Veterinary medicine continues to evolve and progress. As concepts change, new disorders are recognized and novel diagnostic approaches are reported. This book brings together a wide variety of cases and clinical situations related to disorders and diseases affecting organs of the abdominal cavity and the endocrine/metabolic system. Each case is presented in a different way, reflecting the experience of each specialist contributing author. The book is of value to all veterinary surgeons and students, providing, as it does, a rich mix of material ranging from relative simple and straightforward cases to complex and controversial subjects. It is designed not only to test the ability of the reader but also to educate and inform.