A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, "Canine and Feline Gastroenterology" covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive system. This authoritative text utilizes an evidence-based approach to reflect the latest science and research, complemented by principles of problem solving, algorithms to improve clinical diagnoses, and extensive full-color illustrations. For generalists and specialists alike, this gastroenterology reference should be part of every serious practitioner's professional library.
Section I: Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, and Liver * Integration of Gastrointestinal Function * Gastrointestinal Microflora * Gastrointestinal Immunology * Gastrointestinal Inflammation * Cellular Growth/Neoplasia Section II: Approach to Clinical Signs in Gastrointestinal Disease * Abdominal Pain * Anorexia * Ascites * Coagulopathy * Constipation * Diarrhea * Dyschezia and Tenesmus * Dysphagia and Gagging * Fecal Incontinence * Gastrointestinal Gas * Hemorrhage (Gastrointestinal) * Hepatoencephalopathy * Icterus * Polyphagia * Polyuria/Polydipsia * Regurgitation * Salivation * Vomiting * Weight Loss & Cachexia Section III: Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems * Laboratory Approach * Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract * Endoscopy * Laparoscopy * Histopathology Section IV: Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease * Nutritional Assessment and Management * Adverse Reactions to Food * Nutritional Strategies * Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Section V: Pharmacologic Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease * Antidiarrheal Agents * Antiemetic Agents * Antifungal Drugs * Antihelmintic Agents * Antiinflammatory Agents * Antimicrobial Agents * Antioxidant Drugs * Antispasmodic Agents * Behavioral Modification * Chelating Agents * Chemotherapy * Cytoprotection - Gastric * Cytoprotection - Liver/Biliary * Enzyme Supplementation * Fluid Therapy * Immunosuppressive Drugs * Laxative Agents * Probiotic Agents * Prokinetic Agents * Vitamins and Minerals Section VI: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract * Oropharynx * Esophagus * Stomach * Small Intestine * Large Intestine * Anorectum * Pancreas * Liver * Breed-Relationships