Rational Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Kittens

  title={Rational Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Kittens},
  author={S. Marks},
  journal={August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • S. Marks
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7
Section 1: Infectious Diseases (Editors: Severine Tasker, Craig A. Datz) 1. Rational Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Kittens Stanley Leon Marks 2. Respiratory mycoplasmal infections: significance, diagnosis, management Nicki Reed 3. Update on mycobacterial infections: diagnosis, management, zoonotic considerations Carolyn O’Brien 4. Practical antimicrobial therapy Katrina R. Viviano 5. Resistant bacterial infections Dawn Boothe 6. Dealing with toxoplasmosis… Expand


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  • Medicine
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