Pediatric Fracture Management

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CHAPTER 25 Pediatric Fracture Management Michael Weh Fractures encountered in juvenile animals differ from those in adults in several ways. This chapter outlines a systematic method of pediatric fracture assessment,…

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The Respiratory System

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CHAPTER 34 The Respiratory System Craig Ruaux Diseases of the respiratory system are common reasons for presentation of neonatal and immature dogs and cats. The respiratory system represents a large…

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The Skin and Ear

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CHAPTER 41 The Skin and Ear Jon D. Plant The normal pediatric integument of newborn dogs and cats undergoes significant change between birth and 6 months of age. The thicknesses…

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Dental and Oral Cavity

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CHAPTER 35 Dental and Oral Cavity Andrea Van de Wetering Many of the common dental conditions found in puppies and kittens carry a favorable prognosis if addressed and treated correctly….

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The Digestive System

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CHAPTER 36 The Digestive System* Michael E. Peterson Prenatal and Neonatal Development The signals that regulate the differentiation and development of the fetal gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are not well understood….

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The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems

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CHAPTER 33 The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems Karyn E. Bird This chapter is intended to provide information that will aid in the evaluation of the hemogram in normal healthy puppies…

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The Urinary System

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CHAPTER 38 The Urinary System Jana M. Gordon, Michelle Anne Kutzler The urinary tract of the dog and cat consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidneys…

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Clinical Approach to Pediatric Nutritional Conditions

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CHAPTER 44 Clinical Approach to Pediatric Nutritional Conditions Heather Prendergast Neonates may not receive the appropriate nutrition for a number of factors, including insufficient milk production, the mother’s death, an…

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Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen

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CHAPTER 1 Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen Frances O. Smith Prenatal care for bitches and queens should begin with the selection of the most desirable members of a…

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Fungal Infections

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CHAPTER 17 Fungal Infections Kevin T. Fitzgerald, Kristin L. Newquist Cutaneous Fungal Infections Dermatophytes The majority of clinical cases presented are caused by three fungi: Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, and…

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