Caring for the geriatric patient




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  • Henstridge, Cat (2016) Approaches to caring for senior dogs and cats. Veterinary Times, 46(36), pp. 20 & 22
  • McGowan, Catherine M. (ed.) (2016) Geriatric medicine. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice (Special issue), 32(2)
  • Davies, M. (2016) Focusing on geriatric pets. In Practice, 38(1), pp. 39-42
  • Bushell, R. and Murray, J. (2016) A survey of senior equine management: owner practices and confidence. Livestock Science, 186, pp. 69-77
  • Bakthavatchalu, V. et al. (2016) Endocrinology and aging in ferrets. Veterinary Pathology, 53(2), pp. 349-365 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Centre, J. et al. (2016) Aging in cats: common physical and functional changes. (Special Issue: Feline healthy aging.) Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 18(7), pp. 533-550 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Allbrook, A. (2016) Geriatric cats: care within the veterinary practice. The Veterinary Nurse, 7(3), pp. 164-167 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Fry, M. (2015) Cognitive dysfunction in older dogs and cats: the role of the veterinary nurse in screening. The Veterinary Nurse, 6(5), pp. 266, 268-270, 272-274 [electronic access available to library members]
  • Frank, N. (2013) Diagnosis and medical management of endocrine disorders in aged horses. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 7-11 December 2013, pp. 305-309 [free electronic access via IVIS]
  • Baine, K. (2012) Management of the geriatric psittacine patient. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 21(2), pp. 140-148 [electronic access available to library members]


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