Feline bronchial asthma : treatment options for the emergency patient
Byers, Christopher G.
Objective: To describe a case report of feline bronchial asthma detailing standard and novel treatment options for the emergency patient. Case Summary: A 5.5-year-old, castrated male, Domestic Shorthair cat presented with acute onset of dyspnea and tachypnea. Crackles were auscultable in all lung fields, and the patient was tachycardic. Diagnostic procedures, including thoracic radiography, electrocardiography, complete blood count, biochemical profile, and bronchoalveolar lavage supported a diagnosis of feline bronchial asthma. Treatment was initiated with dexamethasone sodium phosphate, terbutaline, and oxygen supplementation. The patient was discharged 24 hours after initial presentation with instructions for using inhalant beta2-adrenergic and glucocorticoid medications to manage his disease. Keywords: feline bronchial asthma, bronchodilators, corticosteroid, leukotriene, beta2-adrenergic, methylxanthines
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 B94
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 13-15).
Advisor/Clinician: Tristan K. Weinkle, DVM
Cats -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studies