• This book offers a thorough revision and update to the first landmark book that presented a standardized approach to focused point-of-care ultrasound exams of the abdomen, thorax, musculoskeletal and eye in veterinary practice. Now incorporating new applications for focused ultrasound exams and additional species, this Second Edition continues to be a state-of-the-art reference for using abbreviated ultrasound exams in clinical practice. A companion website features supplementary video clips of these point-of-care techniques depicting actual ultrasound exams for comparison and comprehension.

    New chapters in Point-of-Care Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner, Second Edition cover ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, musculoskeletal, brain imaging, and applications of focused ultrasound techniques in cats, exotics and marine mammals—making it an essential purchase for veterinarians wanting to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound techniques into their veterinary practices.

    • Presents a standardized approach to point-of-care ultrasound as an extension of the physical exam, including trauma, non-trauma, and monitoring applications
    • Includes coverage of new techniques for focused ultrasound exams, including lung, anesthesia and ultrasound guided nerve blocks, transcranial brain imaging, musculoskeletal, volume status evaluation, and rapid assessment for treatable forms of shock
    • Adds cats, exotic and wildlife mammals, and marine mammals to the existing canine coverage
    • Emphasizes the integration of point-of-care ultrasound techniques for optimizing patient care and accurate patient assessment
    • Offers access to a companion website with supplementary video clips showing many clinically relevant didactic examples

    The second edition of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner is an excellent resource for veterinary practitioners, ranging from the general practitioner to nearly all clinical specialists, including internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, exotics, and zoo medicine specialists, and veterinary students.

  • List of Contributors

    Foreword - Nilam Soni, MD

    Preface - Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM

    Section 1: Ultrasound Basics

    Chapter 1 POCUS: Introduction - Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM

    Chapter 2 POCUS: Basic Ultrasound Physics - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 3 POCUS: Basic Ultrasound Artifacts - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 4 POCUS: Basic Ultrasound Scanning - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 5: POCUS: Top Ultrasound Mistakes During Global FAST - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Section 2: The Abdomen

    Chapter 6 POCUS: AFAST - Introduction and Image Acquisition - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 7 POCUS: AFAST - Clinical Integration - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 8 POCUS: Liver & Gallbladder - Stephanie Lisciandro, Jennifer Gambino, Sarah Young

    Chapter 9 POCUS: Spleen - Stephanie Lisciandro, Sarah Young

    Chapter 10 POCUS: Kidney - Stephanie Lisciandro, Sarah Young

    Chapter 11 POCUS: Urinary Bladder - Stephanie Lisciandro, Sarah Young

    Chapter 12 POCUS: Gastrointestinal Tract & Pancreas - Søren R. Boysen and Jennifer Gambino

    Section 3: Reproductive and Pediatric

    Chapter 13 POCUS: Reproductive - Imaging the Male - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 14 POCUS: Reproductive Female - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 15 POCUS: Dystocia - Robert M. Fulton

    Chapter 16 POCUS: Pediatrics - Autumn P. Davidson and Tomas W. Baker

    Section 4: The Thorax

    Chapter 17 POCUS: TFAST - Introduction and Image Acquisition - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 18 POCUS: TFAST - Clinical Integration - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 19 POCUS: Heart - Introduction and Image Acquisition - Teresa DeFrancesco

    Chapter 20 POCUS: Heart - Abnormalities of Valves, Myocardium and Great Vessels - Teresa DeFrancesco

    Chapter 21 POCUS: Heart - Pericardial Effusion and Pericardiocentesis - Teresa DeFrancesco

    Chapter 22 POCUS: Vet BLUE - Introduction and Image Acquisition - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 23 POCUS: Vet BLUE - Clinical Integration - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Section 5: Vascular

    Chapter 24 POCUS: Central Venous and Arterial Catheterization - Scott Chamberlin

    Chapter 25 POCUS: Vascular Veins and Arteries - Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 26 POCUS: Caudal Vena Cava - Kris Gommeren, Elodie Darnis, Anne-Christine Merveille

    Section 6: Nervous System

    Chapter 27 POCUS: Eye - Jane Cho

    Chapter 28 POCUS: Brain - Image Acquisition - Cibele F. Carvalho

    Chapter 29 POCUS: Brain - Clinical Integration - Cibele F. Carvalho

    Chapter 30 POCUS: Nerve Blocks - Forelimb - Pablo E. Otero and Diego A. Portela

    Chapter 31 POCUS: Nerve Blocks - Pelvic Limb - Pablo E. Otero and Diego A. Portela

    Chapter 32 POCUS: Nerve Blocks - Trunk - Pablo E. Otero and Diego A. Portela

    Chapter 33 POCUS: Nerve Blocks - Neuroaxial - Pablo E. Otero and Diego A. Portela

    Section 7: Musculoskeletal

    Chapter 34 POCUS: Musculoskeletal - Soft Tissue - Susanne M. Stieger-Vanegas

    Chapter 35 POCUS: Musculoskeletal - Bones and Joints - Susanne M. Stieger-Vanegas

    Section 8: Monitoring

    Chapter 36 POCUS: Global FAST for Patient Monitoring and Staging - Gregory Lisciandro

    Chapter 37 POCUS: Global FAST - Rapidly Detecting Treatable Forms of Shock, ALS and CPR - Gregory Lisciandro

    Chapter 38 POCUS: VetFAST-ABCDE - Andrea Armenise

    Section 9: Cats, Exotics, Marine Mammals

    Chapter 39 POCUS: Feline Abdomen and Thorax Differences - Daniel Rodriguez, Gregory R. Lisciandro

    Chapter 40 POCUS: Exotic Companion Mammals - Sara Gardhouse, Hugues Beaufrère

    Chapter 41 POCUS: Marine Mammals - Gregory R. Lisciandro, Jennifer Gambino, Debra Moore, Enrique Yarto

    Chapter 42 POCUS: Birds and Reptiles - Sara Gardhouse, Hugues Beaufrère

    Section 10: Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

    Chapter 43 POCUS: Ultrasound-Guided Procedures - Søren R Boysen

    Chapter 44 POCUS: Ultrasound-guided Lung and Thoracic Sampling - Daniel Rodriguez

    Section 11: Program Management

    Chapter 45 POCUS: Setting Up Successful POCUS and FAST Ultrasound Programs - Gregory R. Lisciandro


    Appendix 1 - Quick References and Normal Values

    Appendix II - Goal-Directed Templates

    Appendix III - Abbreviations, Terms, Glossary

  • Gregory R. Lisciandro, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, Dipl. ACVECC,

    Is a consultant with Hill Country Veterinary Specialists and CEO of FASTVet.com in Spicewood, Texas, USA.