The authors describe all the important endocrine diseases in the dog and cat. The case-oriented and organ-related structure of the book as well as its numerous illustrations simplifies the management of endocrine disease for small animal veterinarians.
The second edition has been thoroughly revised and extended. Most chapters deal with separate endocrine glands, beginning with a brief review of the morphology and physiology of the gland, complete with drawings depicting the functional principles. This is followed by descriptions of the disorders of the gland with up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment. Numerous photographs from clinical cases illustrate the presenting symptoms and the results of treatment. These pictures will be found to aid the reader in learning to recognize the endocrine diseases.
The clearly arranged diagnostic and therapy protocols in addition to flow diagrams on the most important symptoms help simplify the attainment of a rapid and firm diagnosis. With this book, veterinarians gain a reference book that they can utilize in their daily work.
•Fundamentals of Endocrinology
•Gonadal Development and Disorders in Sexual Differentiation
•Tissue Hormones and Humoral Manifestation of Cancer
•Protocoles for Function Tests
Target group: Small animal veterinarians, veterinary students
Prof. Ad Rijnberk and Dr. Hans Kooistra are associated with the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and are internationally acknowledged in the field of clinical endocrinology of dogs and cats. They have prepared the book with the close cooperation and contribution of experts in the fields of biochemistry, diagnostic imaging, endocrinology, genetics, pathobiology, and reproduction.