By Michael R. Lappin

This booklet covers the breadth of tom cat prognosis and administration within the textbook-in-question-and-answer layout of The secrets and techniques sequence. After years of being handled lower than the fundamental clinical version of the dogs, tom cat drugs has reached higher prominence some time past few years, and has turn into a scorching subject in veterinary drugs, yielding a number of winning books. Michael Lappin is among the significant names in smooth pussycat drugs, and he has assembled a forged of individuals that includes a few of the significant pussycat specialists within the U.S. each one bankruptcy offers a quick evaluate of, discusses the diagnostic plan, after which makes a speciality of the main suggestions for every subject.

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In dyspneic cats, crackles may suggest hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. If crackles are due to cardiac disease, cardiac murmurs and elevated heart rate are usually present concurrently, and affected cats rarely cough. 17. What do muffled or absent breath sounds suggest? They occur most commonly with diaphragmatic hernia, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, obesity, consolidated lung lobes, and collapsed lung lobes. 18. What is the differential diagnosis for wet vs, dry cough? With the exclusion of bacterial bronchopneumonia, cats rarely develop moist or productive coughs.

What findings of thoracic auscultation suggest cardiac disease? In dyspneic cats, crackles may suggest hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. If crackles are due to cardiac disease, cardiac murmurs and elevated heart rate are usually present concurrently, and affected cats rarely cough. 17. What do muffled or absent breath sounds suggest? They occur most commonly with diaphragmatic hernia, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, obesity, consolidated lung lobes, and collapsed lung lobes. 18. What is the differential diagnosis for wet vs, dry cough?

13. How should respiratory patterns be assessed? Respiratory rate should be assessed at rest and after minimal exercise. The respiratory rate should be 10-30 breaths/minute and should be effortless with minimal abdominal component. An abdominal press or increased expiratory time is characteristic of obstructive airway disease or asthma. If the respiratory rate or character is abnormal, attempt to characterize whether the primary abnormality is dyspnea, tachypnea, or orthopnea. An abnormal respiratory pattern should be characterized as obstructive (slow and deep) or restrictive (rapid and shallow).

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