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Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine


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Preface Emergency Medicine Overview of Emergency Medicine Shock Hypovolemic Shock Sepsis/Septic Shock Cardiogenic Shock Cardiac Emergencies Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Congestive Heart Failure in the Dog Congestive Heart Failure in the Cat Cardiac Arrhythmias Pericardial Effusion Arterial Thromboembolism Syncope Respiratory Emergencies Respiratory Distress Upper Airway Obstruction Pneumonia Feline Asthma Pulmonary Thromboembolism Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Pneumothorax Pyothorax Pulmonary Neoplasia Hematological Emergencies Blood Loss Anemia Hemolytic Anemia Nonregenerative Anemia Thrombocytopenia/Thrombocytopathia Acquired Coagulopathy Toxicological Emergencies Overview Poisonous Plants Ethylene Glycol Anticoagulant Rodenticides Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Chocolate Tremorgenic Mycotoxicosis Pyrethrin and Pyrethroids Gastrointestinal Emergencies Vomiting Acute Diarrhea Gastrointestinal Obstruction Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Pancreatitis Renal Emergencies Acute Renal Failure Dialysis Chronic Renal Failure Urethral Obstruction Neurological Emergencies Seizures Traumatic Brain Injury Paralysis and Paresis Vestibular Syndrome Mental Alteration Metabolic Emergencies Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hypoglycemia Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease) Disorders of Calcium Trauma Vehicular Trauma Degloving Wounds Bite Wounds Gunshot and Stab Wounds Emergency Fracture Management Reproductive Emergencies Dystocia Pyometra Neonatal Emergencies Male Reproductive Emergencies Environmental Emergencies Bites and Stings Heatstroke Hypothermia Smoke Inhalation Burn Injury Critical Care Care of Critically Ill Animals Monitoring Critical Care Patients Monitoring of Cardiac Function Monitoring of Respiratory Function Anesthesia and Analgesia for Critical Care Patients General Anesthetic Approach to the Critically Ill Patient Anesthetic and Analgesic Agents Analgesia for Critically Ill Patients Summary Fluid Therapy Determining the Need for Fluid Therapy Choosing the Appropriate Fluid Type Appropriate Routes for Fluid Therapy Determining the Rate and Duration of Fluid Therapy Fluid Additives Monitoring and Possible Complications Summary Transfusion Medicine for Critical Care Patients Blood Products Blood Types Administration Nutritional Support of the Critically Ill Patient Nutritional Assessment Goals of Nutritional Support Nutritional Plan Enteral Nutrition Parenteral Nutrition Monitoring and Reassessment Special Nutrients Summary Techniques Vascular Access Urinary Catheterization Supplemental Oxygen Thoracocentesis Thoracostomy Tube Placement Pericardiocentesis Abdominocentesis Tracheostomy Transtracheal Aspirate Epidural Analgesia Esophagostomy Tube Placement Robert Jones Bandage Appendices Conversion Tables Calculation of a Continuous Rate Infusion Intensive Care Unit Drug Formulary Index Contributors Elizabeth Armitage-Chan, VetMB, MA, MRCVS, DACVA, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK Mark Acierno, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Jonathan Bach, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC, University of Montreal, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada Daniel Chan, DVM, MRCVS, DACVN, DACVECC, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (Section editor - Monitoring, Nutrition) Benjamin Davidson, BVSc, DACVECC, New York City Veterinary Specialists, New York, USA Armelle de Laforcade, DVM, DACVECC, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA (Section editor - Gastrointestinal, Trauma) Ari Jutkowitz, VMD, DACVECC, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA Jana Norris, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Surgical and Diagnostic Specialists, Clarksburg, New Jersey, USA Therese O'Toole, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA (Section editor - Renal, Metabolic, and Neurological) April Paul, DVM, DACVECC, Tufts VETS, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA (Section editor - Respiratory and Hematological) John E. Rush, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology), DACVECC, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA (Section editor - Cardiology) Scott P. Shaw, DVM, DACVECC, New England Veterinary Center and Cancer Care, Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Section editor - Environmental, Reproductive, and Toxicology) Jennifer Waldrop, DVM, DACVECC, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA Thomas Walker, DVM, DACVECC, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies Megan Whalen, DVM, DACVECC, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Kimberly Winters, DVM, DACVIM, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Elizabeth Rozanski, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, USA. John Rush, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, USA.


This book is of the highest quality, is comprehensive but usable and very portable. Its excellent illustrations, tables, and diagrams make it very useful in an emergency situation. It will be a very helpful addition to any emergency/critical care practitioner's practice. (5 stars) -- Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine) Doody's Review Service

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