Canine and feline oncology. From theory to practice
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Canine and feline oncology. From theory to practice

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Veterinary oncology is a specialty that is advancing at a very fastpace. This allows clinicians to have more and more resources at their disposal to treat their patients and, at the same time, requires them to have an in-depth and constantly updated knowledge of the subject. In order to help veterinary surgeons in this task, this book, titled “Oncology, from theory to practice”, describes in detail and in an educational and accessible manner the basic and modern knowledge in this discipline, always from a practical point of view. Together with the essential aspects and the latest advances in oncology, this book includes a chapter about the most common specific neoplasms in daily practice, their protocols and recommended treatments, as well as several real clinical cases through which readers will be able to evaluate their knowledge of the subject. A book to turn veterinary oncology into one more of the specialities offered in daily practice.

Guillermo Couto

He graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires in 1976.

He was an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology of the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Buenos Aires from 1976 to 1981.

He did a residency in clinical Oncology at the University of California, Davis, between 1981 and 1983.

He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences of the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine from 1983 to 1988 and then worked as an Associate Professor at this department between 1988 and 1995. He currently works as a Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Cancer Comprehensive Center.

He is the head of the oncology/hematology service of the OSU Veterinary School.

He is the director of the OSU Animal Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Service and Greyhound Health and Wellness Program.

He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and founder diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine, specialty of Oncology.

He was the president of the Veterinary Cancer Society, 1990-1992.

Recipient of the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, 1986, of the OSU Clinical Teac- hing Award, 1987 and 1990; of the BSAVA Bourgelat Award for Outstanding Contribution to Small Animal Practice, 2000 and of the OTS Service Award in 2007.

Co-editor of the book titled Small Animal Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition, Mosby, 2003, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine between 1993 and 1998.

He has written more than 300 scientific papers and chapters about oncology, haematology, immunology and medicine in greyhounds.

Néstor Moreno

He graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza.

He has a postgraduate degree in Veterinary Acupuncture from the University of Zaragoza.

He completed a stay at the University of Utrecht (Holland) to train in food hygiene and collaborate in microbiology studies.

Resident veterinary surgeon at the Veterinary Clinical Hospital of Zaragoza from 2005 to 2007.

He completed a teacher training course (Curso de adaptación pedagógica) in 2005.

Presentation of numerous free communications at AVEPA and SEVC national and international veterinary congresses and collaboration with the Organisation of the SEVC International Congress in Barcelona, 2009.

He has worked as a veterinary practitioner since 2007 at the Casetas Veterinary Clinic. Since then he has attended several online tutor and instructional design training courses organised by the University of Seville, the University of Buenos Aires and APeL, including a course about Integral Design of E-Learning Courses and an E-Learning Tutorship Programme.

Since 2008 he has worked as a tutor and instructional designer of online courses for small animal veterinary surgeons at the Department of Training of Grupo Asís Biomedia.

He has collaborated in the creation and has been the tutor of the series of courses “Training in Oncology” by Guillermo Couto since 2008.

1. How to Know if a Patient Has Cancer. Diagnostic Protocol

Clinical signs



Physical examination

Diagnostic Imaging Techniques

Blood tests

Morphological diagnosis



2. Treatment of the Oncologic Patient

Factors which have an influence on the treatment

Patient-related factors

Owner-related factors

Neoplasm-related factors

Therapeutic options: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cryosurgery, hyperthermia therapy, phototherapy, thermochemotherapy, gene therapy and other non-conventional treatments

Practical chemotherapy

Tumour kinetics

Principles of chemotherapy

Most common drugs

Practical management of anticancer drugs

Complementary treatments

Palliative treatments

Pain management


Euthanasia, the ultimate decisión

3. Complications

Toxicity of chemotherapy

Alterations of the bone marrow

Haemotological toxicity

Gastrointestinal toxicity

Hypersensitivity reactions

Dermatologic toxicity


Other toxicities

Disseminated intravascular coagulation




Clinical presentation

Diagnostic tests

Study of homeostasis



How to interpret calcium levels?


Differential diagnosis


4. Specific Neoplasms

Skin and subcutaneous tumours

Not acting

Macroscopic studies






Clinical characteristics

Biological behaviour


Treatment and prognosis


Aetiology and epidemiology

Clinical presentations



Injection-site sarcomas

Clinical development


Decision making










Imaging diagnosis


Gastrointestinal tumours

Selection of tumours in cats

5. Clinical Cases

  • Autor/es Guillermo C. Couto, Néstor Moreno Casanova
  • Fecha de edición enero 2013
  • Nº Páginas 216
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28
  • Idioma Inglés

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