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Section I: General Considerations Prenatal Care of the Bitch and Queen Birth and the First 24 Hours History and Physical Examination of the Neonate History and Physical Examination of the Weanling and Adolescent Growth Husbandry of the Neonate Standards of Care in Pediatrics Nutritional Requirements and Feeding of Growing Puppies and Kittens Care of the Orphaned Puppy and Kitten Emergency and Critical Care Issues Neonatal and Pediatric Mortality Feline Behavioral Development Canine Behavioral Development Immunologic Development and Immunization Section II: Common Infectious Diseases in Puppies and Kittens Bacterial Infections Viral Infections Fungal Infections Diseases Formerly Known as Rickettsial: The Rickettsioses, Ehrlichioses, Anaplasmoses, and Neorickettsial and Coxiella Infections Parasitic and Protozoal Diseases Approach to the Febrile Patient Section III: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to the Pediatric Patient Radiographic Considerations of the Young Patient Ultrasonography of the Young Patient Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient Surgical Considerations in the Young Patient Pediatric Fracture Management Pain Assessment and Management Pharmacological Considerations in the Young Patient Toxicological Considerations in the Young Patient Effective Use of a Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Clinical Chemistry of the Puppy and Kitten Postmortem Examination of the Puppy and Kitten Section IV: Systematic Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Conditions The Cardiovascular System The Hematologic and Lymphoid Systems The Respiratory System Dentistry and the Oral Cavity The Gastrointestinal Tract The Liver, Biliary Tract, and Exocrine Pancreas The Urinary System The Reproductive Tract The Neurologic System The Skin and Ear The Musculoskeletal System The Eye Clinical Approach to Nutritional Conditions The Endocrine System Selected Zoonotic Diseases: Puppies and Kittens


"Peterson and Kutzler (veterinary medicine and animal science, Oregon State U.) offer a reference for general veterinary clinicians, as well as advanced breeders, that provides information on canine and feline pediatrics, husbandry, development, internal medicine, and surgery, from prenatal care to one year of age. In 46 chapters, a group of veterinary specialists from the US and Canada address normal physical exams, neonatal mortality, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the small animal, nutritional requirements, pediatric formulary, care of orphans, clinical pathology values, behavioral development, emergency and critical care, immunologic development, common infectious diseases, and normal growth and development guidelines for all the organ systems."

- Book News, Inc.

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