Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide
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Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide

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This book addresses the main feline infectious diseases that are usually seen in daily veterinary practice and includes all the existing updates regarding the diagnostic approach and management of these conditions. Its main aim is to provide highly practical information in order to offer a new perspective, different from other textbooks, about the current infectious diseases in cats.

Valentina Aybar Rodríguez

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1996. Certified in Feline Medicine by AVEPA. Certified as a specialist in Feline Medicine by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies, with the General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Medicine –GPCert (Feline Medicine)–.

Founding partner of the Hospital Felino Ventas, where, from its beginnings in 1996 until now, she has specialised in feline medicine, with special dedication to internal medicine, infectious diseases, imaging diagnostics and anaesthesia.

Member of AMVAC (Madrid Small Animal Veterinary Association), AVEPA (Spanish small animal veterinary association), GEMFE (Spanish feline medicine study group), FAB (Feline Advisory Bureau) and ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine). The latter are international associations of specialists in feline medicine. She has given several conferences about her specialty at different national congresses and has published articles about feline medicine in several media.

Juanjo Vega Guerrero

Graduated in Veterinary from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1994. Certified in Feline Medicine by AVEPA. Certified as a specialist in small animal surgery by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies, with the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery –GPCert (SAS)–.

Founding partner of the Hospital Felino Ventas, where, from its beginnings in 1996 until now, he has been treating feline patients exclusively, with special dedication to surgery, orthopaedics, neurology and cardiology. Member of AMVAC (Madrid Small Animal Veterinary Association), AVEPA (Spanish small animal veterinary association), GEMFE (feline medicine study group), FAB (Feline Advisory Bureau) and ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine). The latter are international associations of specialists in feline medicine.

He is currently member of the GEMFE Scientific Committee and secretary of the GEMFEBoard of Directors.

He has given several conferences about feline medicine at multiple national and international congresses and has published articles in several national journals about feline medicine. In 2014 he was part of the AVEPA team for continuing professional development in feline medicine.

1. Feline panleukopaenia Aetiology Pathogenesis and clinical signs Subclinical infection Sudden death Classic feline enteritis Neurologic signs Laboratory diagnosis Treatment Supportive care Specific antiviral therapy Prevention Vaccination Sanitary period Hyperimmune sera Feline interferon ω Prognosis Frequent questions Case Studies Case study 1: Peteto Case study 2: Ra and his two littermates 2. Feline infectious peritonitis Aetiology and pathogenesis Diagnostic tests for FIP Indirect tests Direct test Treatment Immunity and prevention References Case studies 3. Upper respiratory tract infections Clinical signs Pathogenic agents Feline calicivirus (FCV) Feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) Chlamydophila felis Diagnosis Treatment Supportive care Antibiotics Antiviral treatments Prevention References Case studies 4. Lower respiratory tract infections Clinical signs Diagnostic tests Haematology Biochemistry Radiology Bronchoalveolar lavage Transtracheal aspiration Fine-needle aspiration Cytology Microbiological tests LRTI-causing bacteria Mycoplasmas Bordetella bronchiseptica Streptococcus spp. Escherichia coli Pasteurella spp. Salmonella spp. Mycobacterium spp. Other bacteria LRTI-causing parasites Aelurostrongylus abstrusus Eucoleus aerophilus Toxoplasma gondii LRTI-causing fungi LRTI-causing viruses Feline calicivirus Feline herpesvirus Pyothorax Causes Clinical signs Diagnostic tests Other diagnostic imaging tests Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis References 5. Feline immunodeficiency virus Epidemiology Pathogenesis Clinical signs Diagnosis Virus isolation Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Serology Treatment Supportive care Antiviral treatment Vaccination References Case studies 6. Feline leukaemia virus Epidemiology Pathogenesis Immunocompetent cat Immuncompromised cat Clinical signs Immunodepression Anaemia Cancer Diagnosis Virus isolation ELISA (p 27) Immunochromatography Immunofluorescent antibody test (IFA) PCR for detection of provirus (DNA-PCR) PCR for detection of viral RNA (RNA-PCR) Serology Interpretation of test results Management of the infection Immunomodulators Antiviral drugs Prevention References Case studies 7. Intestinal protozoa of cat Giardia Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment Tritrichomonas foetus Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Toxoplasma gondii Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment Cystoisospora Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment Cryptosporidium felis Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment References Recommended reading APPENDICES Appendix 1. Fluid therapy Physical examination Treatment Appendix 2. Vascular access routes Central venous catheters Intraosseous access Appendix 3. Feeding in critical situations Parenteral nutrition Appendix 4. Blood transfusion Donor selection Adverse reactions associated with blood group Collection of blood from donor Transfusion volume Administration Adverse transfusion reactions Appendix 5. Punctures and drainage devices Thoracocentesis Thoracic drainage Abdominocentesis References Appendix 6. Feline oral disease Clinical signs Major oral diseases of cat References Appendix 7. When to stop treatment End of life How can I know if my cat is suffering? References Appendix 8. Vaccination Types of vaccines Vaccination guidelines References
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Juanjo Vega Guerrero, Valentina Aybar Rodríguez
  • Año de edición 2017
  • Nº Páginas 192
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 22 X 28

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