The field of small animal medicine focuses primarily on clinical questions con-cerning companion animals, which includes several animal species, however most-ly dogs and cats.
Small animal medicine includes physiological and pathophysiological events related to prevention, diagnostics and medical treatment in the event of disease/illness. Small animal medicine includes various subdisciplines, such as dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, immunology, infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology, neurology, pulmonology, urology/nephrology, clinical nutrition and clinical toxicology.
- Etiopathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases linked to clinical issues in companion animals, primarily dogs and cats, with improved animal health for the individual animal as the objective.
- Increased animal welfare and well-being that contributes to increased well-being in humans.
- Comparative aspects with focus on One Health.
Specifically, today, research is conducted concerning epidemiology, etiopathology, pathophysiology, prevention, biomarkers, prognosis, diagnostics and treatment for the following diseases in dogs and cats:
- Chronic kidney diseaseHeart disease
- Tumours/neoplastic diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- Endocrine diseases/disorders
- Neurological diseases
- Skin diseases/skin ailments