Companion animals are undergoing previously uncontemplated treatments and surviving what would once have been rapidly fatal conditions. This NEW Manual is aimed at the whole veterinary team, drawing on all their skills to help patients achieve as full a function and quality of life as possible after surgery, trauma or disease, and to manage chronic conditions effectively for the benefit of animal, owner and the practice team. Part One discusses the principles of rehabilitation, supportive and palliative care. The science behind pain and its management, clinical nutrition and physical therapies is explored, and clinical applications reviewed with reference to published evidence of efficacy and/or effectiveness. In Part Two, this truly innovative Manual presents a collection of Case Studies across a range of canine and feline patients - from discospondylitis to glaucoma in dogs and from triaditis to leg amputation in cats. The following are considered for every case, with expert assessment from the contributors to Part One of the book:
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Fear, stress and conflict concerns
- Nutritional requirements
- Nursing and supportive care
- Owner advice and homecare recommendations.
Contributors: Rachel Casey (UK) , Dan Chan (UK) , Clive Elwood (UK) , Alex German (UK) , Sorrel Langley Hobbs (UK) , Hilary Jackson (UK) , Melissa Java (USA) , Lesley King (USA) , Karla Lee (UK) , Samantha Lindley (UK) , Natasha Olby (USA) , Gerry Polton (UK) , Chris Seymour (UK) , Brian Sharp (UK) , Holly Smith (UK) , Peter Southerton (UK) , Polly Taylor (UK), Penny Watson (UK) , David Williams (UK) , Ruth Willis (UK).
Table of contentsIntroduction.
Acute pain: assessment and management.
Chronic pain: assessment and management.
Fear, anxiety and conflict in small animals.
Principles of clinical nutrition.
Obesity and weight loss.
Immune-modulating dietary components and nutraceuticals.
Physical therapies: an introduction.
Physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation.
Case studies in orthopaedic disease.
Case studies in spinal and neurological disease.
Case studies in soft tissue surgery.
Case studies in oncology.
Case studies in gastroenterology.
Case studies in cardiology.
Case studies in respiratory medicine.
Case studies in urogenital medicine.
Case studies in dermatology.
Case studies in dentistry.
Case studies in ophthalmology.