Now in softcover, this book’s aim is to provide veterinary practitioners and trainees with a concise, systematic guide to all medical and surgical aspects of urological diseases and disorders affecting dogs and cats.
The author focuses first on assessment of the patient and the main investigative techniques used to reach a diagnosis. He then deals with the differential diagnosis, causes and treatment of conditions ranging from prostate disorders and trauma to all types of urinary incontinence and urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence.
The book is fully referenced and illustrated throughout by colour photographs, imaging, and diagrams of the highest quality.
It deserves a place on the practice bookshelf for its numerous useful clinical tips and cases..... excellent illustrations.......a pleasure to read.
The Veterinary Record
A delightful book that would be of practical use to both new graduates and experienced surgeons wishing to tackle more complicated cases
...an excellent resource for veterinary students, surgical residents and general practitioners... There are many clear and useful illustrations demonstrating the proper technique for performing a variety of imaging studies... contains information that would be most useful to the veterinary student, although practitioners will find the detailed technical descriptions of intravenous urography and retrograde contrast studies to be very valuable... The photographs and diagrams are of high quality and are quite useful... Overall, I found the text to be easy to read, and a useful addition to any veterinary library. The author’s extensive experience in this area is evident throughout this well written textbook.
Kyle G. Matthews, JSAP, 01 Dec 2010
- Detailed descriptions of practical urological investigative techniques
- Urological disorders and their management described under the headings of their presenting signs
- Top quality colour photos, imaging, diagrams
- Part 1. Investigation of animals with urological signs
- 1.Clinical assessment
- 2.Radiographic investigations, Plain films, Intravenous urography, Retrograde, positive contrast vagino urethrography, Retrograde positive contrast urethography, Cystography
- 3.Other diagnostic aids, Ultrasonograpy, Urethral catheterisation, Centesis, Cytology, Biopsy techniques, Blood and urine analyses, Urodynamics, Endoscopy
- Part 2. Differential diagnosis and treatment
- 4.Non-prostatic dysuria
- 5.Prostatic disorders
- 6.Urinary tract trauma
- 7.Other causes of haematuria
- 8.Urinary incontinence, Urinary Incontinence in Juvenile Animals, Urinary Incontinence in Adult Animals, Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence
- References and further reading
Peter E. Holt, BVMS, PhD, ILTM, DipECVS, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCVS Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK