Key concepts in senior cat care
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Key concepts in senior cat care

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This book highlights all the medical aspects that the veterinary practitioner should bear in mind when dealing with a senior feline patient. The key points of each system and disease are addressed in a clear manner so that the practical application of the information provided is the main of the asset of book. From the respiratory system to the endocrine system, from infectious diseases to pain control, no question has been left unanswered regarding the clinical medicine of senior feline patients, always from the perspective of their physiological peculiarities and response to the treatment.

Felix Vallejo

Félix Vallejo López graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1992. He is certified as a specialist in feline medicine by the Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association (AVEPA) and holds a diploma as a General Practitioner in Feline Medicine from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS). He also holds a diploma in traumatology and orthopaedics and a diploma in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (Chi Institute of Europe). He is a founding member of the AVEPA Group of Specialists in Feline Medicine (GEMFE), a member of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). At present, he heads the feline area at Happy Animal Veterinary Hospital in Madrid and manages the specialised consulting firm www.medicinafelina.com. He is the author of multiple publications in the field of feline medicine, as well as a speaker at various conferences in recent years.

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Senior care: understanding ageing

Senior animals in daily clinical practice

The ageing process

How to identify this process in a cat

References

Respiratory diseases in senior cats

Chronic rhinosinusitis

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Bronchial diseases: asthma and chronic bronchitis

Diagnostic approach

Treatment

Pleural effusion

References

Common heart diseases in senior cats

Examining a patient with potential heart disease

Auscultation

Examination of the eyes and mucosae

Examination of the jugular pulse and veins

Keys to thoracic auscultation

Normal heart sounds

Murmurs

Rhythm and rate

Other diagnostic methods

Main types of cardiomyopathy in senior patients

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Treatment of cardiomyopathy

Hypertension

Treatment of hypertension

References

Dental care in senior cats

Age-associated changes

Abrasion

Periodontal disease

Tooth resorption or false caries

Oral neoplasms

Stomatitis and feline chronic gingivostomatitis

Aetiopathogenesis

Lesions and clinical signs

Treatment

Tooth extraction

Perioperative considerations

Surgical technique

References

Gastrointestinal diseases in senior cats

Vomiting

Diagnostic approach

Treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease

Clinical picture

Diagnostic approach

Treatment

Intestinal lymphoma

Diagnostic approach

Treatment

Constipation (megacolon)

Treatment

References

Liver and pancreas diseases in senior cats

Feline age-associated hepatic and pancreatic pathophysiology

Inflammatory liver diseases in the senior cat

Triaditis

Hepatic lipidosis

Hepatic encephalopathy

Liver neoplasms

Treatment of hepatobiliary conditions in senior cats

Antibiotics

Immunosuppressive drugs

Supportive treatment

Acute and chronic pancreatitis

Treatment of acute pancreatitis

Treatment of chronic pancreatitis

Annex

References

Chronic kidney disease

The International Renal Interest Society. Kidney disease classification system

How chronic kidney disease is diagnosed

Changes in the kidneys

What to do

Treatment of chronic kidney disease

Treatment of hyperphosphataemia

How to fight anaemia

How to manage hypertension

References

Pain management in senior cats

Feline osteoarthritis

Adapting clinical examination to cats

Drugs for pain

NSAIDs

Opiates

Tricyclic antidepressants

Anticonvulsants

NMDA receptor antagonists

Nutraceuticals

Gene therapy

Alternative therapies

Annex

References

Endocrine diseases in senior cats

Feline hyperthyroidism

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Acromegaly

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s syndrome)

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Diabetes mellitus

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

References

Infectious diseases in senior cats

Toxoplasmosis

Clinical signs

Diagnosis

Treatment

Feline haemoplasmosis

Pathogenesis

Diagnosis

Treatment

Calicivirus (FCV)

Virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV)

Diagnosis

Treatment

Herpesvirus (FHV)

Pathogenesis

Diagnosis

Treatment

Feline coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis: who is who

Agent that causes feline infectious peritonitis?

Diagnosis

Treatment

Retroviruses

Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

References

9788416818990
  • Language English
  • Author/s Félix Vallejo López
  • Release date 2017
  • Pages 248
  • Binding Hard cover
  • Dimensions 14'6 X 21

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