This indispensable resource explores the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline infectious diseases. Disease coverage includes those caused by viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydias, mycoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and unknown agents. Each disease is accompanied by discussions of diagnostic testing, indications and methods for sample collection and laboratory submission, interpretation of results, and performance of in-office diagnostic procedures. The book includes indications and pharmacologic considerations of antimicrobials used to treat various infections, with coverage of the clinical problems related to infectious diseases, such as environmental control of infections, immunodeficiency disorders, prevention of infection in communal environments, immunocompromised people and pets, and immunization. Also features a complete antimicrobial drug formulary, drug dosage tables, prescribing information, immunization recommendations, and a list of product manufacturers.
An accompanying CD-ROM provides easy access to an extensive list of references for further research.
A complete list of acronyms is located on the front cover for quick access to the meanings of all acronyms featured in the book.
Provides complete and consistent prescribing information in easy-to-use drug dosage tables.
A comprehensive drug formulary in the appendix provides key information on each drug to help adjust dosages on the basis of clinical and toxicologic data.
New to this Edition
Includes coverage of newly discovered infectious agents of dogs and cats, including diagnosis and treatment considerations.
Provides the latest information on foot and mouth disease virus infection.
Contains up-to-date information on Australian bat lyssavirus infection in the Rabies chapter.
Offers additional information on canine monocytic and granulocytic ehrlichiosis.
This edition features full-color illustrations and a user-friendly layout.
Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition
Format Hardcover Medium Paper ISBN 9781416061304 Copyright Year 2011 Edition 4 Length 1376 Pages
The definitive reference for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal infections, Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition delivers current, comprehensive information essential to the management of infectious diseases caused by viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and unknown agents. Each section guides you through diagnostic testing for specific microorganisms, from sample collection to laboratory submission to interpretation of results, then details appropriate treatment measures and pharmacologic considerations for the various related infections. Full-color illustrations and hundreds of tables provide quick, convenient access to diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, and thoroughly updated drug information helps you confidently administer appropriate dosages for the most effective treatment and prevention.
The most comprehensive infectious disease coverage available helps you confidently address clinical problems related to infectious diseases in dogs and cats, and includes:
Immunization strategies and environmental control of infections
Prevention of infection in multi-pet and shelter settings
Immunocompromised people and their pets
Vibrant full-color illustrations clarify disease features and modes of disease transmission for enhanced diagnostic accuracy and disease prevention.
Convenient tables deliver therapeutic recommendations and drug dosages at a glance.
Complete antimicrobial drug formulary provides fast, easy access to indications, recommended dosages, and pharmacologic considerations essential for all relevant pharmaceuticals.
State-of-the-art diagnostic testing procedures help you ensure accurate diagnoses for all clinically relevant pathogens.
Content reflects the expert insight and vast clinical experience of a panel of trusted authorities on small animal infectious diseases.
Easy-to-use companion website provides convenient online access to additional images, tables, boxes, appendices, and references linked directly to original PubMed abstracts.
New to This Edition
Expanded coverage of zoonoses, zoonotic potential, and precautions helps you effectively monitor and treat zoonotic infections.
Fully updated drug formulary reflects the most current pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, handling and administration guidelines, and dosage recommendations available.
Updated content throughout the text details current diagnostic testing regimens and therapeutic and preventive considerations for all pathogens you're likely to encounter in the clinical setting.
Special focus on disease incidence and susceptibility in traveling animals helps you alert animal owners to potential risks associated with pet travel.