BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology, 4th edition
Edited by: Carmel Mooney and Mark Peterson
Over recent years several endocrine disorders, such as feline acromegaly and hyperaldosteronism, have become of greater importance and a range of new therapies have emerged that are now considered routine. This new edition has been comprehensively updated, while retaining the emphasis on the common problems encountered in investigating and treating endocrine diseases. The Manual is divided into sections covering each endocrine gland and the major and minor endocrine disorders of each species. A separate section deals with relevant presenting complaints in a problem oriented manner. This Manual provides a ready source of practical information for veterinary surgeons in general practice and will also be useful for students, nurses and graduates embarking on further qualifications.
Introduction: Hormone assays and collection of samples; Principles of interpreting endocrine test results. The pituitary gland: Disorders of vasopressin production; Pituitary dwarfism; Acromegaly. The parathyroid gland: Hyperparathyroidism; Hypoparathyroidism. The thyroid gland: Canine hypothyroidism; Canine hyperthyroidism; Feline hyperthyroidism; Feline hypothyroidism. The pancreas: Canine diabetes mellitus; Feline diabetes mellitus; Insulinoma and other gastrointestinal tract tumours. The adrenal gland: Canine hypoadrenocorticism; Canine hyperadrenocorticism; Feline hyperadrenocorticism; Feline hypoadrenocorticism; Feline hyperaldosteronism. Presenting complaints and their investigation: Investigation of polyuria and polydipsia; Investigation of hypercalcaemia and hypocalcaemia; Investigation of unstable canine diabetes mellitus; Investigation of unstable feline diabetes mellitus; Ketoacidosis; Investigation of hypoglycaemia; Investigation of symmetrical alopecia in dogs; Investigation of adrenal masses; Investigation of hyperlipidaemia; Index.
Amanda K. Boag, UK; Rosario Cerundolo, UK; Dennis J. Chew, USA; David B. Church, UK; Sylvie Daminet, Belgium; Lucy J. Davison, UK; Steve Dodkin, UK; Peter A. Graham, UK; Dani?le Gunn-Moore, UK; Andrea M. Harvey, UK; Michael E. Herrtage, UK; Peter P. Kintzer, USA; Hans S. Kooistra, The Netherlands; Carlos Melian, Spain; Carmel T. Mooney, Republic of Ireland; Raymond F. Nachreiner, USA; Rhett Nichols, USA; Stijn J.M. Niessen, UK; Kostas Papasouliotis, UK; Mark E. Peterson, USA; Ian K. Ramsey, UK; Jacquie Rand, Australia; Nicki Reed, UK; Kent R. Refsal, USA; Patricia A. Schenck, USA; Johan P. Schoeman, South Africa; Robert E. Shiel, Australia; Barbara J. Skelly, UK; Annemarie M.W.Y. Voorbij, The Netherlands.
Published April 2012