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Canine and Feline Geriatrics : Library Vet Practice - Mike Davies

Canine and Feline Geriatrics

Library Vet Practice

Paperback Published: 20th September 1996
ISBN: 9780632034796
Number Of Pages: 188

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This is a practical guide for vets faced with ageing animals. Starting from the important standpoint that the subject of geriatrics presents topics and problems all of its own, the book does not simply present overviews of each subject as they relate to the younger adult, with aspects relating to the older animal tacked on. Instead, it covers topics that relate specifically to the geriatric patient. Initial chapters describe the ageing process and the special considerations that apply to geriatric disease. Data on age-related incidence of diseases is also presented. The following chapters consider the specific topics of nutrition, ophthalmology, renal and cardiac disease, orthopaedic problems and cancer management. Techniques also vary with geriatric patients, so chapters discuss interpretation of radiographs, anaesthesia, the use of therapeutic agents, screening programmes, behavioural problems and health promotion in older animals.

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"This book provides the reader with concise information that generally can only be obtained from several different sources." (Susan  L. Pendland, MS, PharmD @Doody's Review Service)



Chapter 1. An Introduction to Geriatric Veterinary Medicine.

Chapter 2. The Cardiovascular System.

Chapter 3. The Nervous System.

Chapter 4. The Special Senses.

Chapter 5. Urinary Tract.

Chapter 6. Neoplasia in Old Age.

Chapter 7. Nutrition in Older Animals.

Chapter 8. Anaesthesia and Surgery in Geriatric Patients.

Chapter 9. Radiology in Geriatric Patients.

Chapter 10. Geriatric Screening Programmes.


ISBN: 9780632034796
ISBN-10: 0632034793
Series: Library Vet Practice
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 20th September 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 233.18 x 161.89  x 11.11
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1