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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Elisa M. Mazzaferro (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-96125-4

Jun 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

904 pages


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Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care is a condensed handbook with concise bullet points and alphabetically-organized topics. Using the popular Five-Minute  Veterinary Consult format, the book provides rapid access to up-to-date information in the fast-paced emergency room or critical care environment. Topics have been pulled from the Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline and expanded to include more information, valuable clinical images, and useful diagrams, with many other chapters completely new to this book.

With more than sixty-five expert chapter authors, the book offers reliable  information to help promote quick decision making in diagnosing and treating emergency conditions. This clinical companion serves as an ideal purchase for general veterinary practitioners and students, veterinary technicians, and hospital and emergency clinic staff.

Acetaminophen toxicity.


Acute Renal Failure.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.


Amitraz toxicosis.


Anterior uveitis.

Aortic thromboembolism.

Asthma (Bronchitis).

Atrial fibrillation/fllutter.

Atrial standstill.

Atrioventricular block.

Bleeding Timing.

Blood transfusion reaction.

brachial plexus injury.

Brain injury/head trauma include coma.

Bundle Branch Block (right and left0.

Canine distemper virus.

Canine parvovirus.

Carbamate toxicity.

Cardiopulmonary arrest/CPCR.

Chocolate toxicity.


Coagulation disorders (include von Willebrands).

Congestive Heart Failure.

Coonhound paralysis.

Corneal and scleral lacerations.

Diabetes mellitus and DKA.

Diaphragmatic hernia.

Diarrhea (bacterial causes).

Dilated cardiomyopathy.

Disorders of calcium.

Disorders of chloride.

Disorders of glucose.

Disorders of phosphorus.

Disorders of potassium.

Disorders of Sodium.

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

Drowning-Near Drowning.

Dystocia and uterine inertia.



Esophageal foreign bodies.

Ethylene glycol poisoning.





Gastric Dilitation Volvulus.

GI Obstruction.


Grape and Raisin Toxicity.




Hepatic encephalopathy.



Hyperthermia/Heat Stroke.

Hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy.






Intervertebral disk disease.

Intussusception (include cecocolic).

Ivermectin toxicity.

Laryngeal paralysis.

Lily poisoning.

Lower UTI.

Macadamia nut toxicity.

Marijuana toxicity.

Metaldehyde poisoning.



NSAID toxicity.

Organophosphate toxicity.




Pericardial effusion.


Pneumonia, aspiration.

Pneumonia, infectious causes (viral, bacterial, fungal).


Pulmonary contusions.

Pulmonary edema-cardiogenic.

Pulmonary edema-noncardiogenic.

Pulmonary thromboembolism.

Pyometra an CEH.


Pyrethroid/pyrethrin toxicity.

Retinal detachment andhemorrhage.

Rodenticides (include bromethalin, Vit K, cholecalciferol).

Schiff-Scherington/spinal shock/spinal fracture/trauma.

Seizures and status epilepticus.




Sick sinus syndrome.

Smoke inhalation.

Snake envenomation (coral and pit vipers).

Spider envenomation (black widow and brown recluse).

Splenic torsion.

SSRI Toxicity.

Supraventricular tachycardia.


Thrombocytopenia-immune mediated.

Tick paralysis.

Tracheal collapse.

Traumatic myocarditis.

urethral prolapse.

Urolithiasis and urinary obstruction.

Uterine inertia.

Vaginal hyperplasia and prolapse.

Ventricular dysrhythmias.

Vomiting and hematemesis.

Zinc toxicity

"This textbook is an excellent addition to the existing resources available to small animal veterinarians. It is appropriately priced, and I expect it will become an essential resource for experienced emergency room veterinarians, new graduates, and practitioners who occasionally see animals with medical emergencies." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)

"This book provides pertinent information in an easily accessible, concise format. It could be readily used by anyone who works with emergency and critical care patients." (Doody's, January 2011)

"This book fulfils its aim as an easy-to-access clinical companion, and will readily supply a good summary on any of the emergency presentations discussed in five minutes. As such, it would make a useful addition to the bookshelves of any small animal practice." (Veterinary Record, December 2010)

"Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care adds to Blackwell's 'Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion' series of vet references and is a 'must' for any college-level vet reference collection. It provides a condensed handbook with bullet points, alphabetically organized topics, and keys based on quick clinical consultation. Emergency and critical care information needs to be fast: this book's approach assures in-depth discussions." (Midwest Book Review, November 2010)

"The text is well formatted, making it easy to read, and there are a decent number of colour photos, radiograph images, electrocardiogram strips and tables.... This book will definitely serve as a useful quick reference and support tool, especially for a dedicated out-of-hours service or a general practice that sees a fair number of emergencies." (Veterinary Times, November 2010)

"This illustrated reference will help veterinarians, students, veterinary technicians, and staff at hospitals and emergency clinics diagnose and treat emergency conditions." (Book News, September 2010)

"This book succeeds in its aim to provide readily accessible, up-to-date information covering most emergency conditions, in a format that is quick and easy to consult, once the reader has familiarised him or herself with the general layout." (Veterinary Practice, May 2011)

  • Provides essential emergency and critical care information in a quick-access format ideal for the emergency environment
  • Takes the user-friendly Five-Minute Veterinary Consult format, with concise bullet points and topics organized alphabetically
  • Offers information on 113 emergency and critical care topics, including more than 20 topics not found in the Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline
  • Thoroughly expands on topics taken from the canine and feline book, including a wealth of clinical color photographs and flow charts to aid in decision making
  • Written by the top experts in the field