By Carmel T. Mooney, Mark E. Peterson
Building on the success of previous editions, the BSABA Manual of Canine and Feline Endocrinology 3rd Edition provides a practical, clinically oriented approach to canine and feline endocrinology with the most up-to-date information for veterinary surgeons, nurses, technicians and those interested in the field.The book is divided into four sections. The first section discusses hormone measurements and special sample handling requirements, before providing a quick-reference section on test protocols and assay results.
The second section is updated from the previous edition and investigates the clinical problems and laboratory abnormalities associated with endocrine disorders.
Complete and detailed chapters on the most common endocrine disorders encountered in dogs and cats follow in the third section and it is here that the greatest differences from the last edition are evident. The revolutionary advances in endocrinology, including the use of trilostane for the management of hyperadrenocorticism and new information on the aetiology of feline diabetes mellitus, are discussed in depth.
The final section of the Manual focuses on the uncommon and emerging endocrine disorders that affect dogs and cats. The majority of the information is reviewed and updated from the last manual, but new to this edition are chapter son unusual thyroid disorders (covering both feline hypothyroidism and canine hyperthyroidism), insulinoma and feline hypoadrenocorticism.