The book is the product of an initiative of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). The aim is to describe a world standard of guidelines for diagnosis of liver diseases in dogs and cats, using both histological and clinical criteria.
This book proposes to provide a unified description if the currently recognised
liver diseases in cats and dogs.
Until recently, no strict guidelines existed for choosing the correct clinical and histopathological term to describe specific liver diseases. This problem made it difficult to study and compare the prognosis, response to treatment and progression of these individual hepatopathies in small animals. A group of well-recognised scientists in veterinary hepato-gastroenterology, clinical pathologists and renowned clinicians from Europe, the US and Australia joined in their efforts to create such guidelines in the shape of this book and, in the process, started an initiative to approach liver disease in a more scientific way.
All chapters are nicely illustrated with pictures of the macroscopic, ultrasonographic or histopathological typical appearance of the disease processes.
In summary, this is a good and well-illustrated book, which would be of use for clinicians dealing with patients with liver disease, pathologists and those interested in diagnostic imaging.
Yaiza Forcada, Veterinary Times, Vol 37 No. 5 - 19th Feb 2007
- standard reference for pathologists and specialists, as well as general vets in practice
- only available standard for making well defined diagnosis based on histological and clinical criteria for liver diseases in small animals
- describes world standardization of guidelines for diagnosis of liver diseases in dogs and cats, using both histological and clinical criteria.
- supported by WSAVA giving it a worldwide appeal
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements & Preface
Foreword by Claudio Brovida & Hein Meyer
Chapter 1 Introduction – aims and methods, account to the users
Chapter 2 Sampling and Handling of Liver Tissue
Chapter 3 Ultrasonographic Identification and Characterization of Congenital Portosystemic Shunts and Portal Hypertensive Disorders in Dogs and Cats
Chapter 4 Morphological Classification of Circulatory Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver
Chapter 5 Morphological Classification of Biliary Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver
Chapter 6 Morphological Classification of Parenchymal Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver: 1 Normal histology, reversible hepatocytic injury and hepatic amyloidosis
Chapter 7 Morphological Classification of Parenchymal Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver: 2 Hepatocellular death, hepatitis and cirrhosis
Chapter 8 Morphological Classification of Parenchymal Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver: 3 Hepatic abscesses and granulomas, hepatic metabolic storage disorders and miscellaneous conditions
Chapter 9 Morphological Classification of Neoplastic Disorders of the Canine and Feline Liver
By WSAVA Liver Standardization Group; Jan Rothuizen, DVM, PhD, Dip ECVIM-CA, Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; University Utrecht.; Susan E. Bunch, DVM, PhD, DipACVIM, Formerly Professor of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, USA; Jennifer A. Charles, BVSc, MVS, DipACVP, Senior lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia.; John M. Cullen, VMD, PhD, Professor, Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, USA; Valeer J. Desmet, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Leuven University, Belgium; Viktor Szatmari, DVM, PhD, Resident in Companion Animal Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; David C. Twedt, DVM, DipACVIM, Professor, Small Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, USA; Ted S.G.A.M. van den Ingh, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVP, Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Division Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Tom J. van Winkle, VMD, DipACVP, Professor of Pathology, Director of Diagnostic Services, Chief, Small Animal Necropsy Service, Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania , USA; and Robert J. Washabau, VMD, PhD, DipACVIM, Professor, Department Chairperson, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA