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Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination offers an easy-to-follow guide to successfully executing a thorough physical exam in cats and dogs, with nearly 1,000 clinical photographs depicting step-by-step details.  

  • Provides comprehensive, practical information on the physical examination in small animal patients
  • Presents nearly 1,000 color photographs with step-by-step details of the procedures and principles
  • Offers advice on preparing the examination room, useful tips, and concrete guidance for examining each body system
  • Outlines a systematic, in-depth approach to the initial examination in dogs and cats
  • Supports new and experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians alike in performing a thorough basic exam

 



The author
Ryane E. Englar,
DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), is Assistant Professor of Small Animal Primary Care at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, USA.

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Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination
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Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination
offers an easy-to-follow guide to successfully executing a thorough physical exam in cats and dogs. With practical tips for ensuring that the exam goes smoothly and facilitates diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations, the book provides a comprehensive manual for examining canine and feline patients in sickness and in health. Nearly 1,000 color photographs demonstrate the individual components of the physical exam and provide picture matching for identification and diagnosis of abnormal findings.

Divided into separate sections for the cat and dog, the book tracks the logical progression of an exam beginning with initial observations about the patient and how the patient interacts with the environment. Subsequent chapters cover the in-depth examination of each body system. Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination is an essential resource for veterinary and veterinary technology students, recent veterinary graduates, and veterinary technicians.

Key features
• Provides comprehensive, practical information on the physical examination in small animal patients
• Presents nearly 1,000 color photographs with step-by-step details of the procedures and principles
• Offers advice on preparing the examination room, useful tips, and concrete guidance for examining each body system
• Outlines a systematic, in-depth approach to the initial examination in dogs and cats
• Supports new and experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians alike in performing a thorough basic exam

The author
Ryane E. Englar, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), is Assistant Professor of Small Animal Primary Care at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona, USA.



Contenu

About the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part One Performing the Feline Physical Examination

1 Setting the Stage: Feline-Friendly Practice

1.1 Challenges Faced in Feline Practice

1.2 The Emergence of Feline-Friendly Practice

1.3 Key Principles of Feline-Friendly Practice

1.4 The Role of Sound

1.5 The Role of Tactile Stimulation

1.6 The Role of Scent

1.7 The Role of Advance Preparation

1.8 Examination Room Etiquette: Accessing the Cat

1.9 Recognizing Body Language

1.10 Feline-Friendly Handling

1.11 Other Feline Handling Tools

2 Assessing the Big Picture: the Body, the Coat, and the Skin of the Cat

2.1 Forms of Identification

2.2 Body Condition Scoring

2.3 Assessing Hydration

2.4 Inspecting the Coat: First Impressions

2.5 Identifying Coat Colors and Coat Patterns

2.6 Assessing Coat Quality

2.7 Inspecting the Skin

3 Examining the Head of the Cat

3.1 Skull Shape and Facial Symmetry

3.2 The Eyes and Accessory Visual Structures

3.3 The Ears

3.4 The Nose

3.5 The Extra-Oral Examination

3.6 The Intra-Oral Examination

4 Examining the Endocrine and Lymphatic Systems of the Cat

4.1 Evaluating the Thyroid Gland

4.2 Assessing the Lymphatic System

5 Examining the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems of the Cat

5.1 The Cardiac Patient

5.2 Assessing the Cardiovascular System Prior to Auscultation

5.3 Cardiothoracic Auscultation

5.4 The Respiratory Patient

5.5 Assessing the Respiratory System Prior to Auscultation

5.6 Understanding Normal Airway Sounds

5.7 Ausculting the Airway

5.8 Understanding Adventitious Airway Sounds

5.9 Using Airway Sounds to Corroborate Percussive Findings

5.10 Purring as an Obstruction to Auscultation

6 Examining the Abdominal Cavity of the Cat

6.1 Overview of the Digestive Tract as It Pertains to Presenting Complaints

6.2 The Esophagus

6.3 Visual Inspection of the Abdomen

6.4 Superficial Palpation of the Abdomen

6.5 Deep Palpation of the Abdomen

6.6 The Upper Urinary Tract

6.7 The Lower Urinary Tract

6.8 The Male Reproductive Tract

6.9 The Female Reproductive Tract

6.10 Being Presented with a Female of Unknown Sexual Status

6.11 Neonates

7 Examining the Musculoskeletal System of the Cat

7.1 Muscle Condition Score (MCS)

7.2 The Skeleton as a Whole

7.3 The Appendicular Skeleton: The Forelimb

7.4 The Appendicular Skeleton: The Hind Limb

8 Evaluating the Nervous System of the Cat

8.1 Assessing Behavior and Mental Status

8.2 Assessing Posture

8.3 Assessing Coordination and Gait

8.4 Assessing Postural Reactions

8.5 Assessing for Other Abnormal Movements

8.6 Evaluating the Spinal Reflexes

8.7 Assessing the Cranial Nerves

8.8 Assessing Nociception

Part Two Performing the Canine Physical Examination

9 Setting the Stage: Canine-Friendly Practice and Low-Stress Handling

9.1 Challenges Faced in Canine Practice

9.2 The Concept of Low-Stress Handling

9.3 White Coat Syndrome

9.4 The Role of Scent

9.5 The Role of Advance Preparation

9.6 Examination Room Etiquette: Setting the Tone for Initial Veterinary Interactions with the Dog

9.7 Recognizing Body Language

9.8 Creative Approaches to Challenging Interactions with Canine Patients

9.9 Other Canine Handling Tools

10 Assessing the Big Picture: the Body, the Coat, and the Skin of the Dog

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781119295310
ISBN: 978-1-119-29531-0
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Médecine vétérinaire
nombre de pages: 456
Parution: 24.07.2017
Année: 2017
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 71.1 MB