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Canine and Feline Geriatrics

Canine and Feline Geriatrics

Mike Davies

ISBN: 978-0-632-03479-6 September 1996 Wiley-Blackwell 188 Pages


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This book provides a practical guide to 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 the book covers topics that relate specifically to the geriatric patient

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.


"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)


* many more pets are surviving into old age than previously * practical guide for vets dealing with ageing animals * covers topics relating specifically to the geriatric patient * details special considerations which apply to geriatric disease