Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Edition


Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine 2nd Edition, Students and practicing veterinarians are often challenged by patients with respiratory disease because the clinical signs are so similar among different disease processes within and beyond the respiratory system.

Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Edition

Canine And Feline Respiratory Medicine, 2nd Edition

Animals with cardiac and systemic diseases often present with respiratory signs, which means that all cases require thought and introspection on appropriate localization of disease as well as the underlying pathophysiology. The most critical piece of the puzzle is a comprehensive respiratory and systemic examination, and this book has been designed to provide easily understood pathways to the diagnosis.

It is my hope that this contribution to the veterinary literature conveys highly specific details on respiratory examination, diagnostics, and diseases in a clinically relevant, logical, and easy‐to‐read fashion. This extensively updated edition includes new knowledge that has been generated on respiratory diagnostic testing and newly described diseases such as Norwich terrier upper airway syndrome and epiglottic retroversion.

Author goal with this text was to integrate relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in a rational and readable manner that is immediately clinically applicable for the busy practitioner and inquiring student. I approached this task recognizing that the major comprehensive textbooks in veterinary medicine contain excel-lent chapters on respiratory disorders. My book aims to provide a cohesive and complete discussion in a user‐friendly, single‐author volume.

The first section deals with the common presenting signs demonstrated by patients with respiratory disease (nasal discharge, loud breathing, cough, tachypnea, and exercise intolerance) as well as a new section on differentiating cardiac from respiratory disease. The next section contains detailed how‐to descriptions of the most important diagnostic methods. I then devote an extensive chapter to therapeutic options, with special reference to new guide-lines for management of infectious respiratory diseases. The remainder of the book has thorough explanations of individual diseases, divided into chapters dealing with disorders of the nose, airways, lung parenchyma, pleura, and pulmonary vasculature. Each chapter fol-lows the same easy‐to‐read order, with diseases subdivided by etiology into structural, infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders.

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