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Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals

W. Dunbar Gram (Editor), Rowan J. Milner (Editor), Remo Lobetti (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-119-20089-5
384 pages
November 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Practical guidance on managing chronic illnesses in small animals

Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals provides a complete resource for the long-term care and therapy of canine and feline patients with incurable conditions. Offering practical strategies for successful management of chronic disorders, the book presents expert guidance on handling these ailments and the animals that they afflict.

Written by leading experts in their respective fields, Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, covering chronic diseases across many categories, including mobility, dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and more.  The book is not meant to replace existing textbooks, but is designed to be used as a practical guide that educates the reader about the many therapeutic options for chronic disease management. Coverage encompasses:

  • The impact that chronic disease has on the quality of life for both the patient and its owner
  • Specific chronic diseases, outlining diagnostics, therapeutics, and quality of life concerns
  • Hospice care and end of life, including client and pet needs, quality of life, cultural sensitivities, dying naturally, euthanasia, and death

Chronic Disease Management for Small Animals is an essential reference for recently qualified and seasoned practitioners alike, supporting clinicians in making decisions and communicating with clients regarding long-term care. It is an ideal book for all small animal practitioners and veterinary students.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgement

Part I: Communication and Caregiving

1. Chapter: Communication, Caregiving And Chronic Disease
Dani McVety

Introduction

Overview

Impact Of Chronic Disease On Quality Of Life For Both The Patient And Care Giver

References

Part II: Syndromes and Clinical Signs of Chronic Disease

2. Chapter: Pruritus, Atopic Dermatitis and Pyoderma
Dunbar Gram

Introduction

Diagnosis

Management

References/Additional reading

3. Chapter: Managing Mobility: An Integrative Approach (Orthopedic And Neurologic Impairments Of Mobility)
Justin Shmalberg

Introduction

Diagnoses

Therapeutics

Quality Of Life

End Of Life Decisions (Also Refer To Final Chapter)

4. Chapter: Chronic diseases of the Eye and Adnexa. (Double Check Spelling Of “Adnexa” Not “Adnexia” In Title)
Caryn E. Plummer

Adnexa Ocular

Surface Disorders

Corneal Disease

Intraocular Disease

Conditions Of The Uvea

Lenticular Changes

Posterior Segment Disease

Blindness

Table A: Breed Predisposition To Chronic Ocular Diseases

Table B: Interpretation Of STT I Values And Treatment Recommendations

Table C: Types Of Glaucoma

Table D: Treatment Of Glaucoma

Figure Legends (These Figure Legends Will Be Deleted In The Chapter/ Inserted Where Applicable To The Photos But They Included Here For Reference)

References

5. Chapter: Heart Disease
Simon Swift

Introduction

Treatment Of Acute Failure

Management Of Chronic Congestive Heart Failure

Specific Heart Diseases

Degenerative Valve Diseases

Cardiomyopathies (Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)

Congenital Cardiac Diseases (Subaortic Stenosis, Pulmonic Stenosis, Patent Ductus Arteriosus PDA)

Arrhythmias

Systemic Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pericardial Effusion

6. Chapter: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
Sheila Carrera-Justiz

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

End of life

Additional reading

7. Chapter: Vestibular Syndromes
Sheila Carrera-Justiz

INTRODUCTION

DIAGNOSIS

THERAPY

Additional Reading

8. Chapter: Seizure Disorders
Sheila Carrera-Justiz

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapy

Quality of life

Additional reading

9. Chapter: Feline Hyperthyroidism
Sylvie Daminet

Diagnosis

Management

Renal function and hyperthyroidism

Iatrogenic hypothyroidism

References

10.   Chapter: Hypoadrenocorticism In Dogs
Sylvie Daminet

Introduction

Clinical presentation and diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

11.   Chapter: Canine Hypothyroidism
Sylvie Daminet

Diagnosis

Main influences on thyroid function tests

Treatment

Quality of life

References

12.   Chapter: Hyperadrenocorticism In Dogs And Cats
Eric Zini

Clinical and diagnostic aspects

Therapy

Quality of life

References

13.   Chapter: Diabetes Mellitus
Eric Zini

General aspects

Diagnosis

Therapy

Monitoring

Remission

Quality of life

References

14.   Chapter: Chronic Pancreatitis
Penny Watson

Definition and prevalence

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life and end of life assessments

References

15.   Chapter: Mega-Oesophagus And Esophageal Dysmotility
Liza Koster

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

16.   Chapter: Chronic Gastritis
Liza Koster

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

17.   Chapter: Ulcerative Colitis
Liza Koster

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapy

Quality of life

References

18.   Chapter: Mega-Colon
Liza Koster

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

19.   Chapter: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Iwan Burgner

Introduction and description

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

Quality of life for patient and caregiver

References

20.   Chapter: Protein Losing-Enteropathy
Iwan Burgner

Introduction and description

Diagnosis

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

21.   Chapter: Cholecystitis
Joanne Spruil

Introduction and definitions

Clinical and diagnostic findings

Therapeutic management

References

22.   Chapter: Biliary Mucocele
Joanne Spruil

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Diagnostics

Therapeutic management

References

23.   Chapter: Chronic Hepatitis
Ninette Keller

Introduction

Diagnostics

Therapeutics

Quality of life for patient and caregiver

References

24.   Chapter: Portosystemic Liver Shunts
Ninette Keller

Introduction

Diagnostics

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

25.   Chapter: Hepatic Lipidosis
Tanya Schoeman

Introduction

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

26.   Chapter: Feline Cholangitis
Tanya Schoeman

Introduction

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

27.   Chapter: Chronic Kidney Disease
Gilad Segev

Introduction

Diagnosis

Management

Quality of life

References

28.   Chapter: Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
Gilad Segev

Introduction

Management

Monitoring

TREATMENT FAILURE AND CHRONIC MANAGEMENT

PROPHYLACTIC/PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT

QUALITY OF LIFE

REFERENCES

29.   Chapter: Feline Interstitial Cystitis
Tanya Schoeman

Introduction

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

30.   Chapter: Canine Chronic Bronchitis
Richard Burchell

Etiology

Diagnosis

Therapy and monitoring 

Quality of life

References

31.   Chapter: Bronchiectasis
Richard Burchell

Etiology and classification  

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

32.   Chapter: Interstitial Lung Diseases
Richard Burchell

Etiology and classification  

Diagnosis

Treatment

Quality of life

References

33.   Chapter: Feline Asthma
Frank Kettner

Introduction

Diagnosis

Comorbid conditions, diagnostic conundrums and differential diagnoses

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

34.   Chapter: Collapsing Trachea
Frank Kettner

Introduction

Making the diagnosis

Comorbid conditions, diagnostic conundrums and differential diagnoses

Therapeutics

Quality of life

References

35.   Chapter: Allergic Rhinitis
Remo Lobetti

Introduction

Diagnosis

Therapy

Quality of life

References

Part III: End of Life

36.   Chapter: Hospice Care And End Of Life
Mary Gardner

Hospice Care

Client Needs

Pet Needs

Quality Of Life

Cultural Sensitivities

Dying Naturally

Dying With Assistance – Euthanasia

Dying Well

Death And Aftercare Of The Body

Summary

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Author Information

W. Dunbar Gram, DVM, DACVD, MRCVS, is Service Chief and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Rowan J. Milner, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Med), PhD, DECVIM-CA, DACVIM, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Remo Lobetti, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Med), PhD, DECVIM-CA, is an internist at Bryanston Veterinary Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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