Key Features

  • It's the only equine geriatric book for veterinarians
  • Information specific to senior horses allows better management of the medical conditions that affect aging animals and includes preventive measures that can be taken to extend the life of the horse
  • Provides the most current information from the leading practitioners in equine geriatric medicine
  • Includes chapters on the emotional aspects of caring for the aging horse, including bereavement, euthanasia, and the human-animal bond
  • Summarizes important information in layman's terms so owners can better understand conditions and their treatment/management

Table of Contents

1. The Impact of the Geriatric Population
2. Human Animal Bond
3. Field Approach and Wellness Management of Geriatric Horses
4. Anesthetic Considerations
5. Cardiac Disease
6. Geriatric Dentistry
7. Endocrinology
8. Frontier Medicine
9. Gastrointestinal Medicine
10. Gastrointestinal Surgery
11. Hepatic Disease
12. Musculoskeletal Management
13. Neoplasia
14. Neurological Disease in Aged Horses
15. Nutrition
16. Ophthalmology
17. Podiatry
18. Respiratory Disease
19. Reproductive Disorders
20. Urology
21. Grief Support Techniques in a Bond-Centered Equine Practice
22. A Horse Owner's Guide to the Geriatric Horse


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© 2006
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About the author

Joseph Bertone

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, USA