This is the fourth edition of the Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology. In introducing the third edition in 2004, the unprecedented advances in diagnostic tests and therapies were highlighted. Surprisingly, another 6 years on the advance in these and other areas has continued unabated.
Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology 4th Edition
For example: disorders once considered rare, such as Conn’s disease, are now investigated more readily and consequently encountered more frequently; the management of diabetic cats has moved from palliation to achieving remission; and, significantly, the genetic risks associated with many disorders have been elucidated.
There has been a change in the format of the Manual to provide easier access to relevant information. The first chapter deals with the type of assays used for hormone measurement and the collection and storage of samples and how this may influence the results obtained. The second chapter represents a new and exciting venture, outlining the principles for interpreting endocrine test results and introduces the reader to assessment of test performance and how to improve our diagnostic confidence.
The following 17 chapters follow a traditional route, describing disorders associated with each major endocrine gland. Where applicable, chapters outlining feline and canine disorders are divided. The final 9 chapters provide information on solving both clinical and clinicopathological abnormalities for which endocrine disorders are a major consideration.
This new edition of the Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology has been a long time hatching but each chapter provides the reader with the most up-to-date information available. It is a valuable resource not only to those with a specific interest in small animal endocrinology but to all other general practitioners, veterinary nurses and technicians and to undergraduate veterinary students. We hope that it is a worthwhile addition to the practice library.
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