Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat, Second Edition
Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, Ph.D.

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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With the ever increasing lifespan of companion animals, the diseases of aged animals are becoming more and more an issue. From the publisher:

"This ground breaking reference, with 17 contributors, is the first and only comprehensive book to address the needs of older dogs and cats. It provides the veterinary clinician, veterinary student, and animal health technician with health-related information that is clinically relevant and quickly retrievable in a simple format. It offers a complete and practical review of the causes, incidence, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of both common and uncommon problems associated with the aging process and acquired illness. Each chapter offers tips on the physical examination of that body system and provides quick-reference tables for guidance on diagnosis and treatment. Because of the increased health problems in aging dogs and cats, and the ardent attachment of the pet owner, veterinarians need to know more about gerontology so they may delay or minimize the body's changes and improve the quality of life for geriatric dogs and cats."

Dog and cats are combined under each chapter. There are some photos, all black-and-white. I would have liked some color photos and I am certain that the lesions described would have been easier to visualize in color. Also, some of the photos would have been more useful with mapping arrows or overlay maps. This is an important book, and well written, so perhaps in the next edition, the publisher will go for some color. This topic will only grow in importance in the coming years.

Contents

  1. Geriatrics and Aging
  2. Owner Services and Hospice Care
  3. Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Management
  4. Aging and Effects on Behavior
  5. Pharmacologic Principles
  6. Cancer and Therapeutics
  7. Anesthesia
  8. Surgery and Its Application
  9. The Respiratory System
  10. Cardiac Disease in Geriatric Dogs and Cats
  11. The Oral Cavity and Dental Disease
  12. The Gastrointestinal System
  13. The Liver and Exocrine Pancreas
  14. The Skin
  15. Ear Diseases and Altered Hearing
  16. Ophthalmic Diseases and Their Management
  17. The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
  18. Spleen and Lymph Nodes
  19. The Urinary System
  20. The Prostate Gland
  21. Neuromuscular Disorders
  22. The Nervous System
  23. Health Care Programs

Appendices

Distributor: Elsevier Health (Publication date: 2004). Hardcover, 432 pages. ISBN: 9780721687995.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
 
Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets
 
* Equine Geriatric Med.
 
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Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: September 20, 2005

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