chapter 20: Miscellaneous Emergencies.
Appendix A: Table of Emergency Drugs, Dosages, Indications.
Appendix B: Table of Normal Values.