Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Second Edition by Michael Schaer

Veterinary Medicine

By Michael Schaer

While protecting all of the significant components of inner medication of the puppy and cat, this booklet emphasizes the extra universal problems. The e-book is equipped via physique method, and every bankruptcy is established in a constant approach, supplying the definition of every sickness, its motives, scientific beneficial properties, differential diagnoses, prognosis, and administration suggestions. the sensible, centred textual content is richly illustrated all through through 1,505 medical colour photos, imaging, diagrams and tables.

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This fluid needs to be differentiated from fluid associated with peritonitis and from allantoic fluid. In general, when peritonitis is suspected, a large volume of AF indicates a grave prognosis. For example, cattle having diffuse peritonitis from abomasal perforation tend to have large volumes of AF—so much so that nucleated cell counts of this fluid may fall within the normal range (Յ5000/nucleated cells/␮l) because of the dilutional effect of this massive inflammatory exudate on the relatively limited neutrophil pool of cattle.

Keystone dehorners are heavy, somewhat cumbersome and dangerous, but effective if used properly. To make a “good cut” that effectively removes the horn and a surrounding zone of skin 33 to prevent horn regrowth from the germinal epithelium, the patient has to be well restrained and positioned in a stanchion or head gate. The patient’s head is pulled to one side and the “inside horn” (further from the veterinarian and closer to the stanchion) is removed. The patient’s head then is pulled to the opposite side and the remaining horn removed.

The following blood transfusion technique outlined is simple, rapid, and has evolved through many years as we have sought to minimize frustration and wasted time associated with earlier techniques. The donor cow should be a large healthy cow, preferably known to be BLV negative and free of persistent bovine virus diarrhea virus (BVDV) infection. The stage of lactation or gestation is flexible, but an open cow destined for culling after her current lactation is ideal. Blood typing is seldom necessary because cattle have a Chapter 2 • Therapeutics and Routine Procedures large number of blood types.

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