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TitleCanine and Feline Geriatrics
Sub Title
AuthorsM Davies
ISBN 0632034793
CoverPaperback
Pages176
Illustrations11
Print Date 01/07/1996
Provet List Price33.99
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DescriptionThis 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
Special Features * 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
Contents Chapter 1 An Introduction to Veterinary Geriatric Medicine:
Introduction
The demographics of geriatric cats and dogs
Defining the term "geriatric"
Ageing changes
Geriatric diseases
References and further reading
Chapter 2 The Cardiovascular System:
Key points
Reduced cardiovascular function
Age-related tissue changes
Diagnostic aids
Geriatric cardiovascular disease
Treatment of geriatric heart disease
References and further reading
Chapter 3 The Nervous System:
Key points
Introduction
Age-related tissue changes
Functional changes
Neurological disease of old age
References and further reading
Chapter 4 The Special Senses:
Key points
Ageing changes in major senses organs
Summary
References and further reading
Chapter 5 Urinary Tract:
Key points
Upper urinary tract - age-related changes
Dietary management
Lower urinary tract - disorders of urination
Lower urinary tract - prostatic disease
References and further reading
Chapter 6 Neoplasia in Old Age:
Key points
Introduction
Epidemiological studies
Diagnosis
Treatment
References and further reading
Chapter 7 Nutrition in Older Animals:
Introduction
Age-related changes that may affect nutrition
Energy
Protein
Fat (oils)
Carbohydrate
Vitamins
Minerals
References and further reading list
Chapter 8 Anaesthesia and Surgery in Geriatric Patients:
Key points
Objectives of surgery in old patients
Age-related tissue changes that may affect anaesthesia or surgery
Drug-anaesthetic interaction
Pre-anaesthetic check
Local anaesthesia
General anaesthesia
Surgical complications
References and further reading list
Chapter 9 Radiology in Geriatric Patients:
Introduction
Skeletal changes
Soft tissue changes
Further reading
Chapter 10 Geriatric Screening Programmes:
Why screen geriatric patients
History
Physical examination
Haematology
Blood chemistry
Urinalysis
References and further reading
Index
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