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Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine

Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine

Richard A. Saunders, Ron Rees Davies

ISBN: 978-1-405-11514-8 October 2005 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages

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Description

Rabbit medicine is a rapidly expanding area of veterinary practice and rabbits are now the third most popular mammalian pet in the UK. Vets are treating more sick rabbits than ever before, but many vets do not have the clinical experience required to give effective treatment. There is a wealth of information on rabbits available to vets, but much of this is from the laboratory animal field and often isn’t applicable to the pet rabbit.


Filling a gap in current literature available on rabbits, this book provides the reader with essential information and guidance on rabbit internal medicine ensuring rabbits are treated to the same standard as canine and feline patients. Along with the other books in the Notes on series, it is specifically designed, through an accessible note-based style, to ensure veterinarians and students have quick and easy access to the most up-to-date clinical and diagnostic information.


This book provides:


  • Differential diagnosis, by presenting complaint and organ systems

  • Common laboratory abnormalities and their significance in diagnosis

  • Infectious diseases, their diagnosis and treatment

  • Therapeutics, and how treatment varies from that of the more commonly encountered companion animals
Introduction.

Physical examination.

Abbreviations.

Acknowledgements..

Section 1: Differential Diagnosis.

Abdominal enlargement.

Anorexia.

Ascites.

Ataxia.

Behavioural Changes.

Bleeding/Coagulopathies.

Caecotroph accumulation.

Cardiac Murmurs and dysrhythmias.

Collapse/syncope.

Constipation.

Coughing.

Diarrhea.

Dysphasia.

Dyspnoea.

Dysuria.

Gastrointestinal stasis.

Haematochezia and melaena.

Haematuria.

Haemoptysis.

Head tilt.

Infertility.

General.

Female.

Male.

Jaundice (icterus).

Kit diseases and failure to grow.

Lymphadenopathy.

Myiasis (flystrike).

Obesity, diet and exercise.

Paresis and paralysis.

Pododermatitis.

Polyurial/polydipsia.

Ptyalism (hypersalivation).

Pyrexia.

Regurgitation and vomiting.

Seizures.

Sneezing and nasal discharge.

Stiffness.

Stupor.

Sudden death.

Tremor.

Weight Loss..

Section 2: Common Laboratory Abnormalities.

Factors affecting hematological and biochemical parameters.

Anaemia and red cell changes.

White blood cell changes.

Amylase and lipase.

Azotaemia.

Electrolyte abnormalities.

Cholesterol and triglycerides.

Glucose abnormalities and fructosamine.

Liver enzymes and associated parameters.

Serum protein abnormalities.

Urinalysis.

Faecal analysis.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis..

Section 3: Organ Systems.

Cardiovascular disease.

Respiratory diseases.

Neuromuscular system and disorders.

Clinical nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders.

Hepatobiliary tract disorders.

Splenic and pancreatic disorders.

Hepatobiliary tract disorders.

Splinc and pancreatic disorders.

Urinary tract disease.

Disorders of the gential sytem.

Disease of the blood, haematopoietic adn immune systems..

Section 4: Infectious Diseases.

Bordetellosis.

Calicivirus infection.

Coccidiosis.

Encephalitozoonosis.

Herpes simplex virus infection.

Listeriosis.

Myxomatosis.

Pasteurellosis.

Toxoplasmosis.

Treponemiasis (Syphilis).

Tularaemia.

Tyzzer's disease.

Yersiniosis..

Section 5: Therapeutics.

Introduction.

Antimicrobials.

Antiparasitic agents.

Sedatives, analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents.

Gastrointestinal drugs.

Reproductive treatments.

Miscellaneous treatments.

bibliography.

Index.

"This book is extremely useful in the field, particularly for someone who is not that familiar with rabbit medicine. The authors are knowledgeable and have a strong desire to teach veterinarians about rabbit medicine.
I recommend this as a useful addition to the practioner's library."

Rebecca Ann Kagan, BS, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)

"The text is 'easy on the eye' for the stressed, time-poor veterinary surgeon, with strong headings and bullet-points allowing quick assimilation of information"

"Excellent as a quick reference tool in the practice library, especially in the areas of infectious diseases and nutrition"

Vet Times, December 2005



  • The only book available that adopts a systematic ‘no frills’ approach to rabbit internal medicine;


  • An ideal rapid reference for those forming quick diagnostic plans;


  • Written by authors with many years of clinical experience in treating rabbits.