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Anesthesia of the geriatric equine
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports (2012)
  • Reza Seddighi, DVM, MS, PhD, Dip ACVA, cVMA, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract

Advancements in veterinary medicine have resulted in an increased number of geriatric horses being presented for medical or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Due to the physiological changes associated with aging and the likelihood of concurrent disease conditions, the geriatric equine is at an increased risk during anesthesia. The main physiological changes associated with aging, and their impact on anesthesia, are discussed in this review.

Keywords
  • geriatric,
  • equine,
  • anesthesia
Publication Date
Summer August, 2012
Citation Information
Reza Seddighi. "Anesthesia of the geriatric equine" Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports Vol. 3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/reza_seddighi/19/