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 Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28

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