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Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Kenneth J. Drobatz (Editor) , Merilee F. Costello (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-813-82344-7

May 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

552 pages



Feline Emergency and Critical Care Medicine is the first book to focus specifically on feline-specific emergency and critical care.  Designed as a quick-access manual of emergency and critical care procedures, information is presented in an easy-to-follow outline format. With an emphasis on the unique considerations for treating cats, this book provides all the information needed to confidently manage the feline critical patient.

Section I.

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.


"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)

  • First feline-only emergency and critical care manual

  • Outline format and algorithms provide rapid access to emergency and critical care procedures

  • Practical, user-friendly manual written by leading experts in emergency and critical care medicine