Endocrinology for the Small Animal Practitioner
Table of Contents


Section 1
Polydipsia and Polyuria

Introduction
Some Helpful Hints
Overview
Causes of Polyuria and Polydipsia
Diagnostic Approach
Further Diagnostics
Diabetes Insipidus

Section 2
Disorders of Growth Hormone

Acromegaly
Overview
Clinical Signs
Cats
Dogs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Congenital Growth Hormone Deficiency
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis

Section 3
Hypothyroidism

Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Uncommon Clinical Signs
Feline Hypothyroidism
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations

Section 4
Hyperthyroidism

Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Canine Hyperthyroidism
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Ancillary Testing
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations

Section 5
Hyperadrenocorticism

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Screening Tests for Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism
Discrimination Tests for Differentiating PDH from Adrenal Tumor
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Feline Hyperadrenocorticism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Tests for Diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis

Section 6
Hypoadrenocorticism

Overview
Common Clinical Signs
Uncommon Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Feline Hypoadrenocorticism

Section 7
Hyperaldosteronism

Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis

Section 8
Pheochromocytoma

Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis

Section 9
Diabetes Mellitus

Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Exercise
Diet
Insulin Treatment
Monitoring Insulin Treatment
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
Insulin Treatment and General Anesthesia
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Prognosis

Section 10
Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Intravenous Fluid Therapy
Insulin Therapy
Bicarbonate Therapy
Phosphate Supplementation
Potassium Supplementation
Prognosis
Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Diabetes Mellitus

Section 11
Hypoglycemia

Overview
Causes of Hypoglycemia
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Emergency Treatment of Hypoglycemic Crisis
Management of Non-Emergent Hypoglycemia
Prognosis
Insulinoma
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment
Prognosis

Section 12
Hypercalcemia

Overview
Causes of Hypercalcemia
Diagnostic Approach
Common Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Further Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Prognosis
Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Section 13
Hypocalcemia

Overview
Causes of Hypocalcemia
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Diagnostic Imaging
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment Recommendations
Emergency Treatment of Tetany or Seizures
Management of Non-Emergent Hypocalcemia
Prognosis
Primary Hypoparathyroidism
Overview
Clinical Signs
Routine Laboratory Tests
Specific Tests for Diagnosis
Treatment

Appendices
I. Questionnaire for Patients
with Diabetes
II. Endocrine Drugs
III. Conversion Formulas for SI and Traditional Units
IIII. Endocrine Testing Laboratories
Index
Recommended Readings

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