Key concepts in senior dog care - Veterinary Book

Key concepts in senior dog care
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Key concepts in senior dog care

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This book describes the different clinical aspects a veterinary surgeon should bear in mind when dealing with a senior patient. It addresses, by organ system, the particularities of the different diseases typical of this stage of life, the corresponding diagnostic protocols, and the special care and treatment required, with an emphasis on the most recent medical and surgical approaches and on the management of anaesthesia for surgical procedures.

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This book describes the different clinical aspects a veterinary surgeon should bear in mind when dealing with a senior patient. It addresses, by organ system, the particularities of the different diseases typical of this stage of life, the corresponding diagnostic protocols, and the special care and treatment required, with an emphasis on the most recent medical and surgical approaches and on the management of anaesthesia for surgical procedures.

KEY FEATURES:

➜ Explains the most relevant aspects of the organ systems that should be assessed.

➜ Practical approach.

➜ The objective of this book is to provide readers with clear guidelines to design effective

health protocols for senior dogs.

Authors:

JOSÉ RÓMULO SILVA TORRES

José Rómulo Silva Torres holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza, and is a specialist in traumatology and orthopaedics at the Complutense University of Madrid. He holds a diploma in health from the National School of Public Health. Zaragoza Veterinary Clinical Centre.

ENRIQUE CASTELLS PÉREZ

Enrique Castells Pérez was awarded his degree in veterinary medicine in 1996 by the University of Zaragoza. In 2015 he received his postgraduate degree in ophthalmology from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Zaragoza Veterinary Clinical Centre.

Table of Contents:

1. The progression of aging in dogs

       The aging process

       Senior dogs as patients in the clinic

       How to diagnose cognitive dysfunction

       Preventive treatment

2. Periodontal disease

       Introduction

       Aetiology and pathogenesis

       Examination of the patient

       Diagnosis of periodontal disease

       Treatment

       Prognosis and decision making

       Prevention

3. Digestive disease

       Gastrointestinal system

       Liver

       Pancreas

4. Cardiorespiratory disorders

       Introduction

       Diagnostic approach

       Most frequent cardiac diseases in senior dogs

       Most frequent respiratory diseases in senior dogs

5. Chronic kidney disease

       Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

       Diagnosis of CKD

       Treatment of CKD

6. Endocrine diseases

       Canine hyperadrenocorticism

       Canine hypothyroidism

       Other endocrine disorders

7. Neurological diseases

        Introduction

        Examination of the patient

        Main orthopaedic and neurological diseases of senior dogs

8. Pain management

         Introduction

        Neurophysiology of pain

        Chronic pain: canine osteoarthritis

9. Anaesthesia in senior dogs

        Organ status in senior patients

        Anaesthetic drugs in senior patients

        Monitoring during anaesthesia

        Postoperative recovery and care

        Euthanasia in senior dogs

10. Musculoskeletal system disorders

        Traumatology in older dogs

        Most common joint and ligament injuries

        Fracture implants

11. Ophthalmology in senior dogs

         Introduction

        Age-associated changes in the eyes of senior dogs

        Common ocular diseases in senior dogs

        Diseases of the retina

12. Diseases of the reproductive system

        Diseases of the female reproductive system

        Diseases of the male reproductive system

Bibliography

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Author
Enrique Castells
José Rómulo Silva
Page count
216
Trim size
14.6 × 21 cm
Pub date
2020
Product type
Hardcover
Number of images
140

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Key concepts in senior dog care

This book describes the different clinical aspects a veterinary surgeon should bear in mind when dealing with a senior patient. It addresses, by organ system, the particularities of the different diseases typical of this stage of life, the corresponding diagnostic protocols, and the special care and treatment required, with an emphasis on the most recent medical and surgical approaches and on the management of anaesthesia for surgical procedures.

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