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Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine (Volume 5) by John R. August

By John R. August

A useful addition to each small animal clinician's library, this source investigates the most recent issues and remedies in pussycat inner medication reminiscent of neurogenic micturition issues, continual rhinosinusitis, pussycat bronchial asthma, osteoarthritis and geriatrics, weight problems and its healthiness outcomes, guard medication, overpopulation, cruelty towards cats. comprises new, full-color illustrations all through!

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General anesthesia is recommended. Before aspiration, the bulbar conjunctiva is cleaned gently with 1:20 povidone-iodine and sterile saline solution to remove all mucus and debris. The dorsolateral globe is grasped 6 to 7 mm behind the limbus with small, toothed forceps. Vitreous is viscous and can be difficult to aspirate, so a 3-ml syringe is needed for adequate suction. Aspiration through a 25-gauge needle can be attempted first, but a 22-gauge needle often is needed to obtain a sufficient sample for analysis.

Henselae antibodies are known to cross-react with B. quintana; however, B. 19,21 Regardless of whether exposure to these Bartonella spp. indeed occurs, they are of unknown clinical significance in cats. PATHOGENESIS AND IMMUNOLOGY Although not proven definitively, current thought assumes that after inoculation B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae enter the bloodstream, infect erythrocytes, and cause bacteremia. 45-53 Bartonella spp. 52 Recurrent episodes of * References 7,9-11,25,27-32. † References 7,9,10,12,24,25,31,33,34.

Burney DP, Chavkin MJ, Dow SW, et al: Polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii within aqueous humor of experimentally inoculated cats. Vet Parasitol 79:181-186, 1998. 32. Burney DP, Spilker M, McReynolds L, et al: Detection of Toxoplasma gondii parasitemia in experimentally inoculated cats. J Parasitol 5:947951, 1999. 33. Pedersen NC: Feline infectious disease, ed 1, Goleta, Calif, 1988, American Veterinary Publications, pp 45-59. 34. Hartmann K, Binder C, Hirschberger J, et al: Comparison of different tests to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis.

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