Feline Endocrinology - The First Complete Manual - Veterinary Book

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  • Feline endocrinology - Feldman Peterson Fracassi - Book Cover - Veterinary Book
  • Feline endocrinology - Feldman Peterson Fracassi - Book Cover - Veterinary Book
  • Feline endocrinology - Feldman Peterson Fracassi - Book Cover - Veterinary Book
  • Feline Endocrinology - Author Prof Feldman
  • Feline Endocrinology - Author Prof Peterson
  • Feline Endocrinology - Author Prof Fracassi

Feline Endocrinology - The First Complete Manual

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This book is unique, developed by the main worldwide experts in this issue. It is an extremely valuable tool for any veterinary practitioner willing to deepen into physiopathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of feline endocrine diseases, with an approach and contents never published so far. the most common endocrine conditions in cats are deeply discussed and addressed: hyperthyroidism, type-II diabetes mellitus, and growth hormone excess.


Developed by the most renowned experts in this field, this unique and practical handbook of feline endocrinology will be the most valuable tool for small animal veterinarians who want to deepen their understanding on the pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of every endocrine condition recognized in cats. Rather than have the authors treating cats as small dogs, a cat-only text will allow fully focused description of conditions in this one species. Allowing these experts in feline endocrinology space to fully teach us what they have learned about cats will result in a superior resource composed of text, figures, boxes, tables, algorithms, and videos (presented on an electronic version of the text).


Professor Edward C. Feldman
DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Emeritus Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis, California, USA

Ed Feldman was on the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, where he was Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine for more than 35 years. He is now retired after authoring many research studies, book chapters, and books. He has lectured on canine and feline endocrinology to veterinarians throughout the United States and around the world. He is currently continuing to collaborate on projects in Korea, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as in the U.S. He is also working on the 9th edition of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, due to be published in about 2 years.

Federico Fracassi
DVM, DECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine)
Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences
University of Bologna, Italy

Mark E. Peterson
DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Animal Endocrine Clinic, New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY, USA

Table of Content:

Section 1 - Hypothalamus and pituitary

  1. Pituitary anatomy and physiology

  2. GH excess: acromegaly (hypersomatotropism)

  3. Other pituitary tumors

  4. Pituitary surgery

  5. Pituitary irradiation

  6. Pituitary GH deficiency and pituitary dwarfism

  7. Polyuria, polydipsia and diabetes insipidus

Section 2 - Thyroid gland

  8. Thyroid anatomy and physiology

  9. Hyperthyroidism: background, etiopathogenesis and changing prevalence of feline thyroid disease

  10. Hyperthyroidism: clinical signs and physical examination findings

  11. Hyperthyroidism: laboratory diagnosis

  12. Thyroid and kidney disease in cats

  13. Thyroid imaging

  14. Treatment of hyperthyroidism; antithyroid drugs

  15. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: surgical thyroidectomy

  16. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: radioiodine

  17. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: diet

  18. Treatment of hyperthyroidism: severe, unresponsive, or recurrent hyperthyroidism

  19. Hypothyroidism

Section 3 – Calcium and parathyroid glands

  20. Hypercalcemia

  21. Feline primary hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia

Section 4 – Adrenal glands

  22. Adrenal anatomy and physiology

  23. Cushing’s syndrome (hypercortisolism)

  24. Primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)

  25. Other adrenal cortical tumors and pheochromocytoma

  26. Adrenal surgery via open and laparoscopic approaches

  27. Feline hypoadrenocorticism

  28. Glucocorticoid therapy

Section 5 – Endocrine pancreas

  29. Anatomy, histology and physiology of the feline endocrine pancreas

  30. Pathogenesis and clinical observations of uncomplicated diabetes mellitus

  31. Diabetic ketosis, ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar syndrome

  32. Insulin treatment of diabetes mellitus

  33. Gastrointestinal hormones and the use of non-insulin therapies for diabetes mellitus

  34. Dietary management for diabetes mellitus

  35. Monitoring diabetes in cats

  36. Diabetic remission

  37. The unstable diabetic

  38. Hypoglycemia

Section 6 – Blood pressure, body condition and nutrition

  39. Feline obesity

  40. Disorders of lipid metabolism

  41. Cachexia and sarcopenia

  42. Hypertension


  43. Conversion tables




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Edward C. Feldman
Federico Fracassi
Mark E. Peterson
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September 2019
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