Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide

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Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Vega Guerrero, Juanjo;Aybar Rodríguez, Valentina
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-83-9
Pages: 192
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 22 x 28

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.


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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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Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide

Infectious diseases in cats. Practical guide

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Vega Guerrero, Juanjo;Aybar Rodríguez, Valentina
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-83-9
Pages: 192
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 22 x 28

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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Vega Guerrero, Juanjo;Aybar Rodríguez, Valentina
Release date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16818-83-9
Pages: 192
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 22 x 28

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