Equine Geriatric Medicine and Surgery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780721601632, 9781416064275

Equine Geriatric Medicine and Surgery

1st Edition

Authors: Joseph Bertone
eBook ISBN: 9781416064275
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721601632
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th December 2005
Page Count: 288

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Interest in equine geriatrics among veterinarians and researchers is on the rise as many horses remain active and rideable well into their twenties. However, as horses age, they develop certain condition that affect their overall health. Equine Geriatric Medicine and Surgery is a thorough and comprehensive text covering every aspect of veterinary management of the aging horse. The text covers many clinical topics like cardiology, dentistry, nutrition and more. Plus, there are a number of chapters devoted to the emotional challenges of caring the aging horse. Many of the conditions commonly associated with "old age" in the horse — such as lameness, weight loss, or poor shedding — actually might be treatable or preventable. Equine Geriatric Medicine and Surgery will help veterinarians manage their patients' health, and the specially written "layman's" sections will help educate owners about preventive measures that can be taken to extend the life of their animals.

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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About the Author

Joseph Bertone

Affiliations and Expertise

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