Key Concepts in Senior Dog Care

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Authors: Silva Torres, José Rómulo;Castells Pérez, Enrique
Release date: 2020
ISBN: 9788418020230
ISBN e-book: 9788418020339
Pages: 216
Binding: Hard cover
Dimensions: 14,6 x 21

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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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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. As a professor at the university he has lectured in surgery and reproduction and worked in clinical practice. He holds a diploma in health from the National School of Public Health.

Outside of his academic work he has served as a spokesperson for AVEPA (Spanish Association of Small Animal Specialists) for the regions of Aragon and La Rioja and as President of the Official College of Veterinary Surgeons for the province of Zaragoza.

Currently, his professional activity at the Zaragoza Veterinary Clinical Centre focuses on general surgery, orthopaedics, and traumatology, as well as endoscopy.

Enrique Castells Pérez

Enrique Castells Pérez was awarded his degree in veterinary medicine in 1996 by the University of Zaragoza. From 1998 to 2008 he worked in medical and surgical practice in the region of La Jacetania, Huesca (Valle de Hecho and Jaca Veterinary Clinical Centre), working both with small animals and meat ruminants. During this period he also worked as a substitute veterinary surgeon at Lacuniacha Wildlife Park (Piedrafita de Jaca, Huesca). Between 2008 and 2009 he worked in the commercial sector at a veterinary drug distributor in Utebo (Zaragoza). In 2015 he received his postgraduate degree in ophthalmology from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Since 2009 he has worked at the Zaragoza Veterinary Clinical Centre.

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

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Key Concepts in Senior Dog Care

Key Concepts in Senior Dog Care

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Authors: Silva Torres, José Rómulo;Castells Pérez, Enrique
Release date: 2020
ISBN: 9788418020230
ISBN e-book: 9788418020339
Pages: 216
Binding: Hard cover
Dimensions: 14,6 x 21

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